What is going on at Cal-State Fullerton? They have a 2-4 overall record which is shocking as nearly everybody had them going to the CWS in their preseason picks. Fullerton finished last season with a .329 team batting average while they are struggling this year at .228. Most of the blame has to go to the offense right now as they have a team ERA of 4.50 this year when compared to 3.53 in 2009. The Titans lost a few of the clubhouse leaders from last year’s squad in Josh Fellhauer, Jared Clark, and catcher Dustin Garneau. Fullerton also lost two out of three to TCU last season but ran off 18 victories in their next 20 games. Both victories came under assistant coach Sergio Brown as Serrano was suspended for bumping an umpire last weekend. Mark Rafferty will have a full report on Fullerton this week when he is planning on seeing them against San Diego on Tuesday night.
#2 Florida State 14 Hofstra 4
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 2 Florida State (6-0) registered its second series sweep in as many weeks with a 14-4 victory over Hofstra (0-6) in game three Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The win kept the Seminoles undefeated all-time against the Pride as the Garnet and Gold have now won all 10 games in the series.
Freshman Justin Gonzalez paced the Seminole offense in the series finale going 3-for-4 with a double, four runs scored and four RBI. As a team, Florida State tied a season-high with 14 runs while pounding out a season-high 17 hits. Stephen Cardullo and Rafael Lopez also contributed with three hits a piece in the win.
Game 1: #2 Florida State 13 Hofstra 0
Game 2: #2 Florida State 13 Hofstra 1
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 2 Florida State (5-0) completed the sweep of Saturday’s doubleheader blanking Hofstra (0-5) 13-0 in game two Saturday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles scored 13 runs for the second straight game and have now reached double-digit runs and hits in all five games this year.
Three Seminole pitchers combined for the two-hit shutout as the Garnet and Gold kept an opponent off the scoreboard for the first time since blanking NC State 1-0 back on May 16, 2008.
#3 Virginia 13 Rhode Island 0
Hultzen (2-0) was dominating on the mound, allowing just two hits over seven innings. Of the 22 batters Hultzen faced, he struck out 12 and did not issue a walk. It marked his third career double-digit strikeout game, as he surrendered just two singles and only one left the infield. Hultzen and reliever Chad O’Connor (So., Chesapeake, Va.) combined to strike out 16 batters.
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Manhattan finished with 79 points in the poll, while Marist College finished second (71). Canisius College placed third with 65 points. Rider University placed fourth (43), followed by Siena College (42), Fairfield University (40), Niagara University (29), Saint Peter’s College (20), and Iona College (16).
UNCG signs 12 for 2010-2011 Season
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro baseball team secured the commitment of 12 student-athletes during the early signing period, coach Mike Gaski announced on Wednesday. The group includes seven players from North Carolina, three from Florida, and one from Maryland and South Carolina.
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RIVERDALE, N.Y. - Fifth year head baseball coach Kevin Leighton revealed Manhattan’s schedule for the 2010 campaign. The slate features contests with powers from the ACC, BIG EAST, Conference USA and Colonial Athletic Association, in addition to the always challenging MAAC lineup. The Jaspers open the season Feb. 26-28 at the University of Miami, a 2009 NCAA Tournament participant.
FROM ABCA RELEASE
OMAHA, Neb. – The American Baseball Coaches Association announced the ABCA/Rawlings Sporting Goods All-American teams on Wednesday, June 17.
Among the First Team honorees are six players participating in this year’s College World Series including Arizona State starting pitcher Mike Leake, LSU starting pitcher Louis Coleman, Arizona State catcher Carlos Ramirez, UNC first baseman Dustin Ackley, ASU outfielder Jason Kipnis and Virginia utility player Danny Hultzen. Continue reading
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MAAC Player of the Week
Mike McCann, Manhattan
Sophomore, OF, 5-10/175, Belle Harbor, N.Y./Archbishop Molloy
McCann hit .750 (12-14), drove in eight RBI and blasted two home runs, leading the Jaspers to four wins last week. He posted a 1.438 slugging percentage and .810 on-base percentage. McCann began the week batting 2-for-4 with two RBI in a 11-4 victory at BIG EAST member Seton Hall on Wednesday. He notched three doubles and knocked in four RBI in a doubleheader sweep at Saint Peter’s on Saturday. Continue reading
Texas A&M 8 Wright State 5
Sophomores Caleb Shofner and Brooks Raley had four hits each on Sunday afternoon as No. 1 Texas A&M rallied for an 8-5 win over Wright State and a series sweep before 3,207 fans at Olsen Field.