FROM NCBWA RELEASE
MORGANTOWN, W.Va – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its National Player of the Week awards for the period ending April 8, today. Clemson junior infielder Richie Shaffer was named National Hitter of the Week, while Memphis sophomore left-hander Sam Moll named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season. Continue reading NCBWA National Players of the Week
The Memphis Tigers Athletic Department will hold a news conference on Wednesday afternoon to announce they will be joining the Big East conference for the 2013-2014 season. According to ESPN, the exit fee and entrance fee for the Tigers will be discussed in the news conferences on Wednesday. You can check out a full video report from ESPN.com below. Continue reading Memphis to Join the Big East for 2013-2014 Season
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Conference USA announced its 2012 preseason baseball awards, as chosen by the league’s nine head coaches. UCF junior utility player D.J. Hicks was chosen as the preseason Player of the Year, while Rice sophomore left-hander Austin Kubitza was named the preseason Pitcher of the Year. Rice was chosen to win the league’s championship. The Owls have won either the regular season or tournament championship in each of its first six years as a member of C-USA. Continue reading 2012 Conference USA Preseason Coaches Poll Released
Here is your Fall Ball Update for October 5th.
Memphis: Luigi 2 Garibaldi 0
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Freshman Tucker Tubbs drove in three runs in Game 1 and collected two RBI in Game 2 to help the Luigi’s take a 2-0 lead over the Mario’s in the University of Memphis Baseball team’s Garibaldi’s Series at FedExPark. Continue reading Fall Ball Update for October 5th
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Contests against eight clubs that advanced to the 2011 NCAA Tournament and 30 home games featuring a clash with the University of Tennessee at FedExPark highlight Tiger baseball’s 57-game, 2012 slate, eighth-year head coach Daron Schoenrock announced Wednesday.
The Tiger’s potent 2012 schedule features 25 matchups against nine teams that clipped 30 wins a year ago and six tilts versus 40-win programs, Conference USA foes Rice and East Carolina. Memphis will play 18 games against 2012 NCAA Tournament qualifiers; eight of which will be played at home. The Tigers will play 29 games at FedExPark and one game, versus Ole Miss, at AutoZone Park on April 24. Continue reading Memphis releases 2012 Schedule
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – University of Memphis head baseball coach Daron Schoenrock announced Friday that former East Tennessee State coach Clay Greene will join his coaching staff as the Tigers’ hitting coach and recruiting coordinator.
“I can’t begin to express my excitement to bring Clay Greene to the University of Memphis,” Schoenrock said. “I have known Coach Greene since his playing days at Cleveland State Community College and have thoroughly enjoyed following his playing and coaching career. He will impact our hitters, is a very well respected recruiter, a committed husband and father, and comes very highly recommended as one of the top up and coming young coaches in the country.” Continue reading Clay Greene added to Memphis Coaching Staff
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – After guiding the University of Memphis baseball program to its fourth 30-win season since 1995, head coach Daron Schoenrock was awarded a two-year contract extension, keeping him at the helm of the program through the 2012-13 season.
“We have recommended that Coach Schoenrock’s contract as head baseball coach at the University of Memphis be extended for two years,” athletics director R.C. Johnson said. “The squad was very competitive this season with several notable victories, and with the completion of FedExPark we see no reason why improvement in Tiger baseball should not continue for many years.” Continue reading Memphis Head Coach Daron Schoenrock Awarded Two-Year Contract Extension
By: John Lockwood
2011 CUSA Player of the Year – Chad Zurcher, Memphis
In a year when offensive numbers across the country plummeted—and the name “BBCOR” became commonly uttered next to any manner of expletive—Memphis’ Chad Zurcher didn’t seem to get the memo. The junior from Knoxville finished the season with an NCAA-best .443 batting average, and his .455 average to finish the regular season was eight points higher than the CUSA single-season record set by UCF’s Chris Duffy in 2010. Zurcher was a large reason that Memphis finished the season with the best team batting average in the conference, as he led the league in multi-hit games (28). As well, Zurcher displayed an uncanny knack for getting on base as his 33 walks to just 17 strikeouts added up to a league-best (and nation-best) .547 on-base-percentage. Continue reading 2011 CBD Conference USA Awards
Here is your Conference USA Recap for May 27th, courtesy of Conference USA:
#5 Memphis 5 – #8 UAB 4
Tigers hurler Ryan Holland struck out a career-high 11 batters and right fielder Robby Graham broke a 4-4 deadlock with an RBI-single in the bottom of the eighth as fifth-seeded Memphis defeated No. 8 seed UAB, 5-4, to open day three of the 2011 Conference USA Baseball Championship sponsored by Trustmark Friday morning at Trustmark Park. Continue reading 2011 Conference USA Tournament Recap for May 27th
Our Conference USA recap is courtesy of John Lockwood. Thanks, John!
#4 UCF 6 – #8 UAB 4
For 117 pitches, UAB hurler Dillon Napoleon was nearly flawless. On his 118th offering to the plate, however, UCF first baseman Jonathan Griffin sent the recently appointed Conference USA Newcomer of the Year to the bench and turned a 4-3 deficit into a two-run lead as the Knights defeated the Blazers 6-4 in day two of the 2011 C-USA Baseball Championship sponsored by Trustmark Thursday morning at Trustmark Park. Continue reading Conference USA Day 2 Tournament Recap