College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2013 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
Coming in at number 77 is Michigan junior outfielder Michael O’Neill. The 6’1 195 pounder is a graduate of Olentangy Liberty where he was a three year letter winner while being named first team All-Ohio. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 77. Michael O’Neill (Michigan)
Michigan baseball was met with a new coaching staff at the beginning of the 2012-2013 season. Head Coach Erik Bakich came to Michigan from Maryland where he coached the Terrapins for three years. Joining him are assistant coaches Nick Schnabel and Sean Kenny. With the new staff came many adjustments, but veteran centerfielder Patrick Biondi said the team met the changes well. Continue reading New Coach, New Philosophy at Michigan
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan baseball team announced its upcoming 2013 schedule on Thursday (Nov. 8). The season is highlighted by two trips to California, an exhibition with the New York Mets, a game at Citi Field and 24 Big Ten Conference games. Continue reading Michigan releases 2013 Schedule
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan baseball program and head coach Erik Bakich announced today (Thursday, Sept. 6) that Aaron Etchison has been named as the Wolverines’ volunteer assistant coach. Continue reading Aaron Etchison named Volunteer Assistant at Michigan
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HYANNIS, Mass. – Most Valuable Player Phil Ervin (Samford), Top Pitcher and Outstanding Pro Prospect Sean Manaea (Indiana St.) and Batting Champion Patrick Biondi (Michigan) top the list of players selected to the Cape Cod Baseball League Post-Season All-League Team. Continue reading 2012 All-Cape League Team Announced
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Sweet-swinging outfielder and the league’s top hitter Patrick Biondi (Michigan) of the Cotuit Kettleers earned recognition as the Cape Cod Baseball League’s Coca Cola Player of the Week. Continue reading Cape Cod Baseball League Players of the Week
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan baseball program and head coach Erik Bakich announced today (Thursday, July 5) the hiring of Sean Kenny and Nick Schnabel as assistant coaches. Kenny will serve as the Wolverines’ pitching coach, while Schnabel will be Michigan’s recruiting coordinator.
“Sean and Nick are among the best in the nation at what they do,” Bakich said. “We are fortunate to have them join our staff and help lead Michigan baseball back to a championship level.” Continue reading Michigan adds Sean Kenny and Nick Schnabel as Assistant Coaches
College Baseball Daily has learned through multiple sources that Maryland head coach Erik Bakich will be the next head coach at Michigan. An official announcement is expected later today. Stay tuned to CBD for more information.
UPDATE: Michigan Press Release announcing hire of Erik Bakich:
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — University of Michigan director of athletics Dave Brandon announced today (Wednesday, June 27) that Erik Bakich has been hired as the 19th head coach in Wolverines baseball history. Bakich (pronounced back-itch) comes to Ann Arbor after spending the past three seasons as the baseball coach at the University of Maryland (2010-12).
Continue reading Michigan to name Maryland’s Erik Bakich as Head Coach
Rich Maloney, who posted a 256-144-1 (.640) record as the head baseball coach at Ball State from 1996-2002, will return as the program’s head coach, according to Ball State director of intercollegiate athletics Bill Scholl.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Rich Maloney back to the Ball State family and the Muncie community,” Scholl says. “He was an integral part of continuing the outstanding tradition of Ball State baseball in his previous tenure with the Cardinals, and we are looking forward to his return. Coach Maloney has built an outstanding resume as a collegiate head coach and his proven track record was a key factor in his hiring at Ball State.” Continue reading Rich Maloney heads back to Ball State
Here is your Cape Cod Baseball League Recap for June 14th.
Cotuit Kettleers 3 Hyannis Harbor Hawks 2
Michigan’s Patrick Biondi went 2-2 with a run scored and two runs driven in to lead Cotuit to a 3-2 win over Hyannis. Continue reading Cape Cod Baseball League Recap for June 14th