(CARY, N.C.) – USA Baseball announced Wednesday night the 22 members of its 2009 National Team (Collegiate). The roster is headlined by shortstop and 2008 National Team member Christian Colon (Cal State Fullerton; Capey, Puerto Rico), and consists of five outfielders, six infielders, 10 pitchers, and one utility player. Two additional players will stay with the team to serve as alternates. Continue reading USA Baseball Announces 2009 National Team Roster→
(CARY, N.C.) – Christian Colon (Cal State Fullerton) went 3-4 with a solo home run and three RBI for the Blue Team in its 6-1 victory over the Red Team, Tuesday, at the USA Baseball National Team (Collegiate) Trials in Cary, N.C.
FROM TEAM USA RELEASE (CARY, N.C.) – Christian Colon (Cal State Fullerton) hit an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth inning as the Blue Team defeated the Red Team 2-0 in a seven inning intrasquad game on Sunday at the USA Baseball National Team (Collegiate) Trials.
With runners on the corners and two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning, Christian Colon (Cal State Fullerton) hit an RBI single to right field that easily scored Casey McGrew (Wright State) from third base. Tyler Holt (Florida State) nearly scored from first base on the play but Colon was thrown out at second before he crossed the plate. Continue reading National Team Trials: Blue Team Blanks Red Team, 2-0→
FROM TEAM USA RELEASE (CARY, N.C.) – Bryce Brentz (Middle Tennessee State) went 3-3 with a solo home run and the Blue Team picked up a 3-1 win over the Red Team at the USA Baseball National Team (Collegiate) Trials at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
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 2009 ABCA/Rawlings Division I All-American Teams Announced→
Here is your Day 2 Recap from the Louisville Regional.
Vanderbilt 10 Indiana 0
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Freshman right-hander Sonny Gray threw eight innings of shutout baseball to lead Vanderbilt to a 10-0 win over Indiana in the elimination game of the Louisville Regional Saturday afternoon at Patterson Stadium. Continue reading Louisville Regional-Day 2 Recap→
Who’s going to come out of the Louisville Regional? I don’t think anyone really knows because there is no dominant team in this regional and every team has a legitimate chance to advance. Big East champion Louisville will host a regional for the first time in program history (although they did host a Super Regional) as the #1 seed, Sun Belt Conference champion Middle Tennessee is the second seed, while a hot Vanderbilt squad is the #3 seed and the recently crowned Big 10 Tournament champion Indiana Hoosiers rounds out the field as the #4 seed.
The opening game of the regional between Vanderbilt and Middle Tennessee will be played at 3 pm EDT on Friday, with Louisville and Indiana to follow at 7 pm EDT. The first elimination game will be played at 3 pm EDT with the winner’s bracket championship game at 7 pm EDT Saturday. Sunday’s slate opens with the second elimination game at 3 pm EDT and closes with the first regional championship game at 7 pm EDT. If necessary, a second regional championship game will be played on Monday at 7 pm EDT.
NEW ORLEANS – The Sun Belt Conference recognized its top performers on the baseball field with the announcement of the 2009 All-Conference teams on Tuesday. The student-athletes selected to the first and second teams, as voted on by the 11 head coaches, were honored for their consistent play throughout the season, posting impressive numbers all year. Continue reading SUN BELT ANNOUNCES ALL-CONFERENCE BASEBALL TEAMS→