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MVC Weekend Recap (April 8th-10th)

By: John Lockwood
If this week’s Missouri Valley Conference games were any sign of things to come, then this promises to be one exciting season. The match-up of #1 vs. #2 in the MVC took place in Bloomington, IL, as Creighton (22-7, 2-1) ended up taking two of three from Illinois State (21-9, 1-2) with a dramatic finish in Sunday’s finale. Missouri State (19-11, 2-1) battled with last year’s regular season co-champions Wichita State (21-13, 1-2), taking two of three in a series where no game was decided by more than two runs. Southern Illinois (11-19, 3-0)—who entered the weekend with the Valley’s worst record—surprised the entire conference by taking all three on the road from a potent Evansville (17-12, 0-3) team. And in Terre Haute, the Indiana State Sycamores (19-11, 2-1) posted wins in Friday’s and Saturday’s games before dropping the finale to Bradley (19-11, 1-2) on Sunday. Continue reading MVC Weekend Recap (April 8th-10th)

Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Recap (March 25th-27th)

By: John Lockwood
Oh, the Midwest in March. As the teams of the Missouri Valley Conference entered their second-to-last weekend series before conference play, they received a less-than-warm welcome from a frigid cold front sweeping across the region. As a result, many teams saw their series cut-short (Creighton didn’t even play a game), leaving them to gear up for their mid-week games and—hopefully—warmer temperatures. The notable exception was Wichita State who traveled to #24 Oregon for a four game series. Wichita split the opening double-header, dropping the first game 2-1, yet scored two runs in the top of the ninth to win game two by a score of 6-4. Saturday night, Wichita played the longest game in Shockers history, winning a grueling 17-inning ordeal 6-5. However, the Shockers dropped the series finale 6-1 to ultimately split the series at 2 games apiece. Continue reading Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Recap (March 25th-27th)

Games to Watch Tonight

Here are some games to watch this afternoon as we have another crazy Wednesday in store for us.

#3 Oklahoma at #8 Arizona State

The Sooners dropped the first game of the brief two game series last night by a score of 6-2 as Brady Rodgers started allowing only one hit as he pitched three shutout innings. Interesting enough, Arizona State has now won 10 out of the last 11 games between the schools. Continue reading Games to Watch Tonight

ACC Recap for March 9th

Here is your ACC Recap for March 9th.

#5 Florida State 9 Maine 3

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Devon Travis played with one of the best leadoff hitters in Florida State baseball history last season, and is quickly proving he’s a pretty good visual learner.

As the successor to Tyler Holt in the leadoff spot this season for the Seminoles, Travis is off to a torrid start, serving as both the table-setter and a run producer. Continue reading ACC Recap for March 9th

ACC Recap for March 8th

Here is your ACC Recap for March 8th.

#4 South Carolina 5 #8 Clemson 4

GREENVILLE, S.C. – South Carolina scored five runs in their final two at-bats and held off a furious Clemson rally in the ninth to earn a 5-4 victory in the Reedy River Rivalry game before a crowd of 7,125 at Fluor Field on Tuesday night.

Continue reading ACC Recap for March 8th

Foley’s Quick Hits for March 5th

Here are some of my thoughts from the college baseball games that took place on March 5th. We check in on the UCLA Bruins against the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Oklahoma in San Diego, the struggles of Miami against the Florida Gators, the Big Ten Conference having a solid day, and a no-hitter from Indiana State.  Continue reading Foley’s Quick Hits for March 5th

Southern Illinois adds Ryan Strain to Coaching Staff

FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
CARBONDALE, Ill. – Southern Illinois interim head baseball coach Ken Henderson announced Wednesday that Ryan Strain has been hired as a new assistant coach with the program.

Strain comes to SIU after a three-year stint as an assistant coach at Northern Colorado. His main responsibilities with the Salukis include coaching hitting and infield defense while also assisting with all recruiting efforts and day-to-day operations of the program. Continue reading Southern Illinois adds Ryan Strain to Coaching Staff

SIU Closer Lee Weld out for the Season

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CARBONDALE, Ill. – Southern Illinois sophomore right-handed pitcher Lee Weld is going to miss the 2011 season with a shoulder injury, interim head coach Ken Henderson announced Monday.

Weld had surgery on Jan. 6 to repair a partially torn labrum in his throwing shoulder. Continue reading SIU Closer Lee Weld out for the Season

Bradley releases 2011 Schedule

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PEORIA, Ill. – The 2011 college baseball season is just a month away and Bradley’s 111th season will include a 53-game regular-season slate with games to be played in seven states, according to the schedule announced today by third-year head coach Elvis Dominguez.

“This is the most challenging schedule we’ve had since I have been at Bradley and it certainly will be a great test for our team,” said Dominguez. “Schedules are prepared 2-to-3 years in advance and this one will test us early against good programs. We believe the early non-conference portion of the schedule will be of great benefit for our players and help prepare them for the very challenging Missouri Valley Conference race.” Continue reading Bradley releases 2011 Schedule

2010 NCAA Baseball Attendance Leaders

The NCAA released their 2010 NCAA Baseball Attendance Figures which is led by four SEC schools. The LSU Tigers lead the pack with an average of 10,673 fans in 37 games. Arkansas comes in second with 7,704 fans while Ole Miss comes in third with 6,759 fans edging out fourth place South Carolina by an average of one fan. Texas is the first non-SEC school in fifth place with an average of 6,571 fans. You can check out the rest of the Top 50 below. Continue reading 2010 NCAA Baseball Attendance Leaders