Friday was the first day of practice around the country for almost every Division 1 baseball program. Here are some of the most interesting links and videos from the day. Continue reading
FROM NCBWA RELEASE
IRVINE, Calif. – Loaded with several standouts from the 2010 NCAA World Series, the 11th annual Pro-Line Athletic National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association preseason All-America team is one of the most impressive groups in the two decades of selections.
Returning Dick Howser Trophy winner 3B Anthony Rendon of Rice leads a team of collegiate standouts along with World Series returnees from the last stand at historic Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Neb: champion South Carolina’s CWS Most Outstanding Player OF Jackie Bradley, Jr., and relief ace Matt Price, pitchers Matt Purke, Steven Maxwell, Kyle Winkler and OF Jason Coats of TCU, Florida State’s all-purpose utility standout Mike McGee, SP Gerrit Cole of UCLA, Florida’s Austin Maddox and Preston Tucker, Clemson OF Jeff Schaus, and Oklahoma 3B Garrett Buechele. Continue reading
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
CARBONDALE, Ill. – Southern Illinois associate head baseball coach Ken Henderson was named the interim head coach for the 2011 season, Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced Tuesday.
Henderson, 50, succeeds his longtime friend Dan Callahan, who passed away on Nov. 15. For Henderson, the 2011 season marks his 21st year working with the Saluki baseball program. Continue reading
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WICHITA, Kan. – The 2011 Wichita State baseball schedule features 17 games against 2010 NCAA Tournament teams along with 32 home games, head coach Gene Stephenson announced Nov. 30.
“Once again, we have a very tough schedule,” Stephenson said. “We play a lot of games away from Eck Stadium early on and then Valley play will be difficult because a lot of teams return a lot of players. This schedule will give us a great measuring stick on how good we are. It will be an entertaining home schedule for the fans with games against Midwest opponents Kansas State, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Oral Roberts and Creighton.” Continue reading
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CARBONDALE, Ill. – Southern Illinois University head baseball coach Dan Callahan died Monday at his home in Carterville, Ill.
Callahan, 52, lost a courageous battle with neurotropic melanoma, a rare form of skin cancer. He is survived by his wife, Stacy, daughters, Alexa (19) and Carly (14), and parents Ann and Gene. Continue reading
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
WICHITA, Kan. - Wichita State baseball student-athlete Mitch Caster was killed in a car accident early Monday morning in Iowa. He was driving home to Wichita from playing summer baseball in Rochester, Minn.
"We are all deeply saddened over the tragic loss of Mitch Caster," said head coach Gene Stephenson. "Our entire team is devastated. Mitch was a fine young man and great teammate. The memories that every team member and coach has of him will always be cherished. May God bless and keep him. Our hearts go out to the entire Caster family in this time of grief."
The LSU pitching staff has been hammered with injuries, transfers, and players signing with MLB teams. The Tigers have lost three pitchers to Tommy John surgery this summer with Jordan Rittiner and Joey Bourgeois will miss next season after undergoing Tommy John surgery this summer. There is an outside chance Left-hander Chris Garrett will be back in April according to a Paul Mainieri in a report from The Times-Picayune. (Link) Both LHP Chris Matulis and RHP Mitch Moorman have decided to transfer. Matulis will join former LSU assistant Terry Rooney at Central Florida while Mitch Moorman will head to Wichita State to play under legendary head coach Gene Stephenson.
Charley Thurber, Hyannis Harbor Hawks (Tennessee) 6-9, three runs scored, double, triple, HR, five RBI, stolen base (two games)
Cody Stubbs, Hyannis Harbor Hawks (Tennessee) 2-3, double, RBI
Aaron Westlake, Chatham Anglers (Vanderbilt) 2-4, run scored, double, HR, RBI
Joey Hainsfurther, Cotuit Kettleers (Baylor) 4-5, Double, Five RBI (2 Games)
Ben McMahan, Yarmouth Denis Red Sox (Florida) 4-7, two runs scored, two doubles, HR, two RBI (two games)
Brian Goodwin, Harwich Mariners (UNC) 2-4, two RBI, triple
UPDATED JULY 27th AT 3:05 PM
The Cape Cod Baseball League will play the All-Star Game on Wednesday night at 7pm. The coaches have put out their starting lineup for the game and announced the starting pitchers. Austin Wood from St. Petersburg and the Cotuit Kettleers will get the ball for the Western Division while Andrew Gagnon from Long Beach State and the Brewster White caps will get the ball for the Eastern Division. You can check out the full lineup below. Remember to join TCBB staff members Kat Cornetta and Brian Foley as they will be live blogging the game and you can set up a reminder for the event by clicking here.
Here are the Top Performers in the Cape Cod Baseball League for July 25th. There was only three games played including one doubleheader between Orleans and Falmouth. The other three games on the evening that were rained out will be made up in the near future.