Brett Graves has emerged as the ace of the Missouri pitching staff following in the lines of several MLB arms. The only problem is the fact that the Missouri Tigers are sporting a 4-8 mark in four SEC series and 14-16 overall record. Continue reading
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The South Carolina Gamecocks are predicted to win the 2014 Southeastern Conference baseball championship by a slim one-vote margin, as voted by the league’s 14 baseball coaches in the 23rd annual preseason SEC poll.
The Gamecocks, ranked No. 14 nationally in the preseason USA Today Coaches’ Poll, seek to capture their fourth SEC Championship. LSU and Mississippi State, ranked second and fourth in the USA Today poll respectively, received four votes each in the overall vote. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!
Number 27 on our countdown is junior RHP Brett Graves from Missouri. The St. Charles, Missouri native attended Francis Howell High School where he was a three time all-state selection. As a senior, he was named First Team Louisville Slugger All-American and All-Metro Player of the Year in St. Louis after going 9-1 with a 1.95 ERA and 70 strikeouts. At the plate, he hit .441 with six home runs and 35 RBI as the Vikings leadoff hitter. He was selected in the 26th round by the hometown St. Louis Cardinals but decided to head to Missouri. Continue reading
2013 record: 29-30 (14-16)
Finish: Regionals (4th place, Bloomington)
2013 was a season of frustration and disappointment for a team coming off back to back to back College World Series appearances. Injuries decimated the Gators, and many even questioned whether they belonged in a regional after finishing one game over .500 heading into postseason play. After a quick 0-2 exit in Bloomington, the answer was, well, probably not. Continue reading
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COLUMBIA, Mo. – Entering its second season in the nation’s premier baseball conference, the Mizzou baseball program announced its 2014 schedule on Wednesday (Jan. 8). The slate features an exciting conference schedule and a competitive non-conference that includes a pair of tournaments to open the season. Mizzou is looking to rebound from an 18-32 season that saw it finish 12th in the Southeastern Conference in its first season as a member of the best baseball league in America. Mizzou will also resume playing at Kaufman Stadium, the home of the Kansas City Royals, as it will face off against Missouri Valley power Wichita State in a mid-week showdown on April 22. Continue reading
Student-athletes returned to campuses around the nation in the past few weeks. Here is a look at the top six coaches on the hot seat as we enter the fall practice period. This list is in no particular order. Continue reading
In what goes down as one of the longest SEC Baseball Tournament games in history, the Mississippi State Bulldogs defeated the Missouri Tigers 2-1 in 17 innings late into the evening on Tuesday night. After an RBI by Hunter Renfroe tied the game at one-one in the bottom of the fifth inning, the game remained scoreless until the deciding RBI by Mitch Slauter in the bottom of the 17th.
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#8 Florida (29-27, 14-16)
Florida was one of the top teams in the SEC three weeks ago coming off of three straight series wins. However entering into the SEC Tournament, the Gators head to Hoover following three consecutive series losses. If Florida can get back to the baseball they were playing three weeks ago, it would strongly help the Gators as they hope to show the selection committee that they truly deserve a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Continue reading
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The Arkansas Razorbacks are predicted to win the 2013 Southeastern Conference baseball championship, as voted by the league’s 14 baseball coaches in the 22nd annual preseason SEC poll.
The Razorbacks, ranked No. 1 nationally in the preseason USA Today Coaches’ Poll, seek to capture their third SEC Championship and first since 2004. Arkansas returns five position starters and 10 pitchers from its 2012 squad which advanced to the College World Series semifinals. Continue reading
The South Carolina streak came to an end last season as the Arizona Wildcats overpowered Ray Tanner’s squad en route to a national championship, booting the SEC from the spotlight of college baseball. The East is stacked again this year though, with Vanderbilt, Carolina, Kentucky, and Florida all in the top 15. Continue reading