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 2013 CBD Season Preview: SEC East
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COLUMBIA, Mo. – Fresh off of its Big 12 Tournament Championship and its eighth NCAA Regional appearance in 10 seasons, the Mizzou baseball program has announced its 2013 spring competition schedule on Thursday (Nov. 29). The 2013 season will mark the Tigers’ inaugural season as members of the Southeastern Conference, which is widely regarded as the premier league in college baseball. In all, Mizzou’s schedule will feature 30 home dates, including 15 home games against SEC competition. Season tickets will go on sale Dec. 3 and cost $60 for adults and $30 for youth, making it one of the best ticket deals in the SEC. Continue reading Missouri releases 2013 Schedule
Here is a listing of Fall Ball action that took place over the weekend. Continue reading Fall Ball Weekend Recap
The small details, as in type of grass used in the infield and the design of the jerseys, are changing. The big details, as in the conference affiliation, have also changed. Continue reading CBD Column: Change Surrounds Mizzou Baseball Program
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COLUMBIA, Mo. – As the Mizzou baseball transitions to the SEC for the 2012-13 academic year, the Mizzou department of athletics is busy giving Simmons Field at Taylor Stadium a makeover as the field is in the process of being resurfaced. After having Kentucky Bluegrass on the field for years, Mizzou turf manager Josh McPherson and the baseball staff have been busy installing a new type of Bermuda grass called Latitude 36, the first of many changes with the resurfacing project. Continue reading Missouri’s Simmons Field at Taylor Stadium gets a New Surface
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COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri is just five days away from officially joining the Southeastern Conference, but Mizzou Athletics isn’t waiting for July 1st to show the nation it is eager to compete in the league that is known widely as the nation’s best. As announced today, a $30 million private gift from the Kansas City Sports Trust will help jump-start a $200 million master plan resulting in facility improvements seen as vital to MU’s future success in the SEC. Continue reading Missouri announces Facility Improvements
With day two in Tucson in the books the regional is down to the final three teams as Missouri came from behind with a five run eighth inning to knock off two-seed New Mexico State 6-2. The Aggies plated two runs in the first off a triple from Zach Voight but could not capitalize on opportunities in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth innings leaving runners seven runners on base during the stretch. The Tigers capitalized in the eighth claiming the lead with five runs including a pair of triples in the inning.
In the second game of the day the Arizona Wildcats continued their assault on the baseball posting 16 runs to defeat Louisville 16-4. Arizona led 8-3 after six innings but blew the game open with a seven-run seventh inning to take a 15-3 lead. Arizona pinch hitter Brandon Dixon hit the regional’s first home run belting a three-run blast in the seventh.
The Wildcats pounded out 20-plus hits for the second consecutive game and did so for the first time since the 2007 season. Arizona will face the winner of Sunday’s elimination game between Louisville and Missouri.
Day one at the NCAA Regional in Tucson saw a 3-2 pitchers’ duel in game one between two-seed New Mexico State and three-seed Louisville and a one-sided 15-3 slugfest in game two between top seed and host Arizona and four-seed Missouri.
Continue reading Tucson Regional Day One Recap/Day Two Preview
The Tucson Regional figures to be one of the more competitive and difficult regionals in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. The regional features four conference champions in host and top seed Arizona (Pac 12), two-seed New Mexico State (WAC regular season), three-seed Louisville (Big East regular season) and four-seed Missouri (Big 12 tournament).
The regional kicks off on Friday night with New Mexico State (35-22) taking on Louisville (39-20) at 4:00 p.m. (MST) and Arizona (38-17) taking on Missouri (32-26) in the nightcap at 8:00 p.m. (MST). With the weekend’s games being televised on ESPNU it also one of the featured regionals nationally.
Continue reading 2012 NCAA Regional Preview: Tucson Regional
Wake Forest @ #5 North Carolina
Wake Forest upset #5 North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Friday night 7-6 in extra innings. The Demon Deacons played twelve innings against the Tar Heels, winning the ACC series opener on a sac fly by Mark Rhine that scored Carlos Lopez. Continue reading Friday Night Recap