Stephen Strasburg of San Diego State was recently featured in The Ross Report. He talks about his experience this summer with the USA Collegiate National team and then finishing up the summer with the 2008 Olympic Team in Beijing. He also talks about his 23 strikeout game last season and how it is to play for Tony Gwynn. Continue reading
Golden Eagles Begin Fall Practice
The Oral Roberts University baseball team has begun fall practice in preparation for the 2009 season, where the Golden Eagles look to claim their 12th consecutive conference championship.
ORU’s fall practice runs through mid-October, with intrasquad scrimmages at J.L. Johnson Stadium held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The scrimmages are free and open to the public.
Missouri State Releases Baseball Schedule for 2009
The 2009 Missouri State baseball schedule has been completed and includes a total of 55 games as the Bears move into their sixth season at Hammons Field. The schedule features 26 home dates and 29 road games, 15 games against teams that qualified for the 2008 NCAA Tournament and a three-games series with 2006 and 2007 national champion Oregon State.
The Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres are in the midst of a three game set as both teams battle it out for the worst record in the Majors in 2008. The team that finishes with the worst record will receive the number 1 pick in the 2009 MLB Draft. The consensus number 1 pick right now is Stephen Strasburg out of San Diego State. He was masterful this summer with the USA Collegiate National Team and the USA Olympic Team in Beijing. Continue reading
Siena hires Jimmy Jackson as Assistant Coach
Jimmy Jackson has been hired as assistant baseball coach at Siena effective immediately, as announced today by head coach Tony Rossi. Jackson will work primarily with Siena’s catchers and outfielders.
Baseball America announced that Mike Minor of Vanderbilt was named the Summer POY. Minor had a tremendous summer with the USA Collegiate National Team with two victories over the Cuban Olympic Team at the Haarlem Baseball Week in Holland. Minor started five games with the team this summer accumulating a 3-0 record with a 0.64 ERA. Continue reading
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
FRESNO, Calif. – Fresno State’s celebration of the 2008 NCAA baseball title will continue well into the fall.
President George Bush has invited the Bulldogs to come to the White House, school officials were notified late Monday. The team will meet with the President sometime between 1 and 4 p.m. Nov. 12.
The visit is part of a program to honor NCAA spring sports national champions. The Bulldogs were the first championship team offered an invitation. White House officials said President Bush, who is a baseball fan and former owner of the Texas Rangers, was excited about Fresno State’s “Underdogs to Wonderdogs” story.
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SALT LAKE CITY – Utah head coach Bill Kinneberg has announced the hiring of Pete Flores to the baseball coaching staff. He will serve as a volunteer assistant.
“We are really excited to have Pete join us,” Kinneberg said. “The people he’s been around in his playing and coaching career give him new ideas to bring to the team and I’m very anxious to see him work on the field.”
We recently ran across an article out of the Seattle Times that talks about some of the best prospects for the 2009 draft. Larry Stone wrote the article where he talks with a CBB reader in Keith Law of ESPN and John Manuel of Baseball America. Both of them clearly state that Stephen Strasburg is the top player in the 2009 draft after competing on the 2008 Olympic team and lighting up radar guns during the 2008 collegiate season. They also talk about Kyle Gibson, Dustin Ackley, and Alex White among other players. Continue reading
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Lobo baseball head coach Ray Birmingham recently announced the University of New Mexico schedule for 2009. The Lobos will face five Top 25 teams from 2008, including NCAA College World Series semifinalist Stanford.
“This schedule will be tougher than last season,” said Birmingham. “We played 22 games last season against teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament. If we are going to be nationally-ranked and advance to the post-season, we have to play these high-caliber teams to get there.”