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USA Baseball names 50 semifinalists for 2008 Golden Spikes Award

USA Baseball Logo(DURHAM, N.C.) – USA Baseball announced today the names of the 50 semifinalists for the 2008 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award (GSA). This year will mark the 31st consecutive year that the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award has been presented to the nation’s premier amateur baseball player. Continue reading USA Baseball names 50 semifinalists for 2008 Golden Spikes Award

NCBWA Announces 16 Dick Howser Trophy Semifinalists

LINCOLN, Neb. — The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, working in conjunction with the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, has released the list of 16 semifinalists for the 2008 Dick Howser Trophy, given to the top player in collegiate baseball. The membership of the NCBWA will choose the Dick Howser Trophy based on three rounds of voting. The 2008 winner will be announced just prior to the first game of the College World Series, with a press conference slated for Saturday, June 14, at 10 a.m. (CDT) at the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading NCBWA Announces 16 Dick Howser Trophy Semifinalists

Kasparek earns Louisville Slugger’s National Pitcher of the Week honors


AUSTIN, Texas –­ Texas Longhorns’ junior pitcher Kenn Kasparek garnered Louisville Slugger’s National Pitcher of the Week Award from Collegiate Baseball and Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Week award on Monday to cap off his epic week.

The northpaw threw 17.0 shutout innings on the week, allowing just three hits as opponents batted a miniscule .057 in the two games. Showing outstanding command on the week, Kasparek fanned 18 batters while walking one and hitting two batters.

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College Baseball Foundation’s Brooks Wallace Player of the Year Revised “Wallace Watch”

Lubbock, Texas – The field of candidates aiming for the 2008 Brooks Wallace College Player of the Year Award was reduced to 100 today, as announced by the College Baseball Foundation in Lubbock, TX. Brett Wallace (Arizona State) and Ryan Lavarnway (Yale) were 2007 semifinalists who are now in pursuit of this year’s award. Notable additions to the ’08 list include Buster Posey (Florida State), Josh Romanski (San Diego) and Sawyer Carroll (Kentucky). The Wallace Award is presented annually to the nation’s top collegiate baseball player and will be nationally televised on Fox College Sports. Continue reading College Baseball Foundation’s Brooks Wallace Player of the Year Revised “Wallace Watch”

College Baseball Foundation’s “National All-Star Lineup” (for week ending 4/27/08)

The College Baseball Foundation and Diamond Sports are proud to bring you this week’s “National All-Star Lineup”. Outstanding individual performances have earned several ‘newcomers’ a spot in the lineup. Josh Harrison of Cincinnati boasted a perfect 10 for 10 effort. Old Dominion’s Anthony Shawler tied a school record with 18 strikeouts in one game. Matt Long (Santa Clara) and Chris Richburg (Texas Tech) both find themselves in their school’s history books as they hit for the cycle. Continue reading College Baseball Foundation’s “National All-Star Lineup” (for week ending 4/27/08)


STARKVILLE, Miss. (NCBWA) – Forty-five relief pitchers are included on the midseason watch list for the fourth annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award, the association announced Thursday. The award is given to the top relief pitcher in Division I college baseball.

The midseason watch list includes four players with double-figure saves totals through April 15, paced by NCAA saves leader Tyler Conn of Southern Miss. The senior lefty has 12 saves, a win and 31 strikeouts in 16 relief appearances and is one of three hurlers on the watch list who have not yielded an earned run in 2008. Continue reading NCBWA ANNOUNCES MIDSEASON WATCH LIST FOR THE 2008 STOPPER OF THE YEAR AWARD

2008 Lowe’s Senior Class Award List Announced

(Kansas City, MO) – The 2008 candidates for the baseball division of the Lowe’s Senior Class Award were announced today, as 30 players who excel both on and off the field were selected to vie for the nation’s premier award for college senior student-athletes.

Presented annually to NCAA® Division I student-athletes in eight sports, the award focuses on the “Four C’s” of classroom, character, community and competition. Continue reading 2008 Lowe’s Senior Class Award List Announced

2008 Roger Clemens Award Watch List

The 2008 Roger Clemens Award Watch list members was recently announced with 78 players. The list is led by Jacob Thompson of Virginia who was a finalist for the award in 2007 after going 14-0. The list has ten players from the SEC which is the most for any conference with Rice and Arizona State having the most representatives with three each. The full list is available in PDF format by clicking here.

2007 Wallace Watch List

The 2007 Wallace Watch List has been released by the College Baseball Foundation. The list is full of 120 athletes but the ACC is represented with 12 players including Boston College’s Jared McGuire and Georgia Tech players Matt Wieters and Danny Payne. The award was won in 2006 by Brad Lincoln of Houston.

The full list of 120 players can be read here in a PDF format.

NCBWA Preseason All-America Team Released

The 2007 NCBWA All-American Team has been released by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. We have the usual group of athletes on the team with Andy D’Alessio from Clemson coming back for his senior year. My favorite player in this group is Kellen Kulbacki who I had the chance to see play down the cape this summer and he impressed me with his talent in the field and also with the bat. Milan Dinga of Army has a very powerful arm and should be drafted this upcoming year but with his military service issues we should see if it hinders his prospects.

This is the first of the All-America teams of the year and I am starting to get ready to watch some good old fashion college baseball but it only happens for about a month and a half up here in the great white north of New England.



C Kevin Coughlin, Kentucky, Sr.

1B Andy D’Alessio, Clemson, Sr.

2B Eric Sogard, Arizona State, Sr.

3B Pedro Alvarez, Vanderbilt, So.

SS Zack Cozart, Mississippi, Sr.

UTIL Sean Doolittle, Virginia, Jr.

DH Robert Rodebaugh, Elon, Sr.

OF Emeel Salem, Alabama, Jr.

OF Steven Strasbaugh, Western Car., Jr.

OF Kellen Kulbacki, James Madison, Jr.

SP Wes Roemer, CS Fullerton, Jr.

SP Cole St. Clair, Rice, Jr

SP Jake Arrieta, TCU, Jr.

SP Tony Watson, Nebraska, Jr.

SP Nick Schmidt, Arkansas, Jr.

RP Joshua Fields, Georgia, Jr.

RP Blair Erickson, UC Irvine, Sr.

RP Milan Dinga, Army, Jr.


C Matt Wieters, Georgia Tech, Jr.

1B Chad Flack, North Carolina, Jr.

2B Ramon Corona, N.C. State, Jr.

3B Jonathan Greene, Western Carolina, Sr.

SS Josh Horton, North Carolina, Jr.

UTIL Joe Savery, Rice, Jr.

UTIL Damon Sublett, Wichita State, Jr.

DH Brendan Murphy, Marshall, Sr.

OF Jared Prince, Washington State, So.

OF Danny Payne, Georgia Tech, Jr.

OF Tommy Lentz, Winthrop, Sr.

SP Barry Enright, Pepperdine, Jr.

SP Chris Ashman, Oral Roberts, Sr.

SP Alex Wilson, Winthrop, So.

SP Nick Chigges, Coll. Of Charleston, Sr.

SP Aaron Shafer, Wichita State, So.

RP David Price, Vanderbilt, Jr.

RP Daniel Moskos, Clemson, Jr.

RP Luke Tucker, Florida State, Sr.


C J.P. Arencibia, Tennessee, Jr.

C Matt Smith, Texas Tech, So.

1B Adam Amar, Memphis, Sr.

2B Jemile Weeks, Miami (Fla.), So.

3B Conor Gillaspie, Wichita State, So.

3B Curt Smith, Maine, So.

SS Brian Friday, Rice, Jr.

SS Todd Frazier, Rutgers, Jr.

UTIL Josh Dew, Troy, Jr.

UTIL Ryan Wehrle, Nebraska, Sr.

DH David Doss, South Alabama, Sr.

OF Roger Kieschnick, Texas Tech, So.

OF Marcus Davis, Alcorn State, Jr.

OF Eric Rose, Michigan, Sr.

OF Collin Cowgill, Kentucky, Jr.

SP Mitch Harris, Navy, Jr.

SP Bryan Henry, Florida State, Sr.

SP Ben Norton, Evansville, Sr.

SP Christian Friedrich, Eastern Kentucky, So.

SP Greg Dombrowski, Kentucky, Jr.

SP Tommy Hunter, Alabama, So.

SP Dan DeLucia, Ohio State, Sr.

RP Daniel Latham, Tulane, Sr.

RP Brett Hunter, Pepperdine, So.

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