I was one of the main critics in the move by Nebraska in hiring Darin Erstad as their next head coach two years ago due to the fact that he didn’t have much experience as a coach but he has proven the doubters wrong. Read the rest of this entry »
FULLERTON, Calif. — The Cal State Fullerton Titans stayed perfect on the season slugging their way to a doubleheader sweep of Nebraska Saturday at Goodwin Field. Fullerton (3-0) pounded out 24 hits in the pair of games.
The Titans took the first game 10-5 behind the sticks of J.D. Davis and Jared Deacon and walked away with the 9-0 victory in the second game, allowing only four hits in the game.
No. 22 Cal State Fullerton continued its winning ways, taking both games of a doubleheader against Nebraska Saturday at Goodwin Field.
The Titans took the first game 10-5 thanks to back-to-back three run innings after Nebraska had taken a 5-4 lead in the top of the seventh. Senior Anthony Hutting struck the big blow with a pinch-hit two-run homer. Five different Titans had multi-hit performances in the first game, including Michael Lorenzen, who homered and scored three runs.
In the nightcap, Fullerton scored twice in the first inning, which was one more run than freshman Justin Garza needed in his debut. Garza pitched six scoreless innings, allowing only two hits while striking out six. The Titans’ hitters didn’t need to, but they provided nine runs of support to take a 9-0 win.
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Lincoln – The Nebraska baseball team unveiled its 2013 schedule on Thursday morning, as the Huskers will play 18 games against 2012 NCAA Tournament teams, including two games against 2012 College World Series qualifier Arkansas at Hawks Field. The series with the Razorbacks marks the third straight year that the Huskers have hosted a CWS team from the previous season, as UCLA visited Lincoln in 2011 and California split a four-game series at Hawks Field last season. Read the rest of this entry »
But the USA Baseball Under 18 trials team underwhelmed Tuesday evening at Goodwin Field, falling 5-4 to the Southern California 17U NTIS in Team USA’s last game before final cuts would be made and the official roster was set later that night.
The U18 National trials team dropped its first game since reporting to Southern California for four exhibition games with scout and NTIS (National Team Identification Series) teams to help determine the final U18 roster that will represent USA Baseball in the 2012 IBAF 18U/AAA World Championships in Seoul, South Korea.
UCLA commit Brady Aiken, who did not make the final squad, struggled on the mound for Team USA, allowing three runs in the first. Jonah Arenado gave the Southern California team an early lead with a bases-clearing double after Aiken walked a batter, allowed a single and hit a batter to load the bases.
While the Team USA players were trying to impress, it was Arenado that likely caught the eye of the scouts and college coaches in attendance. Arenado finished 2-for-4 with four RBI after blasting a no-doubt homer off the screen beyond the left field fence on the first pitch by reliever Joe DeMers in the sixth inning.
SAN DIEGO — Ryan Boldt didn’t have much to say Sunday night when San Diego Padre great Trevor Hoffman presented him with the 2012 Perfect Game All-American Classic MVP Award. It didn’t matter; his play had already said plenty.
The lanky 6-foot-1 centerfielder from Red Wing, Minnesota finished 2-for-3 with a triple to help the West squad secure a come-from-behind 7-6 victory at Petco Park Sunday night.
Boldt showed off his wheels roaming the spacious Petco outfield and when he slid into third base (pictured above) with an easy triple on a smash down the left field line.
“I try to use my speed as much as I can,” the Nebraska commit said. “I just try to put the ball in play and run as much as I can.” Read the rest of this entry »
Nebraska starting pitcher Jon Keller will be transferring to Tampa this fall. Read the rest of this entry »
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Park Ridge, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference announced on Friday the sites for its 2013 and 2014 baseball tournaments. The 2013 Big Ten Baseball Tournament will be held at Target Field in Minneapolis, the home of Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins, marking the first time that the event will be held at a Major League Baseball facility. The 2014 tournament will be held at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., the site of the NCAA Division I Men’s College World Series.
The Big Ten Baseball Tournament has been played as a neutral-site event in Columbus, Ohio, since 2009. The event was held at Huntington Park, the home of the Triple-A Columbus Clippers, in 2009 and 2011 and will be played at that ballpark May 23-26, 2012. The tournament was held at Ohio State’s Bill Davis Stadium in 2010. Prior to 2009, the Big Ten Baseball Tournament was played at the site of the regular-season champion or the champion from a pre-selected division, with the exception of 1993 and 1994, when it was held in Battle Creek, Mich.
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It continues the dance off videos from around the country today with Nebraska and Cal State Bakersfield taking part in the tradition yesterday. The full video is below. Read the rest of this entry »
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PARK RIDGE, Ill. – After winning a share of the Big Ten title for the first time since 1979, Michigan State has been selected by the conference coaches as the favorite to win in 2012, the Big Ten office announced on Tuesday. The conference’s baseball coaches voted on the top six teams and also selected three players from their own squads to a Players to Watch list. Following the Spartans on the coaches’ preseason top six list are No. 2 Purdue, No. 3 Minnesota, No. 4 Nebraska, No. 5 Ohio State and No. 6 Illinois. Read the rest of this entry »
For most college athletes, you hear about their successes on and off the field, and how those achievements helped turn them into the man or woman they are today. For the few that make it to the professional level of the sport in which they participate, you hear about how college helped them prepare for the challenges they have faced, and the accomplishments they’ve made in their lives. You don’t hear much after their careers begin. For Darin Erstad, the story doesn’t stop at the professional level. Read the rest of this entry »