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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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Here is your October 10th Fall Ball Update.
Nebraska: White 12 Red 7
Lincoln – The White team polished off a three-game sweep of the Red squad on Saturday in the Nebraska baseball team’s annual Red-White Series by a score of 12-7. Michael Pritchard, Kash Kalkowski and Michael Siwa each had three hits for the Whites, including two doubles and two RBIs for Kalkowski, as well as a triple and double for Siwa. The Red’s Chad Christensen blasted the first and only home run of the series with a two-out grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning for his only hit of the game. Continue reading
Here is your October 8th Fall Ball Update.
Central Michigan: Gold 3 Maroon 1
MOUNT PLEASANT – Central Michigan baseball held game one of its annual Fall World Series Friday with the Gold squad scoring three runs in the top of the seventh to claim the victory. Continue reading
Here is your October 7th Fall Ball Update.
Duke: White moves to 2-0
DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke baseball team wrapped up its second week of fall practice with a pair of intrasquad games. Continue reading
Nebraska sophomore LHP Logan Ehlers has left the Huskers baseball program today. Ehlers was suspended last season for the first 34 games last season after having an advisor representing him during negotiations in the 2010 MLB Draft with the Toronto Blue Jays. Ehlers ended up appearing in seven games in 2011 going 1-3 with a 4.30 ERA and had 20 strikeouts in 29.1 innings pitched.
“We wish Logan nothing but the best of luck in the future,” Nebraska head coach Darin Erstad said. “We will continue to support him in any way we can.”
We will have more on the situation in the coming days.
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Lincoln – The Nebraska baseball team released its 2012 schedule on Friday, as the Huskers will play 31 home games at Hawks Field and will have 13 contests against 2011 NCAA Tournament teams, including a four-game home stand against 2011 College World Series qualifier California. The 56-game schedule starts with 10 games on the road before the Huskers host their home opener against former Big 12 foe Kansas State on Tuesday, March 6. The Huskers will play eight Big Ten Conference series, with the only conference teams not on the schedule including Penn State and Michigan State, as well as Wisconsin, which doesn’t have a baseball program. Continue reading
The MLB Signing Deadline is fast approaching as all teams have until midnight on August 15th to sign their prospects or they will head to college. Here is the latest news and notes from around the country.
Bubba Starling’s career with the Nebraska Cornhuskers on the football field is on hold right now according to Huskers head football coach Bo Pelini in the Omaha-World Herald. Starling was selected by Kansas City Royals with the fifth overall pick and is being advised by Scott Boras. If he does not sign with the Royals, Starling will get back on the practice field with the Nebraska football program and will not be able to sign with a MLB team until the 2014 MLB Draft. Continue reading
The MLB Signing Deadline is fast approaching as all teams have to midnight on August 15th to sign their prospects or they will head to college. Here is the latest news and notes from around the country.
Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reported that Red Sox first round pick and 26th overall selection Blake Swihart took batting practice on Thursday afternoon at Fenway Park. Swihart is currently committed to Texas where he will play for Augie Garrido. If I had to guess right now, I would expect the Red Sox to sign Swihart for over the $1.2 million due to him with the slotting system. Continue reading
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Nebraska baseball coach Darin Erstad announced the second addition to his coaching staff on Friday, as Ted Silva has been hired as the Huskers’ pitching coach. Silva comes to Lincoln from the West Coast, where he has spent the past four seasons as the pitching coach at UC Irvine and Loyola Marymount.