Fletcher Mackel of WDSU.com is reporting that New Orleans will name Ron Maestri as their next baseball coach. Maestri served as the head coach of the Privateers from 1972-1985 leading them to the NCAA Tournament nine times and qualified for the College World Series in 1984.
New Orleans has scheduled a press conference tomorrow at 2pm.
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FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference and the University of New Orleans announced Thursday that the institution will become the newest member of the league, effective July 1, 2013. Continue reading
By: John Lockwood
Another weekend of Conference USA play is in the books and with it a more definitive (or perhaps clouded as ever, depending on your point of view) picture of the conference standings. A menagerie of four teams remain tied atop of the conference standings as Memphis, Southern Miss and Houston each have 6-3 records and Rice is at 8-4. Continue reading
By: John Lockwood
This weekend marks the fourth series in Conference USA play as teams look to improve their positions before entering the mid-way point of the conference season. Thus far, UAB, Southern Miss and Rice all hold 6-3 records, and with it first place in the standings. Houston holds the same .667 winning percentage, but at 4-2. Nationally, Rice remains at #22 after a 2-2 week which included a 2-0 shutout of #7 Texas A&M, while Southern Miss falls to #29 after almost being swept by Memphis over the weekend. Of note, Tigers shortstop Chad Zurcher leads the nation in hitting at .519, thirty-four points higher that C.J. Cron of Utah. Continue reading
Here are some of my thoughts on games from March 12. If I missed something or you want to discuss it, leave a comment at the bottom of the article. Continue reading
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NEW ORLEANS – The University of New Orleans baseball team will play 12 games against 2010 NCAA tournament teams as part of a tough 54-game schedule in 2011, head coach Bruce Peddie announced on Wednesday morning.
Highlighting the 12 games against 2010 tournament qualifiers is an in-season home-and-home against LSU. UNO will travel to Alex Box Stadium on Feb. 22 before hosting the Tigers at Maestri Field on May 17. Continue reading
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NEW ORLEANS – Former University of New Orleans pitcher Justin Garcia has returned to the Lakefront to serve as an assistant coach on Bruce Peddie’s staff, the athletic department formally announced on Wednesday.
Garcia’s primary responsibility will be to serve as the pitching coach, while also assisting with recruiting.
Here is some of the stuff we have learned from the mid-week action on Tuesday.
The LSU Tigers had an absolutely terrible loss to New Orleans in Baton Rouge. The Privateers scored four runs over the last two innings to grab the 7-4 victory over the Tigers in the likely last matchup between the schools as UNO heads down to Division 3 next season.
Matt Szczur went a perfect 5-5 at the plate with four runs scored and drove in five RBI as he lead the Villanova Wildcats to a 17-10 victory over cross-town rival Temple. In his first two at-bats, he hit two doubles before adding a triple, a two run-homer, and a seventh inning single to complete the cycle. Szczur is currently leading the team in hitting with a .439 batting average while hitting two homers and driving in 33 runs. Szczur was a FCS All-American in football in the fall and is expected to lead the Wildcats on the gridiron in the 2010 season also.
Here is your SEC Recap for April 27th.
#4 Georgia Tech 6 Georgia 4
ATLANTA – Matt Skole and Evan Martin delivered big two-RBI hits in Georgia Tech’s six-run, eighth-inning outburst Tuesday night, carrying the fourth-ranked Yellow Jackets to a 6-4 victory in the ninth Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Spring Baseball Classic at Turner Field.
Tech (35-7) won for just the second time in nine meetings between the two teams at Turner Field, before a crowd of 16,194 that braved a chilly and windy night and the threat of rain, and earned their first regular-season sweep of the Bulldogs since 1994. The Yellow Jackets took a 6-5 decision at Russ Chandler Stadium and a 25-6 win in Athens earlier in the season.
Here is your SEC Recap for April 14th.
#5 Georgia Tech 25 Georgia 6
ATHENS, Ga. – Tony Plagman and Jeff Rowland each went 4-for-5 to lead 14 different players with a hit, while the Georgia Tech baseball team (28-7) recorded its largest-ever victory over rival Georgia (11-22) with a 25-6 win Wednesday night at Foley Field. With the win, the Yellow Jackets clinched the three-game series between the two.
The 25 runs also tie the most ever recorded by one team in the 112-year old rivalry. It is the most scored by Tech this season. Tech’s previous largest margin of victory over the Bulldogs came in 1998, a 21-4 win at Russ Chandler Stadium.
"One of our goals tonight was to win the series," head coach Danny Hall said. "I think we played well and really swung the bats well, and it was a nice victory for us."