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Big East Recap for February 21st

Here is your Big East Recap for February 21st.

Florida 7 South Florida 6 (10 innings)

SouthFloridaPic Freshman Mike Zunino (Cape Coral, Fla.) delivered a walk-off single down the right-field line in the 10th inning as No. 7 Florida (3-0) completed a sweep of USF (0-3), 7-6, on Sunday afternoon at McKethan Stadium. The Gators had rallied to force extra innings with three runs in the ninth, including the tying run on a two-out fielding error by sophomore shortstop Sam Mende. 

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Big East Recap for February 20th

Here is your Big East Recap for February 20th.

#10 Florida 9 South Florida 1

KyleHelisekNova No. 7 Florida (2-0) clinched its season-opening weekend series with a 9-1 victory over USF (0-2) on Saturday afternoon before a crowd of 3,723 fans at McKethan Stadium. Freshman left-hander Brian Johnson (Cocoa Beach, Fla.) tossed 5.2 scoreless innings in his collegiate debut to pick up the win, while sophomore Tyler Thompson (Tequesta, Fla.) (2-for-5) had a career-high four RBI, highlighted by a bases-clearing double in the eighth inning. Freshmen Kamm Washington (Boynton Beach, Fla.) and Austin Maddox (Jacksonville, Fla.) belted solo homers in the triumph for the Orange and Blue.

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Big East Recap for February 19th

Here is your Big East Recap for February 19th.

Florida 6 South Florida 2

SouthFlorida Gainesville, FL- Junior Josh Adams (Jacksonville, Fla.) powered No. 7 Florida to a 6-2 victory over USF in front of 3,309 fans at McKethan Stadium in the season opener for both teams on Friday. The two-time All-SEC second baseman was a perfect 3-for-3 with four RBI, a pair of home runs and a double. In his collegiate debut, freshman Austin Maddox (Jacksonville, Fla.) went 2-for-4 and blasted a two-run homer on the first swing of his Gator career. Making his return to the lineup after missing the 2009 campaign, redshirt sophomore right-hander Tommy Toledo (Tampa, Fla.) scattered three hits, registered four strikeouts and allowed an unearned run in 3.1 innings.

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Sun Belt Announces 2010 Preseason All-Conference Team and Coaches Poll

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

BrentzPhoto NEW ORLEANS – Middle Tennessee, the defending Sun Belt Conference regular season and tournament champion, has been tabbed the preseason favorite to win the 2010 league title in a vote of the league’s head coaches. The Blue Raiders received eight of 11 first-place votes from the coaches.

MT is led by junior Bryce Brentz, the reigning SBC Player of the Year and the 2010 SBC Preseason Player of the Year, and Kenneth Roberts, the 2010 SBC Preseason Pitcher of the Year. Both Brentz and Roberts were first-team All-SBC selections a season ago as they led the Blue Raiders to a 44-18 and its 14th NCAA appearance.

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New Orleans making move down to Division III

Due to financial constraints, UNO has decided to move their athletic program from Division I to Division III. The move was necessary for the Privateers in order to continue participating in NCAA-sanctioned sports. In an act of kindness, the Sun Belt Conference unanimously voted to waive a $500,000 fee for schools that voluntarily leave the conference, helping New Orleans make their transition beginning on July 1, 2010.

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New Orleans releases 2010 Schedule

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

JeradComarda NEW ORLEANS – The University of New Orleans baseball team will play two schools that reached the College World Series last year, highlighting the 2010 schedule released on Tuesday.

The Privateers will play 12 games against schools that reached NCAA postseason play last season, including three games against CWS participants LSU and Southern Mississippi.

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KR: New Powers in the Sun Belt?

sunbelt Kendall Rogers of Rivals.com continues his series of articles previewing different conference today with the Sun Belt. He talks about how last year was a surprise as Western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee broke through with NCAA tournament bids and hope to continue the success from last season in 2010.

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UNO Athletics Names Peddie Head Baseball Coach

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

Peddie NEW ORLEANS – It has been a longtime dream for Bruce Peddie, and the dream came true on Tuesday.

After a three-year stint as the associate head baseball coach at the University of New Orleans, the school will recommend Peddie to the President of the LSU System for consideration of the LSU Board of Supervisors for the program’s top spot.

Peddie becomes the program’s sixth head baseball coach — replacing Tom Walter, who was recently named the head coach at Wake Forest.

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