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.
Wake Forest new head coach Tom Walter has announced that he has hired Bill Cilento as an assistant coach. He comes over from Brown University where he spent the last three seasons. He brought the Brown Bears to the NCAA Tournament in 2007 where they led the Ivy League in every offensive category including winning the team batting average title by 39 points. Cilento has also had coaching stops at New Orleans under Walter and at his alma mater Siena. Continue reading Wake Forest and East Carolina name new Assistant Coaches→
Here is your Cape Cod Baseball League Recap for June 30th. I will try to get this up every morning but recently I have not seen the box scores until it was too late. I will try my best the rest of the season as some of the bigger names have started to show up. Continue reading CCBL Recap for June 30th→
The AP is reporting that New Orleans will promote Bruce Peddie to head coach to replace Tom Walter who took the job at Wake Forest in the past week. Peddie has been with the school for the past three seasons and has 22 years as an assistant during his coaching career. The decision to hire Peddie will not become official for over a month as the school might end up cutting the entire athletic department due to the financial crisis that the school is facing. Continue reading New Orleans set to promote Peddie to Head Coach→
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE With week one of the 2009 Texas Collegiate League season in the books, a trio of players from Victoria, East Texas and McKinney were named Players of the Week. Mark Hudson of Victoria and Matt Juengel of East Texas were named Co-Players of the Week for their efforts, while Cory Myers of McKinney was named Pitcher of the Week. Continue reading Texas Collegiate League Players of the Week (June 15th)→
Kendall Rogers of Rivals.com/Yahoo Sports is reporting that Wake Forest has agreed to terms with New Orleans head coach Tom Walter. He has spent the last five seasons with the Privateers accumulating a less then stellar 153-147 record at the school. This record is deceptive as UNO had to face the Hurricane Katrina disaster which took the members of the squad’s minds off the field for the entire season. This past season saw UNO only go 22-33 which is less then impressive but made back to back regionals in the 2007 and 2008 seasons. Continue reading Wake Forest set to hire UNO’s Walter→
NEW ORLEANS – The Sun Belt Conference recognized its top performers on the baseball field with the announcement of the 2009 All-Conference teams on Tuesday. The student-athletes selected to the first and second teams, as voted on by the 11 head coaches, were honored for their consistent play throughout the season, posting impressive numbers all year. Continue reading SUN BELT ANNOUNCES ALL-CONFERENCE BASEBALL TEAMS→
Weekend Winners: Middle Tennessee State was the big weekend winner, as they swept a three game home series with Missouri State. Also posting impressive weekends were UALR, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Louisiana-Monroe, New Orleans, Troy, and Western Kentucky. UALR took two of three games at home against Northern Iowa, and just missed a sweep with a one run loss on Saturday. Florida Atlantic finished the weekend with a 2-1 series record against Fordham. Florida International posted a 20 run Saturday in route to a two games to one series victory over Jacksonville. Louisiana-Monroe hosted the ULM and ended the weekend with a 2-1 record. New Orleans won the first three games of their home series against Towson before losing the Sunday finale to open the season 3-1. Troy lost a Friday contest against Kentucky in the Caravelle Resort Invitational before winning their next three games to end the tournament at a very solid 3-1. Western Kentucky took a single game from Toledo on Friday night, but the Saturday and Sunday meetings were canceled due to inclement weather. Continue reading Opening Weekend Recap: Sunbelt Conference→