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2009 Sun Belt Preseason Poll and Teams

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
NEW ORLEANS – After winning its second tournament title and making its second appearance in the NCAA Tournament in five seasons, along with the majority of its line-up returning, Western Kentucky University is expected to top the Sun Belt Conference in 2009, according to a vote by the league’s 11 head coaches. The Hilltoppers veteran ace Matt Ridings has been tabbed Preseason Pitcher of the Year, while ULM’s shortstop Ben Soignier has been selected as the Preseason Player of the Year. Continue reading

UNO Baseball Signs Six for 2010

Tom Walter has signed six players for 2010, it was announced on Tuesday - Courtesy: UNOPrivateers.com

Tom Walter has signed six players for 2010, it was announced on Tuesday - Courtesy: UNOPrivateers.com

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NEW ORLEANS – University of New Orleans baseball coach Tom Walter has signed six players for 2009-10, he announced on Tuesday.

The fifth-year head coach signed utility player Alex Byo, catcher Brandon Clark, shortstops Justin Creel and Johnny Thomas, infielder/catcher Phillip Ivey and outfielder Mike Petello.
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UNO’s Tom Walter talks about 2009 season

University of New Orleans head coach Tom Walter recently sat down with UNOPrivateers.com to discuss the team in 2009. He discusses the plans for the 2009 season as the team was devasted with large losses in experianced ballplayers. He also discusses how the renovations to Privateer Park while talking about how hard the team competed in Fall Ball. Continue reading

2008 All-Canadian College Team: Mike Gosse of Oklahoma leads the way

By Bob Elliott, Canadian Baseball Network

He stands 5-foot-9 and resembles a back-up infielder.

Mike Gosse

Mike Gosse

DH Mike Gosse sure stood tall for in his Oklahoma Sooners uniform.

As former Montreal Expos manager Felipe Alou used to describe super sub F.P. Santangelo: “It’s not the size of the man, it’s the size of the heart inside the man.”

Gosse has a 6-foot-6 heart.

Gosse (senior, Pitt Meadows, BC) earned 35 first-place ballots to lead the way the ninth annual All-Canadian College Team. He had seven more than First Team votes than 2B Kevin Mailloux (junior, Windsor, Ont.) of the Canisius Golden Griffins.

Results from our usual voting panel of 42 were scored on a 5-3-1 points basis, Our numbers were totaled by a bonded accounting firm of Grant Thornton.

Our 42 experts came from a vast cross section from both sides of the border: coaches (14), executives (eight), scouts (eight), scouting directors (three), former players (three), writers (three), broadcaster (one) and our crack staff. Continue reading

New Orleans Announces 2009 Schedule

Courtesy: UNOPrivateers.com

Courtesy: UNOPrivateers.com

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

NEW ORLEANS – The University of New Orleans baseball team announced its 2009 schedule on Monday, and the slate includes 13 games against NCAA Regional competition.

Fifth-year head coach Tom Walter, whose program is coming off back-to-back NCAA Regional appearances, will play 33 home games – including home contests against LSU, Tulane and Kentucky.

“We got an at-large selection into the NCAA Regional last year, and that was because of the strength of our schedule,” Walter said. “This schedule is no different. We are going to see some of the best teams in the country, and a lot of them will be coming to Maestri Field.”
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New Orleans will Kick off the Fall World Series this Saturday

UNO head coach Tom Walter (left) and the Privateers will kick off the Fall World Series on Saturday at Maestri Field. Courtesy: UNOPrivateers.com

UNO head coach Tom Walter (left) and the Privateers will kick off the Fall World Series on Saturday at Maestri Field. Courtesy: UNOPrivateers.com

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

University of New Orleans head baseball coach Tom Walter is looking at 17 new faces on his 2009 roster, and the fifth-year coach will get a lot of opportunities to see them play during the next week.

The Privateers will kick off the 2009 UNO Fall World Series on Saturday and will mix in a Sunday game with in-state rival Nicholls State as part of a busy weekend at Maestri Field.
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College Baseball News and Notes 10/02

Kentrail Davis

Kentrail Davis

Rosters Set For Baseball Orange & White Series

Tennessee head baseball coach Todd Raleigh announced the rosters Thursday for the second annual Orange & White World Series, a seven-game fall intrasquad series set to begin Friday at Robert M. Lindsey Field at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Friday’s game begins at 6 p.m.

The White team, managed by assistant coach Bradley LeCroy and volunteer assistant coach Nate Headley, will send sophomore left-hander Bryan Morgado to the mound Friday. Morgado’s 4.59 ERA from a season ago is the best of any returning starter, and his five wins last year are tied for the most among returners. In 80 1/3 innings as a freshman, the Miami, Fla., native recorded 104 strikeouts while limiting opposing batters to a .239 average.
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Baton Rouge Regional: LSU advances

LSU 11, Southern Miss 4

From the middle of the diamond at a raucous Alex Box Stadium, Michael Hollander knew what was coming Sunday night against Southern Miss in the championship game of an NCAA regional tournament.

Heck, by that point of the game and at this point of LSU’s magical baseball season, everybody had a pretty good hunch what was looming with red-hot Blake Dean at the plate and the bases full of Tigers. Continue reading

Baton Rouge Regional: Day 2 Recap

New Orleans 18, Texas Southern 5

Johnny Giavotella was 3-for-3 with a home run and four runs scored, helping New Orleans eliminate Texas Southern from the NCAA tournament with an 18-5 victory Saturday in the Baton Rouge regional.

New Orleans (43-20) blew the game open in the bottom of the fifth, sending 11 batters to the plate and scoring six runs to take a 13-2 lead. Continue reading

Baton Rouge Regional: Southern Miss 13, New Orleans 6

Trey Sutton, Drew Carson and Michael Ewing each homered in a five-run seventh inning to lift Southern Miss to a 13-6 NCAA opening-game victory over New Orleans Friday night at Alex Box Stadium.

USM (41-20) won its opening game in the NCAA tournament for the second consecutive year, downing Troy 14-1 a year ago in the Oxford Regional. The Golden Eagles advance in the winner’s bracket to face No. 7 national seed LSU in a 6 p.m. Saturday contest. Continue reading