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 2009 Sun Belt Preseason Poll and Teams→
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 UNO’s Tom Walter talks about 2009 season→
He stands 5-foot-9 and resembles a back-up infielder.
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.
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.” Continue reading New Orleans Announces 2009 Schedule→
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. Continue reading College Baseball News and Notes 10/02→