East Division Player of the Week
Gauntlett Eldemire, Ohio, CF
Sophomore, Shaker Heights, Ohio (University School)
Eldemire started all three games this weekend vs. Central Michigan and crushed three home runs, including his first-career multi-homer game Sunday when he hit a three-run bomb in the second frame and his first-career grand slam the following inning. He registered multiple RBIs in all three games, including a career-high seven in Sunday’s series-finale win. Continue reading
MAC East Division Pitcher of the Week
Pierre Miville-Deschenes, Buffalo, Pitcher
Junior, Candiac, QUE (Paris CC)
In the Bulls’ 4-1 win over IPFW, Pierre Miville-Deschenes worked 7.0 innings. He struck out 12 batters while only allowing one hit for his second victory on the season (2-0). Continue reading
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Greg Rohan (Kent State)
MAC East Division Player of the Week
Greg Rohan, Kent State, Infield
Senior, North Lima, Ohio/South Range
Rohan had a career-high five hits and seven RBI in six at-bats and also scored a game-high four runs in the series finale against UNC Greensboro. He hit a two-run home run in the fourth and had his first career grand slam in the seventh. With the two home runs in the game, Rohan is currently tied for fifth in KSU history with 35 home runs. He finished the week with a .588 batting average, 1.059 slugging percentage, nine RBI’s, six runs and two homeruns. Continue reading
Cleveland, Ohio – Defending MAC Regular Season Champion Kent State and Western Michigan have been chosen by the league’s head coaches to win their respective divisions, released today by the league office. The Golden Flashes were also selected by nine of the leagues coaches to take home the 2009 MAC Tournament title. Continue reading
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DeKalb, Ill. – The Huskies head into the 2009 season without 10 key performers who helped NIU to consecutive 16-win seasons in the Mid-American Conference in 2007 and 2008. Last season, those players accounted for 42 percent of NIU’s runs scored, 38 percent of runs driven in, 57 percent of stolen bases, 69 percent of innings pitched, 61 percent of wins and 54 percent of strikeouts. The group includes a pair of Major League draft picks in Bobby Stevens and Trevor Feeney, as well as second team All-MAC performer Jeff Thomas and 2008 Rawlings Gold Glove honoree Adam Holdenrid. Continue reading
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I ran across three great articles from around the nation today. We will try to do this everyday until the end of the season. You can send links to articles by clicking here.
The first article is from Rivals.com College Baseball Editor Kendall Rogers thoughts on the uniform start date after the first year. He brings up many good points including starting the season a week earlier which is wanted by the southern schools or running it a week longer which is wanted by the northern programs. Continue reading
Missouri State Releases Baseball Schedule for 2009
The 2009 Missouri State baseball schedule has been completed and includes a total of 55 games as the Bears move into their sixth season at Hammons Field. The schedule features 26 home dates and 29 road games, 15 games against teams that qualified for the 2008 NCAA Tournament and a three-games series with 2006 and 2007 national champion Oregon State.
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Lewis-Clark State 8 Gonzaga 5
SPOKANE, Wash. (http://www.gozags.com May 12, 2008) Junior Ryan Wiegand recorded three hits and his 60th run batted in of the season Monday night as the Gonzaga University baseball team dropped an 8-5 decision to Lewis-Clark State College at Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field in Spokane. Continue reading
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Notre Dame 5 Northern Illinois 4
CHICAGO, Ill. – The Northern Illinois baseball team could not snap No. 29 Notre Dame’s ten-game winning streak as the Huskies fell, 5-4, in front of a school-record 4,600 fans at U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday night.
In a game that had four lead changes, the Fighting Irish (23-9-1) came out on top after a three-base Huskie error in the eighth inning allowed Notre Dame’s Ross Brezovsky to give the Irish a 5-4 lead on an RBI groundout.
The Huskies (15-17) plated two runs in the first inning to take a 2-0 lead off an RBI single from Justin Behm (Downers Grove, Ill./North) that scored Pat Minogue (Crystal Lake, Ill./Central), who led off the game with a single to center. A sacrifice fly from Dave Reynolds (Orland Park, Ill./Sandburg) plated Jeff Thomas (Loves Park, Ill./Harlem) for NIU’s second run. Continue reading
DeKALB, Ill. – A 10th-inning walkoff single by Jordin Hood (Hawthorn Woods, Ill./Lake Zurich) scored Danny Reed (Lindstrom, Minn./North Iowa Area CC) to lift Northern Illinois to a 3-2 victory over UW-Milwaukee Wednesday afternoon at Ralph McKinzie Field. The Huskies earned their third consecutive non-conference victory while improving to 10-14 overall. Continue reading