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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Indiana State Director of Athletics Ron Prettyman announced today (Aug. 14) the hiring of Rick Heller as the 28th head baseball coach in the 113-year history of the Sycamore program.
“It is with great excitement that we announce the addition of Rick Heller as head baseball coach at Indiana State,” Prettyman said. “Coach Heller’s teams have had a tremendous history of success both on the field and in the classroom. We welcome coach Heller and his wife Rachelle to the Sycamore family and look forward to his leadership of our baseball program.”
Here are some of the best links from around the country.
The first article comes from The Clarion Ledger which looks at Mississippi State freshman LHP Nick Routt. The next article comes from Katie Dowd of The Daily Cal who continues her excellent coverage of Cal Baseball with a feature story on Brett Jackson who was the number 13 in our Top 50 countdown. (LINK). The next article talks about Arkansas Brett Eibner’s great night against Oklahoma as the Razorbacks won a hotly contested 8-7 game over the Sooners. The Times-Herald Record has a good article on the Division 3 Mount St. Mary College baseball team which has a big game today. The Northern Iowa baseball team took the final Corridor Classic against Iowa as the Panthers program is being cut due to financial constraints. The next article talks about Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco’s brother Mike Flacco who plays for the Community College of Baltimore County at Catonsville. Mike is getting feelers from MLB scouts as he is dominating that level. Continue reading
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WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — The University of Northern Iowa baseball team matched a school record for runs scored in a 28-17 rout of Indiana Monday afternoon at Chain O’Lakes Park.
Travis Bennett, James Dinizo and Levi Ferguson each tallied five hits to help the Panthers finish with 28 hits. Dinizo also finished with six RBIs and four runs scored, and Bennett finished with five RBIs and five runs scored. Scott Airey (1-0) allowed just one earned run in one inning to earn his first win with the Panthers. Continue reading
We reported on Monday that Northern Iowa will be dropping baseball at the end of the 2009 season (Click here for article) but it looks like head coach Rick Heller has gotten a reprieve. He asked Athletic Director Troy Dannen for a chance to raise money to keep the team going. Continue reading
Cedar Falls, Iowa — The University of Northern Iowa will eliminate its baseball program following the 2009 season, UNI director of athletics Troy Dannen announced today.
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ST. LOUIS – Missouri State, which returns a dominating veteran pitching staff and solid depth from last year’s Missouri Valley Conference runner-up squad, has been tabbed as the league favorite in the annual coaches’ preseason poll, receiving eight of nine first place votes.
The Bears tallied 80 points and were a sound favorite over second-place pick Creighton (66 points). 2008 champion Wichita State, who secured the remaining first-place vote and 63 points overall, was picked to finish in the third position. Continue reading
With today being November 12th, We enter the first step for potential college baseball athletes in deciding on where they will play for the next 3-4 years. The next step will be to see where they get drafted in the MLB Draft in June and the final step will be to see if they make it to campus in September.
As We get press releases they will be posted on the site.
Georgia Tech have signed three prep standouts to NLI’s
Two prep All-Americans highlight a list of three high school standouts that have already signed National Letters of Intent to play baseball at Georgia Tech beginning next fall, head coach Danny Hall announced Wednesday.
The CBB is committed in getting the 2009 College Baseball Schedules. We have come across the schedules for Tulane, Texas Southern, North Florida, and Northern Iowa. If you are looking for any other schedules we have them in two different places. One is on the right hand side where it says “View 2009 Schedules and we have links up top for the DIV I, II, and III schedules.
The Division Finals of the Western Major Baseball League start on Thursday, August 7, and the matchups are the Sherwood Park (AB) Dukes vs. the Okotoks (AB) Dawgs, and the Regina (SK) Red Sox vs. the Swift Current (SK) Indians.
The Dukes are led by Dan Grant (Northern Iowa; .403, 4 HR, 38 RBI) and Casey Barnes (Kansas Wesleyan; 5-4, 2.76 ERA, 67 K). They defeated the Saskatoon Yellow Jackets three games to one in the first round.
The Dawgs have Manny Kumar (Grambling State; .336, 3 HR, 28 RBI) and Jake Bottari (College of Idaho; 5-0, 0.84 RBI, 43 K). They swept the Lethbridge Bulls in the first round. Continue reading
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
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