CBD contributor Seth Bernstein recently caught up with Northwestern head baseball coach Paul Stevens who is entering his 26th season in charge of the Wildcats program. They are coming off a 18-36 season while going 6-18 in Big Ten conference play. Stevens talks with Bernstein about his 2013 squad and some of the storylines for the Wildcats including having the chance to play at Wrigley Field. You can check out the full audio interview below. Read the rest of this entry »
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EVANSTON, Ill. — Trips to South Carolina, Kansas, Missouri and Florida, along with several marquee home series against Big Ten opponents highlight Northwestern’s 2013 baseball schedule, head coach Paul Stevens announced Monday (Dec. 10). Read the rest of this entry »
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Park Ridge, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference announced on Friday the sites for its 2013 and 2014 baseball tournaments. The 2013 Big Ten Baseball Tournament will be held at Target Field in Minneapolis, the home of Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins, marking the first time that the event will be held at a Major League Baseball facility. The 2014 tournament will be held at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., the site of the NCAA Division I Men’s College World Series.
The Big Ten Baseball Tournament has been played as a neutral-site event in Columbus, Ohio, since 2009. The event was held at Huntington Park, the home of the Triple-A Columbus Clippers, in 2009 and 2011 and will be played at that ballpark May 23-26, 2012. The tournament was held at Ohio State’s Bill Davis Stadium in 2010. Prior to 2009, the Big Ten Baseball Tournament was played at the site of the regular-season champion or the champion from a pre-selected division, with the exception of 1993 and 1994, when it was held in Battle Creek, Mich.
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NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — The Matadors of Cal State Northridge swept a doubleheader over Northwestern Saturday afternoon at Matador Field. Northridge came from behind to tie both contests before winning each in its final at bat, including an extra inning walk-off.
In the first game, the Matadors fell behind 3-1 before rallying to tie the game in the fifth inning when Tommy Simis singled home a pair of runs. Northridge scored the game-winning run the next inning when Adam Berry knocked in his second run of the afternoon.
But the story of the seven-inning game was starting pitcher Alex Muren. The junior right-hander struggled with his command early, allowing five walks and walking in a run in the third inning, but the Northwestern Wildcats managed only one base hit — a single by Nick Linne to lead off the fourth inning. Read the rest of this entry »
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EVANSTON, Ill. – Home series against Nebraska, Illinois, Purdue and Indiana as well as a contest at Miller Park in Milwaukee highlight the 2012 Northwestern baseball schedule announced today (Dec. 5).
The Wildcats open their slate Feb. 17-19 as they take part in the Big Ten/Big East Challenge in St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Fla., facing West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Seton Hall. NU ventures to the west coast the following weekend as it travels to Cal State Northridge for four games. Read the rest of this entry »
Nebraska: White 12 Red 7
Lincoln – The White team polished off a three-game sweep of the Red squad on Saturday in the Nebraska baseball team’s annual Red-White Series by a score of 12-7. Michael Pritchard, Kash Kalkowski and Michael Siwa each had three hits for the Whites, including two doubles and two RBIs for Kalkowski, as well as a triple and double for Siwa. The Red’s Chad Christensen blasted the first and only home run of the series with a two-out grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning for his only hit of the game. Read the rest of this entry »
“There were some obstacles for sure,” said the 6’6 Wareham Gatemen right-hander. Farrell spent his freshman year recovering from an operation to remove a golf ball-sized tumor in his throat. Read the rest of this entry »
Luke Farrell, Wareham RHP
The first Pitcher of the Week of 2011 is a name that may sound familiar, Luke Farrell (Northwestern). Farrell went the distance versus Brewster this week, giving up only an unearned run while striking out five. Farrell earned the win in the 2-1 victory. Read the rest of this entry »
The winner of the Olerud Award will be announced in Lubbock, Texas, on July 3 as part of the College Baseball Hall of Fame’s Night of Champions. Read the rest of this entry »
#3 Virginia 5 Towson 0
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia pitching staff combined for its second shutout in as many nights as the Cavaliers topped Towson 5-0 Wednesday at Davenport Field. UVa improved to 21-2 this season with the win, while Towson dropped to 6-14-1. Read the rest of this entry »
#3 Virginia 6 Towson 0
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia baseball team posted its sixth shutout in 22 games this season with a 6-0 victory over Towson Tuesday night in the opener of a two-game midweek series at Davenport Field. UVa improved to 20-2 this season with the win, while Towson dropped to 6-13-1. Read the rest of this entry »