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Ohio Valley Conference Preseason Poll and Teams

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — For the second year in a row, Jacksonville State has been picked as the preseason favorite for the nine-team league in a vote of Ohio Valley Conference head baseball coaches. The Gamecocks claimed the 2008 regular season championship with a 23-4 record last season but came up just short in the OVC Tournament. Continue reading Ohio Valley Conference Preseason Poll and Teams

CBB Top 50 Countdown: Number 9 Ben Tootle (Jacksonville State)

Ben Tootle (Courtesy of Jacksonville State Media Relations)
Ben Tootle (Courtesy of Jacksonville State Media Relations)

The CBB continues our countdown to the 2009 College Baseball season with the Top 50 players to watch in the season. We will be providing one player each day (Monday-Saturday) until we reach number 1. We continue our list today with junior righthander pitcher Ben Tootle from Jacksonville State. Continue reading CBB Top 50 Countdown: Number 9 Ben Tootle (Jacksonville State)

2009 College Baseball Schedules-12/22

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The CBB is still gathering the last of the 2009 College Baseball Schedules. One of our loyal readers sent us the LaSalle schedules and we have come across a few more today. Pittsburgh, LaSalle, Akron, Alabama-Birmingham, Maine, UMass, and Southeast Missouri State. If you are looking for a DIV I, II, III, or the NAIA schedules we have them all up top in the drop down menu and on the right.

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SIU-Edwardsville alum Clay Zavada’s Journey in the Minors

The New York Times has a great article about Clay Zavada’s journey through the minor leagues. He was selected in the 30th round in 2006 where he received a $1,000 bonus which was barely enough to cover his deposit on his apartment. After the 2006 summer, Clay’s father died leaving the families property to him. He ended up losing touch with the Arizona Diamondbacks who subsequently dropped his contract. He ended up finishing up his degree in the spring of 2008 and with some encouragement from a friend went to an open tryout for the independent league member Southern Illinois Miners. His performance ended up getting him a second chance with the Diamondbacks who ended up signing him in June. Continue reading SIU-Edwardsville alum Clay Zavada’s Journey in the Minors

College Baseball Schedules-12/18

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With opening season just a couple of months away we are still in the process of gathering all the 2009 Schedules coming season. One of our loyal readers have sent us 12 more for today. The following teams are featured below: Florida Atlantic, George Washington, Florida A&M, Gonzaga, Iona, Jacksonville State, UMass, Army, Morehead State, Rhode Island, Maryland, and Campbell.

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Murray State releases 2009 Slate

Courtesy: Murray State Media Relations
Courtesy: Murray State Media Relations

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

A 32-game home schedule that features 13 of the first 14 games at Johnny Reagan Field highlights the 2009 Murray State baseball schedule, announced by head coach Rob McDonald on Wednesday.

Fans will get plenty of chances to see the ‘Breds early at the friendly confines of Johnny Reagan Field. The season gets underway on Feb. 20 with a three-game home stand against South Dakota State. After a midweek tilt at Memphis (Feb. 24), the ‘Breds will host a four-game series with Illinois State (Feb. 27-March 1), followed by a midweek game against Arkansas State (March 3), four games with North Dakota State (March 6-8) and a March 11 game against Mississippi Valley State.
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2009 Murray State Schedule Released

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
A 32-game home schedule that features 13 of the first 14 games at Johnny Reagan Field highlights the 2009 Murray State baseball schedule, announced by head coach Rob McDonald on Wednesday.

Fans will get plenty of chances to see the ‘Breds early at the friendly confines of Johnny Reagan Field. The season gets underway on Feb. 20 with a three-game home stand against South Dakota State. After a midweek tilt at Memphis (Feb. 24), the ‘Breds will host a four-game series with Illinois State (Feb. 27-March 1), followed by a midweek game against Arkansas State (March 3), four games with North Dakota State (March 6-8) and a March 11 game against Mississippi Valley State. Continue reading 2009 Murray State Schedule Released

Eastern Illinois announces 2009 Slate

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

Courtesy of Eastern Illinois Media Relations
Courtesy of Eastern Illinois Media Relations

CHARLESTON, Ill. – Seventeen home dates in the month of April and five weekend series at Coaches Stadium highlight Eastern Illinois baseball’s 2009 schedule, announced by head coach Jim Schmitz.

Six- and nine-game homestands comprise a good deal of the April slate, and 17 of EIU’s total 22 games that month are to be played at Coaches Stadium. Eastern opens its home schedule Wednesday, March 25 vs. Illinois State. Continue reading Eastern Illinois announces 2009 Slate

Jacksonville State announces five players for 2010 season

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Jacksonville State has signed five players to play baseball for the Gamecocks for the 2010 season, head coach Jim Case announced today.

Pitchers Robby Lilly, Michael Mason, Todd Hornsby and Hunter Rivers, joins outfielder Orrin McFadden in the signing class. Continue reading Jacksonville State announces five players for 2010 season

College Baseball Early Signing Period- 11-19-08

Six commit to Virginia Tech baseball in early signing period

The Virginia Tech baseball coaching staff announced on Wednesday the official signing of five players to National Letters of Intent for the 2009-10 school year, as well as the addition of one transfer from an SEC school.

The new signees scheduled to join the Hokies for the 2010 season include outfielder/first baseman Tyler Horan of Boston College High School in Middleboro, Mass., pitcher Joe Mantiply of Tunstall High School in Danville, Va., catcher Chad Morgan of Paul VI Catholic High School in Springfield, Va., pitcher/first baseman Patrick Scoggin of Douglas S. Freeman High School in Richmond, Va., and shortstop/pitcher Brent Zimmerman of Nova High School in Cooper City, Fla. Also joining Tech in 2010 will be shortstop Tim Smalling, a Raleigh, N.C., native who spent the past two seasons starting for the University of Arkansas.
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