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2012 Tom Walter College Baseball Inspiration Award Winners Announced

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RICHMOND, Va. – CollegeBaseballInsider.com today announces its winners of the second annual Tom Walter College Baseball Inspiration Award, which recognizes examples of inspiration in college baseball. Continue reading 2012 Tom Walter College Baseball Inspiration Award Winners Announced

Steve Gillispie named Head Coach at Youngstown State

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Youngstown — Steve Gillispie, an experienced recruiter and instructor who has spent the past 11 seasons helping to build a powerhouse in the Ohio Valley Conference, has been named Head Baseball Coach at Youngstown State University. He will be introduced as the Penguins’ eighth head coach at a news conference on campus Wednesday. Continue reading Steve Gillispie named Head Coach at Youngstown State

NCBWA releases National Players of the Week

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA)­ released its National Player of the Week awards for the period ending April 29, today. Southeast Missouri sophomore outfielder Derek Gibson was named National Hitter of the Week, while Northeastern junior left-hander Kevin Ferguson was named National Pitchers of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season. Continue reading NCBWA releases National Players of the Week

2012 Preseason Ohio Valley Conference Poll and Preseason Team

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BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — After winning the Ohio Valley Conference regular season and tournament championships a year ago, Austin Peay has been tabbed the 2012 preseason favorite for the 10-team league in a vote of OVC head baseball coaches. In additional voting Southeast Missouri State All-American senior third baseman Trenton Moses was named OVC Preseason Player of the Year while Jacksonville State senior closer Todd Hornsby was tabbed OVC Preseason Pitcher of the Year. Continue reading 2012 Preseason Ohio Valley Conference Poll and Preseason Team

NCBWA Names 2012 Preseason Stopper of the Year Watch List

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Wichita, Kan. (NCBWA) — Forty-five players have been named to the initial watch list for the eighth annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award, given to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I baseball, as announced by the association Wednesday. Continue reading NCBWA Names 2012 Preseason Stopper of the Year Watch List

Former Morehead State star Taylor Davis succeeding in Minor Leagues

By: Andrew R. Goetz

He is too short. He has a bad body. Like a scene out of “Moneyball,” former Morehead State catcher Taylor Davis understood the real and invented roadblocks that stood between him and his dream of playing professional baseball.

Standing 5-foot-10 and tilting the scale at just 200 pounds, Davis did not look the part of a prototypical catcher. A native of Jupiter, Fla., he fought the stereotypes and labels associated with being a catcher with a “bad body” from a young age. Continue reading Former Morehead State star Taylor Davis succeeding in Minor Leagues

Austin Peay releases 2012 Schedule

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CLARKSVILLE -Austin Peay State University’s baseball team, the defending Ohio Valley Conference regular-season and tournament champions, announced its 2012 schedule, Thursday. The 56-game slate is highlighted by a 28-game home schedule and road contests at Ohio State and Tennessee. Continue reading Austin Peay releases 2012 Schedule