Tag Archives: Ohio Valley Conference


Mike Murphree Joins Jacksonville State Coaching Staff

JACKSONVILLE – Mike Murphree has been hired as an assistant baseball coach at Jacksonville State University head coach Jim Case announced on Friday.

Murphree spent the last two seasons at Gulf Coast Community College, where he worked primarily with the hitters and also served as the Commodores recruiting coordinator, and helped the team to the 2010 Panhandle Conference Championship. Continue reading


Breaking down the CCBL All-Star Game by Conference/Teams

Since the Cape Cod Baseball League announced their 2011 All-Star Game rosters on Friday, lets take a look at what conferences and college programs have had the most success this summer. The leading conference this year is the Pac-10 conference which features eight players from seven different school. Coming in second place is the SEC which has six players from four different schools. Interesting enough, the ACC and Big East conference both have four players in the game this year which speaks to how strong the the Big East over the last couple of seasons. Continue reading


Jacksonville State’s Ben Waldrip set to sign with Kansas City Royals

Jacksonville State’s first baseman Ben Waldrip will sign with the Kansas City Royals after the Cape Cod All-Star Game on July 29th according to the Cape Cod Times.

The newspaper tweeted out the following on Saturday evening.

Firebirds’ Ben Waldrip will be signing with the Royals after All-Star game, according to Royals director of scouting Lonnie Goldberg.

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Cape Cod Baseball League Players of the Week (June 27th)


Joe Bircher, Falmouth LHP

This week’s pitcher of the week is strikeout machine Joe Bircher (Bradley). The southpaw recorded six innings of one-hit ball in a 6-1 win over Hyannis, allowing only an unearned run. He struck out nine without surrendering a walk over his six innings of work. Continue reading


2011 NCAA Atlanta Regional: Day 3 Recap

By: Nolan Ryan Alexander

Georgia Tech 12 Austin Peay 2

After losing to Austin Peay on Friday, Georgia Tech took offense to the tough pitching of Jack Snodgrass for the Governors. The victim to the hungry Jackets was Zach Toney. Tech scored three early and never looked back to roll 12-2 over fourth seeded Austin Peay (34-24). Toney (6-3) lasted only 2.1 innings with five earned runs. Ryne Harper also gave up five earned but threw 4.1 innings. Tech totaled 18 hits on the afternoon to stave off elimination. The fireworks of Georgia Tech’s offense was highlighted by four homeruns. Daniel Palka, Matt Skole, Jake Davies, and Zane Evans all left the yard. Skole went 3-4 on the day and was a triple away from the cycle.Tech emptied the bench as the game neared an end to give the starters some extra rest for the following contest with Mississippi State. One starter who remained in the game though was Buck Farmer who earned his 11th win of the season and finished hte year 11-3. Farmer threw a complete game allowing just five hits and one earned run. He struck out nine and walked two on 121 pitches. Continue reading


2011 NCAA Atlanta Regional: Day 2 Recap

By: Nolan Ryan Alexander

Georgia Tech 6 Southern Mississippi 2

A battle between two struggling offenses resulted in a second inning offensive awakening for the Georgia Tech bats as the Yellow Jackets (41-20) defeated Southern Miss (39-18) by a 6-2 margin. Tech scored all the runs in would need in the bottom of the second when Daniel Palka began the inning with a home run to right. His solo shot was the first of four straight hits for the Jackets. Brandon Thomas cleared the bases with a three run homer to left to give Tech a 5-0 lead. The Jackets poked across another run in the third on a RBI single by shortstop Jacob Esch. It took 32 innings for Southern Mississippi to hit the scoreboard when the Golden Eagles ended their scoreless streak on a RBI groundout from B.A. Vollmuth and a sacrifice fly by Ashley Graeter in the eith inning. Tech was backed by a solid outing from starter Jed Bradley (7-3) who gave up eight hits and retired four on strikes to give Tech all the room it would need to easily pass USM. Continue reading


CBD Quick Hits for June 3rd

College Baseball Daily throughout the season will be providing our Quick Hits on games throughout the country. Special thanks to William Knox and Mark Rafferty for contributing to this report. As always, follow us on Twitter @CB_Daily for instant reaction and the best up to minute coverage on college baseball in the country. We also have a Facebook page which can be joined by clicking here. Continue reading


2011 NCAA Atlanta Regional: Day 1 Recap

By: Nolan Alexander

Mississippi State 3 Southern Miss 0

Luis Pollorena and Caleb Reed worked together to give 3rd seeded Mississippi State an eight-hit shutout of 2nd seed Southern Miss in the 3-0 win for the Bulldogs to open the Atlanta regional. Facing Southern Miss for the second time this season, MSU starter Luis Pollorena (7-5) pulled off an even more impressive performance this time around by pitching six innings giving up five hits, 3 walks, and 3 strikeouts. Caleb Reed earned his 12th save of the season through three innings of three hit baseball throwing in four strikeouts and a walk. Continue reading


2011 NCAA Regional Preview: Georgia Tech

By: Nolan Alexander
Filled with four teams scattered across the Southeast, the Atlanta Regional features the ACC regular season co-champion in Georgia Tech, a solid Southern Mississippi squad that earned a share of the Conference USA regular season title, a Mississippi State ball club that finished second in the SEC West, and Ohio Valley Conference champion Austin Peay. The double-elimination regional will open when Southern Mississippi,the second seed, takes on the three seed Mississippi State at 3 PM ET Friday. First seed Georgia Tech battles the fourth seed Governors of Austin Peay in the second game on Friday at 7 PM ET. The winner of the Atlanta regional is pitted against the victor of the Gainesville regional. Continue reading


Foley’s Quick Hits for March 22nd

Here are some of my thoughts from action on March 22nd. Continue reading