MORGANTOWN, W.Va – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its National Player of the Week awards for the period ending April 22, today. Stanford freshman third baseman Alex Blandino was named National Hitter of the Week, while UC Irvine sophomore right-hander Andrew Thurman and Penn State junior right-hander Steven Hill were named Co-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.
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State baseball team released its 2012 schedule on Thursday, which includes at least 10 against `11 NCAA Tournament teams, highlighted by a two-game series at Mississippi State. Robbie Wine, who enters his eighth season as head coach, leads his squad against 11 different conferences. The Lions will play 23 home games at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park including clashes against conference foes Indiana, Ohio State, Michigan and Illinois.
Penn State opens its season on Feb. 17-19 when it travels to St. Petersburg, Fla. to participate in the Big Ten/Big EAST Baseball Challenge for the fifth-straight year. The Nittany Lions’ opponents have not been determined for those three games yet. Five days later, Penn State will head to UNC Greensboro for a three-game clash with the Spartans on Feb. 24.
Continue reading Penn State Baseball Announces 2012 Schedule
#1 Virginia 12 Richmond 1
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The top-ranked Virginia baseball team scored seven runs in the third inning, highlighted by an inside-the-park grand slam by Danny Hultzen (Jr., Bethesda, Md.), en route to a 12-1 victory over Richmond Wednesday evening in front of 3,128 spectators at Davenport Field. The attendance figure represents a home midweek record for Virginia Baseball. Continue reading ACC Recap for April 20th
Here are some of my thoughts from the college baseball games that took place on March 5th. We check in on the UCLA Bruins against the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Oklahoma in San Diego, the struggles of Miami against the Florida Gators, the Big Ten Conference having a solid day, and a no-hitter from Indiana State. Continue reading Foley’s Quick Hits for March 5th
#1 Florida 1 #26 Miami (FL) 0
Senior Bryson Smith (Watkinsville, Ga.) came through with a pinch-hit RBI single in the eighth inning to drive in senior Josh Adams (Jacksonville, Fla.) with the game’s only run as No. 1 Florida (9-1) edged No. 24 Miami (4-6), 1-0, on Saturday afternoon in front of 4,851 fans at McKethan Stadium. Continue reading ACC Recap for March 5th
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PARK RIDGE, Ill. – After winning the Big Ten’s regular-season and tournament titles last season, Minnesota has been named the conference favorite for 2011, the Big Ten announced on Tuesday. For the first time in conference history, the Big Ten baseball coaches voted on the top six teams and also selected three players from their teams for a Players to Watch list. Also among the top six projected finishers for the season were No. 2 Michigan, No. 3 Indiana, No. 4 Michigan State, No. 5 Iowa and No. 6 Ohio State. Continue reading 2011 Big Ten Preseason Coaches Poll
Heading into the 2010 campaign, everyone was talking about the Ohio State Buckeyes being the class of the Big Ten but they would be talking about the Gophers instead. The Big Ten ended up seeing the first place Minnesota Gophers (15-9) and last place Penn State Nittany Lions (9-15) separated by a measly six games. Michigan ended up finishing second with a 14-10 mark while Iowa and Northwestern finished at 13-11 in a tie for third place. Purdue and Indiana were also tied with a 12-12 mark for fifth place. Michigan State and Ohio State tied for seventh place with a record of 11-13 and Illinois finished in ninth with a 10-14 mark while Penn State rounded out the standings with their 9-15 record. Continue reading 2011 CBD Season Preview: Big Ten
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The schedule has been finalized for the 2011 BIG EAST/Big Ten Baseball Challenge, hosted by the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission, as announced by the BIG EAST and Big Ten conference offices Tuesday. Triple-headers on Friday and Saturday highlight a slate that features 24 games over three days, Feb. 18-20, 2011, at current and former major league facilities in the St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Fla., area.
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ILLINOIS def. PURDUE, 7-0
Recap and Box Score
Freshman Kevin Johnson tossed a complete-game shutout to lead Illinois to a 7-0 victory over Purdue on Saturday to even the series at 1-1. Johnson allowed six hits and two walks with four strikeouts en route to his fifth win of the season. Calvin Gunter took the loss for the Boilermakers. Casey McMurray led the Illini offense, going 2-for-2 with a double, two runs, two RBI and a pair of walks. Willie Argo went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and a stolen base. Tyler Spillner paced Purdue at the plate with a 3-for-5 performance.