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Big East Weekend Preview (March 23rd-25th)

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – This weekend marks the opening weekend of BIG EAST baseball conference play, with 18 games scheduled for Friday-Sunday. Louisville has posted the best record in the league through the nonconference portion of the schedule with 15 wins and six losses (.714). Here is a look at the six weekend series. Continue reading

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2012 Big East Preseason Coaches Poll Released

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – On the heels of back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Championship and a runner-up finish in the BIG EAST last season, St. John’s has been tabbed as the favorite to win the 2012 BIG EAST baseball championship by the league’s 12 head coaches.

The Red Storm received eight of a possible 11 first-place votes in the preseason poll. The coaches also chose St. John’s outfielder Jeremy Baltz as the BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year and named Louisville righthanded pitcher Justin Amlung the BIG EAST Preseason Pitcher of the Year. Continue reading

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Pitt’s Joe Jordano talks about the move to the ACC

Pittsburgh head baseball coach Joe Jordano recently discussed his feelings about moving over the ACC in the coming years. “With the move to the Atlantic Coast Conference, the leadership of Chancellor Mark Nordenberg, Jerry Cochran and Steve Pederson have placed the University of Pittsburgh among the best academic and athletic institutions in the country. In particular, the ACC is arguably the best baseball conference in the NCAA and it will be a great challenge for us. I have a tremendous deal of respect for my colleagues and friends in the Big East and very much look forward to being a part of a new chapter of Pitt Baseball in the ACC,” said Jordano. Continue reading

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Pittsburgh promotes Danny Lopaze and hire Dan Lipari

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University of Pittsburgh head baseball coach Joe Jordano has promoted Danny Lopaze to the position of associate head coach, the program announced Thursday. Additionally, Dan Lipari has been added to the Panthers’ staff as a volunteer assistant for the 2012 season.

Lopaze is set to begin his fourth season on the Pitt coaching staff, serving as the team’s recruiting coordinator and the hitting coach. Continue reading

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Big East Weekend Preview (May 19th-21st)

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Seven teams are fighting for five remaining spots in the BIG EAST Championship as only three teams have assured themselves of postseason appearances. Connecticut is the only team that knows its fate, as the Huskies clinched their first outright BIG EAST title last week and will be the No. 1 seed at the BIG EAST Championship. Pittsburgh and St. John’s also have punched tickets to the championship. Seton Hall and USF begin the weekend tied for the eighth and final tournament spot, with USF holding the tiebreaker over the Pirates.  USF hosts Pittsburgh and Seton Hall hosts Georgetown this weekend. Notre Dame and Louisville battle in an important three-game set, with the final two games of the series televised on the CBS Sports Network. All of the BIG EAST series will begin on Thursday, with Saturday being the final day of regular-season play. The 2011 BIG EAST Championship will take place May 25-29 at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla. Continue reading

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Big East Weekend Preview (April 29th-May 1)

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Less than half of the BIG EAST baseball season remains and Connecticut holds a two-game lead on first place. The Huskies enter the weekend with a 12-game winning streak, the longest current streak in the nation. Pittsburgh is in second place, a half-game ahead of St. John’s. The Red Storm and Panthers will battle in Pittsburgh this weekend. Last weekend, three BIG EAST pitchers tossed complete-game shutouts including St. John’s Kyle Hansen (vs. Notre Dame), Connecticut’s Matt Barnes (vs. Georgetown) and Pittsburgh’s Matt Iannazzo (vs. Rutgers). The 2011 BIG EAST Championship will take place May 25-29 at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla.  Continue reading

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Big East Weekend Preview (April 8th-10th)

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. –With two weeks of conference action in the books, eight teams are stacked up in the middle of the standings with 3-3 records. Connecticut holds a one-game lead over Louisville for first place in the conference, with the Huskies standing at 5-1 in league play this season.  Here is a look at the six weekend series. Continue reading

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Big East Weekend Preview (April 1st-3rd)

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. –After one weekend of play, St. John’s holds the top spot in the BIG EAST with a 3-0 record. The Red Storm highlight a full weekend of action with a three-game set against 2011 BIG EAST preseason favorite Connecticut. The two teams met in the title game of the 2010 BIG EAST Championship with the Red Storm winning 3-0. Five other series will also take place this weekend, including a battle between the top offense in the conference (West Virginia) and the best pitching staff (Louisville). Here is a look at the six weekend series. Continue reading