Quinnipiac will name former UConn infielder Ryan Fuller as their new assistant coach this week. Fuller played the first two years of his college career at UConn-Avery Point before transferring to the main UConn campus in Storrs, CT for his final two seasons being named All-Big East Second Team as a junior. Read the rest of this entry »
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Somerset, NJ – Monmouth has found itself ranked either first or second in each of the past four Northeast Conference Baseball Preseason Coaches’ Polls, and 2012 will be no different. Read the rest of this entry »
Mariano Rivera Jr. will be attending Quinnipiac University in Hamden CT to continue his education. According to The Quinnipiac Chronicle, he will attempt to walk on the Bobcats baseball program in the fall as a pitcher. Several scouts in the Northeast region have stated to myself that Rivera is far from an elite prospect on the mound and didn’t play high school baseball as a sophomore or junior. Read the rest of this entry »
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 these reports. As always, follow us on Twitter @CB_Daily for instant reaction and the best up to minute coverage on college baseball in the country. Read the rest of this entry »
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Somerset, NJ – Central Connecticut was the last Northeast Conference baseball team to do it seven seasons ago and Charlie Hickey’s club will attempt to achieve the feat again in 2011. The defending NEC champion Blue Devils finished atop the league’s preseason coaches’ poll and are expected to capture their fifth conference crown. Read the rest of this entry »
Major League Baseball held the Rule 5 Draft yesterday during the Winter Meetings. If a player is selected in the Rule 5 draft, they need to be placed on a MLB roster for the next season and if they are put in the minor leagues, they will go back to the previous squad. The system was put into place to eliminate the ability for squads to stockpile young players in their system when other squads would have that player in the major leagues. Read the rest of this entry »
Mariano Rivera Jr. was on the Quinnipiac campus on Wednesday afternoon with his father and NY Yankees closer Mariano Rivera to take of the tour of the Hamden CT school. Rivera Jr. is a right-handed pitcher out Iona Prep in New York. The 5’10 155 pounder played this past summer in the Bayside Yankees AAU program and contacted the Quinnipiac program on. Read the rest of this entry »
Here is your ACC Recap for April 27th.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia baseball team, ranked No. 1 this week by Baseball America, stopped No. 10 Coastal Carolina’s 17-game winning streak with a 6-3 victory over the Chanticleers Tuesday at Davenport Field. Phil Gosselin (Jr., West Chester, Pa.) hit a second-inning grand slam, which proved to be all the offense the Cavaliers needed behind the strong pitching of Branden Kline (Fr., Frederick, Md.), Tyler Wilson (Jr., Midlothian, Va.) and Kevin Arico (Jr., Flemington, N.J.).
Virginia (35-9) ran its winning streak to six games and gave head coach Brian O’Connor his 300th career win at UVa. O’Connor is in his seventh season at the helm of the Cavaliers.
William and Mary 3 #11 North Carolina 0
Chapel Hill, N.C. – The William and Mary Tribe baseball team traveled south to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to face the No. 11-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels and came away with a 3-0 victory. With the win, the Tribe improves its record to 6-4, while UNC falls to 10-2 on the season.
“We played very well in all three facets of the game today to beat a team like UNC,” head coach Frank Leoni said after the game. “I am very proud our effort and our team today.”
#2 Florida State 2 Jacksonville 0
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Second-ranked Florida State (11-0) kept its undefeated record intact Monday evening in Jacksonville (6-5) as three Seminole pitchers combined for a one-hit shutout en route to a 2-0 victory over the Dolphins.
The 3,112 fans in attendance inside John Sessions Stadium on Monday night were three outs away from witnessing the ninth no-hitter in Florida State history and the first since February 18, 1998 when Chris Chavez no-hit Charleston Southern in a 13-0 Seminole victory. But JU first baseman Alex Martinez singled back up the middle on a 3-2 pitch off Tyler Everett to lead off the bottom of the ninth for the first Dolphin hit of the game.
Game 1: #2 Virginia 11 Dartmouth 5
Game 2: #2 Virginia 13 Wright State 3
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 1 Virginia baseball team finished off a hot day at the plate with a 13-3 victory over Wright State, Sunday afternoon, in the second game of a doubleheader at Davenport Field. In the first game, UVa pounded out 18 hits in an 11-5 win over Dartmouth.
Tyler Cannon (Sr., Pigeon Forge, Tenn.) had a big game at the plate, going 3-for-5 with five RBI. He had a key two-run triple to break open a one-run game in the seventh inning and then had a three-run double in the eighth inning. Cannon had eight RBI over the weekend.
#2 Virginia 14 Dartmouth 3
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The top-ranked Virginia baseball team recorded two big innings in a 14-3 victory over Dartmouth Saturday afternoon in front of 2,414 fans at Davenport Field. UVa (7-2) scored six runs in the second inning, then blew the game open with an eight-run fourth inning.
Phil Gosselin (Jr., West Chester, Pa.) led the Cavaliers’ 16-hit effort with a career-high four hits. Tyler Cannon (Sr., Pigeon Forge, Tenn.) and Steven Proscia (So., Suffern, N.Y.) each added a pair of hits as well as three RBI. Every UVa starter scored at least one time. UVa’s one through four hitters – Gosselin, Cannon, Dan Grovatt (Jr., Tabernacle, N.J.) and Proscia – combined to go 10-for-16 with nine RBI and seven runs.