The College Baseball Blog’s Spotlight Series for this weekend is the Oklahoma State Tournament taking place in Stillwater Oklahoma. The tournament will see Cal-State Fullerton and Rhode Island join the host Cowboys in a three way round robin tournament where each team will play against each other twice. Continue reading CBB Spotlight Series: Oklahoma State Tourney
Here are some of the most interesting articles from around the nation for March 11th.
The first article is about FSU football player D’Vontrey Richardson is giving College Baseball another try after taking last season off from the FSU baseball program. The next article is about URI baseball coach Jim Foster raising $54,000 for new batting cages and other things for his baseball program by giving away season tickets for the Boston Red Sox. The next article is about Orange Coast College baseball player Trevor McDonald has been hospitalized with a flesh eating virus for the last two weeks. Tyler Cleveland of the student paper of Southern Miss talks with Corky Palmer after Southern Miss was manhandled over the weekend by Cal-State Fullerton. The next interesting article talks about the major upset of the Netherlands over the Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Curt Smith who was an All-American at Maine a couple of years ago had a key part in the 11th inning come back. The next article comes from Rivals editor Kendall Rogers who talks about Baylor’s pitching staff coming of age. Continue reading Newspaper Recap for March 11th
I will occasionally check in throughout the season on some random thoughts on the college baseball action that has taken place over the last few days.
What is the problem with Florida State? They have lost five out of their last six games with losses to North Florida, Jacksonville, Auburn, and Boston College (twice). None of those teams are going to be contenders for a College World Series title. Continue reading Random Thoughts from the Weekend (March 9th)
The ACC had a tough day on March 3rd with only one victory with Boston College edging Florida Gulf Coast. The rest of the conference struggled highlighted by Miami (FL) being shutout 3-0 by Rhode Island and Jacksonville knocking off Florida State 9-4. The rest of the games on March 3rd were canceled due to the large snowstorm which still is wrecking havoc with many college baseball fields in the southern part of this country. Continue reading ACC Recap for March 3rd
Here is your ACC recap for Febraury 20th. We saw the North Carolina Tar Heels jump off to a great start to the season with a 13-3 victory over VMI. The ACC had a strong day which saw them win 9 games while dropping only three games.
North Carolina 13 VMI 3
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Garrett Gore and Mark Fleury each drove in three runs as No. 1 North Carolina broke open a tight game with a six-run fifth inning to claim a 13-3 win over VMI Friday at Bryson Field at Boshamer Stadium. All-America right-hander Alex White opened the Tar Heels’ brand-new facility in style with nine strikeouts over five innings to record his 20th career victory. Continue reading ACC Recap for Feb. 20th
The College Baseball Blog continues our series of interviews with various head coaches around the nation. We recently had a chance to talk with Jim Foster of Rhode Island. He is currently entering his fourth season with the Rams. He talks about the team’s expectations for the 2009 season and some of the hot button issues around College Baseball. Continue reading CBB Interview with Jim Foster (Rhode Island)
Since we are eagerly awaiting the start of the 2009 College Baseball season, I thought I would do a weekly segment with users sending us questions about interesting topics about issues or teams. I will select about five questions every week to be posted with answers on Tuesday morning. You can send us your questions for next week by clicking here. Continue reading CBB Column: Q and A for Jan. 13th
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Coming off consecutive 40-win seasons and conference titles, Charlotte has been picked to win the 2009 Atlantic 10 Baseball Championship in voting conducted by the league’s head coaches as the A-10’s preseason poll was released today. Continue reading Charlotte picked to win A-10 Title
Rivals College Baseball Editor Kendall Rogers has put out some interesting articles over the last week. The first article focuses on some head coaches around the nation that have failed to live up to expectations. He lists South Florida’s Lelo Prado as disappointing in his first two years in Tampa. I tend to disagree with Rogers since it takes longer then two years to develop a solid program. He brings up Tony Gwynn who has been an absolute disaster with the San Diego State program over the last six years only finishing over .500 in 2004 with a 35-29 record and in 2008 when they went 31-28. Continue reading Rivals Links
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
Miami 4 Florida Gulf Coast 2 (11 innings)
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – For the second time in the last four games, a walk-off home run propelled No. 1 Miami to a win. Junior left fielder Dave DiNatale sent the first pitch he saw in the bottom of the 11th over the fence in left field as top-ranked Miami walked off with a 4-2 win over Florida Gulf Coast Tuesday night at Mark Light Field. DiNatale finished 2-for-4 and drove in all four runs for the Hurricanes (27-2) who extended their winning streak to 14 games. Continue reading ACC Recap for 4/8