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2011 MLB Signing Day Quick Thoughts

I know we have some new followers around this site over the past few years. I am a supporter of the new draft system with a set signing deadline across board as it is better than the old system of having kids signing on their way to the first college class. Could it be better? Of course, but that is for discussion later. Here are some of my most interesting news and notes from the day. Continue reading


2011 MLB Draft News and Notes for August 15th

The MLB Signing Deadline is fast approaching as all teams have until midnight tonight to sign their draft picks or they will head to college for the 2012 season. Here is the latest news and notes from around the country from the weekend. We will have a new thread article up starting around noon on Monday with the latest news and notes from our team of reporters. Continue reading


2011 MLB Draft News and Notes for August 8th

The MLB Signing Deadline is fast approaching as all teams have until midnight on August 15th to sign their draft picks or they will head to college for the 2012 season. Here is the latest news and notes from around the country. Continue reading


CBD Column: 2011 Cape Cod All-Star Game Players to Watch

The Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star game takes place this evening at Fenway Park. The Cape League All-Star game routinely features the best prospects for the upcoming year’s draft. This year’s All-Star game is no different then usual as many players will go in the first three rounds of the draft next season. You can check out CBD Senior Writer Kat Cornetta and CBD Editor Brian Foley’s Live Blog from the game by clicking here. Here are five pitchers and hitters to watch in the game on Friday night. 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

Clay Van Hook joins Rice Coaching Staff

HOUSTON – Former McNeese State assistant Clay Van Hook has joined the Rice baseball coaching staff, and the Owls’ own Patrick Hallmark has been promoted within the current staff, Rice head coach Wayne Graham announced on Tuesday (June 28).

Coach Graham has finalized the changes to his staff. Van Hook is the lone new member after serving the past two seasons as an assistant coach at McNeese State. Coach Graham stated he was pleased with the changes that combine moving forward and evolving, while simultaneously paying respect to the past. Continue reading


Sam Houston State names David Pierce Head Coach

HUNTSVILLE – Sam Houston State director of athletics Bobby Williams has announce that David Pierce will be the next head coach of the Bearkat Baseball team.

“I received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from both the baseball and the Sam Houston community about his candidacy for this job,” Williams said. “He is very respected by everyone I talked to, both inside baseball and out.” Continue reading


Anthony Rendon prepares for 2011 MLB Draft

By: Austin Staton
HOUSTON, Texas – His season didn’t pan out as it was scripted but Monday evening brings a new chapter to light in the illustrious career of Rice standout Anthony Rendon.

As the defending national player of the year and a two-time All-American honoree, Rendon entered his junior campaign as the consensus top position prospect for the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Continue reading


CBD Quick Hits for June 5th

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.We have put up recaps from every single Regional. You can check them out at the links below. Continue reading


2011 NCAA Houston Regional: Day 3 Recap

Here is your 2011 NCAA Houston Regional Day 3 Recap

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HOUSTON, TEXAS – Overcoming a two hour and 43 minute lightening delay, the California baseball team continued its 2011 season with a 6-3 victory over No. 9-ranked Rice Sunday (June 5) in NCAA regional action at Rice’s Reckling Park. After scoring a run in the seventh inning on senior left fielder Austin Booker’s RBI single that tied the game, 3-3, the Golden Bears had to wait over two hours before scoring three runs in the bottom of the eight on three Owl errors and an RBI single by sophomore second baseman Tony Renda. Continue reading