Senior pitcher Michael Roth is scheduled to start
South Carolina’s second game in the NCAA’s Columbia Regional.
No. 3 seed Coastal Carolina (41-17) vs. No. 2 seed Clemson (33-26), Noon, ESPNU
No. 4 seed Manhattan (33-25) vs. No. 1 seed South Carolina (40-17), 4 p.m., ESPNU
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It’s the elephant in the room no one wants to deal with – yet.
When the NCAA Selection Committee set up the Columbia Regional the placement of Clemson, Coastal Carolina and South Carolina at the same venue – along with Manhattan – had baseball fans in South Carolina buzzing.
The Clemson-South Carolina rivalry is a 24/7, 365 proposition in the Palmetto State. It’s hard to find a native sports fan that is neutral about the rivalry – unless that person’s rooting interest is for another state school such as Coastal Carolina.
If a Clemson-South Carolina game does come about, you can expect a sellout crowd of 8,242 – more if the Columbia fire marshal is looking the other way – to have Carolina Stadium rocking.
The Clemson-South Carolina rivalry is one of the keenest ones in college baseball. Tigers third baseman Richie Shaffer talks about playing in front of a hostile crowd this weekend at USC’s Carolina Stadium. Continue reading
FROM NCBWA RELEASE
MORGANTOWN, W.Va – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its National Player of the Week awards for the period ending April 8, today. Clemson junior infielder Richie Shaffer was named National Hitter of the Week, while Memphis sophomore left-hander Sam Moll named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the countdown today at number 12 with Clemson junior Richie Shaffer from Charlotte, North Carolina and Providence Senior High School. From his freshman through his junior seasons, he.hit .401 with 21 homers and 71 RBIs while pitching 88.0 innings with a 1.65 ERA and 115 strikeouts. He was an all-state selection as a sophomore, junior, and senior while being named the #27 high school prospect in the nation by Baseball America, AFLAC All-American as a junior, and a 2007 USA National Team member. Continue reading
MLB.com has put out their 2012 Top 50 Prospects. As I have been saying throughout the year, the 2012 college draft class is down with only 20 included on the list. Leading the draft class is Stanford RHP Mark Appel who had an outstanding summer with the USA National Team and in the Cape Cod Baseball League. The other two college players in the Top Five are Arizona State shortstop Deven Marrero at number 3 and Florida catcher Mike Zunino at number 5. The full list of college players are below. Continue reading
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
CAPE COD, Mass. – Commissioner Paul Galop has announced the 2011 Cape Cod Baseball League All-League Team.
Heading the list of positional players is CCBL Most Valuable Player Travis Jankowski (Stony Brook) of Bourne, who hit .329 with 22 RBIs for the Bourne Braves, along with batting champion Stephen Piscotty (Stanford) of Yarmouth-Dennis, who hit .349, edging out fellow All-League catcher Dane Phillips (Oklahoma State) of Chatham by a mere .0002. Phillips led the league with 34 RBI. Continue reading
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
OMAHA, Neb., June 29, 2011 – The nation’s #1-ranked home run hitter for the 2011 college baseball season, Georgia Southern University’s Victor Roache, will compete, along with seven other talented sluggers, for the 2011 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby crown. Continue reading