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Cal Ripken League All-Stars Defeat University of Puerto Rico 3-2

puertorico2010_1 Matt Marquis (University of Maryland/Silver-Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts) raced home on a wild pitch to cap a wild finish at Estadio Municipal Jesus Maria Freire in Cidra, Puerto Rico, giving the traveling Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League All-Stars a 3-2 win over the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) on Wednesday night.

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Austin Regional Day 2 Recap

Texas 4 Louisiana 2

AUSTIN, Texas – The No. 3 Texas Longhorns received another solid pitching performance as Cole Green and Chance Ruffin combined to scatter seven hits in a 4-2 win over the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns in NCAA Regional action at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Saturday evening.

The victory gives Texas two chances to beat the winner of Sunday’s Louisiana-Rice game (1 p.m.). The Longhorns will play the Ragin’ Cajuns-Owls winner at 6:30 p.m. A win on Sunday night gives Texas the regional crown. A loss would set-up a winner-take-all rematch Monday at 1 p.m.

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Austin Regional Day 1 Recap

Here is your Austin Regional Day 1 Recap.

Texas 11 Rider 0

AUSTIN, Texas – The No. 3 Texas Longhorns scored all 11 of their runs with two outs in an 11-0 win over the Rider Broncs in NCAA Austin Regional action at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

Brandon Workman (12-1) pitched his second shutout of the season. He scattered six hits and three walks while striking out seven over nine innings. He allowed just two hits through the first seven innings. It marked the ninth shutout of the season for the Longhorns.

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2010 NCAA Regional Previews: Austin (TX)

Austin Regional Anytime Texas and Rice get together, there are a few things that are guaranteed: 1. Great baseball. 2. Angry fans. 3. Great baseball.

Texas, the #2 national seed, picked up the regional hosting duties after posting a 46-11 record and winning the Big 12 Regular Season Championship by an amazing eight games before bowing out of the Big 12 Tournament with an 0-3 record. While most teams have a pitcher on their staff they designate as their ace, Texas has the advantage of boasting four such pitchers. Sophomore RHP Taylor Jungmann only managed to go 6-3 this season, but led the Texas starters with a 2.17 ERA, and struck out 113 batters over 104 innings. Junior RHP Cole Green was named the Big 12 Pitcher of the Year after finishing the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record. Green picked up his only loss in the conference tournament, finished with a 10-1 record and 2.64 ERA. Rounding out the starters, Junior RHP Brandon Workman picked up 11 wins versus only one loss. His 3.77 ERA was the largest on the entire pitching staff. If a team is lucky enough to get past the trio of starters, they still run into a brick wall with a great fastball and slider. Junior RHP Chance Ruffin because the first Longhorn player to record a 10-win season and a 10-save season in a career after he saved 13 games in his first year as the closer. Ruffin, son of Bruce, was named a finalist for NCBWA Stopper of the Year after striking out 89 over 58.1 innings and shrinking his ERA to 0.77.

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ACC Recap for March 17th

MikeKentClemson Here is your ACC Recap for March 17th.

#1 Virginia 6 James Madison 3

HARRISONBURG, Va. - The top-ranked Virginia baseball team captured a 6-3 victory over James Madison Wednesday night in front of a Dukes’ home record crowd of 1,815 at Veterans Memorial Park in Harrisonburg, Va.

Virginia’s five pitchers limited James Madison to four hits. Virginia starting pitcher Branden Kline (Fr., Frederick, Md.) worked into the sixth inning and allowed just two hits and two runs (one earned). In all, Kline (1-0) pitched five innings, walked three and struck out three as he notched his first college win.

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ACC Recap for March 16th

Here is your ACC Recap for March 16th.

BrianGoodwin #1 Virginia 9 William and Mary 1

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The top-ranked Virginia baseball team scored in each of the first five innings and received a strong pitching performance from a trio of hurlers in a 9-1 win over William and Mary Tuesday at Davenport Field. Will Roberts (So., Richmond, Va.), Chad O’Connor (R-Fr., Chesapeake, Va.) and Shane Halley (So., Burke, Va.) combined to scatter four hits while striking out 13 Tribe batters.

Roberts (2-0) overcame some early control problems to pitch six strong innings. He allowed an earned run, four hits and five walks while tying a career high with eight strikeouts. O’Connor and Halley combined to retire the final nine batters in order.

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2010 Preseason MAAC Poll and Team


MAACBaseball Edison, N.J. – Manhattan College has been chosen as the favorite to take the 2010 MAAC Baseball title, according to a preseason poll voted on by the league’s head coaches.

Manhattan finished with 79 points in the poll, while Marist College finished second (71).  Canisius College placed third with 65 points.  Rider University placed fourth (43), followed by Siena College (42), Fairfield University (40), Niagara University (29), Saint Peter’s College (20), and Iona College (16).

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Rider to host 2011 MAAC Championship


MercerCountyWaterfrontPark LAWRENCEVILLE—Rider University will serve as host for the 2011 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Baseball Championship Tournament, it was announced by the MAAC.

The four-team, double elimination tournament will be held at Waterfront Park, home of the Trenton Thunder, for the third time. Rider and Waterfront Park hosted the 2008 and 2009 MAAC Championships.

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Rider to hold World Series on Friday


RiderCoach The sixth annual Rider University Cranberry and Black World Series will be played on Friday, October 23, at 4:00 pm on the Sonny Pittaro Field.

The Cranberry and Black Series, a best three out of five series of three-inning games, brings an official end to the Rider fall baseball season.

The Black team is led by junior pitcher Mike Thomas (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston), who was 5-3 last season with a 3.88 earned run average. Thomas has compiled 11 wins already in just two seasons at Rider.

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MAAC Players of the Week

MAAC Player of the Week
Mike McCann, Manhattan
Sophomore, OF, 5-10/175, Belle Harbor, N.Y./Archbishop Molloy

McCann hit .750 (12-14), drove in eight RBI and blasted two home runs, leading the Jaspers to four wins last week. He posted a 1.438 slugging percentage and .810 on-base percentage. McCann began the week batting 2-for-4 with two RBI in a 11-4 victory at BIG EAST member Seton Hall on Wednesday. He notched three doubles and knocked in four RBI in a doubleheader sweep at Saint Peter’s on Saturday. Continue reading