The West Coast Conference was dominated in 2010 by the San Diego Toreros who has a 19-2 conference record as they got the conference’s automatic bid into the postseason. They ended up getting sent to the Arizona State Regional where they went a disappointing 1-2 with both losses to Hawaii and the victory coming over Milwaukee. Portland came in second place in the conference with a 14-7 record while Pepperdine came in third at 12-9. San Francisco came in fourth at 10-11. There was a three way tie at fifth place at 8-13 with Santa Clara, Saint Mary’s and Gonzaga. Rounding out the conference was Loyola Marymount who went 5-16.
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
Moraga, CA- The Saint Mary’s baseball team’s 2011 schedule includes early season road trips to Oregon, Southern California, and Utah, along with West Coast Conference road series at San Francisco, Gonzaga, and Pepperdine. The Gaels will play host to 26 games at Louis Guisto Field including non-conference series’ against UC Irvine and New Orleans, and WCC contests against Santa Clara, San Diego, Portland and Loyola Marymount. The schedule features 11 games against teams that reached the 2010 NCAA Tournament (Oregon, UC Irvine, UCLA, Stanford, and San Diego). Continue reading
Former St. Mary’s College LHP Dylan Chavez is currently visiting schools as he nears a decision where he will continue his collegiate career. Chavez spent his freshman season in 2010 with St. Mary’s College in California where he appeared in 18 games (2 starts) while going 1-1 with a 6.15 ERA in 26.1 innings pitched. He has transferred to American River College for this coming spring but is currently looking at Ole Miss, Miami (FL), Oregon, Oregon State, and Arizona State for the 2012 season.
Here are your Top Performers for July 23rd from the Cape Cod Baseball League. Only one game was played between Orleans Firebirds and the Brewster Whitecaps which the Firebirds won 4-3 in a rain shortened six innings. The other games in the league were rained out.
The Easton California College Baseball Media Days were recently held on January 22nd in Southern California and January 26th in Northern California. Each coach who attended did an interview with CollegeBaseballToday.com’s Eric Sorenson to discuss the upcoming season. Click on the respective coach to listen to the full interview from the events.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
San Diego was picked as the favorite to win this year’s WCC regular season title in the 2010 preseason baseball poll, as voted on by the head coaches in the conference. The Toreros received six first place votes for a total of 48 points and are ranked 24th in Collegiate Baseball’s preseason poll. Pepperdine was picked second with 38 points and is also receiving national recognition, ranked 34th in the Collegiate Baseball’s preseason poll. San Francisco totaled 33 points for third, while 2009 WCC Champion Gonzaga got one first place vote for 29 points to finish fourth, just edging out 2009 runner-up Loyola Marymount, which received 28 points for fifth. Rounding out this year’s preseason poll are Santa Clara, which received the last first place vote with 20 points, Saint Mary’s with 17 points, and Portland with 11 points.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
Moraga, CA – The Saint Mary’s College baseball team and head coach Jedd Soto have announced the schedule for the 2010 season. Highlighting the season are a total of nine games against teams that made the NCAA Tournament last year, three series against conference champions, one series against a 2009 College World Series participant, and a total of 33 games against teams who finished .500 or better.
Kentucky signs Nine for 2010 Season
LEXINGTON, Ky. – After securing two top-six recruiting classes in his first two seasons at the helm of the Kentucky baseball program, UK head coach Gary Henderson announced Monday that nine talented prospects have signed national letters of intent.
“We are really excited about our 2010 class,” Henderson said. “The last two years, we have had top-ranked classes and this group of student-athletes is every bit as good. One of the best things about this class is that we have a solid group of Kentucky kids who come to UK. We are extremely excited that we could keep these Kentucky guys home for their college careers.”
We continue the list today with number 60 in our countdown with St. Mary’s sophomore infielder Troy Channing. He is from Pleasanton California where he attended Foothill High School where he picked up four letters. He had a monster senior season which saw him hit .475 going 29-for-61, knocking in 25 runs and scoring 28 runs. In his 29 hits, he had 16 which went for extra bases with five doubles, four triples and seven homers. He was named First Team All-East Bay, First Team All-League, and team MVP after that monster season. The Seattle Mariners selected him in the 40th round but he decided to continue his baseball career with St. Mary’s.
Kendall Rogers of Rivals continues his series of articles previewing teams heading into fall ball with the West Coast Conference. The Gonzaga Bulldogs won the conference’s regular season and the subsequent post-season championship series to make the NCAA Tourney before bowing out after three games in the Fullerton regional.