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TUCSON, Ariz. — Texas Christian University is ranked No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball newspaper’s NCAA Division I pre-season baseball poll.
The Horned Frogs finished third at the College World Series last season and return a deep and experienced ball club for 2011. Seven position player starters are back along with three Louisville Slugger Pre-Season All-American starting pitchers in LHP Matt Purke (16-0, 3.02 ERA, 142 K, 34 BB), RHP Kyle Winkler (12-3, 3.39 ERA, 92 K, 36 BB), and RHP Steven Maxwell (11-2, 2.70 ERA, 93 K, 34 BB). Continue reading
Baseball America has released their Top 25 Recruiting Classes for the incoming 2010-2011 freshmen class. Leading the way is the Stanford Cardinal with LSU coming in at number 2. CWS finalist UCLA comes in at number 3 with San Diego and Oregon rounding out the top five. These polls are always subjective as Collegiate Baseball had Stanford coming in 11th in their top 40 rankings that came out at the end of September. (Link)
Collegiate Baseball has put out their 2010-2011 Top 40 Recruiting Classes. Leading the way is LSU with the San Diego Toreros coming in at the runners up spot. The Oregon Ducks come in at the third spot while CWS Finalist UCLA comes in at number four. Florida rounds out the top five with another strong class coming in. You can check out the full top 40 below.
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. - For the second year in a row, the University of San Diego baseball team will volunteer and help launch the fall baseball season for the Miracle League of San Diego. Last year, USD baseball assisted with the assisting with the celebration of Miracle League’s Opening Day, which included event registration, a fan fest and home run derby.
Dylan Covey was selected with the 14th overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers but ended up having his plans change. Last Friday, when he was four days away from signing with the Brewers, he was diagnosed with Diabetes. He decided that he had to learn how to deal with the disease in college at the University of San Diego instead of dealing with it during a minor league baseball career.
Southern California announced last Monday that they fired head coach Chad Kreuter and kept on assistant coach Frank Cruz who will serve as the head coach for the 2011 season. (FULL ARTICLE) USC athletic director Pat Haden stated that the university will do a full search for a head coach after the 2011 season due to the timing of the move. This past season, USC finished with a 28-32 overall record and finished in last place in the Pac-10 with a 7-20 record. The Trojans haven’t appeared in the NCAA Tournament since the 2005 season and last participated in the College World Series in 2001. Here are the top five candidates that I would go after if I was the athletic director.
Here are the Top Performers in the Cape Cod Baseball League for July 25th. There was only three games played including one doubleheader between Orleans and Falmouth. The other three games on the evening that were rained out will be made up in the near future.
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.
Here are your Top Performers in the Cape Cod Baseball League for July 17th.
Joe Pavone, Chatham Anglers (UConn) 2-4, SB, RBI
Jordan Ribera, Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox (Fresno State) 2-3, run scored, BB
Andrew Susac, Falmouth Commodores (Oregon State) 2-3, double, BB
Deven Marrero, Cotuit Kettleers (Arizona State) 2-4, 2 RBI
Chris Walker, Wareham Gatemen (Fordham) 2-4
Kolten Wong, Orleans Firebirds (Hawaii) 2-4, run scored
Kevin Muno, Orleans Firebirds (San Diego) 2-4, run scored
Arizona State 8 Hawaii 4
TEMPE, Ariz. – The No. 1 Arizona State University baseball team defeated Hawai’i 8-4 on Sunday to win the Tempe Regional and advance to the Super Regional round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament. A crowd of 3,123 at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark saw the Sun Devils improve to 50-8 on the season with the win. It is the second straight and 18th overall 50-win season for ASU.
Kole Calhoun had two hits, including a solo home run, his 15th of the season and third in the three games of the Regional, and he earned Tempe Regional Most Outstanding Player. Drew Maggi added two hits, including the go-ahead two-run double in the fourth inning, Riccio Torrez and Andrew Aplin also had two hits each and Deven Marrero had a two-run home run.