The Stanford Cardinal hosted the Northern California College Baseball Media Day yesterday which featured coaches from all six northern California schools including the host Cardinal, Cal, St. Mary’s, San Francisco, Santa Clara, and San Jose State. You can check out the full video interviews below. Continue reading
DENVER – Fresno State has been selected as the favorite to win the 2012 Western Athletic Conference regular season baseball crown in a vote by the league’s seven head coaches. The coaches also voted on a preseason all-WAC team with New Mexico State leading the way as it placed five players on the team. New Mexico State junior catcher Zac Fisher was named the preseason player of the year, while San Jose State junior Zack Jones was picked the preseason pitcher of the year. Continue reading
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Wichita, Kan. (NCBWA) — Forty-five players have been named to the initial watch list for the eighth annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award, given to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I baseball, as announced by the association Wednesday. Continue reading
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Former San Jose State infielder and team captain Mark O’Brien is returning to his alma mater as associate head coach. Head coach Sam Piraro made the announcement.
O’Brien makes the short trip over to San Jose State from Santa Clara University, where he was the head coach of the Broncos for the past 10 seasons. O’Brien posted 258 wins at the helm of the Santa Clara program, becoming only the third coach in the 125-year history of the team to reach the 200-win milestone. Continue reading
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San Jose, Calif.—–Sam Piraro, the winningest baseball coach in San Jose State’s 100-plus year history, agreed to a new three-year contract through the 2014 season. Athletics director Tom Bowen made the announcement.
Piraro recently completed his 24th season as the Spartans’ head coach directing the Spartans to a 35-26 overall win-loss record. He ranks 29th nationally among active NCAA Division I baseball coaches with 784 coaching victories. San Jose State has 17 30-win and five additional 40-win seasons since he took over as head coach for his first season in 1987. Continue reading
The winner of the Olerud Award will be announced in Lubbock, Texas, on July 3 as part of the College Baseball Hall of Fame’s Night of Champions. Continue reading
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MESA, AZ – The Western Athletic Conference today released its 2011 all-WAC baseball teams and postseason awards as selected by the league’s head coaches. Fresno State junior outfielder Dusty Robinson was named the Player of the Year and Fresno State senior Greg Gonzalez earned Pitcher of the Year honors. The Freshman of the Year award went to Fresno State outfielder Aaron Judge. Hawai‘i’s Mike Trapasso was named WAC Coach of the Year.
The Bay Area is scheduled for some nasty weather this weekend, and there’s even snow possibly in the forecast in San Francisco for the first time since the 1970′s. The USF Dons (0-4) look to turn around its season after a rough opening stretch against UCLA as they play UC Davis in a home/away/home series this weekend. Weather will probably get in the way Friday with a double dip sometime either Saturday or Sunday. I spoke with USF Head Coach Nino Giarratano this week about his teams efforts to rebound over the weekend.
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FORT WORTH, Texas – A Kyle Von Tungeln home run in the seventh inning broke a 3-3 tie and helped propel the TCU Varsity baseball team to a 5-3 win over the Alumni squad Saturday afternoon. The game capped an outstanding weekend for the Horned Frog baseball team as they gear up for the opening of the 2011 campaign on Friday, Feb. 18 against Kansas. Continue reading
The 2011 Bay Area Media Day is set to begin today at 2pm Eastern/11 am Pacific at Stanford University. The teams featured including the host Cardinal are California, San Jose State, Santa Clara, Saint Mary’s and San Francisco. The entire media day will be streamed live through Stanford’s athletic site which can be check out by clicking here.
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