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.
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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.
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara University’s baseball program announced its 2010 schedule today. The 55-game slate, released by ninth-year head coach Mark O’Brien, begins February 19-21, with a home series against the University of Nevada.
The Broncos will host 29 games at its state-of-the-art on-campus facility, Stephen Schott Stadium. Stanford visits Santa Clara on April 13 and 26. SCU will also host four of its seven West Coast Conference series and the four-team Jack Gifford Classic, March 11-14.
EIU adds seven for spring of ’11
CHARLESTON, Ill. – Striving to build on two Ohio Valley Conference championships the last two years, head coach Jim Schmitz has announced Eastern Illinois baseball’s seven-player recruiting class set to join the program for the 2011 season.
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara University’s baseball program has initiated its fall training, with a focus on skills development, strength and conditioning and individual instruction. The theme `commitment’ is being emphasized as the program prepares for its first official team practice Monday, October 19.
"We’re trying to get a number of things established this time of year," said ninth-year Santa Clara head baseball coach Mark O’Brien. "First and foremost is the commitment level. Equally important is the infrastructure; how we do things, how we run our offense, how we run our defense, almost establishing a team identity in a sense."
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.
The official website for the Santa Clara Broncos recently sat down with junior to be RHP Joe Supple who recently tossed a no-hitter in the Cal-Ripken League. He is playing this summer for the Rockville Express as he leads the team with a 2.84 ERA.
UNCW Summer Baseball Update – July 24
Cody Stanley (Cotuit) – Stanley represented UNCW and Cotuit at the Cape Cod All-Star game on July 23 and finished the rain-shortened contest 0-2 and caught the first four innings of the game. Stanley knocked in the second run of the game for the West team with a ground out. He’s hitting .296 with 13 runs scored in the pitching dominated summer league.
Corvallis Knights 6, Kitsap Blue Jackets 3 (13 innings)
The Kitsap Blue Jackets play their home games at the Kitsap Fairgrounds and Events Center near Bremerton, WA, which is a one-hour ferry ride west of Seattle.
A wild West Coast League evening started with the completion of a game that was suspended after 16 innings on June 17 with the score 1-1, because the lights went out at 11 PM. It took another four innings to settle it. Andy Bethel (Washington) hit a ball into shallow center field with the bases loaded in the bottom of the twentieth inning. The outfielder dropped it to allow the winning run to score. Cody Hevner (hasn’t picked a college yet) got the win, and Steve Kalush (Santa Clara) got the loss. Box score and play-by-play The Knights defeated the Blue Jackets 1-0 the previous night (Liam Baron [Linn-Benton CC] pitched a three-hit shutout), and Blue Jackets owner Rick Smith, a Bremerton attorney, was quick to point out that his team had held the Knights, ranked #3 nationally by Perfect Game Crosschecker, to a total of two runs over 29 innings. Continue reading
The Corvallis Knights lead the West Division with a 21-5 record. The defending champions swept three games against the Kelowna Falcons, and won two of three against the East Division leader, the Wenatchee AppleSox.
Eddie Orozco (UC-Riverside), Trevor Smith (Linn-Benton CC), Drew Leary (San Diego State), and Liam Baron (Linn-Benton CC) combined for a 3-0 shutout at Kelowna, holding the Knights to three hits. The next night, Steve Kalush (Santa Clara) scattered five hits over seven innings in a 6-0 shutout of the Falcons. Continue reading