Here is your Big East Recap for February 20th.
#10 Florida 9 South Florida 1
No. 7 Florida (2-0) clinched its season-opening weekend series with a 9-1 victory over USF (0-2) on Saturday afternoon before a crowd of 3,723 fans at McKethan Stadium. Freshman left-hander Brian Johnson (Cocoa Beach, Fla.) tossed 5.2 scoreless innings in his collegiate debut to pick up the win, while sophomore Tyler Thompson (Tequesta, Fla.) (2-for-5) had a career-high four RBI, highlighted by a bases-clearing double in the eighth inning. Freshmen Kamm Washington (Boynton Beach, Fla.) and Austin Maddox (Jacksonville, Fla.) belted solo homers in the triumph for the Orange and Blue.
Here is your Big East Recap for February 19th.
Florida 6 South Florida 2
Gainesville, FL- Junior Josh Adams (Jacksonville, Fla.) powered No. 7 Florida to a 6-2 victory over USF in front of 3,309 fans at McKethan Stadium in the season opener for both teams on Friday. The two-time All-SEC second baseman was a perfect 3-for-3 with four RBI, a pair of home runs and a double. In his collegiate debut, freshman Austin Maddox (Jacksonville, Fla.) went 2-for-4 and blasted a two-run homer on the first swing of his Gator career. Making his return to the lineup after missing the 2009 campaign, redshirt sophomore right-hander Tommy Toledo (Tampa, Fla.) scattered three hits, registered four strikeouts and allowed an unearned run in 3.1 innings.
Here is your Big 12 Recap for February 19th.
#1 Texas 6 New Mexico 2
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Gonzaga 10 Missouri 6
TUCSON, Ariz.- – For the first time since 2006, the Missouri baseball team dropped its season opener, falling to Gonzaga by a score of 10-6 in the start of play at the Collegiate Cactus Classic in Tucson, Ariz.
Prior to Friday’s loss, the Tigers had won four-straight opening day games and six of their last seven.
"We got to play," Head Coach Tim Jamieson said. "We got a lot of people involved and we know what things we need to focus on. There were a few situations where if we can make the play, runs don’t score."
Gonzaga put the first two runs on the board in the top of the first inning, then added a run with a second inning home run by Cameron Edman.
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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – The Seton Hall baseball team has hired Marc Fink to the position of volunteer assistant coach. The announcement was made by head coach Rob Sheppard as Fink joins the seventh year head coach following a three-year coaching stint with Jackson Memorial High School.
The College Baseball Blog continues our series of conference previews today with the Big East Conference. Louisville won the conference regular season and postseason titles in 2009 with a 47-18 overall record while going 19-7 in Big East play. The Cardinals were the only team selected to play in the 2009 NCAA Tourney out of the Big East where they won the Louisville Regional before losing to Cal-State Fullerton. Continue reading
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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Prior to tip-off of the men’s basketball game against VMI on Saturday, December 12, the Seton Hall baseball team welcomed Connor Mackay to their squad through the "Friends of Jaclyn" Organization. Over 40 members, including head coach Rob Sheppard joined Connor and his family inside the Prudential Center’s Goal Bar for breakfast before watching the Pirates’ basketball team defeat the Keydets 134-107.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – On the heels of a 47-win season that included a sweep of the BIG EAST regular-season and tournament championships, Louisville has been chosen as the favorite to take the 2010 title in the BIG EAST preseason baseball coaches’ poll.
Kendall Rogers of Rivals continues his series of conference previews heading into fall ball today with the Big East Conference. He believes that the conference needs to take a massive step forward after the top three teams in St. John’s, Louisville, and Notre Dame in competing for a CWS title. Of course, the Big East has a major disadvantage as many of the schools in the conference have substandard facilities and poor weather which affects early season workouts.
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ST. PETERSBURG, FL – The schedule has been finalized and two state‐of‐the‐art major league venues have been added to the 2010 Big Ten/BIG EAST Baseball Challenge, hosted by the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission, event manager API Sports announced today. Doubleheaders at Dunedin Stadium and Bright House Field highlight a slate that features 30 games over three days, Feb. 26‐28, 2010, at current and former big league facilities in the St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Fla., area.
The Seton Hall Pirates’ 53 game schedule will feature thirty games at Owen T. Carroll Field. The Pirates begin the season with nine games away from home including road series at Texas A&M (Feb. 19-21) and William & Mary (Feb. 5-7) as well as three games in the Big East/Big Ten Challenge (Feb. 26-28) in Clearwater, Florida. Seton Hall’s home opener will be as hosts of the SHU Strike Out Cancer Tournament (March 12-14) where the team will play games against NJIT, Iona, and Lafayette.