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2011 Dairy Queen Classic moved to Arizona

The Dairy Queen Classic featuring Minnesota, South Alabama, Oklahoma State, and Washington State will be moved to Tucson, Arizona according to Washington State head coach Donnie Marbut. The tournament had to be moved to Arizona after the Metrodome collapsed on December 12th after a heavy snowstorm. Continue reading


Sun Belt Conference Announces New Baseball Tournament Format

NEW ORLEANS – Following one of the most successful seasons in Sun Belt Conference baseball history the SBC baseball coaches decided to implement a new tournament format for the upcoming 2011 SBC Baseball Championship.

The new round-robin format, which is similar in scope to the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, will feature eight of the ten SBC teams competing against each other in two four-team pools with the team with the best record in each pool advancing to the tournament’s championship game. Continue reading

Mark Calvi named South Alabama Assistant Coach/Head Coach in Waiting


MarkCalviUSA MOBILE, Ala. – In the three weeks since University of South Alabama head baseball coach Steve Kittrell announced his retirement at the end of the 2011 season, Director of Athletics Dr. Joel Erdmann has received interest from numerous qualified candidates to take over the reins of the program.  In the end, Erdmann looked at the kings of the NCAA diamond to find Kittrell’s successor.

Mark Calvi, assistant coach for College World Series champion South Carolina, was named associate head coach/head coach in waiting at South Alabama Thursday.  He is scheduled to be introduced Friday at a 1 p.m. press conference at the Mitchell Center, and will become the program’s fifth head coach at the conclusion of the 2011 campaign.

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Steve Kittrell to retire after 2011 Season


SteveKitrellSouthAlabama MOBILE, Ala. – He’s led the University of South Alabama baseball program to more than 1,000 victories, numerous NCAA Tournament appearances and Sun Belt Conference championships, and had more than 100 of his student-athletes go on to sign professional contracts.  His contributions to the program, as both a player and a coach, led to his induction in the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

With more than 30 years of service to Jaguar baseball, head coach Steve Kittrell’s amazing run at USA will be coming to a close.  Kittrell announced his retirement, effective at the end of the 2011 season, Wednesday at a press conference at the Mitchell Center.

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SEC Recap for May 11th

Here is your SEC Recap for May 11th.

NickEbertUSC #17 Vanderbilt 11 #9 Louisville 10 (17 innings)

NASHVILLE — Jason Esposito’s solo home run off the roof of adjacent Memorial Gym in the bottom of the 17th inning lifted Vanderbilt to an 11-10 win over Louisville Tuesday night at Hawkins Field.

The Commodores won their third straight game to improve to 36-13 overall while the Cardinals fell to 40-9 on the year.

U of L reliever Andy Flett recorded the first two outs of the 17th before Esposito crushed a 0-1 changeup over the "Green Monster" fence in left field and onto Memorial Gym to win the game. It was his team leading ninth homer of the year, ending a game that went five hours and 33 minutes.

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SEC Recap for April 14th

Here is your SEC Recap for April 14th.

ScottWingoSouthCarolina #5 Georgia Tech 25 Georgia 6

ATHENS, Ga. – Tony Plagman and Jeff Rowland each went 4-for-5 to lead 14 different players with a hit, while the Georgia Tech baseball team (28-7) recorded its largest-ever victory over rival Georgia (11-22) with a 25-6 win Wednesday night at Foley Field. With the win, the Yellow Jackets clinched the three-game series between the two.

The 25 runs also tie the most ever recorded by one team in the 112-year old rivalry. It is the most scored by Tech this season. Tech’s previous largest margin of victory over the Bulldogs came in 1998, a 21-4 win at Russ Chandler Stadium.

"One of our goals tonight was to win the series," head coach Danny Hall said. "I think we played well and really swung the bats well, and it was a nice victory for us."

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SEC Recap for April 7th

Here is your SEC Recap for April 7th.

ArkansasBaseball #3 LSU 6 Southern Miss 5 (12 innings)

METAIRIE, La. – Pinch hitter Wet Delatte lined a walk-off single in the bottom of the 12th inning to lift No. 3 LSU to a 6-5 victory over Southern Mississippi Wednesday night in the annual Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic in front of 9,370 fans Wednesday night at Zephyr Field.

After Southern Miss second baseman Taylor Walker launched a solo homer in the in the top of the twelfth, the Tigers (25-4) responded in the bottom of the frame when pinch hitter Mason Katz doubled off the wall in left field and Leon Landry ripped a triple into right that scored Katz and knotted the game at 5-5.

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