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LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Head Coach Jason Gill added yet another face from his past to his coaching staff last week, announcing the hiring of Bryant Ward as an assistant coach. Gill, first-year assistant coach Ted Silva, and Ward all worked together in the Cal State Fullerton baseball program in 2005 and 2006. Most recently, Ward spent the last four seasons with the University of South Florida before heading back to Southern California for his current stint with LMU baseball.
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South Florida pitching coach Lazer Collazo has resigned according to an article from the USF Oracle. Collazo has spent the last four years as a member of Lelo Prado’s South Florida staff. Before heading to South Florida, he spent time with Prado at Louisville.
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#9 Louisville 4 St. John’s 3 (Bottom 8)
CLEARWATER, Fla. – Jimmy Parque had a solo home run in the seventh and a two-run single in the eighth as St. John’s rallied back from a 4-2 deficit to defeat No.9 Louisville, 6-5. Parque was 2-for-4 with three RBI to lead St. John’s (38-18), while Matt Wessinger was 1-for-4 with an RBI. Matt Carasiti (7-4) tossed 0.2 innings of relief to earn the win, while Bruce Kern took a no-decision after 5.1 innings of work. Ryan Wright was 4-for-4 with two RBI to lead Louisville (47-11).
After being set down in order in each of the first two innings, St. John’s took a 2-0 lead in the third. Paul Karmas led off the frame with a single through the left side, but was erased as Sean O’Hare reached first on a fielder’s choice. O’Hare moved to second on a passed ball before Joe Witkowski drew a walk to set up runners on first and second. Wessinger then lofted a two-out RBI single into center field, but the throw to third base bounced into the stands and another run scored on the play.
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Here is your 2010 Big East Tournament Recap for Day 1 of action from Clearwater, Florida.
#9 Louisville 11 West Virginia 4
CLEARWATER, Fla. – Keyed by sophomore second baseman Ryan Wright’s game-winning three-run homer in the seventh, the ninth-ranked Louisville baseball team scored 10 unanswered runs during the final three innings to earn an 11-4 victory over West Virginia on Wednesday in the first round of the 2010 BIG EAST Championship at Bright House Field.
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The Big East Tournament kicks off in action on Wednesday as every team will play a game. Pitt will start the day with a 10 am game against Rutgers. UConn and Cincinnati will play in the afternoon. The night games see Louisville playing West Virginia and St. John’s will play South Florida at 8pm. Continue reading CBB Column: 2010 Big East Tournament Preview
We are now 10 days away from Selection Monday. Here are some of my random thoughts as we enter the last day of conference action for many teams across the country.
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We are heading into the last weekend of conference play for most teams across the country except for the West Coast schools who do not have postseason conference tournament. Here are ten series to watch this upcoming weekend.
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We are now only 17 days away from Selection Monday when we will find out the field of 64 teams. Here are some of my random thoughts for the games played on Friday evening. We saw three top ten teams drop their series openers tonight with the biggest victory being the North Carolina State Wolfpack over the Florida State Seminoles.
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Here is your ACC Recap for April 28th.
#2 Virginia 10 Georgetown 5
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 1-ranked Virginia baseball team matched a season best with its seventh straight win Wednesday, as the Cavaliers recorded a 10-5 victory over Georgetown at Davenport Field.
Phil Gosselin (Jr., West Chester, Pa.) recorded his third career four-hit game, going 4-for-5 with three RBI. Reed Gragnani (Fr., Richmond, Va.) added two hits and two stolen bases. Eight of the nine Cavalier starters posted at least one hit as UVa finished with 13 hits in the game.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Connecticut third baseman Mike Olt and USF righthanded pitcher Randy Fontanez are the winners of the BIG EAST’s weekly baseball honors for the week-ending April 25.
Olt was named BIG EAST Player of the Week after he led Connecticut to a 6-0 week, including a three-game sweep of Rutgers, to lift the Huskies into sole possession of first place in the BIG EAST standings and extend Connecticut’s winning streak to 21 games — the longest active streak in the nation. Olt hit .655 and slugged 1.138, going 19-for-29 with five doubles, three home runs, 11 RBI and nine runs scored. He had at least two hits in all six games and had at least one extra-base hit in five of the six. Olt hit .786 in the three games against Rutgers, capping the week by going 5-for-6 with a double and a home run in Game 3.
Fontanez was tabbed as BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week after he threw a complete-game shutout to key USF’s 5-0 win against Villanova Friday, helping the Bulls take two of three from the Wildcats. Fontanez faced just three batters over the minimum as he scattered four hits and walked one while striking out five to pick up his third win of the season. He registered his third complete game of the season and his second complete-game shutout of the year.
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