As important as the fall and summer off-seasons are in building a successful college baseball team, there is no doubt in my mind that championships are won and lost during the Christmas break. The character of every team around the country will face its greatest test in the next 40 to 50 days. College baseball may be the only NCAA Division I sport in which coaches send their athletes back home, with zero supervision for over a month, right before the beginning of the season. Players can work hard themselves all summer, collectively work hard as a team all fall and waste it all over Christmas break. The coaches aren’t checking attendance in the weight room and your teammates aren’t there to hold you accountable. If an individual player doesn’t take it upon himself to continue working hard every day over the break, all the sweat, all the cuts in the cage, all the long-tossing and all the conditioning they’ve done throughout the entire off-season may be wasted. It’s all about routine and self-discipline. It’s not “Christmas Break,“ it’s more like “Christmas Make-or-Break.” Continue reading CBD Journal with Texas A&M Corpus Christi’s Jacob Dorris (December 19th)
THIBODAUX, La. – Head coach Seth Thibodeaux and the Nicholls State University baseball team announced the 2015 regular season schedule, featuring 30 home games at Ray E. Didier Field, among 55 regular-season contests scheduled to begin on Friday, Feb. 13 with a three-game series against Stony Brook University at home.
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CORPUS CHRISTI – Texas A&M – Corpus Christi Head Coach Scott Malone officially announced the 2015 Islanders Baseball schedule, which features a 32 games in the Coastal Bend. The team, loaded with upperclassmen is coming off a season in which it finished fourth in the Southland Conference with a record of 19-12 — while going 31-27 overall.
The Islanders will kick off the season at Chapman field with a three-game series against Saint Peters University Feb. 13-15 before hosting the Kleberg Bank College Classic. Continue reading Texas A&M Corpus Christi releases 2015 Schedule
The warm, salty Gulf air of Corpus Christi is beginning to cool and the long, sunny days are getting shorter. There’s no more running poles in the 100-degree August heat, and no more grinding thru a seemingly endless revolving door of inter-squad scrimmages. The Blue-Gray Fall World Series is in the books and the Gray team has bragging rights for the next year. The Ders have spent the last four months preparing for the 2015 season, and now the lights of the Dirty Chap have dimmed. Fall practice is over. Continue reading CBD Journal with Texas A&M Corpus Christi’s Jacob Dorris (Nov. 7)
BEAUMONT, Texas – A slate of 30 games at Vincent-Beck Stadium along with 10 contests against 2014 NCAA Regional teams highlight the 2015 baseball schedule announced by head coach Jim Gillian and the Lamar baseball staff on Tuesday. Continue reading Lamar releases 2015 Schedule
HAMMOND, La. – Southeastern Louisiana baseball coach Matt Riser announced a 54-game schedule Thursday that brings some unfamiliar faces to Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field, including Big 10 opponent Northwestern, and has the Lions making a trip west for a weekend series against Utah of the Pac-12. Continue reading Southeastern Louisiana releases 2015 Schedule
LAKE CHARLES – Thirty-four home games and nine contests against NCAA Tournament teams are among the many highlights on a competitive 2015 McNeese baseball schedule as announced by head coach Justin Hill on Wednesday. Continue reading McNeese State releases 2015 Schedule
Sam Houston State head baseball coach Matt Deggs has announced the schedule for the 2015 season, featuring 25 games at Don Sanders Stadium. Deggs’ first season at the helm will feature home games against Baylor, Houston, Rice and Texas A&M.
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As I drove down Ocean Drive towards the TAMUCC campus, chocked full of anticipation for my senior season, I began to reflect upon my past three years as an Islander. It amazes me how this baseball program has evolved and changed in my short tenure here. I thought about all of my teammates that have come and gone through this program, and what being an Islander has meant to me. I remembered how I felt on this day, three years ago as a freshman, meeting the coaching staff and upperclassmen. I was both nervous and excited to begin my career as an Islander. As I approached the Island Campus for my fourth year, my nerves and excitement had not faded in the least. Continue reading CBD Journal with Texas A&M Corpus Christi’s Jacob Dorris