The College Baseball Blog and StatStud.com have teamed up this season to bring a weekly award for the top players in the last week. We will select one pitcher and hitter every week throughout the regular season. Bobby Verbick of Sam Houston State is our choice for hitter of the week after a monster series against LA-Monroe and Michael Rocha of Oklahoma has picked up the Pitcher of the Week honor from us. Continue reading
The 2008 Southwest Diamond Classic will take place in Frisco TX from Thursday-Saturday. The University of Alabama, UT-Arlington, Dallas Baptist, and Nevada will take part in the four team tournament which will be hosted at the home of the Frisco Roughriders. Continue reading
The University of Texas-San Antonio is hosting a great tournament on the opening weekend. Joining the Roadrunners this season is Army, Louisiana-Lafayette, Texas Tech, and Oral Roberts. The Red Raiders were a late addition to the tournament as Northern Illinois backed out of a three game set due to the tragedies on their campus last year. Continue reading
The Texas Tech Red Raiders have been added to the UTSA Baseball Classic this weekend after having to cancel their series against Northern Illinois after the tragedies that took place on that campus last week. The Red Raiders will open up play against Louisiana on Saturday at 10 am. They will then play Army on Sunday at 10 am and finish play against UTSA on Monday at 2 pm. The full release from Texas Tech is available here.
We continue to bring you links to SID previews for the 2008 season. We have linked to a bunch of them below.
Southern Mississippi Preview
Stephen F. Austin: Outfield Preview
Michigan State Preview: Infield and Outfield
Missouri Season Preview: Part 3 Infielders and Catchers
TCU Season Preview: Part 1
Purdue Baseball Preview: Part 3
San Diego State Season Preview
Harvard Season Preview
The CBB continues to bring you extensive coverage of the upcoming season. A few schools have put up their season previews today which are linked below.
Northern Illinois Preview Part 1
Nicholls State: Pitchers and Catchers
Air Force: Season Outlook
Oklahoma Season Preview: Part 1
Stephen F. Austin Season Preview: Catchers
Gotham Baseball Preview: Felician College
After claiming their first regular-season title in school history in 2007 the UTSA Roadrunners received a league-best 18 out of a possible 24 first place votes in the coaches and sports information directors polls.
UTSA leads the Southland Conference returning five automatic selections to the 2008 Preseason Teams, including 2007 award winners Trent Lockwood – Newcomer of the Year, and Tim Palincsar – Freshman of the Year.
A Hitter of the Year candidate and a two-time player of the week in 2007, Lockwood led UTSA in eight offensive categories, including batting average (.378), hits (87), RBI (57) and home runs (14). Those same numbers placed Lockwood in the top six in seven league offensive categories, inclunding finishing second to 2007 Player of the Year Steven Hill of Stephen F. Austin with a .687 slugging percentage.
For the rest of the Preview go HERE!
The UAB Media Relations department continues their season preview today when they check in on the Infield. They have some veterans and some inexperienced players looking to secure spots in the field for the season. Ryan Keedy is the top returning player after hitting .333 with 33 RBI in 2007 season. The full preview is available here.
Stephen F. Austin continues their previews for the 2008 season focusing on the relievers. Richard Folmer took over the closer’s role accumulating a 0.45 ERA in his final 13 appearances. The full preview is available here.
The Stephen F. Austin Media Relations department has started a series of articles previewing the 2008 season. This week they have focused on the Starting Pitching staff. They lost two key starters in Jake Leonhardt and David Miller who left in the MLB draft but return a veteran staff. The full article is available here. We spoke with Stephen F. Austin head coach Donnie Watson a few weeks ago and it can be read by clicking here.