PROVIDENCE, R.I. – St. John’s leftfielder Jeremy Baltz and Cincinnati righthander Andrew Strenge became the first freshman duo of the season to sweep the BIG EAST’s weekly baseball honors. Continue reading BIG EAST Baseball Honors→
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – With the 2009 baseball season underway, sophomore third baseman Greg Hopkins of St. John’s has been tabbed the first BIG EAST Player of the Week. Sophomore RHP Sean Black of Seton Hall has been named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week. Continue reading Big East Baseball Weekly Honors→
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Louisville, the 2008 BIG EAST tournament champion, has been unanimously chosen as the favorite to win the 2009 conference championship by the 12 BIG EAST head coaches, who were not permitted to vote for their own teams. In addition, Louisville swept both 2009 preseason individual honors. Junior third baseman Chris Dominguez was honored as Preseason Player of the Year for the second consecutive year, while junior Justin Marks was unanimously selected as Preseason Pitcher of the Year.
Head baseball coach Ed Blankmeyer announced the schedule for the 2009 season on Thursday. The 54-game schedule features non-conference trips to Florida, North Carolina and Utah, a pair of first-time opponents, five opponents that qualified for the 2008 NCAA Tournament and three-game sets at home against both Louisville, the defending BIG EAST Tournament Champions, and Notre Dame.
“Once again this season, we have a very challenging non-conference schedule that will help us prepare for BIG EAST play,” said Blankmeyer. “We are very excited about participating in the BIG EAST-Big Ten Challenge as well as the Keith LeClair Classic. Combined with our trip to Utah, we will be tested from the very beginning of the season.” Continue reading 2009 College Baseball Schedule- St John’s→
Two of the nation’s most prominent collegiate athletic conferences have come to an agreement to participate in a unique and ground-breaking season-opening baseball tournament in Florida. The inaugural BIG EAST/Big Ten Baseball Challenge, hosted by the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission, will feature 27 games February 20-22, 2009, at various spring training venues in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area, API Marketing announced today.
Longhorns score 12 runs in the first two innings and coast to a 13-3 victory over Sam Houston State to advance to Sunday’s 2 p.m. elimination game. In Saturday’s triumph, Kyle Russell (pictured) hit two home runs for the 12th time in his career and tied the UT all-time home run record with 55.
J.P. Padron and Jimmy Comerota combined to drive in eight runs and Cole St. Clair fired 4.1 innings of hitless relief to lead Rice to an 11-2 victory over St. John’s in in the winner’s bracket game of the NCAA Houston (Rice) Regional Tournament Saturday evening at Reckling Park. MORE