Cal State Fullerton was shutdown by a freshman. UC Irvine took a pair on the chin. Long Beach State lost in 11 innings. UC Santa Barbara and Cal State Northridge combined to give up 30 runs. Only UC Riverside seemed to escape the Southern California Big West blues on Saturday afternoon.
That plus all of Saturday’s other Southern California college baseball action, including some photos from Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State and Cal State Fullerton along with video interviews from Long Beach and Fullerton: Continue reading
There were some aces that were missing their sharp kitchen utensils on Friday afternoon. Instead of knifing through lineups like they were ripened pears, pitchers like West Virginia’s Harrison Musgrave, Irvine’s Andrew Morales and Fullerton’s Thomas Eshelman struggled to have the success they normally have.
Granted, those three staff aces are still going to give their team a chance to compete every time out, so were their squads able to pick them up when they didn’t have their A+ stuff?
That plus all of Friday’s other Southern California college baseball action, including some photos from the last two days at Cal State Northridge, some highlights and clips from Pepperdine and Cal State Fullerton: Continue reading
Jared Hager of the America East Conference and myself recorded a Google Hangout to discuss the upcoming 2014 season. You can check out the full video below.
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — For the first time in America East baseball history, two teams were selected as co-preseason favorites as Binghamton University and Stony Brook University tied atop the 2014 preseason coaches’ poll. Both teams received three first-place votes and 31 points in a vote of the league’s head coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own team. Continue reading
Lowell, MA— (1)Maine eliminated (4)Stony Brook with a 3-1 win in game five of the America East Conference tournament. On the mound for the Black Bears was Mike Connolly who gave up eight hits for one run through a complete nine innings. Strong hitters for Maine include; Michael Fransoso (2 for 4) picking up two RBIs and scoring once, Sam Balzano (1 for 4) scoring once, and Eric White (3 for 4) accounted for all six of Maine’s hits. Continue reading
Lowell, MA— Fourth seeded Stony Brook eliminated third seeded Albany 3-1 in game three of the America East Conference tournament. Brandon McNitt started on the mound for the Seawolves giving up five hits for one run through seven innings before Chad Lee came in to relieve him giving up two hits for no runs through his one inning of play. He battled out of a jam in the fifth inning as the Great Danes had loaded up the bases and were threatening to tie the game up at 2. Seawolves head coach Matt Senk visited McNitt to see how he was doing but decided to stick with him. “McNitt has been solid for us this year,” said Senk, “I thought he had good good stuff today so I thought he could get out of it.” Continue reading
Maine off to a fast start
Lowell, MA– (1)Maine defeated (4)Stony Brook 7-0 in game 1 of the the America East championship. Tommy Lawrence was on the hill for the Black Bears and pitched a complete game shut-out giving up only two hits throughout the game. Eric White (2 for 4) was great for Maine scoring twice and picking up four RBIs to go along with his homerun in the fifth inning. Other standouts include Alex Calbick (2 for 3) who picked up one RBI and scored twice, Troy Black (2 for 4) scored twice, Michael Fransoso (2 for 4) scored once, and Scott Heath (2 for 2) who picked up two RBIs. Maine scored all of their runs in the first and fifth innings. Continue reading
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— After a historic run to the College World Series, reigning America East champion and back-to-back regular-season title holder Stony Brook University was picked first in the 2013 America East Preseason Coaches’ poll as determined by a vote by the league’s six head coaches who were not allowed the vote for their own teams. The conference office made the announcement on Wednesday. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our series of conference previews today with the America East Conference. The Stony Brook Seawolves have dominated the conference the last two seasons making the College World Series last season after winning the Coral Gables Regional and the Baton Rouge Super Regional. You can check out the full preview below. Continue reading
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Stony Brook, N.Y. – Games against six 2012 NCAA Tournament teams highlight Stony Brook baseball’s 2013 schedule, coach Matt Senk announced on Thursday.
Stony Brook, which “Shocked The World” on its way to the College World Series, finished last season ranked seventh by Baseball America. The Seawolves won an NCAA-best 52 games in 2012, and had seven players who earned All-America or Freshman All-America honors, including Travis Jankowski who was named ABCA/Rawlings National Co-Player of the Year and a first team All-American by the National College Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and Baseball America. Continue reading