The Thunderbirds of Southern Utah and Head Coach David Eldredge will open the 2009 season in Lubbock, Texas to take on the Red Raiders of Texas Tech. It is a 3 game weekend series starting on Friday the 20th of February. Southern Utah return home for the home opener against Utah Valley with a 3 game series starting on Thursday the 26th of February.
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Fort Wayne, IN – IPFW Director of Athletics has announced that Bobby Pierce has been hired as the Mastodons’ new head baseball coach.
Pierce comes to IPFW after a successful stint at Metro State College in Denver, Colorado.
Pierce led Metro State to Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) tournament berths in each of his two seasons at the helm. The Roadrunners went 55-54 in two seasons under Pierce, including a 43-34 mark in RMAC play. Pierce and Metro State had an outstanding 2008 season, going 38-19, including 30-10 in league play. Reece Gorman and Jake Palmer each earned All-American honors, while 11 Roadrunners earned all-RMAC honors.
The College Baseball Blog made the trip down to Brockton MA to take in the First Annual Cape Cod Hall of Fame Classic between the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox and the Falmouth Commodores. The game was played at Campanelli Stadium which serves as the home of the independent league Brockton Rox.
The Red Sox were able to pick up a 5-4 victory over the Commodores holding off a ninth inning rally as the Commodores had the tying run on third base with two outs but UC-Riverside closer Joe Kelly was able to get Darrin Ruff to ground out to second to end the game. Continue reading
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Oral Roberts 8 Nebraska 0
LINCOLN, Neb. — Kelly Minissale had a no-hit effort thru six innings and lasted 8.1 innings as Oral Roberts University defeated Nebraska, 8-0, to stay alive in the NCAA Lincoln Regional and eliminate the Cornhuskers on Sunday afternoon at Hawks Field.
ORU improves to 48-13 and will now play UC-Irvine on Sunday night at 6:05 p.m. The Golden Eagles need to beat the Anteaters twice before advancing to the next round. No. 1 seed Nebraska saw their season come to an end with a 41-16-1 record.
Minissale finished with 8.1 innings of work, allowing just two hits while striking out two to improve to 3-3 on the year.
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Oral Roberts 8 Eastern Illinois 7 (10 innings)
LINCOLN, Neb. — Brendan Duffy hit the eventual game-winning RBI single in the top of the 10th and T.J. Kelly recorded his 10th save of the year to help lead Oral Roberts University to a 8-7 win over Eastern Illinois in the elimination game of the NCAA Lincoln Regional, Saturday at Hawks Field. Continue reading
Nebraska 13 Eastern Illinois 10
Lincoln, Neb. – The NCAA Lincoln Regional opened with an offensive flurry on Friday at Hawks Field, as Eastern Illinois and Nebraska combined for 23 runs and seven home runs, as the host Huskers advanced in the winner’s bracket with a 13-10 victory in front of 6,367 fans.
Nebraska scored in seven of its eight innings at the plate, pounding 16 hits, including a season-high four home runs. Husker Coach Mike Anderson acknowledged that it was a rare day at Hawks Field, with the ball carrying to all parts of the park. Continue reading
Nebraska begins the NCAA Tournament at home, hosting a four-team regional at Hawks Field. The Huskers (40-14-1) make their ninth NCAA Tournament appearance in the last 10 years on Friday afternoon, when they open up against the Eastern Illinois Panthers (27-28), the champions of the Ohio Valley Conference, at 1:05 p.m. No. 2 seed UC Irvine and third-seeded Oral Roberts will also be coming to Hawks Field for the four-team, double-elimination regional this weekend. ORU and UC Irvine will face off on Friday at 7:05 p.m. Continue reading
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AUSTIN, Texas – Sophomore Russell Moldenhauer legged out an infield single with bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning to lead the No. 13 Texas Longhorns to a 5-4 win over the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles in collegiate baseball action Monday evening at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
With one out in the 10th, Jordan Danks singled to rightfield and Preston Clark singled to centerfield to start a rally. After Belt grounded into a fielder’s choice forcing Clark out at second to put runners at the corners, Oral Roberts elected to intentionally walk Kyle Russell to load the bases. Cameron Rupp was scheduled to bat when Coach Augie Garrido pulled the trigger to bat the left-handed Moldenhauer against the right-handed Golden Eagles’ pitcher T.J. Kelly. Moldenhauer chopped a 0-1 pitch which fell between a sprawling ORU third baseman and pitcher for an RBI single.
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Dallas Baptist 11 Northern Illinois 8
DALLAS, Texas – Northern Illinois and Dallas Baptists combined for 19 runs and 23 hits Thursday night before the home team prevailed 11-8 at Patriot Field. The Huskies (3-9) held a 7-5 advantage before the Patriots (10-4), who received votes in this week’s National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll, mounted a comeback keyed by a five-run seventh inning. Continue reading
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Hawaii 7 Northern Illinois 3
SURPRISE, Ariz. – Hawai’i took a 4-0 lead and never trailed in a 7-3 victory over Northern Illinois Thursday night at Surprise Stadium. The Huskies (0-2), who played a school-record 16-inning game prior to the nightcap, got within a run with a three-run seventh but were unable to take a lead in the contest. Continue reading