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College Baseball News and Notes 09/26

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations  ORU senior first baseman Mike Notaro
Courtesy: ORU Media Relations ORU senior first baseman Mike Notaro

Golden Eagles Begin Fall Practice

The Oral Roberts University baseball team has begun fall practice in preparation for the 2009 season, where the Golden Eagles look to claim their 12th consecutive conference championship.

ORU’s fall practice runs through mid-October, with intrasquad scrimmages at J.L. Johnson Stadium held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The scrimmages are free and open to the public.
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Four More: 2009 College Baseball Schedules

Head Coach Tod Brown-North Dakota State-Courtesy: Bob Nelson, North Dakota State
Head Coach Tod Brown-North Dakota State-Courtesy: Bob Nelson, North Dakota State

The CBB is the only site that is committed in coverage of the 2009 College Baseball Schedules. If you are looking for a schedule we will have it posted as soon as it is sent to us by the Schools.

North Dakota State

Head Coach Tod Brown and the Bison’s of North Dakota State open their 2009 campaign on the road against Wichita State in a three game set starting on the 20th of February. The Bison’s hit the road again the following weekend to take on Murray State in a four game series with a double header on Saturday. Coach Brown and the Bison’s to take part in the Palm Beach Challenge.
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More 2009 Schedules Released

We have come across nine schedules for Wednesday from across the Internet. The full list is available after the jump. Continue reading

2009 College Baseball Schedule-Southern Utah

Head Coach David Eldredge-Southern Utah
Head Coach David Eldredge-Southern Utah

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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Bobby Pierce Named Head Baseball Coach

Head Baseball Coach- Bobby Pierce
Head Baseball Coach- Bobby Pierce


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.

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CBB Visit: Falmouth vs Yarmouth Dennis in Brockton

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

Lincoln Regional Day 3 Recap


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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Lincoln Regional Day 2 Recap


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

Lincoln Regional Day 1 Recap

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