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Troy’s Bobby Pierce set to retire at end of 2015; Mark Smartt named Succesor

TroyBaseballTROY, Ala. – Troy University baseball head coach Bobby Pierce announced at a press conference Wednesday that he will retire following the 2015 season; his 13th season as the coach of the Trojans. Pierce, who is 15 wins shy of surpassing Chase Riddle for the most in school history, informed his team at a meeting Tuesday night.

“Troy University, the Troy community and the entire Trojan nation have been nothing short of phenomenal to me, my family and our program over the years,” Pierce said. “I have put everything I have into playing and coaching for 51 years of my life. When you invest that much for that long, your tank runs a little low.” Continue reading

Chris Curry named Head Coach at Arkansas Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK – UALR Director of Athletics Chris Peterson has announced the hiring of Little Rock native Chris Curry as head baseball coach. A veteran of seven years as a catcher in professional baseball with the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants organizations, Curry recently completed his second year as top assistant and pitching coach at Northwestern State and previously worked on the baseball staffs at Arkansas, Arkansas Tech, Hendrix and Meridian Community College.
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Former Arkansas Little Rock coach Scott Norwood’s Epic Rant

UALRTurfFieldDeadspin.com released an audio recording of former Arkansas Little Rock head coach Scott Norwood yesterday afternoon with includes foul language after the Trojans 1-0 victory over Southeast Missouri State on Feb. 18th. We have also gotten a hold of the audio from the rant which can be listened to below. (WARNING IT CONTAINS GRAPHIC LANGUAGE)

The interesting part is this sort of language didn’t affect Augie Garrido’s career with the Texas Longhorns a few years back after he went off on his squad on a NSFW rant. Continue reading

Scott Norwood resigns at UALR

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UALRTurfFieldLITTLE ROCK – Scott Norwood has announced his immediate resignation as head baseball coach at UALR to pursue other opportunities. Assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Chris Marx will serve as interim head coach while a national search begins immediately.

“I appreciate the opportunities that I have been given at UALR,” said Norwood. “I wish UALR success in the future.” Continue reading

2014 Lafayette Super Regional: Louisiana 9 Ole Miss 5

LAFAYETTE, La. – The Rebels jumped out to an early lead on the Ragin’ Cajuns, but big innings in the third and fifth proved to be too much to overcome as No. 6 Ole Miss (44-19) fell to No. 1 Louisiana-Lafayette (58-8) by a score of 9-5 on Saturday in the opening game of an NCAA Super Regional. Continue reading

2014 Lafayette Regional: Day 4 Recap

Louisiana-Lafayette 5 Mississippi State 3

LAFAYETTE, La. – Having to battle their way through the losers bracket, the top-ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team never trailed in a winner-take-all championship game at the Lafayette Regional on Monday holding on to win 5-3 against Mississippi State to advance to the Lafayette Super Regional. Continue reading

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2014 Lafayette Regional: Day 3 Recap

Louisiana-Lafayette 11 Jackson State 1

LAFAYETTE, La. – Junior Jace Conrad had a career-best six RBI as the top-ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team defeated Jackson State 11-1 on Sunday afternoon to advance to the Lafayette Regional championship game at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field.

The Cajuns (55-8) will face Mississippi State in the championship game at 8 p.m. Louisiana needs to defeat the Bulldogs twice to advance to the Super Regionals, while Mississippi State needs to win just one game.
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2014 Lafayette Regional: Day 2 Recap

Louisiana 9 San Diego State 2

LAFAYETTE, La. – The top-ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team bounced back from a tough loss yesterday to roll to 9-2 win over San Diego State in an elimination game on Saturday at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field in the Lafayette Regional.

Louisiana moves to 54-8 overall with the win and will face the loser of the Jackson State/Mississippi State winner’s bracket game tomorrow at 1 p.m. in another elimination game at “the Tigue”. SDSU closes out their season with a 42-21 record. Continue reading