The Florida Atlantic Owls continue their domination over the Florida International Golden Panthers. Owls starting Pitcher Austin Gomber struck out a season high eight on Friday, as the Owls scored twelve in the first two games. Though Florida Atlantic did ramp up their offense a bit, while also holding the Golden Panthers to five combined runs for Friday and Saturday, FIU avoided getting swept. They used a ten run third inning to win 12-1, making up FAU’s two game total in seven frames of mercy-rule baseball on Sunday. Starter Jeremy Strawn couldn’t make it out of the third inning before getting pulled. The Junior right-hander allowed six runs on six hits, as FAU needed five pitchers to work out of that third frame. Despite Sunday’s trouncing, Florida Atlantic kicks off conference play at 2-1, while FIU starts with a 1-2 mark. Continue reading
Florida Atlantic begins its defense of their Sun Belt regular-season title as they take on Florida International. FAU is off to a good start this season, standing at a record of 11-7 with a 3.22 team ERA. FIU allowed 16 runs in a loss to a weaker Stetson side. With that being said, they’ve also been swinging the bat well. Leading into the Sun Belt’s opening weekend, the Golden Panthers hit a walk off single in the 10th inning of a game against USF. Their team batting average is at .306, led by their sophomore catcher Aramis Garcia. Garcia is one of 48 catchers on the Johnny Bench Award watch list, hitting .355 with a team leading three homers. Florida Atlantic is coming in with some of their own hot bats, having just posted 15 runs on 17 hits in a win against Maine on Wednesday. The Owls’ senior first baseman Mark Nelson is coming off a productive week, hitting .429 (9-21) with three home runs. Through their five games in 2012, FAU swept the Golden Panthers convincingly, including a three game set in Miami that saw Atlantic combine for 23 runs. In fact, it was a home win against FIU that clinched FAU’s regular-season title. Continue reading
FROM NCBWA RELEASE
MORGANTOWN, W.Va – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its National Player of the Week awards for the period ending February 17 today. Troy junior outfielder Danny Collins was named National Hitter of the Week, while Georgia Tech senior right-handed pitcher Buck Farmer was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season. Continue reading
FAU won the SBC regular season title in 2012 behind a 32-22 overall record and a 19-8 record in SBC play. This season, the Owls return six starters from that squad and four starting pitchers, including 2013 All-SBC Preseason selections pitcher Austin Gomber and first baseman Mark Nelson. Continue reading
As we continue counting down to the first pitch of the 2013 season, we are running some of the best posters from schools across the country. The team we feature today is the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks. They are coming off a season which saw them go 32-30 overall with a 15-15 record in Sun Belt conference play. You can check out the poster below. Future posters can be sent to me by clicking here. Continue reading
The North Texas Mean Green are currently exploring the opportunity to add baseball to their athletic department according to sources close to the situation. There is currently a 12 million dollar expenditure in the budget for the school to build a new baseball stadium on the Denton, TX campus. Continue reading
Both Caleb Kellogg and Almann Snowden will not be back with the Ragin Cajun baseball program in the 2013 season. Continue reading
As we continue our countdown to the first pitch of the 2013 season, we are running some of the best posters from schools across the country. The team we feature today is the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. They are coming off a season which saw them go 25-33 while going 13-17 in Sun Belt Conference play. You can check out the poster below. Future posters can be sent to me by clicking here. Continue reading
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
MIAMI (Jan. 15, 2013) – The 2013 FIU baseball schedule, comprised of 18 teams and featuring 37 home games, was released on Tuesday. Coupled with a very competitive Sun Belt Conference slate, the Panthers will face five out-of-conference opponents which punched a ticket to the NCAA Tournament in 2012.
FIU will start its season with a three-game series at home against one of the best stories across the college landscape last year in Stony Brook on Feb. 15. The Seawolves took their American East Conference championship and turned it into a trip to the College World Series before being eliminated by Florida State. With a record of 43-11, Stony Brook’s .796 winning percentage led the nation last season. Continue reading
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
JONESBORO, Ark. (1/8/2013) — Thirty-one home games, including 15 Sun Belt Conference matchups and games against regional rivals Ole Miss, Missouri and Memphis highlight the 2013 Arkansas State baseball schedule, which gets underway Feb. 15 when the Red Wolves welcome Bradley to Tomlinson Stadium and Kell Field for a three-game series.
The Red Wolves face competition from the SEC, C-USA, Missouri Valley, Ohio Valley and the Southland Conference in non-league action, which includes six teams that participated in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Continue reading