The MLB Signing Deadline is fast approaching as all teams have until midnight on August 15th to sign their prospects or they will head to college. Here is the latest news and notes from around the country.
Bubba Starling’s career with the Nebraska Cornhuskers on the football field is on hold right now according to Huskers head football coach Bo Pelini in the Omaha-World Herald. Starling was selected by Kansas City Royals with the fifth overall pick and is being advised by Scott Boras. If he does not sign with the Royals, Starling will get back on the practice field with the Nebraska football program and will not be able to sign with a MLB team until the 2014 MLB Draft. Continue reading
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Longtime Bethune-Cookman Baseball Coach Mervyl Melendez has resigned to accept the head coaching position at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Ala., B-CU Director of Athletics Lynn W. Thompson announced late Thursday afternoon. Continue reading
Here is your 2011 NCAA Houston Regional Day 2 Recap.
Baylor 3 Rice 2
HOUSTON - Josh Turley picked a great time to toss the first complete game of his collegiate career. The Baylor sophomore went the distance as the Bears knocked off No. 9 Rice 3-2 on Saturday night at Reckling Park. Continue reading
Here is your 2011 NCAA Houston Regional Day 1 Recap.
HOUSTON – Even a season-high 22 hits and double-digit runs by the Rice offense could not overshadow a sensational complete-game pitching effort by Owl senior left-hander Abe Gonzales in the Rice baseball team’s 14-2 victory over Alcorn State in the opening round of the NCAA Regional Friday evening at Reckling Park. Continue reading
By: John Lockwood
Runs will be at a premium this weekend, as the opening round of the NCAA Houston Regional gets underway at Reckling Park, in Houston TX. The four teams that comprise the regional are seeded as follows: Continue reading
Louisiana Tech swept a doubleheader from Mississippi Valley State on Wednesday night by scores of 15-1 and 5-4. The victories were not the story on the evening as Louisiana Tech honored their six seniors including Will Alvis and Joey Ford. Both Alvis and Ford completed a rare feat in the game playing all nine positions during the second game of the doubleheader including Alvis pitching a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his second save of the year. Continue reading
Here is your ACC Recap for May 10th.
#7 Florida State 13 #23 Stetson 1
DELAND, Fla. – Florida State senior Stuart Tapley rejoined his teammates Tuesday night at Stetson’s Melching Field at Conrad Park, two weeks after his father suffered a stroke back home in Orlando. Continue reading
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
OVERLAND PARK, KS (April 20, 2011) – Ten NCAA® baseball student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as finalists today for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. The list of finalists follows this release. Continue reading
By: John Lockwood
Conference USA’s second weekend of conference play was marked by impressive performances by the top three teams, with each sweeping their series. Houston (15-14, 3-0) sits atop the standings after a series sweep of Tulane (18-10, 1-5), #28 Southern Miss (22-5, 5-1) is in second after taking all three at UCF (19-9,2-4), and #25 Rice finished the trifecta by blanking Marshall (10-16, 1-5). Elsewhere in conference play UAB (16-11, 4-2) took two from ECU (20-7, 3-3) while Memphis (16-11, 1-2) completed a non-conference sweep of visiting Alcorn St. Continue reading
By: John Lockwood
CUSA enters its second weekend of conference play with four teams tied for first with 2-1 conference records. Nationally, after last week’s thrashing of Tulane, Southern Miss enters the weekend at #28 while Rice—after dropping its first series ever to UCF—has dropped to #25. Continue reading