The Charlotte 49ers dominated the Atlantic 10 conference in 2010 by winning the regular season title with a 20-7 conference record. Xavier finished two games back with a 18-9 record while Rhode Island finished in third place at 17-10. St. Louis and Fordham tied for fourth place with 15-12 records. George Washington and LaSalle tied for sixth with 14-13 records. Umass and St. Joe’s tied for eighth place at 13-14 while Dayton finished in tenth place at 12-15. Richmond, Duquesne, and Temple finished in a tie for eleventh at 10-17 while St. Bonaventure finished last at 8-19. Continue reading
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – After capturing a share of its third regular season title in the past four years, Charlotte has been selected to win the 2010 Atlantic 10 baseball title in voting conducted by the league’s head coaches. Xavier, the 2009 A-10 Tournament Champion, was picked second, while Dayton, the 2009 Conference regular season champion, rounds out the top three.
Charlotte looks to repeat as Atlantic 10 regular season champions for the second time since joining the league during the 2006 campaign. The 49ers last took back-to-back league titles in 2007 and 2008. Charlotte has won three titles in the last five seasons as a member of the league, capturing 96 conference victories — 10 more than the next highest team total during that span. Veteran head coach Loren Hibbs returns 21 letterwinners, including six position starters and 11 pitchers, from a team that went 39-17 overall last season. On the mound, Charlotte also returns all three weekend starters from a year ago, with a combined 16-8 season record, along with redshirt senior relief pitcher Bryan Hamilton, who recently garnered Preseason All-America status.
The LSU Tigers had an absolutely terrible loss to New Orleans in Baton Rouge. The Privateers scored four runs over the last two innings to grab the 7-4 victory over the Tigers in the likely last matchup between the schools as UNO heads down to Division 3 next season.
Matt Szczur went a perfect 5-5 at the plate with four runs scored and drove in five RBI as he lead the Villanova Wildcats to a 17-10 victory over cross-town rival Temple. In his first two at-bats, he hit two doubles before adding a triple, a two run-homer, and a seventh inning single to complete the cycle. Szczur is currently leading the team in hitting with a .439 batting average while hitting two homers and driving in 33 runs. Szczur was a FCS All-American in football in the fall and is expected to lead the Wildcats on the gridiron in the 2010 season also.
Game 1: #2 Virginia 11 Dartmouth 5
Game 2: #2 Virginia 13 Wright State 3
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 1 Virginia baseball team finished off a hot day at the plate with a 13-3 victory over Wright State, Sunday afternoon, in the second game of a doubleheader at Davenport Field. In the first game, UVa pounded out 18 hits in an 11-5 win over Dartmouth.
Tyler Cannon (Sr., Pigeon Forge, Tenn.) had a big game at the plate, going 3-for-5 with five RBI. He had a key two-run triple to break open a one-run game in the seventh inning and then had a three-run double in the eighth inning. Cannon had eight RBI over the weekend.
#2 Virginia 14 Dartmouth 3
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The top-ranked Virginia baseball team recorded two big innings in a 14-3 victory over Dartmouth Saturday afternoon in front of 2,414 fans at Davenport Field. UVa (7-2) scored six runs in the second inning, then blew the game open with an eight-run fourth inning.
Phil Gosselin (Jr., West Chester, Pa.) led the Cavaliers’ 16-hit effort with a career-high four hits. Tyler Cannon (Sr., Pigeon Forge, Tenn.) and Steven Proscia (So., Suffern, N.Y.) each added a pair of hits as well as three RBI. Every UVa starter scored at least one time. UVa’s one through four hitters – Gosselin, Cannon, Dan Grovatt (Jr., Tabernacle, N.J.) and Proscia – combined to go 10-for-16 with nine RBI and seven runs.
Wright State 2 #2 Virginia 1
The Wright State baseball defeated #1 Virginia Friday afternoon by a score of 2-1 in Charlottesville, VA. Senior Alex Kaminsky (Fostoria, OH) picked up the win, going seven innings and giving up one earned run on seven hits. Senior Greg Robinson (Wilmington, OH) came on to pitch the final two innings and earn his first save. Sophomore Tristan Moore (New Albany, OH) led the way offensively with a three-for-four day and a run scored.
The ACC squads are back in action this weekend with a couple of marquee series taking place in Florida. The Georgia Bulldogs from the SEC head down to Tallahassee to take on the Florida State Seminoles. This weekend’s series will be the first real test for the Noles as they are sporting a 7-0 record with three game sweeps over Georgia State and Hofstra while winning a midweek game over the Florida Gators in Tampa. The other big series is the Florida Gators heading down to Coral Gables to take on the Miami Hurricanes. The Gators have a 5-1 overall record as they did not play last weekend as LaSalle had travel troubles while Miami has a 6-1 record which includes victories over Manhattan and Rutgers while defeating South Florida in Tampa on Tuesday.
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - After winning a program-record 38 games and capturing its first-ever regular season crown a year ago, Dayton has been selected to win the 2010 Atlantic 10 baseball title in voting conducted by the league’s head coaches.
Four-time champion Charlotte has been picked second, while defending league champ Xavier is third.
Rutgers Baseball Announces 2010-2011 Recruiting Class
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (November 19, 2009) – Rutgers head baseball coach Fred Hill has announced the signing of seven scholastic standouts to National Letters of Intent.
The group includes infielder Nick Favatella (Washington Township, N.J.), outfielders Joseph D’Annunzio (Scotch Plains, N.J.) and Brian O’Grady (Warminster, Pa.), catcher Michael Zavala (Randolph, N.J.) and pitchers Charlie Lasky (Freehold, N.J.), Slater McCue (Radnor, Pa.) and Andrew Sullivan (Monroe, N.J.).
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PHILADELPHIA – Chuck Ristano, who helped lead Monmouth to a pair of NEC Championships and NCAA Tournament appearances in his four seasons, has been named an assistant baseball coach at Temple, head coach Rob Valli announced today. Ristano will serve as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator for the Owls.
"Coach Ristano has clearly distinguished himself as one of the best recruiting coordinators in our region," Valli said. "His pitching staffs have always produced tremendous results. We expect that formula for success to continue here at Temple."