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Sophomore Sheldon McDonald threw eight shutout innings of five-hit, nine-strikeout ball and did not walk a batter, as he led the Huskies to a 5-0 win over the Western Michigan Broncos on Wednesday afternoon at IMG Academies in BRadenton, Fla. Western Michigan entered the game having scored at least 15 runs in three of its last five games, but McDonald kept the Bronco bats silent all afternoon. Continue reading
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PHILADELPHIA (3/5/08) – Saint Joseph’s sophomore Mike Boyland (Hatboro, PA / Hatboro-Horsham) and Temple junior Matt Mongiardini (Toms River, NJ / Toms River East) have been named the Philadelphia Big 5 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, in voting conducted by the school’s head coaches and sports information offices. Continue reading
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DAYTONA BEACH, FL (2/25/08) – After managing just one hit over the first seven innings, Temple’s bats finally came alive in the final two frames, banging out seven hits and three runs. But the late rally came up just short, allowing host Bethune-Cookman to escape with a 4-3 victory over the Cherry and White in the series finale on Monday at Jackie Robinson Park.
BCU starter Eric Thomas (1-0) kept the Owls off balance through seven shutout innings, surrendering only an infield single to senior Stan Orzechowski (Philadelphia, PA / Northeast Catholic) in the third. The Wildcats went to the bullpen in the eighth with a 1-0 lead and Temple looked to take full advantage of the change on the mound.
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DAYTONA BEACH, FL (2/24/08) – Freshman Byron McKoy (Charlotte, NC / Independence) hit a three-run homerun to highlight a six-run eighth inning to give Temple a 9-6 come-from-behind victory over Bethune-Cookman in the nightcap of Sunday’s doubleheader at Jackie Robinson Park. The Owls dropped the opener to the defending MEAC Champions, 5-1. Continue reading
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PHILADELPHIA – Due to disrupted air travel from the snowstorm that hit the Philadelphia area, Friday’s Temple baseball game at Bethune-Cookman has been postponed. The two teams will play a doubleheader beginning at noon on Sunday and a single-game on Monday at 11:00 AM.
The Temple Media Relations department put out a season preview. Head Coach Rob Valli is enterning his third season in charge of the Owls program. He has struggled in his first two seasons but returns a veteran team loaded with pitchers and a solid group of position players. The preview is available here. We talked with Rob Valli last week about his program and our interview is available by clicking here.
The CBB recently had the opportunity to send some questions to Rob Valli of Temple. He is entering his third season in charge of the program coming in with a two year mark of 30-78. He came to the Temple program from Gloucester County College (NJ) where he made the NJCAA World Series in each of his five seasons. Continue reading
The Temple Owls have released their 2008 schedule. They will open the season with a three game set at Bethune Cookman on February 22nd-24th. They will head the next weekend down to Old Dominion for a nice matchup of mid-majors. Temple will play a full A-10 schedule this season with Charlotte, Duquesne, Richmond, Fordham, and Dayton visiting the Owls. The Owls will play road series against URI, St. Joe’s, George Washington, and St. Louis. The A-10 tournament will take place from May 21-24th in Camden NJ. The full schedule is available here.
The Cornell baseball program has announced their 2008 schedule which is highlighted by a season opening tournament where they will play face Siena and the host Virginia in four games. They will also take part in the Villanova Classic where they will play Temple, LaSalle, and the host Wildcats. The Big Red will make their annual trip to Florida but they have not announced opponents for the entire week. The team will open at home against Ivy League power Harvard on March 29th. The full schedule is available here.
Temple University is mourning the loss of sophomore pitcher Richie Gargel who passed away on Wednesday from injuries sustained in a swimming accident. He appeared in 20 games in 2007 while striking out 27 batters in 30 innings. Gargel was playing this summer for the St. Cloud (MN) River Bats where he was sporting a 1-0 record in 8.1 innings of work. The College Baseball Blog would like to send their condolences to the Temple community and to the Gargel family.