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Houston’s Jared Ray turns down Volunteers

HOUSTON – Jared Ray has battled injuries throughout his career as a prep standout and at the University of Houston. After redshirting the 2010 season, Ray appeared in just five games late last season as he was rehabilitating from his third shoulder surgery.

Despite the setbacks, the right-hander pitched well on Friday. Continue reading Houston’s Jared Ray turns down Volunteers

CBD Column: SEC Weekend Recap

This weekend opened up college baseball all across the country. The SEC, currently well-known for recent appearances and championships in the NCAA Baseball post-season, opened up its schedule facing some deep non-conference competition. Here are the weekend recaps for the teams of the baseball-dominant Southeastern Conference. Continue reading CBD Column: SEC Weekend Recap

2012 SEC Preseason Coaches Poll

The Florida Gators are predicted to repeat as the 2012 Southeastern Conference baseball champions, as voted by the league’s 12 baseball coaches in the 21st annual preseason SEC poll. Continue reading 2012 SEC Preseason Coaches Poll

2012 CBD Season Preview: SEC

2011 was a year of confirmation for the SEC. Not only did South Carolina claim its second national championship in as many years, but SEC teams occupied the top three national rankings for the majority of the season. Furthermore, all three of those teams made the trip to Omaha, while seven teams from the SEC made the NCAA tournament—both tallies being the most of any conference in college baseball. In essence, 2011 cemented the SEC’s ascendancy atop college baseball, and 2012 promises to be more of the same.  Continue reading 2012 CBD Season Preview: SEC

The Inside Pitch: Tennessee

Can Knoxville, Tennessee become the hotbed of college baseball in the SEC?

If new Tennessee head coach Dave Serrano has anything to do with that, it will happen under his watch. The Vols baseball program has had some tough times over the last couple of years. They finished the 2011 season with a 25-29 record and a 7-23 SEC record for a last place finish.

“The focus of the fall for us was seeing the talent we have for the upcoming season.” said Serrano. “We implemented our system this fall with the players learning it well. We want squads to come into Knoxville and when they leave town say that Tennessee squad plays hard nosed baseball.” Continue reading The Inside Pitch: Tennessee

October 15th Fall Ball Recap

Here is your October 15th Fall Ball Recap.

Coastal Carolina: Bronze 4 Black 2

CONWAY – The Coastal Carolina baseball team started its 2011 fall World Series Friday afternoon with the Bronze squad edging the Black squad 4-2, following a one-and-a-half hour session of showing their skills to at least 25 Major League Baseball scouts at Watson Stadium. Continue reading October 15th Fall Ball Recap

Tennessee releases 2012 Schedule

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee baseball program announced the full schedule for the 2012 campaign, its first under head coach Dave Serrano, on Wednesday. Highlighting the slate are 26 games against a total of 10 teams that made the NCAA Tournament last year, including home sets against Seton Hall, Alabama, Florida, Vanderbilt and Arkansas.

“We came out pretty good,” Serrano said. “I feel we will be challenged and have a good balance of home and away games. I’m excited. We want to find out about our team, so we want to challenge our team each and every weekend and in mid-week games so that we can learn some things about them and be able to prepare them to be successful in the SEC.” Continue reading Tennessee releases 2012 Schedule