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Southland Announces Preseason All-Conference Baseball Teams

eams feature four 2008 award winners, including UTSA’s Michael Rockett, the conference player of the year.- Courtesy: Southland.org
UTSA’s Michael Rockett (Courtesy of Southland.org)


FRISCO, Texas – UTSA senior Michael Rockett, the 2008 Southland Conference Baseball Player of the Year, highlights a talented list of players on the 2009 preseason all-conference teams, the league office announced Wednesday in conjunction with the release of the preseason polls.

A native of Sugar Land, Texas, Rockett led a powerful UTSA lineup to its second consecutive regular-season title in 2008. A 2008 second-team All-American, Rockett was the first conference player of the year at UTSA since 2002. A constant threat at the plate, Rockett pounded out a .360 batting average, which ranked ninth in the conference. He also finished third in the league in hits (89) and runs batted in (68).
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UTSA Picked to Win Southland Conference Baseball Title

UTSA unanimous pick to defend Southland Conference Championship
UTSA unanimous pick to defend Southland Conference Championship


FRISCO, Texas – UTSA has been favored to win its third consecutive Southland Conference regular-season baseball championship by a vote of the league’s head coaches and sports information directors, the conference announced Wednesday.

The Roadrunners received five first-place votes and 110 points in the coaches’ poll and five first-place votes and 111 points in the SID poll. UTSA, which finished with the best conference record in both the 2007 and 2008 seasons, finished with a 39-19 overall record, tying the school record for wins. The Roadrunners welcome back 22 letterwinners, 10 pitchers and six position starters from a team that was 22-8 in league play to finish atop the West Division.

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College Baseball Early Signing Period-Odds and ends

Some schools will send out a press releases when they have everybody signed and some will send out multiple releases when they have received the LOIs. Today that is what I will be working on. Gathering all those press releases with one or two signings and then posting them here in this article. If you have one that we have not posted please let us know and we will be more than happy to put the info out.

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Meade Tenth Player to sign with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

exas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball head coach Scott Malone announced the tenth member of its 2009 recruiting class as Josh Meade has signed to join the Islanders.
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College Baseball Early Signing period-Part TWO

South Carolina Baseball Announces 2008 Signing Class

The University of South Carolina baseball program has announced the signing of 12 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent during the November early signing period. The class includes five players from the South Carolina Diamond Devils AAU squad that won a pair of national championships this summer as well as the top rated high school players out of the states of North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia. It consists of 10 high school players as well as two junior college standouts.
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Texas A&M Corpus Christi Fall World Series Update

Courtesy: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Courtesy: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi


The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball team put the final touches on its fall practice slate over the weekend with second annual Blue-Grey Classic at Chapman Field. The Blue team came out victorious in all three games with each game decided by no more than two runs.

In the opening game, the Blue rallied from a 3-0 deficit to knock off the Grey 7-5. Blue starter Andrew Toppert gave up three runs in the top of the first but then settled in and did not allow another run over his final five innings of work. In six innings, he pitched six innings and gave up three runs on six hits with four strikeouts and no walks. Brett Gibson got the last five outs for the save.
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Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Recruiting Class looking to make an Impact

Head Coach Scott Malone- Photo Courtesy: Rick Hudson


With the start of the 2008-09 academic year, a group of 16 athletes has arrived on the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi campus to join the Islander baseball program. Recently, head coach Scott Malone commented on each of the newcomers:

Brett Carnline (RHP) 6-2, 195 lbs. Conroe, Texas (Wharton CC)

“Brett had a tremendous season at Wharton this past season. It was exciting to see Brett pitch at the top of the rotation all year. We hope he can make the transition to D1 and do the same for us.”
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Texas A&M Corpus Christi add 3 to Coaching Staff

Rick Hudson Head Coach- Texas A&M CC
Rick Hudson Head Coach- Texas A&M CC


Texas A&M-Corpus Christi head baseball coach Scott Malone recently announced the addition of three new members of his Islander coaching staff for the upcoming season.

Joining the staff are former UTSA standout Josh Blakley as a volunteer assistant coach, Estevan Vasquez as the director of baseball operations and former Islander player Chase Wheaton as a student assistant coach.

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Paul Goldschmidt voted Southland Baseball Student-Athlete of the Year


Texas State sophomore Paul Goldschmidt was voted the SLC Baseball Student-Athlete of the Year.

The 2008 Capital One/Southland Conference All-Academic Baseball Teams were released today by the league office as Texas State sophomore first baseman Paul Goldschmidt was voted Student-Athlete of the year.

A native of The Woodlands, Texas, Goldschmidt’s accomplishments off the field are as stellar as his achievements in the classroom. While maintaining a 3.82 grade point average in finance, Goldschmidt led the league in home runs (17), garnering the 2008 SLC Hitter of the Year award, falling one round tripper shy of tying Texas State’s single-season record. Continue reading

UT-San Antonio Claims Second Consecutive #1 Seed In SLC Tournament


FRISCO, Texas – For the second consecutive season the UTSA Roadrunners have clinched the top spot in the Southland Conference Tournament. UTSA locked up the number one seed defeating league rival Nicholls State, 5-2 on Sunday, May 11, marking the program’s second regular-season title in school history, and the first team to win consecutive titles since Lamar in 2003-04. UTSA makes its fourth straight league tournament appearance and won 38 games this season, the most since joining the Southland Conference in 1992, and the Roadrunners 111 wins over the past three seasons leads the SLC.

The first round opponent for UTSA was not decided until the last day of the regular season as Southeastern Louisiana took two of three in Nicholls State giving the Lions the seventh overall seed, moving Texas A&M-Corpus Christi into the eighth seed to face UTSA in the opening round in the Islanders first Southland Conference Baseball Tournament appearance.

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Southland Conference Recap 05/17


McNeese State 1 at Lamar 2

Lamar did exactly what it needed to do on Saturday in preparation for the upcoming Southland Conference Tournament. Head coach Jim Gilligan used six pitchers and got enough out of them while producing enough offense for a 2-1 win over McNeese State for a series sweep and a three-game winning streak heading into Wednesday’s tourney-opener. MORE

McNeese State

Northwestern State 2 at Central Arkansas 7

For the second consecutive game, University of Central Arkansas’ starting pitcher struck out 11 and pitched into the ninth inning as the Bears beat Northwestern State 7-2 in Southland Conference action at UCA Field. MORE

Northwestern State Recap

Southeastern Louisiana 3 at Nicholls State 4
Southeastern Louisiana 4 at Nicholls State 1

Nicholls State took game one of an impromptu double header, but the Southeastern Louisiana University baseball team (29-25, 15-15 Southland Conference) rallied to take game two, ensuring a series win over the Colonels and the number seven seed in the 2008 Southland Conference Tournament on Saturday night. MORE

Nicholls State Recap
Stephen F. Austin 5 at Sam Houston State 8

Bearkats will be No. 4 Seed in Southland Tournament starting Wednesday at Don Sanders Stadium   MORE

SFA Recap
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 5 at Texas-Arlington 7

Four days from the opening round of the 2008 Southland Conference Tournament, the Mavericks built some momentum Saturday on Senior Day by downing the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders, 7-5, in an SLC game at Clay Gould Ballpark. The victory earns UTA (26-29, 16-14) the No. 6 seed in the postseason tournament, completes the series sweep against the Islanders (23-31, 14-15-1) and officially puts a disappointing 2007 in the rearview mirror. MORE

Texas A&M CC Recap

Texas-San Antonio 8 at Texas State 10

In a memorable senior day at Bobcat Field, Josh Walter closed out a cat-and-mouse rubber match with three ninth-inning strikeouts to hold off the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners for a 10-8 regular season finale vic… Read Full Release [+]

UT-San Antonio Recap