The SEC’s reign atop college baseball came to an end in 2012, as South Carolina fell to the Arizona Wildcats in the championship series in Omaha. Still, though, the conference scored a big victory with the addition of Texas A&M, who provides immediate strength to the conference.
Last year we saw Arkansas rise to national contention as well as push the Gamecocks to the brink of College World Series elimination. We saw Mississippi State conquer the conference to win a NCAA berth by virtue of winning it all in Hoover. Continue reading
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Texas A&M baseball team announced its schedule for the 2013 campaign this week, revealing that the Aggies will host 33 home games during their inaugural season in the Southeastern Conference. Continue reading
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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Mike Clement, boasting seven years of coaching experience at two Division I baseball programs and strong recruiting ties in the state of Texas, has been named Kansas State’s hitting coach, head coach Brad Hill announced today. Continue reading
SAN DIEGO — Ryan Boldt didn’t have much to say Sunday night when San Diego Padre great Trevor Hoffman presented him with the 2012 Perfect Game All-American Classic MVP Award. It didn’t matter; his play had already said plenty.
The lanky 6-foot-1 centerfielder from Red Wing, Minnesota finished 2-for-3 with a triple to help the West squad secure a come-from-behind 7-6 victory at Petco Park Sunday night.
Boldt showed off his wheels roaming the spacious Petco outfield and when he slid into third base (pictured above) with an easy triple on a smash down the left field line.
“I try to use my speed as much as I can,” the Nebraska commit said. “I just try to put the ball in play and run as much as I can.” Continue reading
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National Pitcher of the Year
LUBBOCK, Texas —The College Baseball Hall of Fame announced Friday the 25 pitchers on the newest edition of the Pitcher of the Year Award Watch List.
The winner of the Pitcher of the Year Award, sponsored by Diamond Sports, will be announced on June 30 in Lubbock, Texas, as part of the annual College Baseball Night of Champions. The event features the presentation of numerous awards and the induction ceremony for this year’s Hall of Fame class.
“The pitchers on this list continue to demonstrate excellence on the mound,” said award co-chair Landon Holly. “As we’ve progressed through the season, we’ve been able to narrow down the list, but we’ve also added some players who’ve excelled in the second half of the regular season.”
FROM NCBWA RELEASEMORGANTOWN, W.Va – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its National Player of the Week awards for the period ending May 13, today. FIU senior outfielder Pablo Bermudez was named National Hitter of the Week, while Texas A&M senior right-hander Ross Stripling was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season. Continue reading
Wake Forest @ #5 North Carolina
Wake Forest upset #5 North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Friday night 7-6 in extra innings. The Demon Deacons played twelve innings against the Tar Heels, winning the ACC series opener on a sac fly by Mark Rhine that scored Carlos Lopez. Continue reading
MALIBU, Calif. — No. 10 Texas A&M dominated both games of a doubleheader, 9-2 and 11-5, Saturday afternoon at Pepperdine’s Eddy D. Field Stadium to get a weekend sweep.
In the first game, Ross Stripling held the Waves to two runs on eight hits and one walk in a complete game effort — the fourth consecutive complete game by the Aggies starters.
MALIBU, Calif. — Texas A&M pitcher Michael Wacha outdueled Pepperdine’s Jon Moscot in a 4-0 win Friday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium.
Through the first five and a half innings, neither pitcher had allowed a single hit. Moscot’s no-hit and shutout bids ended in the sixth inning when the Aggies took a 3-0 lead with three consecutive two-out hits.
Wacha carried a perfect game into the eighth inning until an error on a strikeout gave the Waves their first baserunner. The very next pitch he lost the no-hitter on an infield single that deflected off Wacha’s glove. The hard-throwing right-hander allowed only two hits and struck out eight in a complete game shutout.
MALIBU, Calif. — Michael Wacha bounced back from his worst start of the season, with his best of the year and possibly his career. Wacha led Texas A&M to a 4-0 win over Pepperdine Friday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium.
After being roughed up for nine runs, eight earned, in 5 1/3 innings last Friday against Kansas State, Wacha rebounded by nearly throwing a perfect game. The 6-foot-6 junior took a perfect game into the eighth inning and finished with an eight-strikeout, two-hit shutout.