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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.”
Last season was all about Texas State. The Bobcats went in with the top pitcher, and found out quickly they also had the top hitter in the Southland. RHP Carson Smith is gone, but 1B Casey Kalenkosky, an NJCAA All-American turned NCAA All-American, is back for another round. Coach Ty Harrington only lost a few starters on the field, and returned a strong nucleus of hitters to go along with a pitching staff that was more than capable of getting the team to the NCAA postseason. Continue reading
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FRISCO, Texas – Texas State is favored to win its fourth consecutive Southland Conference regular-season baseball championship by a vote of the league’s head coaches and sports information directors, the conference announced Thursday. Continue reading
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Wichita, Kan. (NCBWA) — Forty-five players have been named to the initial watch list for the eighth annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award, given to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I baseball, as announced by the association Wednesday. Continue reading
Here is your October 17th Fall Ball Update.
North Carolina: Blue 6 White 0
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Blue Team claimed its second straight series and wrapped up the Fall World Series Sunday afternoon as they claimed a 6-0 win over the White Team. Andrew Smith notched the win tossing 5.1 innings of shutout ball while striking out 10. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the countdown today at number 94 in Texas State junior Andrew Stumph. The 6’0 210 pound catcher out of Katy, Texas had an outstanding prep career at Katy High School. He picked up four letters under Tom McPherson. He was named All-Greater Houston Co-Newcomer of the Year as a freshman in 2006 as he set a school record with 51 RBIs. He also earned three-time all-state honors and all-American honorable mention in 2008 and 2009 while being named 2009 district MVP. Continue reading
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San Marcos, Texas – The Texas State Athletic Department released the 2012 baseball schedule on Wednesday, revealing a 54 game slate that features 25 games at Bobcat Ballpark, 28 away games and one neutral site contest. Two tournaments at Bobcat Ballpark are also on the Bobcats’ slate, one to begin the season and the Southland Conference Tournament at the end of the season. Continue reading
The biggest news last week was that the NCAA Baseball Committee has recommended changing the way the RPI is calculated for the 2013 season. The revised RPI formula will value each road victory as 1.3 instead of 1.0. Each home win will be valued at 0.7 instead of 1.0. Conversely, each home loss will count 1.3 against at team’s RPI and each road loss will count 0.7 against a team. This is similar to the changes made in Division I men’s and women’s basketball where road wins are weighted as 1.4 and home victories are weighted at 0.6. That was based on statistical data that consistently showed home teams in Division I basketball winning about two-thirds of the time.
College Baseball Daily was able to catch up to coaches from around the country to get their thoughts on the new rules and what changes they might have for their 2013 schedules if they are adopted by NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel meeting on August 11th. You can check out the coaches comments below and the NCAA did a study on what the changes would have done for the 2011 season if they were in effect which can be checked out by clicking here. Continue reading
The Texas Longhorns coming off an appearance in the 2011 College World Series has released their 2011 fall schedule. They will host the Houston Cougars on visit Austin on October 16th. The Vanderbilt Commodores will then make their second straight fall appearance in Austin on October 22nd and 23rd. The Longhorns will wrap up their fall slate on October 30th when Texas State visits UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Continue reading
Here is your 2011 NCAA Austin Regional Day 3 Recap
#7 Texas 4 Texas State 3
AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Longhorns staved off elimination with a dramatic 4-3 win over the Texas State Bobcats Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Baseball Austin Regional at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Continue reading