SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Southern Conference baseball coaches and the voting members of the Southern Conference Sports Media Association have each selected Elon as the preseason favorite to repeat as champion in 2009. A year ago, the Phoenix became the first team in seven seasons to win both the regular season and tournament titles en route to a 44-18 season and a berth in the NCAA Regionals. Continue reading 2009 Southern Conference Preseason Polls→
Over the last few weeks, I have had to post two articles about a player and a coach picking up charges for Driving under the Influence of Alcohol. I thought that we should check in on a good story today. Brian Shubsda, a senior outfielder on The Citadel baseball squad signed his contract to join the US Marine Corps in October of 2009. Continue reading Brian Shubsda of The Citadel joins Marine Corps→
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Charleston, S.C. – Head coach Fred Jordan announced The Citadel’s 2009 baseball schedule today with 35 home games on the slate for the Bulldogs. The Citadel will host 13 of the team’s first 14 games at home in the friendly confines of Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. Continue reading The Citadel releases 2009 Schedule→
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Charleston, S.C. – The Citadel baseball head coach Fred Jordan announced Monday that the program has signed four future cadet-student-athletes to National Letters of Intent. Two pitchers and two positions players have signed with the Bulldogs in the 2010 recruiting class.
Ben Carr (Atlanta, Ga./Stockbridge HS), Josh Pless (Spartanburg, S.C./Boiling Springs HS), Austin Pritcher (Charleston, S.C./James Island HS) and Jeff Spillane (Houston, Texas/Houston Christian HS) will join The Citadel baseball program in the fall of 2009. The four signees hail from Georgia, South Carolina and Texas, include two state champions and two players who were born one day apart. Continue reading The Citadel signs four players for 2010→
WACO, Texas – Baylor erased a two-run deficit with a four-run fifth, and Randall Linebaugh recorded a season-high seven strikeouts as the Bears defeated Texas State 7-2 in midweek action Tuesday night at Baylor Ballpark. The Bears (29-20) improved to 20-10 at home this season; Baylor has recorded at least 20 home wins in each of Baylor Ballpark’s 10 seasons. Texas State (27-24) has lost nine straight games against the Bears. Continue reading Baylor, South Carolina, Liberty, Louisville, and Quinnipiac pick up wins→
NEWARK, DE – Thirteen Blue Hens recorded at least one hit and five cracked home runs as the University of Delaware baseball team stormed past Temple, 22-4, at Bob Hannah Stadium on a warm Wednesday afternoon.
STATESBORO, Ga. – With the bases loaded and one out in the ninth Jeremiah Parker (Carrollton/Carrollton) hit a grounder down the third base line. Ty Wright (Montrose/West Laurens) slid and beat Matt Arnold’s throw home as Georgia Southern pulled out a 6-5 Southern Conference win over The Citadel. The Eagles (28-19 overall, 12-9 SoCon) took 2-of-3 from the Bulldogs over the weekend.
Wright was hit by a Matt Reifsnider (4-4) pitch to start the ninth. Phillip Porter (Marietta/Sprayberry) sacrificed Wright to second then Chris Shehan (Strasburg, PA/Lampeter-Strasburg) was intentionally walked. Matt Crim, the Friday night starter, walked Griffin Benedict (Dunwoody/St. Pius) to load the bases. Parker hit a soft grounder down the third base line. Wright broke for home and on the slide was called safe by home plate umpire Ed Haggray. Continue reading Georgia Southern, TCU, Radford, UMass, and SIU pick up wins→
FORT WORTH, Texas – For the second straight contest, the TCU Horned Frogs found themselves trailing heading into the ninth inning only to rally to tie the game. This time the Frogs needed three runs to tie the game at four, but Oklahoma broke the tie in the 12th inning to take a 5-4 victory Tuesday night at Lupton Stadium. The loss snaps the Horned Frogs’ nine-game winning streak and is just their first loss in the month of April. Continue reading OU, South Florida, Liberty, Wilmington, and VMI pick up wins→
Columbia, S.C. – Freshman right-handed pitcher Sam Dyson struck out eight batters in a career-high seven innings and Reese Havens hit his seventh home run of the year as South Carolina defeated College of Charleston 5-3 on Wednesday evening at Sarge Frye Field. The Gamecocks improve to 16-6 on the year while the loss drops College of Charleston to 16-8. Carolina returns to action at home this weekend with a three-game series at Sarge Frye Field vs. Kentucky. Continue reading South Carolina, Winthrop, Illinois, Bama, and Wilmington pick up wins→