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CBD Column: Troy University: Surging in the Sun Belt

DannyCollinsFeaturedThe way infielder Logan Pierce sees it, the Trojans of Troy University have a simple policy:

“We’re not a bunting team. We’re not just trying to move guys over, we want to score.”

And score they have. 23 games into the season, the Trojans have crossed the plate 191 times, second only to South Alabama in the Sun Belt Conference (SBC). They lead the conference in team batting average, slugging, and on-base percentage. Continue reading

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NCBWA National Players of the Week (Feb. 19th)

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NCBWA LogoMORGANTOWN, W.Va – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA)­ released its National Player of the Week awards for the period ending February 17 today. Troy junior outfielder Danny Collins was named National Hitter of the Week, while Georgia Tech senior right-handed pitcher Buck Farmer 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

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2013 Sun Belt Conference Preseason Coaches Poll and Teams

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sunbelt_thumb.jpgNEW ORLEANS – The Florida Atlantic Owls have been tabbed as the preseason favorites to win the 2013 Sun Belt Conference baseball title, the league announced on Monday.

FAU won the SBC regular season title in 2012 behind a 32-22 overall record and a 19-8 record in SBC play. This season, the Owls return six starters from that squad and four starting pitchers, including 2013 All-SBC Preseason selections pitcher Austin Gomber and first baseman Mark Nelson. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 83. Danny Collins (Troy)

20121224-180122.jpgCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2013 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 83 Danny Collins from Troy University. The 6’2 205 pound junior infielder from Niceville High School in Niceville, Florida. He was a three year letter winner at Niceville hitting .420 with five homers with 27 RBI as a junior while hitting .390 with six homers and 30 RBI as a senior. Continue reading

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2012 CBD Season Preview: Sun Belt Conference (Part 2)

This is the second part of our two part 2012 Sun Belt Preview. You can check out the first part by clicking here.

Louisiana- Lafayette: 31-27; 18-12

After finishing third in the conference last season, the Ragin’ Cajuns are ready for another strong year, although may have trouble due to the loss of key players Taylor Hubbell, T. J. Geith and Joey Satriano. Continue reading

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2012 CBD All-American Teams Announced

College Baseball Daily has put together with our large staff of College Baseball writers our first annual All-American Team. You can check out the full team below.  Continue reading

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2012 Sun Belt Conference Preseason Coaches Poll

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NEW ORLEANS – The Panthers of FIU and the Trojans of Troy have been tabbed as the preseason favorites to win the 2012 Sun Belt Conference baseball title in a vote of the league’s head coaches.

FIU, which finished second overall in the standings in 2011, returns five starters to an offense that led the SBC in batting average, home runs and runs scored. The Panthers finished last season 20-9-1 in conference play. FIU received four first-place votes from the coaches and finished with 93 points. Continue reading