By: John Lockwood
CUSA enters its second weekend of conference play with four teams tied for first with 2-1 conference records. Nationally, after last week’s thrashing of Tulane, Southern Miss enters the weekend at #28 while Rice—after dropping its first series ever to UCF—has dropped to #25. Continue reading
By: John Lockwood
This past weekend marked the opening of conference play for CUSA, with Houston the odd-man out taking on in-state rival #11 TCU. Down in Hattiesburg, MS, #30 Southern Miss kicked off conference-play by exploding for 43 runs against visiting Tulane. The Golden Eagles notched 45 hits, reached double-digit scores in all three games, and capped off the series by run-ruling the Greenwave 12-0 in 7 innings. The ‘Wave pitching staff didn’t help their own cause, giving up 19 free passes and having no pitcher go longer than 4 innings (which was their closer RHP Nick Pepitone in Game 2), while the defense managed three errors in each game. Southern Miss LF Tyler Koelling, led the onslaught by hitting .500 (6-12) belting 2 homeruns and driving in 11 runs. Not to be outdone, Golden Eagles 1b Adam Doleac notched 9 hits on the weekend, elevating his average on the season to .378. Continue reading
Here is some of our thoughts for games played on March 26th. Continue reading
When the 2010 baseball season ended in Conference USA, Rice had regained its traditional position atop the league standings in the regular season, but saw Southern Miss claim the postseason tournament title. Those two schools again top the preseason polls for the 2011 season. Continue reading
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Wichita, Kan. (NCBWA) — Forty-five players have been named to the initial watch list for the seventh 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 Tuesday.
Here are some of the best articles from the first day of College Baseball practice from various Newspapers and TV stations. Continue reading
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Conference USA announced its 2011 preseason baseball awards, as chosen by the league’s nine head coaches. Rice junior third baseman Anthony Rendon was chosen as the preseason Player of the Year, while Southern Miss senior right-hander Todd McInnis was named the preseason Pitcher of the Year. Rendon has been named C-USA Player of the Year each of the last two seasons, while McInnis was the Pitcher of the Year in 2009. Continue reading
The NCAA released their 2010 NCAA Baseball Attendance Figures which is led by four SEC schools. The LSU Tigers lead the pack with an average of 10,673 fans in 37 games. Arkansas comes in second with 7,704 fans while Ole Miss comes in third with 6,759 fans edging out fourth place South Carolina by an average of one fan. Texas is the first non-SEC school in fifth place with an average of 6,571 fans. You can check out the rest of the Top 50 below. Continue reading
Major League Baseball held the Rule 5 Draft yesterday during the Winter Meetings. If a player is selected in the Rule 5 draft, they need to be placed on a MLB roster for the next season and if they are put in the minor leagues, they will go back to the previous squad. The system was put into place to eliminate the ability for squads to stockpile young players in their system when other squads would have that player in the major leagues. Continue reading
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NEW ORLEANS - As the calendar changes to October, the Tulane baseball team is getting ready to ramp up fall practice. The Green Wave and head coach Rick Jones have also announced their 2011 schedule, which features 38 homes games hosted inside Greer Field at Turchin Stadium, 18 contests on the road and the Conference USA Tournament at Trustmark Park in Jackson, Miss.