We start up the 2011 season today with all 12 ACC teams in action with most of the top teams facing weaker competition. The best two non-conference matchups this weekend is the Virginia Cavaliers taking part in the Auburn Tigers tourney while North Carolina heads to Southern California to take part in the USC Tournament while slipping in a game with Cal-State Fullerton on Saturday. You can check out our ACC Atlantic Division and Coastal Division previews to get a full rundown on the conference teams heading into the opening weekend. We have also included our picks from some of our good friends around the country who will be joining us throughout the 2011 season. Continue reading ACC Weekend Preview (Feb. 18th-20th)
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 2011 CBD Season Preview: Conference USA
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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 2011 Conference USA Preseason Poll
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The UAB baseball program on Monday released its 2011 schedule, which features a challenging mix of 29 home games and 27 away from home. Eight of the Blazers’ 24 opponents in 2011 reached the postseason a year ago with three (Alabama, Coastal Carolina and Virginia) advancing to the NCAA Super Regionals. Continue reading UAB releases 2011 Schedule
Pending approval of the Presidents of Conference USA, their annual baseball tournament will move to the neutral site of Trustmark Park in Pearl, Mississippi. The tournament had previously been hosted by teams in conference, and will be held in Houston this season. Conference USA athletic directors voted on the move during the spring meetings this week, and the move is pending approval in June. Most of the other "big" conferences hold their end of season tournaments at neutral sites.
Here is your SEC Recap for April 6th.
Mahtook became the first Tiger to hit for the cycle since Aaron Hill accomplished the feat on April 5, 2003 against South Carolina. Mahtook went 4-for-4 with five runs scored as he doubled in the first inning, singled in the second, ripped a triple off the wall in the fifth and blasted a two-run dinger in the sixth.
#4 LSU 13 Binghamton 7
BATON ROUGE, La. – A seven-run eighth inning by LSU erased a 7-6 deficit and powered the fourth-ranked Tigers to a 13-7 win over Binghamton Wednesday night in Alex Box Stadium.
The Tigers (21-3) captured their seventh straight victory and their 17th-straight regular-season win over a non-conference opponent dating back to last season. Binghamton dropped to 6-11 with the loss.
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Houston sophomore RHP Michael Goodnight has been named Conference USA Pitcher of the Week after tossing a shutout against No. 3 Texas at the Houston College Classic last Saturday. East Carolina junior 2B Cam Freeman and UAB freshman DH John Frost have been named the co-Hitters of the Week after putting up consistent offensive production while leading their respective teams to three victories this past week.
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The UAB baseball program has announced its 2010 schedule, which features 33 home games, seven opponents that played in the 2009 NCAA tournament and two that competed in last year’s College World Series.
The non-conference portion of the schedule is highlighted by a challenging trip to San Diego, Calif., for the San Diego State Invitational (March 11-14). The event features matchups against some of college baseball’s most successful programs in San Diego, Fresno State, San Diego State and Cal State Fullerton.
Southern Illinois adds 10 for 2010-2011 Season
CARBONDALE, Ill. – Southern Illinois head baseball coach Dan Callahan announced Wednesday that the Salukis have signed 10 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to play baseball and attend school beginning in the fall of 2010.
The Salukis inked nine high school athletes and one from the junior college ranks. Of the 10 signees, six are pitchers (one left-hander and five right-handers), two are infielders and there is one catcher and one outfielder in the class.