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2012 NCAA Regionals Preview: Coral Gables

Coral Gables as a host site comes as a surprise to most, if not all of college baseball. The final host spot came down to a few SEC teams and an ACC team in Miami, and the selection committee opted to have a 3rd regional in the state of Florida, with Miami joining Florida State and Florida as host sites. The Coral Gables regional features two teams from Florida, one from New York, and one from Missouri. Joining the University of Miami (FL), are the Knights of Central Florida from Orlando, the Bears of Missouri State, and the American East Champion Seawolves of Stony Brook. It’s been deemed one of the toughest regionals of all 16 host sites, and action of the double-elimination tournament gets under at 2 PM ET on Friday when the #2 seeded UCF Knights face off vs. #3 seed Missouri state. First seeded Miami will then battle the four seed Stony Brook at 7 PM. The winner of the Coral Gables Regional will match up with the winner of the Baton Rouge (LSU) regional. Continue reading

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In the Dugout with UCF’s Terry Rooney

Central Florida Media Relations department is running weekly interviews with UCF head baseball coach Terry Rooney. This week he talks with host Kaley Budnik about this past weekend’s series with LIU-Brooklyn and previewing their matchup on Wednesday against Florida and the weekend set against Boston College. You can check out the full interview below. Continue reading

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NCBWA Names 2012 Preseason Stopper of the Year Watch List

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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

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2012 Conference USA Preseason Coaches Poll Released

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Conference USA announced its 2012 preseason baseball awards, as chosen by the league’s nine head coaches. UCF junior utility player D.J. Hicks was chosen as the preseason Player of the Year, while Rice sophomore left-hander Austin Kubitza was named the preseason Pitcher of the Year. Rice was chosen to win the league’s championship. The Owls have won either the regular season or tournament championship in each of its first six years as a member of C-USA. Continue reading

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October 29th Fall Ball Update

Here is your October 29th Fall Ball Update.

UALR: Maroon 2 Silver 1

LITTLE ROCK – Junior Tyler Buckley pitched four scoreless innings to help the Maroon Team even UALR’s Fall World Series with a 2-1 victory over the Silver Team Wednesday afternoon at Gary Hogan Field. Sophomore Ryan Montgomery pitched a scoreless seventh inning to pick up the save as the two teams head into Saturday’s contest with the series tied at one game apiece. Continue reading

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UCF gives back to Orlando Little Leaguers

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ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) – It has been a busy fall for the UCF baseball team on and off the diamond. With the start of fall baseball last week, the Knights have been improving on their fundamentals while also helping little leaguers around the Orlando area the past three weekends with theirs as well. Continue reading

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UCF Selects Skanska & DLR Group for Baseball Stadium Expansion

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ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) – UCF Athletics is excited to announce that a contractor/architect selection has been made for the baseball stadium expansion. Skanska USA Building, Inc. and DLR Group will serve as the design-build team that will perform all design and construction services for the project. The project will be phased with the initial segment beginning this fall with completion by the 2012 season. Continue reading

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Ryan Klosterman Joins UCF Baseball Coaching Staff

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ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) – UCF head coach Terry Rooney announced Friday that central Florida native Ryan Klosterman will join the UCF baseball coaching staff for the 2011-12 season. Klosterman will be in charge of the Knights’ infielders and team defense and will also assist with offense and recruiting.

“I am extremely excited to have Ryan Klosterman join our staff at UCF. His background is not only a huge asset for our program, but has prepared him to become an outstanding coach,” Rooney said. “He has experienced playing at the highest level of college baseball, along with the last eight years in professional baseball. His passion for the game will instantly be instilled in our infielders and our program.” Continue reading