Here is your ACC Recap for April 14th.
VMI 12 #1 Virginia 3
LEXINGTON, Va. - The top five hitters in the lineup went 10 for 21 with 10 RBIs as No. 26 VMI defeated No. 1 Virginia, 12-3, in front of a record crowd of 1,463 fans at Gray-Minor Stadium Wednesday night. The win is VMI’s first-ever over a top-ranked opponent and improves the Keydets to 29-5 on the season. The Cavaliers fall to 27-8 with the loss, the team’s first mid-week setback in 10 games this season.
I apologize for not giving you some thoughts from Saturday night but I had some other commitments come up around here.
Tyler Holt from Florida State hit for the cycle on Sunday in a 9-5 victory over the Maryland Terps. Holt picked up a single in the first, double in the second, triple in the third, and hit a homer in the fifth. Holt said the following about the cycle "It felt good, I got some good swings in. The first two hits – the single and the double – went my way and then I finally got some good swings and got the last two." Coach Mike Martin was fired up about the cycle as he stated: “There are two things that really fire me up when I am watching a game – a no-no and the cycle. That fired me up. I will be honest with you, I don’t go to rock concerts but I guess they light the lighters – I would have lit a lighter on that one."
Here is your ACC Recap for March 17th.
#1 Virginia 6 James Madison 3
HARRISONBURG, Va. - The top-ranked Virginia baseball team captured a 6-3 victory over James Madison Wednesday night in front of a Dukes’ home record crowd of 1,815 at Veterans Memorial Park in Harrisonburg, Va.
Virginia’s five pitchers limited James Madison to four hits. Virginia starting pitcher Branden Kline (Fr., Frederick, Md.) worked into the sixth inning and allowed just two hits and two runs (one earned). In all, Kline (1-0) pitched five innings, walked three and struck out three as he notched his first college win.
One of my favorite college baseball beat writers in the country Chuck Carree of The StarNews recently had a chance to talk with Duquesne head coach Mike Wilson whose squad will be taking on UNC-Wilmington this weekend. This is an interesting season for Wilson as this will be his 17th and final season on the bench with the Dukes as it will be the last season of baseball at the school. The interesting part of the article is the fact that Wilson has to deal with many different factors that most Division 1 coaches don’t have to deal with like being the team’s grounds keeper, equipment manager and traveling secretary among other things.
Here is your ACC Recap for March 10th.
#2 Florida State 6 North Florida 2
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Second-ranked Florida State (12-0) continued its winning ways Wednesday night with a 6-2 victory over North Florida (6-7) on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles won for the third straight time over the Ospreys, while running their record to 7-1 all-time against UNF.
Freshman Robert Benincasa (1-0) pitched a career-high six innings allowing just one run on five hits in earning his first collegiate victory. The right hander from Tampa, Fla., retired the Ospreys in order three times on Wednesday, while facing no more than four batters in five of the six innings that he pitched. Benincasa was also the beneficiary of two beautifully turned groundball double plays that began at first base with Jayce Boyd to end the fourth and sixth innings.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
RICHMOND, Va. (January 19, 2010) – James Madison, which returns its entire starting lineup from a year ago, has been picked to win CAA baseball championship in 2010 according to a vote of the league’s head baseball coaches.
Here are your Early Signings for November 23rd.
Kentucky signs Nine for 2010 Season
LEXINGTON, Ky. – After securing two top-six recruiting classes in his first two seasons at the helm of the Kentucky baseball program, UK head coach Gary Henderson announced Monday that nine talented prospects have signed national letters of intent.
“We are really excited about our 2010 class,” Henderson said. “The last two years, we have had top-ranked classes and this group of student-athletes is every bit as good. One of the best things about this class is that we have a solid group of Kentucky kids who come to UK. We are extremely excited that we could keep these Kentucky guys home for their college careers.”
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
WILMINGTON, N.C. - Matchups against longtime regional rivals East Carolina, N.C. State, Elon and Coastal Carolina highlight UNC Wilmington’s 2010 baseball schedule, according to 19th-year Seahawk skipper Mark Scalf.
"I think we have a solid schedule as we continue to try to play the best opposition we can," said Scalf. "We have a good mix of teams that will prepare us to reach our goals as a program this season."
The Cape Cod Baseball League has put out their 2009 All-Cape League team. It is led by CCBL MVP Kyle Roller from East Carolina and CCBL Top Pitcher Chris Sale from Florida Gulf Coast. The infield features first baseman Mickey Wiswall (Boston College), second baseman Pierre LePage (Uconn), shortstop B.A. Vollmuth (Southern Miss) and third baseman Jedd Gyorko (West Virginia). The two ultility infielders are Zach Cox (Arkansas) and Nick Crawford (UAB). The outfield is led by Todd Cunningham (Jacksonville State). The other four members of the All-League outfield are Gary Brown (CS-Fullerton), Austin Wates (Virginia Tech), Brian Fletcher (Auburn), and George Springer (UConn). The catchers are Mike Murray (Wake Forest) and Cody Stanley (UNC-Wilmington). Ryan Cuneo (Delaware) joins Roller as the All-League Designated Hitters.
I took the day off from work to take in the Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game on Thursday night. The game was played at Fenway Park for the first time since the late 1980’s as the players got their chance to play at one of the better MLB parks in the country.
The game started early as the weather forecast called for heavy rains later in the night.