Courtesy: Jamie Moncrief
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Colonial Athletic Association has awarded its 2010 and 2011 baseball championships to UNC Wilmington, extending the school’s run of hosting the event to eight consecutive seasons and 10 times overall.
The decision was made late last week during the league’s summer meeting in Hilton Head, S.C., and announced Monday. Continue reading
The CAA starts tournament play in the final year of the six team format. The conference will cut the number of playoff teams to four next season, which is a shame given the parity this year. Entering the final weekend of play, only two teams had locked up spots, and five teams were battling for the remaining three spots on the final day of the season.
James Madison, which won the tournament last season, was knocked out of the playoffs by George Mason in the final weekend and became the first team with a winning CAA record not to make the six team tournament. UNC Wilmington, last season’s regular season champion, will be a three seed heading into the playoffs.
The double elimination tournament starts at noon Wednesday at Brooks Field in Wilmington, N.C. when top seeded George Mason takes on sixth seeded Delaware. Here’s a rundown of each of the six teams. Continue reading
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CAA BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Mike Rooney, UNC Wilmington
Jr., SS, Cary, N.C./Cary
Rooney batted .556 with six runs scored and five RBI in UNCW’s four games last week. In the Seahawks’ two victories at Old Dominion that clinched a CAA Tournament berth, the junior shortstop went 8-for-10 and scored four times. Rooney is batting .331 for the season.
CAA BASEBALL Co-PITCHER OF THE WEEK:
Rob Kumbatovic, Hofstra
Jr., RHP, Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough
Kumbatovic allowed just four singles and no runs over seven innings as Hofstra blanked William & Mary 3-0 on Saturday. The junior right-hander fanned four and combined with Jeff Guthridge for the Pride’s first shutout since 2007. He earned his team-high fourth win. Continue reading
Jeff Thomson struck out a career best 11 batters on NU's Senior Day.
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CAA BASEBALL Co-PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Jake McAloose, Old Dominion
Jr., 3B, Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne
McAloose batted .778 (7-9) with two doubles, a triple and seven RBI in the final two games of the VCU series after missing the opener due to injury. In Sunday’s 28-9 victory over the Rams, the junior third baseman was 5-for-6 with five runs scored and six RBI. Continue reading
Here is your ACC Recap for May 10th.
NC State 9 UNC 4
RALEIGH, N.C. — Kyle Wilson went 3-for-3 with two home runs and Drew Poulk added a homer as NC State defeated top-ranked North Carolina 9-4 on Sunday at Doak Field at Dail Park to win the ACC weekend series against the Tar Heels.
With the win, the Wolfpack improves to 24-28 overall and 10-17 in ACC play. The loss drops the Tar Heels to 38-13 overall and 17-9 in the ACC. Continue reading
Here is your ACC Recap for May 9th.
UNC 5 NC State 2
RALEIGH, N.C. – Adam Warren and Brian Moran combined on a four-hitter as No. 1 North Carolina evened its weekend series with NC State with a 5-2 victory Saturday at Doak Field. The Tar Heels (38-12, 17-8 ACC) managed just three hits of their own but took advantage of 11 walks and three hit batters by Wolfpack pitching. Continue reading
Here is your ACC Recap for May 8th.
NC State 3 UNC 0
RALEIGH, N.C. – NC State left-hander Jimmy Gillheeney shut out No. 1 North Carolina over seven innings to lead the Wolfpack to a 3-0 win Friday in the series-opener at Doak Field. The Tar Heels (37-12, 16-8 ACC) held State (23-27, 9-16 ACC) to just five hits but matched a season high with 12 runners left on base to snap a five-game winning streak and a run of six straight victories in ACC play. Continue reading
Here is your ACC Preview for May 8th-11th. This week we only see four ACC series while Boston College, Miami, and Clemson play out of conference series. Virginia Tech is off this weekend. The marquee series of the weekend sees number 9 ranked Florida State heading to number 10 ranked Georgia Tech. North Carolina heads down the road to take on NC State while Duke heads to Virginia and Wake Forest heads to Maryland. Continue reading
Here is your ACC Recap for May 6th.
Florida State 15 Florida International 5
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State (35-12) scored early and often Wednesday night in cruising to a 15-5 victory over Florida International (30-19) on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles tallied 11 runs in the first three innings as every FSU starter registered a hit as it was the first meeting between the two schools since 1991. The victory pushed the Seminoles’ win streak to a nation-best 14 games. Continue reading
Ben Thielsen (Courtesy of UNCW Media Relations)
The CAA weekend series between Delaware and UNC-Wilmington has been cancelled due to fears of the Swine flu that has been reported on the Delaware campus and baseball program. According to a press release by the CAA, one of the Delaware players has fallen ill with the suspected Swine flu virus that has also cancelled high school games in Texas and Alabama. You can check out the CAA press release below. Continue reading