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USC-Upsate Bats Cruise In 12-1 Win Over Gardner Webb

Ryan Fern pitched 6 1/3 innings in his first career start, leading Upstate past Gardner-Webb, 12-1
Ryan Fern pitched 6 1/3 innings in his first career start, leading Upstate past Gardner-Webb, 12-1

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BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Freshman Ryan Fern (Oviedo, Fla./Winter Springs) allowed just five hits in 6 1/3 innings of shutout baseball and back-to-back homers from junior Jimmy Tanner (Fayetteville, Ga./Starr’s Mill) and senior Phillip Morgan (Campobello, S.C./Spartanburg Methodist) highlighted a six-run seventh inning as the USC Upstate baseball team downed 2008 Atlantic Sun Conference runner-up Gardner-Webb, 12-1, in non-conference action on Tuesday afternoon at Masters Field.

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South Carolina Upsate 15 SIU Edwardsville 5

In his first collegiate start, Austin Moyer went 3-for-4 with three runs, a homer and two RBIs as Upstate beat SIUE, 15-5.
In his first collegiate start, Austin Moyer went 3-for-4 with three runs, a homer and two RBIs as Upstate beat SIUE, 15-5.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – In their first game in the starting lineup together, Southeast Guilford graduates Jeff Medley and Austin Moyer (Greensboro, N.C.) gave the USC Upstate baseball team the offensive boost it needed, combining to go 5-for-8 with seven runs, two RBIs and a homer to lead the Spartans past SIU Edwardsville in the nightcap of Saturday’s action at the Courtyard By Marriott Baseball Classic at Harley Park.

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ACC Weekend Preview: Feb. 20th-22nd

I will be covering the ACC in depth this season with weekly previews of the weekend ahead. I believe that the ACC is one of the premier conferences in the country even though no team in the conference has won the national championship since 1955 when Wake Forest grabbed the title. The ACC is expected to be won by the North Carolina Tar Heels who are led by two of the best pitchers in the conference with Alex White and Matt Harvey. The North Carolina offense is led by junior Dustin Ackley who has been one of the best hitters in the country for the last two seasons. Continue reading

2009 Atlantic Sun Preseason Poll

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MACON, Ga. – In each of its first three years in the Atlantic Sun, Kennesaw State has improved its standing and on the heels of its runner-up finish in 2008, the A-Sun coaches have installed the Owls as the preseason favorite, the conference office announced on Thursday.

Led by the Preseason Pitcher of the Year, Kyle Heckathorn, the Owls received six of the 11 first-place votes outdistancing themselves from a bunched pack of Lipscomb, the 2008 conference champion, FGCU, the 2008 regular-season champion and Stetson. Lipscomb earned three first-place votes, FGCU and Jacksonville, slotted fifth, split the remaining two votes. Continue reading

South Carolina Upstate Baseball Announces Addition Of Seven In Early Signing Period

Recruiting coordinator Russell Triplett announced the signing of seven players in baseball's early signing period.
Recruiting coordinator Russell Triplett announced the signing of seven players in baseball

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Coaches will always say defense wins championships. Perhaps that’s why the USC Upstate baseball team loaded up its Class of 2009 recruiting class with the first line of defense on the diamond, at the pitching mound, with the team signing five versatile pitchers, including two potential two-way players, an infielder and an outfielder, in their initial Fall period signing class, recruiting coordinator Russell Triplett announced on Thursday.

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South Carolina-Upstate Announce 56-Game 2009 Schedule

Matt Fincher and the 2009 Spartans will play 30 games against teams that finished 2008 in the top 150 in the NCAA RPI.
Matt Fincher and the 2009 Spartans will play 30 games against teams that finished 2008 in the top 150 in the NCAA RPI.

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The four-year seniors on this year’s USC Upstate baseball squad have already beaten 22 ranked opponents in their careers. The group of four players will no doubt get a few more chances to relish in the role of underdog this spring, as the 2009 USC Upstate baseball team will play a 56-game schedule that features bouts with 2008 NCAA Super Regional squad Coastal Carolina and NCAA Tournament squads Lipscomb, Charlotte and South Carolina, 12th-year head coach Matt Fincher announced on Thursday.

The Spartans will play 16 games against teams that posted 30-wins in 2009 and will take the field in 30 of their 56 games against teams that finished among the top 150 Division I teams in RPI, making the schedule one of the hardest in school history.
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College Baseball News and Notes 10/14

The Saint Mary's mens' baseball team will play an inter-squad on Wednesday at AT&T.
The Saint Mary's mens' baseball team will play an inter-squad on Wednesday at AT&T. Courtesy: SMC Athletics

Men’s Baseball to Play Inter-Squad at AT&T Park

All Saint Mary’s baseball fans are being invited to a special treat, as this Wednesday, October 15, the Gaels baseball team will hold an inter-squad scrimmage at AT&T Park home of the San Francisco Giants.
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College Baseball News and Notes 08/20/08

Illinois Unversity
Illinois University

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Fighting Illini Wrap Up Successful Summer

A number of Fighting Illini finished their summer seasons with great success in recent weeks, as Casey McMurray’s Santa Barbara Foresters won the National Baseball Congress World Series, Joe Bonadonna and Brandon Wikoff finished second in the Northwoods League playoffs with the Madison Mallards and Nick Stockwell led the Lombard Orioles to a second-place finish at the Stan Musial World Series. FULL STORY

Fecteau Comes To Upstate As Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach

USC Upstate head baseball coach Matt Fincher has announced the hiring of Ryan Fecteau, a former pitching coach at Southern Utah and a head coach in the summer collegiate Valley League, as a volunteer assistant coach. FULL STORY

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Stetson picked to win A-Sun

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MACON, Ga. – Stetson is the overwhelming favorite to repeat as Atlantic Sun Conference baseball champion in 2008 in the league’s preseason poll. The Hatters garnered eight of 12 first place votes in the poll conducted among the conference’s head coaches. Hatter outfielder Justin Bass and Lipscomb catcher Caleb Joseph split preseason Player of the Year honors, while Lipscomb’s Rex Brothers claimed Pitcher of the Year honors. Continue reading