Rivals College Baseball Editor Kendall Rogers has put out some interesting articles over the last week. The first article focuses on some head coaches around the nation that have failed to live up to expectations. He lists South Florida’s Lelo Prado as disappointing in his first two years in Tampa. I tend to disagree with Rogers since it takes longer then two years to develop a solid program. He brings up Tony Gwynn who has been an absolute disaster with the San Diego State program over the last six years only finishing over .500 in 2004 with a 35-29 record and in 2008 when they went 31-28. Continue reading Rivals Links
Cory Barton Hired as Assistant Baseball Coach at ULM
Cory Barton has been named assistant baseball coach at ULM, head coach Jeff Schexnaider announced on Tuesday. Barton’s hire is pending approval by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors.
Barton joins the Warhawk staff after two seasons as an assistant coach at Memphis and a two-year playing career with the Tigers.
Continue reading College Baseball News and Notes 09/23
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Head coach Chad Kreuter brings in 14 freshmen and one transfer
A total of 14 freshmen and one transfer have enrolled at USC and will be eligible to play in the 2009 baseball season, head coach Chad Kreuter announced today.
We have come across nine schedules for Wednesday from across the Internet. The full list is available after the jump. Continue reading More 2009 Schedules Released
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Led by Most Valuable Player A.J. Pollock of the Falmouth Commodores and the trio of hard-hitting catcher Tommy Medica, infielder Joseph Sanders and pitcher Chris Manno of the league champion Harwich Mariners, the 2008 All-League Team has been announced by Cape Cod Baseball League Commissioner Paul Galop. Continue reading CCBL 2008 All-League Team
The Cape Cod Baseball League is ending the season in the coming days with the Championship series starting on Wednesday when the Harwich Mariners will take on the winner of the Falmouth and Cotuit series this evening. The CCBL has put out a boatload of articles from Players of the Week to the Player of the Year. Continue reading Cape Cod Baseball League End of Season Awards/Links
The College Baseball Blog took in the Cape Cod All-Star game on Saturday night which was won by the Eastern All-Stars 8-6 in an exciting game. We take a look at the Eastern Division today with some thoughts on the pitchers that saw action in the All-Star game. Continue reading Cape Cod All-Star Game Report: Eastern Division
The College Baseball Blog made the long trek down to Chatham to take in the Cape Cod All-Star game. The East Division in front of 8,629 fans used a seven run bottom of the eighth inning to erase a 6-1 deficit and pick up a 8-6 victory in the Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star game. The game was dominated by the team’s respective pitching staffs with each squad having a pitcher blow up in an inning. The Western squad scored the first run of the game in the 3rd inning with an A.J. Pollock (Notre Dame) opposite field homer while Rob Poythress (Georgia) returned the favor in the fifth inning by hitting a ball back in the same general area in right field. Both homers were just pop flys to right field but the strong wind heading out to right field brought the ball out of the ball park. Continue reading East storms back to defeat West 8-6
Tim Beckham from Griffin Ga will be the number 1 pick in the MLB 2008 Draft today at 2 pm by the Tampa Bay Rays. This goes against many experts including ESPN’s Keith Law that expected Florida State catcher Buster Posey to be selected in the top spot. I think this selection is better since Beckham has a bigger upside then Posey and could be a real special player. This development will hurt the Southern Cal program as Beckham was expected to be a threat in the Trojans program over the next few years. The full MLB.com article is available here.
Former MLB Third Baseman Scott Brosius has led Linfield College (34-11) to the Division III National Championship Tournament. (The Oregonian)
How does Brett Wallace’s season rank in ASU history? (Pitchfork Nation)
Are conference tournaments really necessary in college baseball? (The Nickel Block)
Ohio State’s season ends in disappointment (The Buckeye Nine)
Recruiting in Southern California is a balancing act for USC and UCLA (Los Angeles Times)
South Carolina will try and keep it rolling against LSU today (Gamecock Anthem)
Seminole freshmen are getting big game experience in the ACC tournament to prepare them for the College World Series (Nole Sports)
Examining the economics of Summer League Ball (CodBall)
Miami beat Georgia Tech in a 15-12 ACC Tournament battle that looked an awful lot like a College World Series game. (Miami Herald)
Chapman has already beat their first round opponent twice this season (Orange County Register)