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National Roundup for April 4th

Here is your National Recap for April 4th.

Nathan Kirby tosses No-Hitter as Virginia defeats Pitt 4-0

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Nathan Kirby (So., Midlothian, Va.) threw a no-hitter in the No. 1-ranked Virginia baseball team’s 4-0 victory at Pittsburgh Friday evening at Charles Cost Field. Kirby struck out 18 batters, one off the school and ACC single-game record, in UVa’s first no-hitter since 2011. Virginia (26-4, 11-2 ACC) extended its winning streak to nine games with the momentous victory. Continue reading

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2013 Preseason Big East Coaches Poll Released

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BigEastLogoPROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Louisville Cardinals, who tied for the 2012 BIG EAST regular-season title, have been tabbed as the favorites in 2013 by the league’s 11 head coaches.

The Cardinals, who advanced to the NCAA Championship for the seventh time in 2012, reaching the final of the Tucson Regional, received eight first-place votes and 98 points in the coaches’ preseason poll. St. John’s, with 82 points, edged Notre Dame (81) for second place. Continue reading

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Big East Weekend Preview

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Four teams went 3-0 in the first weekend of BIG EAST play as Louisville, USF, Notre Dame and Connecticut all swept their opening weekend opponents. Louisville and USF both lead the league with 18 wins. Continue reading

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Big East Weekend Preview (March 23rd-25th)

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – This weekend marks the opening weekend of BIG EAST baseball conference play, with 18 games scheduled for Friday-Sunday. Louisville has posted the best record in the league through the nonconference portion of the schedule with 15 wins and six losses (.714). Here is a look at the six weekend series. Continue reading

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2012 Big East Preseason Coaches Poll Released

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – On the heels of back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Championship and a runner-up finish in the BIG EAST last season, St. John’s has been tabbed as the favorite to win the 2012 BIG EAST baseball championship by the league’s 12 head coaches.

The Red Storm received eight of a possible 11 first-place votes in the preseason poll. The coaches also chose St. John’s outfielder Jeremy Baltz as the BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year and named Louisville righthanded pitcher Justin Amlung the BIG EAST Preseason Pitcher of the Year. Continue reading

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Big East Weekend Preview (May 19th-21st)

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Seven teams are fighting for five remaining spots in the BIG EAST Championship as only three teams have assured themselves of postseason appearances. Connecticut is the only team that knows its fate, as the Huskies clinched their first outright BIG EAST title last week and will be the No. 1 seed at the BIG EAST Championship. Pittsburgh and St. John’s also have punched tickets to the championship. Seton Hall and USF begin the weekend tied for the eighth and final tournament spot, with USF holding the tiebreaker over the Pirates.  USF hosts Pittsburgh and Seton Hall hosts Georgetown this weekend. Notre Dame and Louisville battle in an important three-game set, with the final two games of the series televised on the CBS Sports Network. All of the BIG EAST series will begin on Thursday, with Saturday being the final day of regular-season play. The 2011 BIG EAST Championship will take place May 25-29 at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla. Continue reading

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Big East Weekend Preview (April 29th-May 1)

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Less than half of the BIG EAST baseball season remains and Connecticut holds a two-game lead on first place. The Huskies enter the weekend with a 12-game winning streak, the longest current streak in the nation. Pittsburgh is in second place, a half-game ahead of St. John’s. The Red Storm and Panthers will battle in Pittsburgh this weekend. Last weekend, three BIG EAST pitchers tossed complete-game shutouts including St. John’s Kyle Hansen (vs. Notre Dame), Connecticut’s Matt Barnes (vs. Georgetown) and Pittsburgh’s Matt Iannazzo (vs. Rutgers). The 2011 BIG EAST Championship will take place May 25-29 at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla.  Continue reading

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Big East Weekend Preview (April 8th-10th)

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. –With two weeks of conference action in the books, eight teams are stacked up in the middle of the standings with 3-3 records. Connecticut holds a one-game lead over Louisville for first place in the conference, with the Huskies standing at 5-1 in league play this season.  Here is a look at the six weekend series. Continue reading

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Big East Weekend Preview (April 1st-3rd)

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. –After one weekend of play, St. John’s holds the top spot in the BIG EAST with a 3-0 record. The Red Storm highlight a full weekend of action with a three-game set against 2011 BIG EAST preseason favorite Connecticut. The two teams met in the title game of the 2010 BIG EAST Championship with the Red Storm winning 3-0. Five other series will also take place this weekend, including a battle between the top offense in the conference (West Virginia) and the best pitching staff (Louisville). Here is a look at the six weekend series. Continue reading