FROM BIG EAST PRESS RELEASE PROVIDENCE, R.I. – This weekend marks the opening weekend of BIG EAST baseball conference play, with 18 games scheduled for Friday-Sunday. Georgetown has posted the best record in the league through the non-conference portion of the schedule with 15 wins and seven losses (.682). Here is a look at the six weekend series. Continue reading →
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Backed behind the first no-hitter in BIG EAST baseball in nearly three years, USF swept the latest installment of BIG EAST Weekly Baseball awards. Junior Randy Fontanez earned BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week recognition, while classmate Jonathan Koscso was named BIG EAST Player of the Week. Continue reading →
MONROE, La.—The defending Sun Belt Conference Champion ULM baseball team opened up practice for the 2009 season on Sunday afternoon. Preseason camp will continue until the Warhawks open the season on Feb. 20 against Northwestern State.
The Warhawks spent the first day of practice working on fielding drills before the pitchers and hitters squared off against each other for the first time since the fall.
TAMPA, Fla. – Despite chilling temperatures, the University of South Florida baseball team hit the field for an hour Tuesday afternoon in a warmup for the quickly approaching first day of spring practice.
“The first day of practice is always exciting,” said USF Head Coach Lelo Prado. “We’re only out here today for an hour, but all of the guys are jumping around and are excited for the season.” Continue reading →
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Louisville, the 2008 BIG EAST tournament champion, has been unanimously chosen as the favorite to win the 2009 conference championship by the 12 BIG EAST head coaches, who were not permitted to vote for their own teams. In addition, Louisville swept both 2009 preseason individual honors. Junior third baseman Chris Dominguez was honored as Preseason Player of the Year for the second consecutive year, while junior Justin Marks was unanimously selected as Preseason Pitcher of the Year.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Junior outfielder Tyler Odle went 3-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and scored five runs in leading Alabama to a 12-4 win over Mississippi Valley State Tuesday night at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.
Odle is the first Alabama player to score five runs in a game since Casey Lambert scored five runs in the Crimson Tide’s 26-7 win at Kentucky on March 18, 2001. Odle was hit by a pitch and scored in the first inning and slammed his first home run of the season in the third inning to give the Tide a 2-0 lead. He walked and scored in the fourth, singled and scored in the sixth and doubled and scored in the seventh inning. Continue reading →
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
TAMPA, Fla. – The University of South Florida baseball team dropped the third game of their first BIG EAST Conference series, 3-2, to the Seton Hall Pirates Sunday afternoon at Red McEwen Field.
The Bulls, who had won their last seven games, fall to 10-6 overall and 2-1 in the BIG EAST Conference.
“We had a tough day, and we did not finish the job,” said head coach Lelo Prado. “No team should be satisfied with two out of three.” Continue reading →
TAMPA, Fla. – The University of South Florida Bulls ended their two-game skid with a 9-8 victory against the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday night at Red McEwen Field.
USF improves to 3-2 on the season while the Wildcats drop to 3-3.
“The whole team played well tonight,” said head coach Lelo Prado. “We did some things offensively that we have not done all year, and when we do that, we are going to be very successful.” Continue reading →