Chase Parham last week had an interesting article about how the new bats are changing the college game. (FULL ARTICLE) It has always been an interesting debate on whether the metal bats were juiced too much, causing safety issues and leading to higher scoring games. The early feedback on the new bat standards is that there is much less “pop” in the bat, making scoring much more difficult in the 2011 season.
The College Baseball Blog recently surveyed a smattering of college coaches around the country regarding use of metal bats. The opinions are drastically different depending if you were a power hitting team in the past or a team that believed in good pitching and defense to win ball games. Check out TCBB’s and coaches’ opinions below and feel free to leave your own opinion in the comments section below.
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FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
SAN ANTONIO — UTSA head baseball coach Sherman Corbett took part in the Wounded Heroes Baseball Classic at Wolff Stadium on Sept. 4, which helped raise money for the Hope4Heroes organization.
Corbett, who joined forces with the likes of Gaylord Perry, Rollie Fingers and Jeff Kent, competed for the Legends squad, which was made up of members of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA). The opposite dugout featured the Heroes team, a squad made up of military veterans who were injured while in active duty.
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FRISCO, Texas – After defending its title from a season ago, Texas State will again be the top seed in the 2010 Southland Conference Baseball Tournament when it begins Wednesday at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Bobcats claimed their fourth regular-season championship and second outright title on the final day of the regular season with a 34-20 overall record and a 23-10 mark in conference play.
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Texas State can win the Southland Conference title outright with a victory Saturday against UT Arlington. The Bobcats can also earn a share of the regular-season championship in defeat provided that Northwestern State also loses in its series finale vs. Southeastern Louisiana. The Lions and Bobcats would finish with identical conference records in that scenario and while they would share the conference regular-season title, Southeastern would be the No. 1 seed in next week’s conference tournament since it won two of three games against Texas State earlier this season. Northwestern State can win an outright championship should it beat Southeastern on Saturday and Texas State lose. The eighth and final seed is still not determined entering the final day of the regular season. Nicholls leads UTSA by one game. A Colonels’ win or a Roadrunners’ loss puts Nicholls in the tournament. A Colonels’ loss and a UTSA win send the Roadrunners to Corpus Christi for the tournament since the Roadrunners own the tiebreaker between the teams by virtue of its regular-season sweep.
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FRISCO, Texas – UTSA second baseman Ryan Hutson has been named the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week while Nicholls right-handed pitcher Tyler Minto has been named the Southland Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday.
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No. 29 Texas State 6, McNeese State 3
LAKE CHARLES, La. – Sophomore Mitchell Pitts earned his fifth win of the season Sunday afternoon at Cowboy Diamond after tossing seven complete innings and holding McNeese State to just one run off four hits while striking out four in No. 29 Texas State’s 6-3 series-clinching victory.
The Bobcats improved to 30-17 overall and 20-7 in Southland Conference action with its eighth league series of the season. Texas State holds a game-and-a-half lead over Stephen F. Austin (32-13, 18-8 Southland) in the league standings for first place.
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Here is your Southland Conference Recap for April 30th. Courtesy of the Southland Conference.
Nicholls 5, Southeastern Louisiana 3
THIBODAUX, La. – Nicholls junior left hander Clint Dempster delivered a dominant performance Friday night in a 5-3 win over Southeastern Louisiana in the opener of a three-game Southland Conference series. The junior struck out 16 and allowed just one earned run in turning in his third complete game of the season.
The Colonel defense committed a pair of costly errors that led to unearned runs in the first and second innings as the Colonels fell behind 2-0. However, Dempster took control the rest of the way. The Thibodaux native didn’t allow a runner to reach second base from the third through the sixth innings and fanned 16 Lion batters, bettering his previous career high of 11 set April 2 at UT Arlington.
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For the first time in what feels like forever, I was able to grace the University of Texas press box with my presence. Since work has taken me away from a regular attendance at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, the Longhorns have won 18 of 20 games, including an incredible 16 game winning streak. The Longhorns streak has been highlighted not by strong pitching, a trait that existed prior to the streak, but rather the emergence of offense, scoring less than five runs only four times. Never the less, the team from Austin looked like they were gearing up for a run at not just Omaha, but the first place finish that narrowly eluded them last season.
Continue reading CBB Visit: #1 Texas vs. UTSA (April 27th)
This is you SLC recap for April 25th.
#20 Southeastern Louisiana 11 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 3
Chris Franklin made the most of his first career start on the mound as he recorded a complete-game four-hitter and helped No. 20-ranked Southeastern Louisiana to an 11-3 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the final game of a Southland Conference series Sunday at Chapman Field.
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This is yours SLC recap for April 24th.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 11 #20 Southeastern Louisiana 5
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball team jumped out to a 7-0 lead Saturday at Chapman Field and never looked back handing Southeastern Louisiana an 11-5 defeat.
Continue reading Southland Conference recap April 24th