We offer up a history lesson on college baseball living legend Gary Ward courtesy of Oklahoma State University. The school posted a video two days ago which highlights Ward and his teams during the “Decade of Dominance” at Oklahoma State, a stretch that may never again be duplicated in college baseball. Ward authored one of the most dominant decades in all of college sports during the 80’s at Oklahoma State in which the Cowboys made seven consecutive trips to the College World Series (a feat that is still unmatched) and the team finished as the national runner ups three times during the decade.
Ward led OSU to 16 straight conference titles, 17 NCAA regional appearances and 10 trips to the College World Series. He compiled a record of 953-313-1 in 19 seasons in Stillwater. In 2002, he led New Mexico State to a Sun Belt Tournament Championship and an NCAA appearance. He finished with a career record of 1,022-361-1, which ranks 24th on the NCAA all-time wins list. He’s a member of two national college baseball Halls of Fame (College Baseball Foundation and ABCA) as well as the Hall of Fame at three different colleges (New Mexico State, Oklahoma State, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M) as well as the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
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The New Mexico Lobos hosted No. 7 TCU at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque, N.M. on Friday, May 20th and despite getting shelled 25-16, the Lobo defense turned a rare triple play in the game. It was officially scored as a 1-2-5-4-5-4 in the top of the third and it was UNM’s first triple play since May 7th, 1989 against Wyoming.
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The Clemson and Davidson baseball teams provided some entertainment for fans that remained at Kingsmore Stadium during the two hour and seven minute rain delay on Tuesday, May 17. Click through to find out if it was better entertainment than the jousting match between Radford and High Point
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Radford and High Point faced off this past weekend on the field and in a jousting match. High Point catcher Kyle Mahoney faced off against Radford RHP Mark Peterson in the jousting match. You can check out who won the matchup below. Continue reading Video of the Day: Rain Delay Jousting?
Pepperdine’s Tony Cooper absolutely robbed UCLA’s Dean Espy tonight in the third inning. Cooper reached over the left field fence and pulled back an Espy flyball for the second out of the inning. You can check out the video below courtesy of UCLA All-Access. Continue reading Catch of the Year? Pepperdine vs UCLA
Everyone knows I love a good baseball video spoof but I think the Vanderbilt baseball program has put out one of the best. The university athletic department will be holding their annual banquet on Monday afternoon. You can check out the fitness informercial video below promoting the event. Continue reading Video of the Day: Vanderbilt Fitness Video
Nebraska won two out of three games from the UCLA Bruins over the weekend but the most impressive portion of the weekend was done by sophomore infielder Kurt Farmer. On a foul ball, he reached over the wall making a fabulous catch but his momentum caused him to flip over the wall. You can check out the video below. As always, if you know of a good catch or interesting college baseball video feel free to drop us a line at editor at collegebaseballdaily.com. Continue reading Video of the Day
A couple of Cal Baseball players got together recently to do a rap on the Cal Athletic Department cutting the program. It is a funny video but also kinda of sad that this will be the last year that these young men will play baseball at Cal. You can check out the full video below. Continue reading Video of the Day: Cal Baseball Rap (Video)
We start up the Video Challenges of the year today with the Vanderbilt Commodores checking in with a great danceoff between teammates Jack Armstrong, Navery Moore, and Mark Lamm. The full video is below. My favorite locker room dance video is still the Oklahoma State one from this fall. Continue reading Video of the Day: Vanderbilt Dance-Off
The Oklahoma State Baseball team had a little fun in this Youtube video below to Yolanda Be Cool’s “We No Speak Americano.” Personally, I am not up on the hip-hop music but any video which features dancing with pants over your head is a must see.
Continue reading Video of the Day: Oklahoma State Baseball having some fun