The Big East Conference had an outstanding season in 2010 having St. John’s, Louisville, and UConn make the NCAA Tournament including two of them hosting Regionals. The sad part is that none of the schools were able to win their respective regional. Continue reading 2011 CBD Season Preview: Big East
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After winning a school-record 48 games and advancing to the NCAA Regionals for the first time since 1994, Connecticut has been chosen as the favorite to win the 2011 BIG EAST baseball championship by the league’s 12 head coaches.
The Huskies received nine of a possible 11 first-place votes in the preseason poll. The coaches also chose Connecticut outfielder George Springer as the BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year and named righthanded pitcher Matt Barnes the BIG EAST Preseason Pitcher of the Year. Continue reading 2011 Big East Baseball Preseason Poll
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VILLANOVA, Pa.–The finalized spring schedule for the Villanova baseball team was announced today and the Wildcats will begin the 145th season of varsity baseball on campus on February 18 when they kick off the 56-game regular season slate. Continue reading Villanova releases 2011 Schedule
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The first story today is Villanova’s Matt Szczur will be missing this weekend’s series against Georgetown as he is starting to take medication for a bone marrow donation he will be giving in the next couple of weeks. The New Mexico Lobos have started the season off well but San Diego State is standing between them and a bid to the NCAA Tourney. There is a major showdown between Pitt and UConn this weekend which could go far in deciding who will be the top seed in the Big East Tourney. The Merced-Sun Star has a good article on former high school teammates Brett Mooneyham and Dylan Floro. All four of the ACC schools located in North Carolina are currently in trouble of missing the 2010 ACC Tournament after they have struggled throughout the year. The final article talks about the great baseball atmosphere at Ole Miss and Mississippi State which could be the best in the nation. Feel free to check out the articles below.
The LSU Tigers had an absolutely terrible loss to New Orleans in Baton Rouge. The Privateers scored four runs over the last two innings to grab the 7-4 victory over the Tigers in the likely last matchup between the schools as UNO heads down to Division 3 next season.
Matt Szczur went a perfect 5-5 at the plate with four runs scored and drove in five RBI as he lead the Villanova Wildcats to a 17-10 victory over cross-town rival Temple. In his first two at-bats, he hit two doubles before adding a triple, a two run-homer, and a seventh inning single to complete the cycle. Szczur is currently leading the team in hitting with a .439 batting average while hitting two homers and driving in 33 runs. Szczur was a FCS All-American in football in the fall and is expected to lead the Wildcats on the gridiron in the 2010 season also.
I made the trip to Storrs Connecticut on Sunday afternoon for the final game of the UConn-Villanova series. One of the stories throughout the beginning of the season has been the strong start by the Huskies who entered the game with a 21-7 record while being 6-2 in Big East play. Villanova entered the game with a 18-11 record while being 2-7 in Big East play. UConn sent Matt Barnes to the mound while Villanova countered with Kyle McMyne.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - With one of the most impressive pitching performances of the season, USF senior lefthander Teddy Kaufman earns the Bulls’ first BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week honor of the season. Villanova sophomore outfielder Matt Szczur earned his first BIG EAST Player of the Week award following a successful week at the plate.
Kaufman pitched nine innings in a 4-0 win over Central Florida on March 16. The senior struck out a BIG EAST-high 14 batters while allowing zero runs and four hits. He is one of only four BIG EAST pitchers to pitch nine innings in a game this season and the first to record a shutout victory in that appearance.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - After extending its win streak to 11 games, Louisville received another BIG EAST Weekly Baseball award as junior infielder Phil Wunderlich was tabbed BIG EAST Baseball Player of the Week. At 9-2, Villanova also is off to a strong start. Wildcat righthander sophomore Kyle McMyne was named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - With 11 teams playing 33 games, the 2010 BIG EAST baseball season officially began last week. Coming from a pair of undefeated teams, Notre Dame senior first baseman Casey Martin was named BIG EAST Baseball Player of the Week and Villanova senior RHP Brian Streilein was named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week.