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2009 Summit League Baseball Preseason Poll

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
Courtesy: ORU Media Relations


ELMHURST, Ill. − After winning its record 11th straight league championship a year ago, Oral Roberts was a unanimous decision to claim its 12th consecutive Summit League crown in 2009 as voted by the league’s eight head coaches.

The Golden Eagles collected seven first-place votes for a total of 49 points. Only five points separated the next three teams as Southern Utah placed second with 40 points, Centenary was third with 35 points and South Dakota State is in the fourth slot with 30 points and the final first-place vote. SDSU edged Western Illinois by one point, as the Leathernecks were selected fifth with 29 points. Oakland (17 points), IPFW (13 points) and North Dakota State (11 points) rounded out the voting.
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2009 College Baseball Schedules-12/29


With opening day on February 20th, schools are still finalizing their 2009 College Baseball Schedule. Today we have 5 more, St Mary’s, Utah Valley, North Carolina State, Western Illinois, and St. Bonaventure. IF you are looking for any other DIV 1 School or DIV II or DIV III those can be located up top in the drop down menu and on the right hand side.

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College Baseball News and Notes 10/17

Derek O'Reilly, Zach Grichor and Brad Hook during game six of the Red & Blue World Series-Courtesy: South Alabama
Derek O'Reilly, Zach Grichor and Brad Hook during game six of the Red & Blue World Series.- Courtesy: South Alabama


After four weeks of intrasquad scrimmages, South Alabama baseball takes on its first outside competition of the season with a pair of exhibition games this weekend. The Jags host Meridian Community College Saturday at noon and Northwest Florida State College Sunday at 1 p.m. Both games are at Stanky Field.

Saturday’s game against Meridian is scheduled for seven innings, but the teams are allowed to play for up to four hours, so they will play a second game with the remaining time. After the seven-inning game ends, there will be a brief break for field maintenance before the new game begins. The second game will last as long as possible within the initial four-hour timeframe.

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Fall Ball World Series Updates

Austin Brough picked up the win in three-plus innings of work during game one. Courtesy: WIU Visual Productions Center
Austin Brough picked up the win in three-plus innings of work during game one. Courtesy: WIU Visual Productions Center

Stewart’s three-run double leads Purple comeback win in game one

Senior catcher Cooper Stewart’s three-run double highlighted a six-run sixth inning as the Purple team rallied for a 9-6 win in the opening game of the Western Illinois Purple & Gold World Series at Alfred D. Boyer Stadium.

Trailing 4-3 entering the bottom of the sixth, Stewart’s blast into the left-center gap opened up what had been a close game. Senior outfielder Kenny Price, senior first baseman Tyler Metcalf, junior second baseman Dan Johnson, and freshman outfielder Tom Lilja each had RBI hits for the Purple squad. Senior outfielder Jared Wolf scored twice and added a stolen base.
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College Baseball News and Notes 10/08

Senior Ryan Lollis

Baseball to Scrimmage Saturday at Taylor Stadium

The Mizzou baseball team will continue its fall practice with a scrimmage Saturday before the MU football game against Oklahoma State. The baseball action will get underway at 1:30 p.m. at Taylor Stadium. The intersquad scrimmage will be open to the public and is free of charge.
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DBU, SD, Southern Illinois, Fresno State pick up wins


Dallas Baptist 11 Northern Illinois 8

DALLAS, Texas – Northern Illinois and Dallas Baptists combined for 19 runs and 23 hits Thursday night before the home team prevailed 11-8 at Patriot Field. The Huskies (3-9) held a 7-5 advantage before the Patriots (10-4), who received votes in this week’s National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll, mounted a comeback keyed by a five-run seventh inning. Continue reading

BIG 12 recap for 3-7-08

With this system blowing through it has canceled quite a few game tonight. But a few of the teams were able to play tonight.

San Diego 7 Oklahoma State 2.

Junior All-American pitcher Brian Matusz went eight innings allowing one unearned run, while striking out 12 to help lead the 11th-ranked University of San Diego baseball team (6-6) to a 7-2 win over No. 21 Oklahoma State University (8-2) Friday afternoon in a non-conference game at Cunningham Stadium.

USD wasted no time in scoring as they put up one run on one hit in the first inning. Kevin Muno got things started as he reached on an error and he moved to third on Sean Nicol’s double to left field. Josh Romanski then drove in Muno with a groundout to the second baseman to give USD a 1-0 lead.

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Oklahoma 12 Western Illinois 2

The offense keeps rolling and the wins keep coming for the OU baseball team, which improved to 9-2 overall with a 12-2 win over Western Illinois (0-3) on Friday at L. Dale Mitchell Park.

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Rutgers 10 Texas A&M 8

Rutgers used a late-inning rally with five runs in the seventh and two more in the eighth and closer Jason Downey (Ballston Lake, N.J.) shut the door with five strikeouts as the Scarlet Knights took down No. 21 Texas A&M, 10-8, in the series opener Friday night in front of 3,304 fans at Olsen Field.

The win improved the Scarlet Knights to 3-4 on the season and gave them their third victory over a nationally-ranked team (also beat No. 25 Old Dominion and No. 22 Georgia Tech) in the young season. Texas A&M fell to 9-3.

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Oral Roberts tabbed Favorite in Summit League

ELMHURST, Ill. – After winning its record 10th straight league championship a year ago, Oral Roberts was selected to claim its 11th consecutive Summit League title in 2008 as voted on by the league’s eight head coaches. The Golden Eagles (49 points) were a unanimous selection after garnering seven first-place votes (coaches are not allowed to vote for their own teams). Continue reading