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Sun Belt Conference Announces New Baseball Tournament Format

FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
NEW ORLEANS – Following one of the most successful seasons in Sun Belt Conference baseball history the SBC baseball coaches decided to implement a new tournament format for the upcoming 2011 SBC Baseball Championship.

The new round-robin format, which is similar in scope to the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, will feature eight of the ten SBC teams competing against each other in two four-team pools with the team with the best record in each pool advancing to the tournament’s championship game. Continue reading Sun Belt Conference Announces New Baseball Tournament Format

Western Kentucky Visits with Kelly Autism Program

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

WKUAutismBOWLING GREEN, Ky. - The WKU baseball team spent some time giving back to the community Thursday afternoon as they welcomed students from the local Kelly Autism Program to Nick Denes Field.

The student athletes took a break from their fall practice to play catch and interact with students from the program. The students spent time learning about the game of baseball and even got the chance to step inside the batting cage and take some swings.

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Western Kentucky Supports Bowling Green Humane Society

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WKUHumaneSocietyBOWLING GREEN, Ky. - The Western Kentucky University baseball team spent time giving back to the community earlier this fall, assisting as the Bowling Green/Warren County Humane Society held its fundraising telethon, Sept. 30 at Bowling Green Ballpark.

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Western Kentucky releases 2011 Schedule

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WKUStadiumBOWLING GREEN, Ky. - The Western Kentucky University baseball team and head coach Chris Finwood announced the scheduled for the 2011 season Friday. Highlighting the slate are a total of 19 games against teams that made the NCAA tournament last year, including three-game home series against Louisiana-Lafayette and Florida Atlantic, along with home-and-home series with Vanderbilt and Louisville.

In all, 10 teams on the 2011 schedule appeared in the NCAA tournament last season.

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CBB Column: Ten Series to Watch this Weekend

TravisWhitmorePitt We are heading into the last weekend of conference play for most teams across the country except for the West Coast schools who do not have postseason conference tournament. Here are ten series to watch this upcoming weekend.

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Epic Rain Delay Video

FAULogo We continue to bring you the lighter side of our great sport with another great rain delay video from the Western Kentucky and Florida Atlantic game over this past weekend. This is one of the better ones that I have seen in the last couple of years with some dancing and jokes played on the teams. Do you think it is better then the epic UConn-South Florida one from last year? (Click here for that one) My vote is still for the Division 3 danceoff between Lynchburg College and Christopher Newport University from two years ago. (Click here for that one).

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SEC Recap for April 20th

Here is your SEC Recap for April 20th.

JoseMataUSC #5 LSU 14 Northwestern State 3

SHREVEPORT, La. — Shortstop Austin Nola was a single shy of hitting for the cycle, and the fifth-ranked Tigers pounded 15 hits to top No. 30 Northwestern State, 14-3, Tuesday night at Fair Grounds Field.

The Tigers (31-6) will be back in action Wednesday when they play host to Northwestern State (25-11) in Alex Box Stadium at 6:30 p.m., as the two teams will meet for the second time in two days.

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SEC Recap for March 31st

PJPolkUT Here is your SEC Recap for March 31st.

#4 LSU 13 Binghamton 7

BATON ROUGE, La. – A seven-run eighth inning by LSU erased a 7-6 deficit and powered the fourth-ranked Tigers to a 13-7 win over Binghamton Wednesday night in Alex Box Stadium.

The Tigers (21-3) captured their seventh straight victory and their 17th-straight regular-season win over a non-conference opponent dating back to last season. Binghamton dropped to 6-11 with the loss.

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Wednesday Games to Watch

MattReinCCU Here are some of the best mid-week matchups that take place tonight.

#17 Coastal Carolina at #12 Clemson

The Chanticleers head to Clemson tonight to take on the Tigers in a key out of conference showdown between two squads battling it out for a regional host bid. Coastal Carolina enters with a 19-5 overall record but lost the final two games against San Diego this past weekend. Coastal Carolina will start junior lefthander Matt Rein (3-0, 1.23 ERA) on the mound. He will be making his first career start as he has made eight relief appearances for a total of 22.0 innings pitched this season. He has allowed 15 hits (.195 opponents’ batting average), no homers, and 10 walks with 11 strikeouts. He has also not allowed a stolen base. Rico Noel leads the CCU offense as he is hitting .356 with three homers and 24 RBI while stealing 19 bases in 22 attempts in the early portion of the schedule. Clemson enters with a 18-6 overall record after losing two out of three games to Virginia over the weekend. They will send Dominic Leone (1-0, 6.14 ERA) to the mound who will also be making his first career start, while making seven relief appearances for a total of 7.1 innings pitched. He has given up nine hits (.281 opponents’ batting average) and five walks with eight strikeouts. Clemson’s offense is led by Kyle Parker who is hitting .396 with 10 homers and 24 RBI on the year.

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Foley’s Saturday Thoughts

AnthonyGallasKSU Anthony Gallas of Kent State went 5-6 at the plate while hitting for the cycle, driving in six runs, and scoring three times as the Golden Flashes defeated Winthrop 16-10. The cycle was the first by a Kent State player since Steve Smetana completed the feat in 1995. Kent State coach Scott Stricklin about Anthony Gallas, "He was really locked in and he hit the ball to all fields, He took the ball and pulled it and he hit it to the opposite field. That is the first time I have seen someone hit for the cycle in a while."

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