The Wichita State Shockers will head to the University of Kansas on Tuesday for a mid-week showdown between in-state rivals. Kansas heads into the game with a 18-12 record but 1-5 in the Big 12. Wichita State on the other hand is having a strong season like usual with a record of 20-3 while being a perfect 3-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference after sweeping Illinois State a few weeks back. The Shockers will send Tim Kelley to the mound sporting a record of 2-1 with a 5.29 ERA. Kansas will counter with Shaeffer Hall who is 2-1 with a 4.11 ERA. The CBB will be in attendance tonight so come back for a full game recap. Continue reading
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
WICHITA, Kan.- Wichita State (11-3) took all three games against TCU (9-8), wrapping up with a 5-1 win Sunday afternoon.
Wichita State scored in the first inning for the ninth time in 14 games. Ryan Jones singled up the middle and Conor Gillaspie brought him around with a double to left field.
The Shockers added a run in both the second and third innings. Kenny Williams, Jr., walked and stole second, allowing him to cross home on a bouncer into center field by Andy Dirks. Josh Workman doubled just fair down the right field line and scored easily on a single by Bret Bascue that bounced past the third baseman. Continue reading
We will throughout the year bring you some Game Notes from around the country from some of the top series. Continue reading
Eric Sorensen continues his season previews today for February 18th checking in on six conferences over the last two days. He checked in on the MEAC, MAC, Mountain West, Missouri Valley, Ohio Valley, and the Northeast conferences. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE FROM USA BASEBALL
DURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball announced on Friday its preseason Golden Spikes Award Watch List. The release of the Watch List marks USA Baseball’s first step toward identifying the top player in college baseball.
The initial list — the first ever of its kind for the Golden Spikes Award — features 75 of the nation’s top collegiate talents, as nominated by baseball sports information directors across the country. The Watch List will also be “rolling” to ensure that athletes who play themselves into consideration by USA Baseball for the Golden Spikes Award are not ignored. The Golden Spikes Award is sponsored by Major League Baseball, and 2008 marks the 31st installment of the award.
The Wichita State Shockers have announced their 2008 schedule. The Shockers are coming off a successful season which saw them make the Super Regional round where they lost to UC-Irvine in a very intense series. The Shockers will open the 2008 campaign against Fordham on February 22nd for the beginning of a three game set. The next weekend they will head on the road to play the Long Beach State 49ers for a three game set. They will also host Harvard and TCU in the other two non-conference series before entering play in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Shockers will open conference play on the road against Illinois-State on March 21st and will also play conference opponents Creighton, Indiana State, and Evansville. The Shockers will host Missouri State, Southern Illinois, Northern Iowa, and Bradley. The conference tournament is scheduled to take place in Wichita from May 21-24. Full schedule available here.
The Cape Cod Baseball League has announced their award winners for the 2007 season which is listed below. We have attached links to the official CCBL press releases where possible.
Arnold Mycock Championship Trophy- Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox
Pat Sorenti Award MVP- Conor Gillaspie (Wichita State)
Russ Ford Award Relief Pitcher- Nick Cassavechia (Baylor)
Manny Robello Award 10th Player- Nate Freiman (Duke)
Daniel J.Silva Award Sportsmanship- Shea Robin (Vanderbilt)
Robert A McNeece Award Pro Prospect- Aaron Crow (Missouri)
Mike Curran Award Manager of the Year- Scott Pickler (Cypress Community College)
PA SportsTicker Playoff MVP- Trevor Holder (Georgia)
John Claffey New England Top Prospect Award- Bill Perry (Hartford)
The Falmouth Commodores head over to Bourne to take on the Braves. Falmouth is led by Conor Gillaspie (Wichita State) who led the league in hitting at a .345 clip. He also has seven homers with 22 RBI on the year. David Adams (UVA) hit a solid .302 while Matthew Hague (Clemson) hit .299. Falmouth has the best two pitchers in the league based on ERA with Aaron Crow and Kyle Gibson who both play with the Missouri Tigers. Crow has a 0.67 ERA in 40 innings and a 3-1 record. (Video of Crow is available here) Gibson has a 2-0 record with a 1.17 ERA.
The Bourne Braves have fought through the 2007 season by overcoming losses of players during the season and before the season for various reasons to have the second best record in the league after Yarmouth-Dennis. Bourne is led by Kevin Hoef (Iowa) at the plate with his .317 average. T.J. Hose (East Carolina) is the top pitcher on the team with a 4-3 record with a 2.58 ERA.
Friday: Falmouth at Bourne 3 pm
Saturday: Bourne at Falmouth 8 pm
Sunday (if necessary): Falmouth at Bourne 3 pm
The College Baseball Blog predicts that Falmouth wins the series in three games in a mild upset.
The entire playoffs will be webcasted for free through Leaguestream. The games can be accessed by clicking here.
The Cape Cod Baseball League has announced their players of the week for July 29th. Matt Daly (Hawaii) of Hyannis grabbed the Pitcher of the Week award after throwing a no-hitter on Wednesday night against Wareham. Conor Gillaspie (Wichita State) of Falmouth picked up the Player of the Week after hitting .500 last week.
The Cape Cod League has announced their players of the week for the week ending on July 13th. Hyannis starting pitcher Bryce Stowell (Cal-Irvine) was named the Coca-Cola Pitcher of the Week after pitching seven shutout innings against Chatham while only letting up three hits and one walk. Falmouth third baseman Conor Gillaspie (Wichita State) picked up the Player of the Week award after hitting 9-18 including some key extra base hits while slugging .833.
The Cape Cod League also announced that NESN will be broadcasting the Cape Cod League All-Star game on tape delay which will air July 30th at 7 pm with Bob Neumeier of NBC Sports doing play by play with Jim Beattie doing color who pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays and most recently was the Executive VP of the Baltimore Orioles.
The full Cape Cod League Weekly Recap is available by clicking here.