Wright State coach Greg Lovelady, in his first season in charge of the Raiders, listens to the plate talk with 20th-year Oregon State coach Pat Casey and plate umpire Mike Whitty.
As a first-year head coach, Wright State’s Greg Lovelady is taking every opportunity to improve his understanding of the game and management of the ballplayers in his care.
It’s Lovelady’s 10th year overall at Wright State, but his first in charge of everything after nine seasons as Rob Cooper’s assistant. His baseball pedigree includes two national championships (1999, 2001) as a player at Miami, a brief pro career in the Florida Marlins minor league system, and three regional appearances with the Raiders (2006, 2009, 2011). Continue reading
There was some impressive pitching in Southern California Saturday. Four shutouts were thrown with Cal State Fullerton and Cal Poly getting in on the action as they both evened big series.
San Diego and Cal State Northridge both swept doubleheaders while UC Riverside and Loyola Marymount dropped heartbreakers. UC Irvine got a big win over a ranked squad.
We’ve got your quick roundup of all the action, plus photo galleries from around the area: Continue reading
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You can just hear the sound of the paperboy of yonder past hocking the latest edition.
On Friday night, Cal State Fullerton and San Francisco needed a special edition. The Titans and Dons set a new Goodwin Field record for the longest game played.
USC continued its walk-off magic, UCLA got the first win in a big regional rematch with Cal Poly and Long Beach State broke out the whooping stick.
We’ve got your quick roundup of all the action, plus photo galleries from around the area:
College Baseball Daily has learned from sources inside the Wright State program that associate head coach Greg Lovelady will be promoted to Head Coach with the Raiders. Lovelady completed his ninth season with the Raiders in 2013 and has served as the Associate Head Coach for the last seventh season. Continue reading
In preparing for the weekend, I caught up with Oregon State head coach Pat Casey to talk about his thoughts on how the season has gone so far for the Beavers. Oregon State is 8-0 and off to their best start since 1962. “Obviously when you start 8-0, you feel like you did a lot of things well,” Casey said. We played fairly well on the defensive side of the game. I think we could have swung the bats better.” The Beavers enter the weekend with a .297 team batting average, but will look to improve upon that number against a team in Bryant who has only played three games this season. Continue reading
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The Wright State baseball program and USA Baseball announced Thursday that the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina, will play host to the 2013 Ron Fraser Classic to honor the late Ron Fraser. The tournament will begin on Friday, February 15, and run through Sunday, February 17. Continue reading
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The Wright State baseball team has been picked to win the 2012 Horizon League title as the Preseason Coaches Poll was announced Tuesday afternoon by the league office. Continue reading
The Wright State Raiders have won two out of the last three Horizon League tournaments winning the conference tournament in 2011 and 2009. The Raiders went a competitive 36-19 while going 16-7 in Horizon League play. In the conference tournament, they went a perfect 3-0 with a victory over Youngstown State before beating Valparaiso twice to make it to the NCAA Tournament. The Raiders were dominated, though, in the NCAA Tournament, failing to score a run in their two losses to Texas A&M and Arizona. Continue reading
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Wichita, Kan. (NCBWA) — Forty-five players have been named to the initial watch list for the eighth annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award, given to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I baseball, as announced by the association Wednesday. Continue reading
The biggest news last week was that the NCAA Baseball Committee has recommended changing the way the RPI is calculated for the 2013 season. The revised RPI formula will value each road victory as 1.3 instead of 1.0. Each home win will be valued at 0.7 instead of 1.0. Conversely, each home loss will count 1.3 against at team’s RPI and each road loss will count 0.7 against a team. This is similar to the changes made in Division I men’s and women’s basketball where road wins are weighted as 1.4 and home victories are weighted at 0.6. That was based on statistical data that consistently showed home teams in Division I basketball winning about two-thirds of the time.
College Baseball Daily was able to catch up to coaches from around the country to get their thoughts on the new rules and what changes they might have for their 2013 schedules if they are adopted by NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel meeting on August 11th. You can check out the coaches comments below and the NCAA did a study on what the changes would have done for the 2011 season if they were in effect which can be checked out by clicking here. Continue reading