East Carolina Picked to Win American Athletic Conference

american athletic conferenceAfter winning its second American Athletic Conference baseball title in 2018, ECU was chosen as the 2019 favorite by the league’s nine coaches in the conference’s preseason coaches’ poll.

The 2018 American Player of the Year, ECU junior outfielder Bryant Packard, was voted as the conference’s 2019 Preseason Player of the Year, while UConn’s All-America southpaw Mason Feole was unanimously tabbed as The American’s Preseason Pitcher of the Year. Both players earned spots on the 2018 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team roster. Continue reading “East Carolina Picked to Win American Athletic Conference”

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St. John’s Tabbed to Win Big East Baseball Championship

big east baseball logoThe reigning BIG EAST regular season and tournament champions, St. John’s, was picked unanimously as the preseason favorite to win the league in the annual December poll conducted by the league’s seven head coaches. The Red Storm won the BIG EAST Championship for a league-best ninth time last season.

Along with the poll, the coaches selected Xavier junior designated hitter Conor Grammes and Creighton junior outfielder Will Robertson as the Co-Preseason Players of the Year; and Seton Hall junior right-hander Ricky DeVito as the Preseason Pitcher of the Year.

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JSU Baseball Stadium to Be Named for Head Coach Jim Case

Jax State LogoJacksonville State University announced Thursday that the new baseball stadium on campus will be named for head coach Jim Case. The JSU Board of Trustees approved the naming of the stadium at its quarterly meeting in July, granting the request of Bob Kennamer and Earlon McWhorter, the two private donors that made the facility a possibility with their contributions to the project.

I know Coach Case personally and this a great honor for a man dedicated to making an impact on the lives of young men. He is a great coach and teacher, but he is a man of integrity and high character. JSU is lucky to have Coach Case as their head baseball coach.

Coach Case and my Dad (Keith Allen) are friends. The both attend the First Baptist Church of Saks. They encourage one another, they pray for each other and they love talking college baseball.

via JSU Athletics- New Baseball Stadium to be Named After Jim Case

Alex Box Stadium Set For Largest Video Board in College Baseball

Alex Box Video BoardThe new video board at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field will be the largest in college baseball when it begins operating for the Tigers’ 2019 season opener in February.

The state-of-the art structure, located in left field, measures 71.4 feet wide by 37.8 feet high for a total square footage of 2,698. The 16 mm high-definition video board will provide instant replays and enhanced statistical information with the capability for full-screen video viewing. Continue reading “Alex Box Stadium Set For Largest Video Board in College Baseball”

2018 NCAA Conference Stats Leaders

NCAA BaseballIllinois junior All-American outfielder Bren Spillane, Oral Roberts sophomore infielder Spencer Henson and Southern Miss All-American pitcher Nick Sandlin were all Triple Crown winners from their respective conferences this season.

Spillane won the 2018 Big Ten Triple Crown after hitting .389 with 23 home runs and 60 RBIs for the Fighting Illini. Henson won the 2018 Summit League Triple Crown after posting a .364 average with 10 home runs and 58 RBIs.  Sandlin won the 2018 Conference USA Triple Crown after he led the league in wins (10), ERA (1.06) and strikeouts (144) for the Golden Eagles.

Here are the 2018 NCAA Division I baseball conference stats leaders. Continue reading “2018 NCAA Conference Stats Leaders”

SEC Baseball Recaps (Saturday, May 5)

Alabama CelebrationFlorida has turned in a pair of dominant pitching performances to take the first two games of the series at Texas A&M. Florida pitchers have held the Aggies to one run and nine hits in the first two games. The Gators have now won 18 straight series.

Georgia recorded its first SEC road sweep since 2005 after its 7-1 win at Missouri on Saturday. Adam Sasser had an incredible weekend for the Bulldogs. He was 7-for-13 with five runs scored, four home runs and 10 RBIs. He tied the Georgia single-game record with three home runs in Thursday’s series opener.

Alabama snapped its 10-game SEC losing streak with a 4-3, 10-inning win over Miss. State. Keith Holcombe’s walk-off single scored Joe Breaux with the winning run.  John Trousdale hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning. It was also Alabama’s first win against an SEC Western Division team this year.

South Carolina has outscored Ole Miss 24-12 in the first two games in Columbia. South Carolina won the opener 13-6 and then took the series with an 11-6 win on Saturday. Ole Miss has allowed 10+ runs in back-to-back games for first time since 2010.

Here are Saturday’s SEC baseball recaps: Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Saturday, May 5)”