College Baseball Rules Changes Announced

NCAA BaseballThe NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel announced a number of rules changes for the upcoming college baseball season.

via College baseball: Video review challenge system approved | NCAA.com

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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)”

SEC Baseball Recaps (Sunday, April 22)

sec-baseball-logoSouth Carolina and Tennessee picked up wins in the only two games on the SEC docket on Sunday afternoon.

South Carolina completed its three-game sweep with a thrilling comeback win over LSU.  The Gamecocks trailed 6-0 in the sixth inning before scoring the game’s final eight runs against the LSU bullpen.  Justin Row hit a game-tying two-run home run the seventh inning and LT Tolbert delivered the game-winning two-run single in the eighth.

Tennessee claimed a home series win over Texas A&M.  Justin Ammons put the Vols ahead with a go-ahead single in the sixth inning.  The UT bullpen closed the game with 3.1 scoreless innings. Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Sunday, April 22)”

SEC Baseball Recaps (Thursday, April 12)

sec-baseball-logoSouth Carolina handed Arkansas its first SEC home loss of the season with a 3-2 win over the Razorbacks at Baum Stadium. Carlos Cortes hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the fifth inning and a pair of Gamecocks relievers made it hold up in the series opener for both teams.

Sawyer Bridges and Eddy Demurias combined for five scoreless innings against the high-powered Razorbacks offense. Arkansas was 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position and 0-for-4 wit the bases loaded in the loss. South Carolina also turned three double plays. Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Thursday, April 12)”