College Baseball Now Weekly Blog-Issue 8

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Logan Warmoth UNC

A late-season slump prevented North Carolina from earning a spot in both the ACC Tournament as well as the NCAA Tournament in 2016. In fact, head coach Mike Fox’s club has not reached a Regional since 2014, which is hard to fathom considering the Tar Heels’ stellar success over the past two decades. The 2016…

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College Baseball Now Weekly Blog Post – Issue 7

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The bulls of the woods are beginning to make their presence felt in college baseball. Five teams–Oregon State, Louisville, TCU, Clemson and North Carolina–are ranked in that order this week by both Baseball America and D1 Baseball, while Collegiate Baseball has those five teams in its top six, with St. John’s being added at number…

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College Baseball Now Weekly Blog-Issue 6

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Kent State is getting hot as Mid-American Conference play begins.

The national rankings are beginning to get some consistency as March comes to a close in the college baseball campaign. After sweeping ninth-ranked Arizona this past weekend, the Oregon State Beavers reside atop the Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and D1Baseball.com polls. Louisville, which won two of three at North Carolina State after suffering its first…

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COLLEGE BASEBALL NOW WEEK BLOG: ISSUE 5

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Mercer's J.T. Thomas went 8-for-11 at East Carolina. (Photo courtesy of Mercer Athletics)

One of the most intriguing aspects about college baseball is the ever-present opportunity to expect the unexpected. That happened in several places this past weekend, including Greenville, North Carolina, where the Mercer Bears swept eighth-ranked East Carolina to improve to 17-4 on the season. The Bears wrapped on the sweep behind junior righthander Chase Burks, who…

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COLLEGE BASEBALL NOW WEEKLY BLOG: ISSUE 3

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Suffice it to say that these are the good ol’ days at Florida Gulf Coast. March Madness is at a fever pitch with the Eagles’ men’s basketball team receiving a 14 seed in the NCAA Tournament, the highest in program history, after winning the Atlantic Sun Tournament while posting a 26-7 record. The women’s team…

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The College Baseball Now Weekly Blog: Issue 2

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Jordan Miller, USC Upstate Spartans

Home plates took a beating on Saturday, February 25, in college baseball. Slugfests were prevalent as 10 teams scored 20 or more runs during a single contest, and 14 games saw at least one team damage the dish a minimum of 18 times. No game featured more runs than the contest pitting Dayton at USC Upstate.…

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The College Baseball Now Weekly Blog: Issue 1

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Sam Fragle hit three home runs in his first three at-bats in 2017. (Virginia Tech Sports Information)

Welcome to the debut of the College Baseball Now Weekly Blog! The first week of the college baseball season proved that many players were ready to take the field. Stellar performances on the mound and at the plate were seen throughout the country, which gave every player exactly what he hopes to achieve in any…

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Paladins’ Deep Pitching, Lineup Fuel Optimism in Harker’s Head Coaching Debut

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Every player at every level has Opening Day circled on the calendar. The first day of the season represents a finish line of sorts, the time when the countless reps in the weight room, the hours of batting practice and the monotony of intrasquad games come to an unofficial end so that the fruits of…

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Terriers Believe Fourth Straight 30-Win Season Is Within Reach

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Year in and year out, one of the more underrated mid-major conferences at the Division I is the Southern Conference. And as the first pitches of the 2017 campaign are about to be thrown, one of the more underrated teams is the Wofford Terriers. Head coach Todd Interdonato’s team is coming off three consecutive 30-win…

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Changes in Starkville Lead to High Hopes for Mississippi State Baseball

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Change has been commonplace in Starkville over the past year. The Bulldogs finished in last place in 2015 before returning to their typical spot atop the Southeastern Conference last season with a league-best 21-9 record in SEC play and advancing to the Super Regionals. Ten players from that team, including pitcher Dakota Hudson and offensive standouts…

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