Youth Will Be Served in 2017 for Stricklin’s Georgia Bulldogs

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Georgia outfielder Keegan McGovern (32) hits the ball during the NCAA baseball game between Georgia and Ole Miss at Foley Field on Sunday, May 8, 2016 in Athens, Ga. (Photo by Emily Selby)

There was a time in the not-too-distant past when the Georgia Bulldogs were an annual threat to earn a trip to Omaha in June. The 2010s, however, have not been as kind to the Foley Field inhabitants, who have had only marginal success since Scott Stricklin took over the dugout helm in 2014, shortly after…

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Hard-Hitting Jackets Will Be Dangerous If Pitching Remains Healthy

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For nearly three decades Georgia Tech has been one of the nation’s most dangerous teams. Since 1994, when head coach Danny Hall replaced the Miami-bound Jim Morris by making the move from Kent State to Atlanta, the Yellow Jackets have reached the NCAA Tournament on 20 occasions and made the trip to Omaha for the…

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Pitching Depth Will Serve as Gamecocks’ Strength Again in 2017

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Alex Destino is the top returning hitter at USC after swatting 10 home runs as a freshman.

A rarity took place in the world of college baseball in 2015 when the South Carolina Gamecocks failed to earn a spot in the NCAA Regionals. That scenario, however, proved to be as fleeting as skywriting on a windy day. Head coach Chad Holbrook’s team returned with a vengeance last spring by winning the always-difficult…

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Blue Raiders Looking to Rebound from Tough 2016 Season

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No one needs to remind Middle Tennessee State head coach Jim McGuire of the ups and downs college baseball offers its participants. After spending most of the 2015 season atop the Conference USA standings, the Blue Raiders struggled to find consistency last year and wound up posting a 20-35 record, including a 5-24 mark in…

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Lee Has Tigers Back in National Championship Hunt

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KJ Bryant is greeted by Chris Okey in the 2016 ACC Tournament. (Photo by Bill Ballew)

With a new head coach and a couple of disappointing seasons under their belt, expectations were tepid for the Clemson Tigers upon opening of the 2016 campaign. The team’s fate rose as the spring unfolded, however, thanks in part to the offensive efforts of Dick Howser Trophy winner Seth Beer, which enabled Monte Lee’s club…

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Corbin Should Navigate Raw But Talented ‘Dores to Successful 2017 Season

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Vanderbilt v Washington Game 3 of Regional NCAA Tournament at Hawkins Field.(John Russell/Vanderbilt University)

The Vanderbilt Commodores endured rougher seas than usual toward the end of fall practice, which included the cancellation of the team’s annual Black & Gold series due to injuries that left the team lacking enough arms to put together a trio of competitive contests. Smoother sailing, however, should be on the horizon for head coach…

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Chanticleers Should Be a Factor in 2017 After Winning National Championship

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Last June, David knocked out several Goliaths on his way to accomplishing what few believed could happen. After getting close on several occasions in recent years while garnering respect throughout the Southeast with their gritty approach to the game, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers achieved a feat rarely seen at the Division I level of any…

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