Colonials’ Veteran Lineup Could Challenge for Title in Atlantic 10

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If one were to make a friendly wager on which team is on the verge of having a breakthrough campaign and moving into the upper echelon of the Atlantic 10 Conference, a good bet would be the George Washington Colonials. Gregg Ritchie enters his fifth season as head coach of his alma mater and will…

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Patriots Looking to Build on On-The-Job Training

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The 2016 campaign was not one for the record books for George Mason baseball. The Patriots finished 12th in the 13-team Atlantic 10 Conference, posting a 7-17 record in league play and an overall mark of 19-35. The team’s RPI was 274 out of 295 Division I schools, with the Patriots ranking 279th with a…

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Cavaliers Look to Contend for Another National Championship

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Finding a more consistently competitive program than the Virginia Cavaliers under head coach Brian O’Connor is a difficult proposition. Not only are the Wahoos perennial participants in the NCAA Tournament and the winner of the 2015 national championship, Virginia has proven to be fertile ground for developing players who advance to professional baseball and the…

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Blue Hose Look to Build on D1 History in 2017

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Progress on the diamond has been achieved via baby steps for Presbyterian College since the Blue Hose joined the Division I ranks as a member of the Big South Conference in 2008. Head coach Elton Pollock, who is guiding the program for the 13th season, has seen his team take subtle yet significant strides over…

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Owls Continue to Fly High in Atlantic Sun

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Compared to most Division I baseball programs, the Kennesaw State Owls are just entering puberty as they grow closer to their teenage years. The school was founded in 1963 and began playing baseball at the NAIA level in 1984. The Owls proceeded to win the NAIA national championship in 1994 and the NCAA Division II…

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Veteran Bruin Lineup Could Lead Belmont Back to NCAA Tournament

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For several years the Belmont University basketball team has been one of the top mid-major programs in the nation while posting victories against opponents with more impressive pedigrees. Dave Jarvis’ Bruin baseball team has enjoyed similar success, including back-to-back Atlantic Sun titles in 2011-12, and could create some noise this coming spring in the Ohio…

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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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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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