Feb. 26, 2010
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Feb. 22-28, 2010
Florida and Florida State were both postponed on
Friday due to snow. The Gators were scheduled to host La Salle,
but the Explorers were not able to get out of Philadelphia on
Thursday. The same fate met Hofstra, which was slated to play in
Tallahassee against the Seminoles. Both series are expected to
play doubleheaders on Saturday and single games on Sunday.
LSU junior right-hander Anthony Ranaudo will miss
Friday’s start against William & Mary due to discomfort in his
throwing elbow. LSU head coach Paul Mainieri said it is
classified as a stress reaction that does not involve ligament
damage, and does not appear to be a long-term condition.
Thursday’s UC Irvine-Coastal Carolina contest in
Baseball at the Beach has been postponed. The Anteaters and
Chanticleers will play a doubleheader on Saturday at noon. The
James Madison-NC State matchup for Saturday will be moved to
Watson Stadium/Vrooman Field on Coastal Carolina’s campus at 1
Former Long Island player Frank DiMasi signed a
contract to play professional baseball in Italy for Piacenza
Baseball, one of the top teams in the Italian Division 2 and has
played in three championship games over the past 10 years. The
regular season consists of 36 games, two per week. DiMasi batted
.345 a season ago for the Blackbirds with 10 doubles, three home
runs and 37 RBI.
Thursday games to watch: No. 5 UC Irvine vs. No.
17 Coastal Carolina, Siena at No. 7 Florida, Bethune-Cookman at
Texas Tech, Oregon at Hawaii, San Diego at San Diego State.
Kyle Roller became the first East Carolina player
to join a unique 40-40 club – home runs and hit by pitches. On
Tuesday against Old Dominion, Roller was plunked twice to extend
his school record to 40. He smacked a three-run homer in the
sixth to give him 40.
Army’s three-game series this weekend at UMBC was
cancelled, as was Monmouth’s three-game set at George Mason.
Army will now meet George Mason in a three-game series at Durham
Athletic Park in Durham, N.C. The teams will play a noon
doubleheader on Saturday and a single game on Sunday at 11 a.m.
The series between Georgetown and NYIT has been
moved from Washington, D.C., to Christopher Newport University
in Newport News, Va. The teams will play a Saturday doubleheader
at 11 a.m. and a single game on Sunday at noon.
San Francisco has moved its weekend series with
Cal Poly to San Luis Obispo due to inclement weather in the
forecast and wet field conditions. The Dons have also added a
game with UTSA on Saturday, March 6, now a doubleheader at 11
Matt Gaudet of LSU and Wil Browning of ULM were
named Louisiana Sportswriters Association Baseball Hitter and
Pitcher of the Week, respectively. Gaudet batted .600 (6 for 10)
with two homers and six RBI in LSU’s three-game sweep of
Centenary. Browning retired the final eight batters to earn a
save Friday at No. 20 Ole Miss. He fanned the first three he
faced, including two in the seventh with the tying run on
Congratulations to Stetson head coach Pete Dunn,
who reached 1,100 career victories in a doubleheader sweep of
Siena on Tuesday.
Wednesday games to watch: McNeese State at No. 1
LSU, No. 4 Georgia Tech at Georgia Southern, UCF at No. 7
Florida, FGCU at No. 13 Miami (Fla.), Lamar at No. 15 Rice.
Virginia is No. 1 in polls by Baseball America
and Rivals.com. It is the first No. 1 ranking in school history
for the Cavalier baseball program.
Tuesday games to watch: No. 4 Georgia Tech at
Georgia Southern, Dallas Baptist at No. 5 Texas, Texas State at
No. 15 Rice, Cal Poly at Pepperdine, Western Carolina at
Charlotte, UCLA at Long Beach State.
Auburn outfielder Justin Fradejas injured his
left hand swinging a bat this past Friday and will be limited to
pinch-running for the next several weeks.
Jon Gyles of La Salle and Brian Streilein of
Villanova were named Philadelphia Big 5 player and pitcher of
the week, respectively, in voting by the city’s head coaches and
sports information directors. Gyles hit .636 (7 for 11) with two
doubles and five RBI in three games at NC State. Streilein
fanned 12 in 6.2 scoreless innings in a 13-2 win at Norfolk
State. He allowed three hits and walked three.
Georgia fans will be able to contribute to the
Prayers for Chance fund this season at Foley Field. A goal of at
least $100,000 has been set for Chance Veazey, the freshman who
was paralyzed from the waist down in a scooter accident this
past fall. The Bulldogs are wearing a special “CV” logo on their
uniforms and helmets in honor of Veazey.
Furman will host Western Illinois for three games
this weekend, a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday and a 1 p.m.
contest on Sunday.
Pitching coach Troy Buckley has been named
Associate Head Coach at Long Beach State. He returned to the
program after two seasons as Coordinator of Minor League
Pitching with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Buckley had been pitching
coach with the Dirtbags from 2002-07.
Thanks to Tami Cutler in the Wichita State
Athletic Media Relations Office, we have attendance figures for
Division I for the first weekend of the 2010 season. LSU had the
three top crowds, averaging nearly 11,000 per game. Arkansas,
Ole Miss and South Carolina each averaged more than 7,000 per
game. Tami will release the attendance figures each week.
click here for attendance figures
to three head coaches who reached milestones over the weekend.
LSU head coach Paul Mainieri (right) earned his 1,000th career
win on Saturday and Ohio State head coach Bob Todd reached 1,000
on Sunday. Georgia Tech skipper Danny Hall got his 900th career
victory on Saturday.
Lamar swept a doubleheader on Saturday against
Maine, with the nightcap going 17 innings. It was the longest
game in Cardinal history.
California swept a three-game series from
Southern Utah and did not allow a run. The Golden Bears won 14-0
on Friday, then posted victories of 22-0 and 10-0 in a
doubleheader on Saturday.
Zach Cone hit for the cycle in Georgia 9-5 loss
to Duke on Saturday. Cone had a home run in the second, a triple
in the third, a single in the fifth and a double in the ninth.
(photo by Jimmy Jones)