The University of Virginia have released their 2007 schedule. There is no major surprises on the schedule with the regular 30 games in the ACC in addition to some OOC games. They will participate in the Coastal Carolina Tournament to start the year with Elon, North Florida and of course Coastal Carolina. They have a big visit from ACC powers Miami and GT this year. They will be visiting Chestnut Hill to end the season and the College Baseball Blog will be taking a few days off from work to make sure he sees the Thursday-Saturday series in May.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Ryan Hastings of Illinois went 2 for 3 on Monday in an intrasquad scrimmage to take a 2 games to 1 lead on the Orange Team. Hastings started the game off with a bunt single then stole second and scored on another base hit to bring him around. Coach Dan Hartleb had the following to say about Hastings "He brought some great energy to the Blue team today. They did a good job of coming out very focused and jumping on the Orange team early." Hastings will try to lead the Illini in their goal of winning the Big 10 conference in 2007.
Full release on the Intrasquad scrimmage available here.
Monday, September 25, 2006
Senior Longhorn Carson Kainer is recovering from a kidney transplant from his father. He had the surgery a few weeks ago and is expected to recover to play in his senior season this spring. Kainer was a 14 round pick of the Cincinnati Reds this past draft and was planning on signing but started to have complications with his kidney which had to be taken care of with the transplant. Kainer has suffered from chronic renal failure since the age of 2. This transplant did not come as a surprise as Kainer's family knew that this day would come sooner then later. The College Baseball Blog staff hopes that Carson and Ron Kainer a quick recovery and hope to see them soon on a baseball field. Full story available here.
The defending Ivy League Champs Princeton Tigers have released their 2007 schedule. They will visit the Houston, UNC Greensboro, Elon, Davidson, and Longwood in their OOC series. They will also play a full slate in the Ivy League conference where they will face Yale, Brown, Cornell, and Columbia all in Princeton NJ. The Tigers will visit Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, and Cornell in their home and home series this year. Princeton returns a very good team which almost won both games they played in the NCAA tourney this year and will look to win a few games this year in the tournament.
The University of South Carolina has the highest rated recruiting class by Collegiate Baseball. The Gamecocks brought in 14 players for the upcoming season with 8 high school recruits and 6 Junior College transfers. They picked up Jay Brown from Young Harris College who had an outstanding season for Cotuit on the Cape this summer. I had the opportunity to see this young man pitch and he is a solid pitcher with an incredible upside. Miami came in second in the ratings with many other top teams in the ratings.
The full ratings are available here.