June 19, 2012 |
OMAHA, Neb. - Florida State capitalized on a throwing error to score six runs in the third inning, and the Seminoles ended Stony Brook's surprise appearance in the College World Series with a 12-2 victory on Sunday. Justin Gonzalez and Devon Travis homered to help the Seminoles (49-16) build an early 9-0 lead. FSU rebounded from a 4-3, 12-inning loss to Arizona on Friday and scored at least 12 runs for the third time in four games. Stony Brook (52-15) stunned college baseball by upsetting six-time national champion LSU in a three-game super regional to reach Omaha.
June 11, 1996 |
For Scott Graham, it was a dream 15 years in the making. And when it happened, it was even better than he dreamed possible. Graham, a West Chester resident, was selected as one of the six umpires to officiate this spring's College World Series in Omaha, Neb. To top it off, Graham had the honor of working behind the plate for the championship game between Louisiana State and Miami on Saturday. It was a rare assignment for an umpire working his first College World Series. "I'm told that I was only the second one to ever do it," said Graham, still trying to absorb all that happened in Omaha.
May 28, 2013
Mike Sullivan (winning pitcher) and Tom Kain (4 RBI), both from Staten Island, N.Y., led Gloucester County Community College's baseball team to a 13-0 win over Waubonsee CC of Sugar Grove, Ill., in the semifinals of the NJCAA Division III Jr. College World Series yesterday in Tyler, Texas. Eric Frain (Archbishop Ryan) went 2-for-3 with 2 RBI for Gloucester, which meets the winner of today's other semi in tomorrow's national championship game.
June 29, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - There was no reason, Charlie Manuel said in spring training, for stashing Freddy Galvis at triple A. The Phillies manager is enamored of the 23-year-old infielder. He adores his baseball instincts, his energy for the game, and his willingness to learn. He wanted Galvis on his bench. That lasted for three months. The Phillies acquired 38-year-old veteran John McDonald in a minor trade Thursday with the Cleveland Indians. He will supplant Galvis, who was optioned to triple A after Thursday's game, when he joins the team on Friday.
June 6, 1990 |
Tim Clark singled to spark a three-run fifth inning and added a homer last night as Louisiana State eliminated The Citadel from the College World Series with a 6-1 victory over the Bulldogs. The win gave the second-seeded Tigers (54-18) a rematch against Oklahoma State tomorrow night. LSU - which lost to the Cowboys, 7-1, on Monday - must beat Oklahoma State (55-16) twice to advance to Saturday's national title game. The Citadel, participating in the College World Series for the first time, finished its season 46-14.
June 4, 1990 |
Ray Suplee's two-run double highlighted a record-tying, 11-run sixth inning, as Georgia buried top-seeded Stanford, 16-2, in the College World Series yesterday. The 11-run inning was just the fifth in the 44-year history of the College World Series, but the second of the day by a Southeastern Conference team. John Cohen scored two runs and knocked in two others during Mississippi State's 11-run first inning, helping the Bulldogs eliminate Georgia Southern, 15-1. Mississippi State plays Stanford in a losers' bracket game tomorrow.
May 16, 2015 |
Whether it was kickball in the backyard, races by bonfire or all-you-can-eat free-for-alls at the dinner table, Maggie Balint has always been extremely competitive. Perhaps that's why the junior pitcher for Avon Grove had second thoughts after committing to Delaware during her sophomore year. "I'm a person who wants to play the most competitive softball I can play," the righthanded slinger said. After backing out of her commitment earlier this season, Balint is contemplating offers from Ohio State and James Madison while also fielding interest from Kentucky, Missouri and Penn State.
June 21, 2012 |
Halfway through the College World Series the top two seeds are gone. No. 2 UCLA (48-16) was ousted Tuesday night in a 4-1 loss to Arizona. No. 1 Florida (47-19) had gone a day earlier, after a loss to Kent State. Arizona (45-17) and Arkansas (46-20) are in the driver's seat now, as both are undefeated in the series and play Thursday against teams with one loss. Kent State (47-19) was scheduled to meet South Carolina (46-18) on Wednesday night in an elimination game, with the winner advancing to meet Arkansas on Thursday, but rain postponed the contest until Thursday morning.
January 21, 2013 |
RON FRASER, the longtime University of Miami baseball coach who won two national championships with the Hurricanes and whose innovative marketing ideas helped spark a surge in the college game's popularity, died Sunday morning, family spokesman Tony Segreto said. Fraser, known as "the wizard of college baseball," had battled Alzheimer's disease for many years. It was believed that Fraser was 79, though his family's statement did not release his age or other private matters, including a cause of death.
May 22, 2012 |
West Chester is headed to the World Series. Righthander Dylan Porter fired a four-hitter to lead the Golden Rams past Kutztown, 6-0, on Sunday, for the championship of the NCAA Division II Atlantic baseball regional. West Chester (42-10) earned a trip to the D-II College World Series in Cary, N.C. this weekend. The Golden Rams will open against Chico State of California (40-17) at 1 p.m. Saturday in the eight-team, double-elimination tournament. Porter (5-1) was masterful right from the first pitch at Owls Field in West Lawn, Pa. The senior from Chesapeake High in Pasadena, Md., scattered four hits over nine innings, walking one and striking out seven.