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What A Way To Start

John Manuel -

Oregon State began the college baseball season--and the defense of its national championship--in style Thursday night, as four pitchers combined to no-hit Hawaii-Hilo in a 5-0 victory.Junior righthander Mike Stutes started the game and threw five innings, striking out seven. Relievers John Keller (two innings), Mark Grbavac (one inning) and Jorge Reyes (one) finished up as the Beavers allowed just two walks and struck out 11 en route to the no-hitter. It was the third no-no in Beavers history and first in 40 years (April 11, 1967 to be precise).

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Jim Callis -

Which team has the best young outfielders? What happened to Yusmeiro Petit and Grant Psomas after the Carlos Delgado trade? What position player can the Orioles get with the No. 5 pick in the 2007 draft?

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Building Something New

Aaron Fitt -

Here at Baseball America, we're always looking for ways to ensure our college baseball coverage is the best on the Internet. In that spirit, we're excited to roll out our newest feature, the BA blogs. Here on the College Blog, you can expect to find up-to-the-minute news and notes, spot analysis and predictions, and my quick take on the weekend that was every Monday in Three Strikes. I hope to update the blog frequently with tidbits gleaned from coaches and scouts, as well as discussion of some of the most interesting midweek games in the nation. Some days a post might be two sentences of news and a quick thought, other days it might be a small feature story. I know us Baseball Americans tend to harp a lot on prospects and rankings, but I hope to use this blog to show some of the lighter side of college baseball, as well.

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