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Price Wins Another Award

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USA Baseball has named Vanderbilt lefthander David Price–Baseball America’s College Player of the Year–as winner of its Golden Spikes Award, the greatest honor an amateur baseball player can get in […]

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Blackburn Rolls On

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It had to be over; Nick Blackburn saw the swing Jeremy Owens put on the ball, heard the sound off the bat. After Thursday night’s 12-0 win over the host […]

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Bonuses Trending Down

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BA’s Draft Database is constantly being updated with signings, and the recent signing of Reds first-rounder Devin Mesoraco made him the ninth first-rounder to sign. The Reds gave Mesoraco $1.4 […]

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Alabama’s Wells Retires

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Suddenly, the Southeastern Conference has turned into Thunderdome: Two men enter, one man leaves. Former BA intern Josh Cooper, a reporter in Alabama for the Decatur Daily, is reporting that […]

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New Mexico Stays Local

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New Mexico hired Ray Birmingham to replace Rich Alday as its head coach. The Lobos didn’t have to look far to find Birmingham–he’s had the state’s best baseball program for […]

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Carrasco Reaches Double-A

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The Phillies promoted their No. 1 prospect, righthander Carlos Carrasco, to Double-A Reading. The 20-year-old Venezuelan got off to a slow start at high Class A Clearwater, with reports that […]

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Signing Off, For Now

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This was my ninth trip to Omaha, and what a trip it has been. All the old favorites, from the Omaha World-Herald crew to Zesto’s and the Drover, to the […]

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Irvine Wins Marathon

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UC Irvine’s Bryan Petersen singled home Cody Cipriano in the bottom of the 13th inning to end the longest game in College World Series history, as the Anteaters beat Cal […]

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Still Here

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Aaron and I don’t know who won our first pick of the day because the first game of the day has yet to end. The UC Irvine-Cal State Fullerton elimination […]

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Nation Catching Up To SEC

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OMAHA–In the 1990s, the Southeastern Conference left no doubt as to which was the best conference in college baseball. Georgia broke the dam in 1990 with the first national championship […]

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Beavers Follow Familiar Formula

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See also: Game At A Glance See also: CWS Game Central OMAHA–For one day, the Pacific-10 Conference held sway over its plucky, non-football-playing neighbor, the Big West. After Pac-10 champ […]

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Pat Murphy V. 2.0

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Arizona State coach Pat Murphy has evolved over the years into one of the best interviews for those of us who cover college baseball. (My own personal tally of good-quote […]

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Same Old Story For Tar Heels

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See also: North Carolina-Mississippi State Box Score See Also: The Game At A Glance OMAHA–Removed from their home field in Chapel Hill for the first time in the NCAA tournament, […]

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Missing Media

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North Carolina’s program is at its real zenith these days–back-to-back College World Series trips for the first time ever, its first Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship since 1990, an on-campus […]

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More Coaching Hires

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McNeese State had a trying season (as I’ve written before) that started with Chad Clement resigning as head coach five games into the season. The team rallied from a 3-22 […]

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