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More Honors For Miami

Miami cemented its No. 1 spot in the new Baseball America Top 25 Rankings as the Hurricanes went on the road and defeated No. 3 Florida State in one of the most anticipated series of the year.

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This Just In: Scoring Is Up

John Manuel -

All the anecdotal evidence resulting from the NCAA’s compacted schedule this year, from scores in our inbox to coaches’ comments, told us scoring was up. Now, there is hard evidence […]

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Scouts Question Texas Duo

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

Jordan Danks and Kyle Russell haven't carried Texas' offense as expected, with both falling short in terms of home runs this year. The result: The Longhorns haven't been as good as expected, and neither preseason first-team All-America outfielder seems likely to be drafted in the first round.

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Tuesday News Cycle

Aaron Fitt -

It’s rare enough for one player to hit for the cycle, but on Tuesday two different players on opposite coasts pulled it off. First was North Carolina sophomore outfielder Tim […]

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Three To Watch

John Manuel -Premium Content

In honor of former BA columnist Keith Olbermann's "Countdown" show on MSNBC, here are the three stories from the first half of the college season that bear watching in the second half. Sorry, the NCAA already has wrapped up this year's "Worst Person in the World" award.

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College Midseason Update

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

The uniform start date limits the regular season to 13 weeks, but if you factor in a week for conference tournaments, a week for regionals and a week for super-regionals, we're halfway to Omaha with eight weeks in the books. It's a perfect time to look at some of the top performers and storylines of the first half.

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Three Strikes: April 14

Aaron Fitt -

Strike One: Make That Strike Three, Times 23 San Diego State sophomore righthander Stephen Strasburg struck out 23 batters in a complete-game one-hitter Friday against Utah. It’s hard to decide […]

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College Top 25: April 14

Miami swept a somber Georgia Tech squad to maintain its spot atop the Baseball America Top 25 Rankings. The first four sports in the rankings remain unchanged, as Miami, Arizona State, Florida State, and North Carolina all won conference series on the road. Arizona State won two of three against Washington State, while Florida State and North Carolina swept Boston College and Clemson, respectively.

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Georgia Tech’s Hutts Found Dead

Aaron Fitt -

The first game of Georgia Tech’s series against Miami has been pushed back to part of a doubleheader Saturday after the death of Yellow Jackets junior lefthander Michael Hutts. He […]

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Far Yonder Power

Walter Villa -Premium Content

He is from the same high school as Mike Lowell, has been compared to Tino Martinez and worked out for three weeks this past offseason with Alex Rodriguez. He is Cuban native Yonder Alonso, Miami's slugging junior first baseman. Through 30 games, Alonso is hitting .362/.537/.660 with six homers and 29 RBIs, leading the Hurricanes to a 27-3 record and a No. 1 national ranking.

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Free Baseball For Everyone!

Aaron Fitt -

Tuesday’s schedule was chock full of the normal quality matchups, and five top 25 teams played extra-inning games. A quick roundup: • No. 1 Miami was pushed to 11 innings […]

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Players On The Move

Jim Callis -

Prospects whose stock is increasing or decreasing significantly two months before the June 5-6 draft: • Ethan Martin, rhp/3b, Stephens County HS, Toccoa, Ga. Considered a power-hitting third baseman coming […]

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Three Strikes: April 7

Aaron Fitt -

Strike One: Top Dawgs Through four weeks of play in the Southeastern Conference, it is clear that the league lacks a single, dominant superpower. South Carolina and Vanderbilt, which entered […]

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