Hello Gents’ fans and welcome back to another edition of “On the Bump”. The past week has been very busy for us as we played a doubleheader on Wednesday against Jarvis Christian, and then we spent the weekend in Georgetown, Texas playing our first conference series against Southwestern.
We had this past Monday and Tuesday off from school for Mardi Gras break. Only in Louisiana would you get school off for Mardi Gras. Anyways, we were limited with our time on the field on Monday and Tuesday because of inclement weather in the Shreveport area. Continue reading
The sport of baseball is notorious for it’s superstitious competitors, whether it’s Nomar’s toe tap, the Panda’s lengthy pre-pitch charade, or Turk Wendell’s ridiculous dugout antics, one thing is for sure, the routine stays the same. I bring this blog to you because routines and superstitions are taken quite seriously in the world of competition. Personally I perform tasks much better when they are laid out for me. At Florida Tech our practices are pretty structured to the point where I know (for the most part) what we will be doing as a whole on any given day, especially in season. I imagine this is pretty standard across the world of collegiate sports and that is without coincidence. Team routines are important just as personal ones are too. As a pitcher I follow a routine every week. I have 6 days to prepare for each start and I go about it the exact same way every week. If we are traveling that weekend I pack EVERYTHING baseball related, I take two bags, one is for baseball garments and equipment and the other is full of hotel accommodations (dress clothes, toothpaste, deodorant, Ipod,….you get it). Continue reading
DALLAS – North Carolina has moved into the top spot in the latest (Feb. 18) National Collegiate Baseball Writers Division I poll. The Tar Heels were 2-0 last week and moved up one spot, replacing preseason No. 1 Arkansas.
The NCBWA continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls with its 2013 preseason predictions and weekly surveys. Weekly polls will continue through June 11, with the final poll following the 67th annual 2013 NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., at three-year-old TD Ameritrade Park. The poll voters come from 51 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.
The current poll has representation by seven different conferences among the 298 baseball-playing schools in the 2013 NCAA Division I ranks. The polls of 2012 had a NCBWA-poll record 22 different DI conferences and independents rated at least one week. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com.
Current Rank, School Name Conference Record Last Week Previous Rank
1 North Carolina Atlantic Coast 2-0 2-0 2
2 LSU Southeastern 3-0 3-0 3
3 Arkansas Southeastern 2-1 2-1 1
4 Vanderbilt Southeastern 2-1 2-1 4
5 Oregon Pacific-12 3-0 3-0 8 Continue reading
While most of the eastern seaboard’s Division II games were snowed out, the North Georgia Classic was played out as scheduled. This weekend was a big confidence booster for our club. We took one from North Georgia on Friday evening, one from Shorter on Saturday and finished the weekend sweep by beating West Florida on Sunday. We are now 4-2 on the young season. Prospect Tim Mayza and TCU transfer Chris Murphy have been excellent in two starts. And Reliever Adam Zipko has converted three saves so far. The offense has by far been the biggest surprise. One through nine in the order has contributed with Evan King and freshman Jeremy Musser leading the charge. Continue reading
Compiled by Tami Cutler, Wichita State Athletic Media Relations
By Average (min. 1,200)
School Avg. Total #
1. LSU 11,444 34,334 3
2. Ole Miss 8,342 25,026 3
3. Arkansas 7,923 23,769 3
4. South Carolina 7,877 15,755 2
5. Mississippi State 6,561 19,685 3 Continue reading
On October 11th, 2009, the last MLB game was played under the roof of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. The New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 4-1 to sweep the ALDS three games to none. This, however, was not the last baseball game played at the Metrodome. In fact, the last Metrodome baseball game is yet to played.
Click here for an image of the Metrodome, aka “The Dome”, Minneapolis, MN
Although the Twins’ new stadium, Target Field, became the team’s home in 2010, the Metrodome remains home to college baseball. Since the Twins’ 2009 season, hundreds of college baseball games (DI, II, III, NAIA, & JUCO) continue to be played at the Dome. Why? Because the weather in the northern Midwest in February, much of March, and sometimes April, is cold, wet, and snowy. Continue reading