Thursday, June 30, 2016

College baseball fans get the shaft

I can't believe the national championship game in college baseball is going to be played at a time when so few people will be able to to watch it.

In case you haven't heard, the rain-delayed final game of the College World Series championship series between Coastal Carolina and Arizona will be played at 1:08 p.m. Eastern Time Thursday in Omaha.

Preliminary reports also suggested the game would air on ESPNNews, which is on far fewer cable systems than ESPN or ESPN2. Early Thursday, it was announced the game would be on ESPNU. That will make it available to a few more folks.

In addition to college baseball fans nationwide, the NCAA is thumbing its nose at all those working folks in Omaha who bought tickets for a night game and can't miss work on such short notice.

I have the luxury of being retired, so I'll be able to follow the game on satellite radio (hopefully) while I'm honoring other commitments.

I understand that college baseball is nowhere near as popular as college football or college basketball, but baseball fans deserve to be treated better than this.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Schedule for announcement for 2016 statistics, Palmetto State Baseball all-state teams

Thursday, June 30
10 a.m. - Individual offensive leaders for S.C. junior colleges
4 p.m. - Individual pitching leaders for S.C. junior colleges
Friday, July 1
10 a.m. - Team offensive comparison for S.C. NCAA DII/NAIA schools
1 p.m. - Team pitching comparison for S.C. NCAA DII/NAIA schools
4 p.m - Individual offensive leaders for S.C. NCAA DII/NAIA schools
7 p.m. - Individual offensive leaders for S.C. NCAA DII/NAIA schools
Saturday, July 2
10 a.m. - Team offensive comparison for S.C. NCAA DI schools
1 p.m. - Team pitching comparison for S.C. NCAA DI schools
4 p.m. - Team defensive comparison for S.C. NCAA DI schools
Sunday, July 3
1 p.m. - Individual offensive leaders for S.C. NCAA DI schools
4 p.m. - Individual pitching leaders for S.C. NCAA DI schools
Monday, July 4
1 p.m. - All-state team for S.C. junior colleges
Tuesday, July 5
1 p.m. - All-state team for S.C. NCAA DII/NAIA schools
4 p.m. - All-freshman team for S.C. NCAA DII/NAIA schools
Wednesday, July 6
1 p.m. - All-defense team for S.C. NCAA DI schools
4 p.m. - All-freshman team for S.C. NCAA DI schools
7 p.m. - All-state team for S.C. NCAA DI schools



Monday, June 27, 2016

News digest, June 27

Beer, Webb honored
Clemson's Seth Beer and South Carolina's Braden Webb were first-team selections on Baseball America's freshman all-American team selected Monday.
BA frosh

Also, Beer was named the publication's freshman of the year.
Beer

Beckwith honored
Coastal Carolina pitcher Andrew Beckwith has been named winner of the Gregg Olson Award as 2016 breakout player of the year in college baseball.
Beckwith

Krall named top scholar-athlete
Clemson pitcher Pat Krall, the ACC's baseball scholar-athlete of the year, was among five players named to the ACC's all-academic team. Others were Charlie Barnes, Seth Beer, Alex Eubanks and Chase Pinder.
Smarts

State scoreboard, Monday, June 27

College World Series
Arizona 3, Coastal Carolina 0, Arizona leads best-of-three series 1-0

Saturday, June 25, 2016

State scoreboard, Saturday, June 25

Former Byrnes High star Alex Cunningham prepares to release a pitch during
Saturday's 7-5 victory over TCU. (Coastal Carolina photo)

Coastal Carolina 7, TCU 5, Coastal advances to title series vs. Arizona