Monday, January 28, 2013

News Digest, Jan. 28, Part 2

Sorenson ranks 'em all
Eric Sorenson of ranks all 298 NCAA Division I baseball teams. North Carolina is No. 1.

Here's where the 11 S.C. teams check in:
12. South Carolina. 16. Coastal Carolina. 44. Clemson. 78. College of Charleston. 96. USC Upstate. 110. Furman. 147. The Citadel. 197. Presbyterian. 205. Winthrop. 211. Wofford. 245. Charleston Southern.

USC picked third in SEC East picks South Carolina to finish third behind Vanderbilt and Florida in the East Division of the Southeastern Conference this season. The story is for subscribers only, but the teaser portion of the story includes the entire East order of finish. The Website predicts USC will reach a Super Regional.

Grisham picks Trojans
Hilton Head first baseman-outfielder Storm Grisham has committed to play for Anderson, reports.

Coker profiles Rainey
Coker College is profiling different student-athletes weekly. This week's selection is outfielder Seth Rainey, a senior from Rock Hill.

Voorhees updates Web page
Voorhees has updated its baseball Web page to include a brief preview of the 2013 team. The Tigers open the season Saturday with a pair of games against St. Thomas University in a tournament at Florida Memorial.

Chuck Hinton dies
Chuck Hinton, a former Major League player and Howard University's all-time winningest coach, died Sunday. Hinton, a former Washington Senators player, also founded the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. Hinton was playing in the early 1960s, when I was forming my love of baseball

Minnesota facing issues
The University of Minnesota traditionally has made a bigger commitment than most other northern schools. The Gophers play their home games at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, a indoor facility used for baseball almost round the clock by baseball programs across the upper Midwest. The NFL's Minnesota Vikings are trying to get a new stadium built, but their ideal configuration wouldn't accommodate baseball. The Star-Tribune newspaper in the Twin Cities has an article on the situation.

Top Hogs
The Associated Press has a story on Arkansas and coach Dave Van Horn's reaction to the Razorbacks being ranked No. 1 in some preseason polls.

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