An idiot invaded the field today at the College World Series, during a rain delay in the Arkansas-Texas game. This goofy, happy-to-be-here fellow perhaps didn’t appreciate the seriousness of his act, nor the potential severity of the stadium crew’s response, and for that he paid dearly:
Austin Langworthy will be credited with the 11th-inning walk-off homer, but it came with an assist from Auburn outfielder Steven Williams:
The Auburn and Florida baseball teams are meeting in a Super Regional contest tonight, the winner of which will head to the College World Series. Nice high stakes, there, which makes what happened with two away in the bottom of the fourth inning all the more bitchin’:
Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich, the MLB prospect who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing his niece in 2012, went unpicked on the final day of the MLB Draft this year, as every major-league team passed on him over the course of 40 rounds. For the time being, at least, it appears that the majors have shut him out.
There are some people who follow college baseball because a publication or faintly queasy-making subscription-only scouting service or Major League Baseball team pays them to do it. There is a slightly larger group of people who follow it recreationally, apparently, and while I have definitely never met one of these…
Cal State Fullerton lists freshman Jace Chamberlin—not “Chamberlain” and no relationship to Joba, that I can find record of—at 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds. The Los Angeles Times writes that he “got the nickname ‘Jumbo’ earlier this year on a trip to New Orleans due to his affinity for jambalaya.” Emphasis added.
College baseball writers better be prepared to be succinct as hell for the next four weeks.
Boy, that’s a lot of hyphens. LSU sophomore pitcher Todd Peterson crushed a 12th-inning double that drove in what proved to be the winning runs in his very first collegiate at-bat tonight against South Carolina at the SEC tournament.
Ole Miss had a golden opportunity to take a 3-1 lead into the ninth inning of today’s SEC Tournament elimination game against Georgia. Instead, pitcher Parker Caracci flubbed what should have been the most routine possible toss home and allowed Georgia to score two runs, tying the game and eventually sending it to…
Rhodes College beat Franklin College 4-2 on the opening day of D-III regionals today, but it wasn’t without a ninth inning pitching performance that gave new meaning to the phrase “gutting it out.”
The Luke Heimlich redemption tour carried on this week, cresting with the full Sports Illustrated feature treatment. There are thousands of words, a serious-faced cover photo, an alliterative headline, randomly capitalized words (“the era of Too Much Information” comes up twice), and all the fancy online bells and…
Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich sat down with the New York Times, just five weeks before the MLB Draft, to provide his first lengthy, candid interview on the matter of his pleading guilty to molesting a child when he was 15 years old.
Missouri’s Cade Bormet tumbled into an unpadded brick wall during the Tigers’ home game against Georgia tonight while trying to field a foul ball, causing the freshman outfielder to be removed from the field on a stretcher by emergency personnel.
UCF beat Miami 4-0 on Wednesday, thanks in large part to closer Bryce Tucker’s performance in the final frame. Miami managed to load the bases with nobody out in the bottom of the ninth, at which point Tucker nailed shit down by striking out the side.
In the fourth inning of today’s game between Concordia University Chicago and Edgewood, CUC catcher Justin Rodriguez rifled a throw to second to pick off a runner who’d strayed far from the base. Pitcher Keaton Conner ducked to get out of the way, but the throw was low, and it caught Conner square on the top of his…
Texas Wesleyan has announced that head baseball coach Mike Jeffcoat is under investigation for saying that he wouldn’t recruit players from Colorado, because they cannot pass drug tests.
Southern Mississippi baseball is a frequent NCAA tournament team. Last year, the Golden Eagles went 50-16, and for the 2018 season, the team has a preseason All-American in sophomore outfielder Matt Wallner. But the upcoming season will be slightly shorter than usual: A planned February series against Stony Brook had…
Michael Lananna does an excellent job of covering college baseball for Baseball America. He did a particularly excellent job of selecting the game’s best names in a beautiful act of public service today:
Florida defeated LSU to take home its first College World Series title with a 4-3 win yesterday and a 6-1 win tonight in the best-of-three series. The Gators jumped out to an early 2-0 lead off of a pair of unearned runs, and the score stayed that way until LSU began mounting their comeback in the seventh…
Oregon State star pitcher Luke Heimlich has removed himself from the baseball team, according to a press release sent Thursday out by university president Ed Ray.