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Prospect Rundown: Cal Ripken League
Saint Mary’s infielder Gio Diaz was one of the standouts for the Cal Ripken League at last week’s Southeast Collegiate Prospect Showcase. Find out who else impressed for the Ripken League squad.
Prospect Rundown: Valley League
East Carolina’s Thomas Francisco was one of the most intriguing prospects for the Valley League squad at last week’s Southeast Collegiate Prospect Showcase.
D1Baseball 2019 Coach of the Year: Michigan’s Erik Bakich
Coach of the Year Erik Bakich has instilled a special culture at Michigan, which reached the CWS Finals for the first time since 1962.
Fitt: Vanderbilt Completes Long Journey From The Abyss To The Pinnacle
Vanderbilt’s program was shattered after the tragic death of Donny Everett in 2016. Now Everett’s remaining classmates are national champions, and the program is back on top of the college baseball world.
Instant Analysis: Vanderbilt Wins Second National Title
Vanderbilt rode more dominant pitching and a rejuvenated offense to a win over Michigan in Game Three of the CWS Finals, propelling the Commodores to their second national title.
Mangum Leads 2019 All-Fitt Team
Aaron Fitt reveals his annual list of favorite players to cover in 2019, led by Mississippi State’s Jake Mangum, the captain of the 2019 All-Fitt team.
Tenacious Offense Continues To Shine For Michigan
Michigan’s elite pitching has been its calling card this year, but its offense has also peaked at the perfect time, helping carry the Wolverines to the precipice of the national title.
CWS Finals Preview: A Rising Power Vs. ‘The Gold Standard’
Vanderbilt is the most talented team in college baseball, a perennial superpower at the top of its game. Michigan has sought to emulate Vanderbilt’s style, and now the Wolverines will try to topple the Dores in the CWS Finals.
Finals-Bound Vanderbilt Maintains Poise In Comeback Win
Vanderbilt’s explosive offense was frustrated for eight innings by Luke Smith, but the Commodores stayed patient, kept their cool, and found a way to win in the ninth.
Fitt: Mangum’s Mark On College Baseball Will Endure
Jake Mangum’s Mississippi State career came to a close Thursday night, but his legacy will live on, and not just in Starkville. He’ll go down as one of the most important and beloved college baseball players of his generation.
Mike Martin Takes Final Curtain Call
Florida State coach Mike Martin greeted the end of the road with all the dignity, grace, humor — and competitiveness — that made him one of the most beloved figures in college baseball history.
Airtight Defense Proves Key For Louisville Vs. Auburn
Auburn out-performed Louisville in several phases of the game, but defense proved to be the difference, helping the Cardinals stay alive in Omaha.
Henry’s ‘Beautiful’ Performance Leads Michigan Past FSU
Tommy Henry turned in a magnificent performance on college baseball’s biggest stage, shutting out Florida State on three hits to lead Michigan to Friday’s bracket championship.
Austin Martin’s Power Surge Continues In Vandy Win
Austin Martin went deep twice to provide all the offense Drake Fellows and the Vanderbilt bullpen needed in a 3-1 win against Louisville. What has fueled Martin’s recent power surge?
FSU’s Parrish Dazzles Against Hard-Hitting Hogs
Drew Parrish turned in the most impressive outing of his excellent Florida State career, shutting out Arkansas for eight innings to lead FSU to a riveting 1-0 win in a classic duel.
Practice Day Notebook: Compelling Storylines Abound
Mike Martin’s final trip to Omaha was the biggest topic on everybody’s tongues Friday at the CWS practice day, and he charmed the assembled media and coaches as always. But there are plenty of great stories in this field.
D1Baseball’s Super Regional Era 20th Anniversary Team
It’s been 20 years since the modern age of college baseball arrived with the advent of the 64-team NCAA field and new bat standards. We pick the best players at each position in the era.
Auburn Wills Its Way To Omaha, At Long Last
Auburn pounded North Carolina to clinch its first trip to Omaha since 1997, continuing an improbable journey for a gritty bunch of Tigers who bought in fully to coach Butch Thompson’s vision.
Big Love Helps UNC Level Series
A day after the North Carolina bullpen failed to hold a late three-run lead, Austin Love was money in relief Sunday, leading the Tar Heels to a series-leveling win over Auburn.
Resilient Auburn Shows Off Big Heart Yet Again
Auburn overcame a three-run deficit with a furious blitz over the final two innings to beat North Carolina, providing further evidence of the toughness of this bunch of Tigers.
D1Baseball Staff Pick’em: Super Regional Edition
Our staffers make their picks for super regional weekend. Can anybody catch Mark Etheridge in the picks competition? We’ll find out.
Chapel Hill Super Regional Preview: Scrappy Auburn Takes Aim At Hot-Hitting UNC
Hot-hitting North Carolina is chasing its second straight trip to Omaha, while hard-nosed Auburn is on a quest to end its 22-year CWS drought. How do the Tar Heels and Tigers match up?
Starkville Supers Preview: Marquee Matchup Between Stanford, MSU
In a showdown between two teams ranked in the top four of the D1Baseball Top 25, Mississippi State hosts Stanford in a marquee super regional matchup.
Nashville Supers Preview: Duke Vs. Goliath
No. 2 national seed Vanderbilt has won 25 of its last 26 games and will be a heavy favorite this weekend, but gritty upstart Duke is hoping to pull off a huge upset.
Louisville Supers Preview: Pirates, Cardinals Look Evenly Matched
Louisville vs. East Carolina is a battle between two very balanced, very experienced clubs with no glaring weaknesses. It figures to be an ultra-competitive weekend.
Greenville: Thriller Sends Campbell To Finals; Agnos Delivers For ECU
Campbell showed big-time resilience and poise in a wild walk-off win against Quinnipiac to reach the Greenville Regional finals. And Jake Agnos came up huge for ECU.