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2019 Conference Previews: Patriot League
Electric righthander Noah Song leads a Navy club that is aiming for its fifth straight Patriot League regular-season title.
Fall Report: Miami
Evan McKendry and Miami are hungry to get back to the postseason after a two-year drought. Walter Villa recaps the first fall of Gino DiMare’s tenure.
Fall Report: FIU
Austin Shenton and others lead an FIU club that looks poised to do big things in Conference USA next spring. We break down their fall workouts.
Fall Report: Florida Atlantic
Florida Atlantic has established itself as a perennial postseason team, and our Walter Villa takes an in-depth look at the Owls after fall workouts.
Langworthy’s Walk-Off Sends Florida To CWS
Austin Langworthy hit a walk-off home run that deflected off the glove of Auburn right fielder Steven Williams and then over the fence, sending Florida to Omaha for the fourth straight year, and capping off a magical super regional weekend.
Auburn’s Jarvis Walks Off Gators
Luke Jarvis and Will Holland picked good times to get their first hits of the Gainesville Super Regional, leading Auburn to a thrilling walk-off win at Florida, leveling the series.
Florida’s Singer Leaves Final Mark
Florida’s Brady Singer might’ve gotten off to a slow start, but he was vintage Singer as the Gators beat Auburn and Casey Mize in his final home start at home.
Stetson’s Perfect Night Caps Historic Weekend
Stetson hosted a regional for the first time and won it in dominating fashion, finishing off Oklahoma State with a blowout victory Sunday night.
Stetson’s Stellar ‘D’ Supports Dominant Gilbert
Logan Gilbert turned in another gem, and Stetson backed him up with sterling defense in a win over Oklahoma State. Earlier, David Villar helped South Florida survive an extra-innings scare against Hartford.
DeLand Dispatches: Hats Off To Stetson
Joey Gonzalez and Jorge Arenas helped Stetson hold off Hartford, and Colin Simpson helped power Oklahoma State’s offense in support of Carson Teel on Day One in DeLand.
Chapel Hill Regional Breakdown
North Carolina hosts red-hot Purdue, AAC regular-season champion Houston and MEAC tourney champ North Carolina A&T in the Chapel Hill Regional. Walter Villa breaks them all down.
DeLand Regional Breakdown
Stetson’s elite pitching staff will be tested this weekend by South Florida, Oklahoma State and Hartford. Walter Villa breaks down all four teams headed to DeLand.
Mark Light Field Bids Morris Adieu
Jim Morris’ final home weekend as Miami’s head coach was bittersweet, but the Hurricanes kept their winning streak going Friday and then honored their Hall of Fame coach Saturday, before rain washed away his last scheduled home game.
Bowlan Joins Dad In Record Book
Righthander Jonathan Bowlan has followed in his father’s footsteps as a star pitcher for Memphis. He also draws inspiration from another family member, his sister Emily. Walter Villa tells story of the Bowlan family.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: Kody Clemens
Kody Clemens has worked his way back from elbow surgery to put up his best season yet as a senior, helping power Texas into contention for the Big 12 title.
McNeese’s Twin Strikeout Machines
Twin brothers Grant and Aidan Anderson have teamed up to anchor McNeese’s pitching staff this spring. Find out more about these two strikeout machines.
Spotlight: FIU’s Young Guns Growing
Florida International is going through the motions at time this season with a crop of young players, but the future definitely looks bright.
Senior Spotlight: OSU’s Jack Anderson
Oregon State veteran Jack Anderson might not be the most toolsy player in college baseball, but the Beavers are glad to have him for a multitude of reasons.
Thrilling Comeback Ignites Gritty FAU
Florida Atlantic was down to its final out before Eric Rivera hit a dramatic go-ahead grand slam Wednesday against Miami. The tight-knit Owls are riding a wave of momentum into a big series vs. Southern Miss.
Phillips Returns Strong From Cancer
Maryland lefthander Billy Phillips returned to the mound to make his collegiate debut as a 21-year-old after waging a grueling battle with leukemia.
Florida’s Pitching Proves Elite Again
Despite taking a tough-luck loss Sunday, Tyler Dyson gave Florida another stellar start against Miami. As good as UF’s pitching was a year ago — it might be better in 2018.
Florida Rallies Past Miami
Nick Horvath had a big day at the plate, and Florida overcame a rocky first inning from ace Brady Singer en route to another victory against rival Miami.
Miami Embraces Youth Movement
Raymond Gil, Freddy Zamora, Willy Escala and Alex Toral — the self-proclaimed “Spanish Mafia” — form an exciting all-freshman infield for Miami.
Prospect Profile: Bryce Montes De Oca
Missouri’s Bryce Montes De Oca is one of the most fascinating prospects in the draft due to his size and huge arm strength. He’s working to prove he’s become a more polished pitcher.
2018 Conference Previews: MEAC
Slugger Danny Rodriguez headlines an experienced roster for Bethune-Cookman, which hopes to make more noise after reaching a regional final last year. Florida A&M leads a solid group of MEAC contenders.
Bradley Pitcher Doubles As Pilot
When he’s not going to class or baseball practice at Bradley, 20-year-old Mitch Janssen works as a professional airplane pilot and flight instructor.