College baseball

Florida pitcher Jack Leftwich throws during the first inning of a Southeastern Conference tournament NCAA college baseball game against LSU, Friday, May 25, 2018, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
May 28, 2018 - 4:55 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Losses in six of its last seven games didn't diminish defending national champion Florida's overall body of work when it came to seeding the NCAA baseball tournament. The Gators (42-17) are No. 1, and there never was much doubt, NCAA Division I Baseball Committee chairman Ray...
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Florida State's Cal Raleigh (35) lifts the trophy following an Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college baseball tournament championship game against Louisville in Durham, N.C., Sunday, May 27, 2018. Florida State won 11-8. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 27, 2018 - 9:52 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Florida State will host a regional in the NCAA baseball tournament for the 35th time, while Stetson was selected as a first-time host Sunday. The 16 teams announced as hosts have locked up spots in the national tournament, and the rest of the 64-team field will be unveiled Monday...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2007, file photo, Craig McMurtry smiles while standing in the dugout at Temple Junior college in Temple, Texas. Temple College coach and former major league pitcher Craig McMurtry was at home in Texas a week ago, preparing for exit interviews with his players, when a strange thing unfolded 130-some miles way. A benches-clearing scuffle broke out between McLennan Community College and Cisco College in the Region V tournament final. Order was quickly restored and no punches thrown, but it led to a double forfeiture. As the third-place team, McMurtry's Leopards were eventually awarded the spot to the Junior College Baseball World Series beginning this weekend in Grand Junction, Colorado.(Duane A. Laverty/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP, File)
May 25, 2018 - 1:05 pm
The Temple College baseball season was in the books. Coach and former major league pitcher Craig McMurtry even had exit interviews planned with his players. But, as they say in baseball, it ain't over 'til it's over. Out of left field, McMurtry received a call: Tell his players to pack their bats...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols, right, hits a solo home run in front of Baltimore Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph, left, and home plate umpire Roberto Ortiz during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif. Baseballs really are getting extra lift, and it's not from the exaggerated upper cuts batters are taking, according to a 10-person committee of researchers hired by the commissioner's office. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
May 24, 2018 - 2:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseballs really have been getting extra lift since 2015, and it's not from the exaggerated uppercuts batters are taking, according to a 10-person committee of researchers hired by the commissioner's office. "The aerodynamic properties of the ball have changed, allowing it to carry...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2018, file photo, Texas' Kody Clemens (2) watches his home run against Baylor during an NCAA college baseball game in Austin, Texas. Kody Clemens, the youngest of Roger's sons, has hit his stride for Texas after a disappointing 2017. He has a Big 12-leading 19 homers, six in the last seven games, while leading the Longhorns to their first regular-season conference title since 2011. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
May 21, 2018 - 2:30 pm
Nothing in his first two years at Texas suggested Kody Clemens would blossom into one of the top sluggers in the nation. The youngest son of seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens has hit six of his Big 12-leading 19 home runs in the last seven games for the regular-season champion...
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In this May 15, 2018 photo, Charlie Young, an intern in the Baltimore Orioles' analytics department, poses for a photograph outside Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore. As a self-described baseball geek and a student at the University of Illinois, Young was at the right place at the right time when the Illini became one of the increasing number of college teams to delve into analytics. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 17, 2018 - 2:56 am
Charlie Young, a student at the University of Illinois and a self-described baseball geek, was at the right place at the right time when the Illini became one of the increasing number of college teams to delve into analytics. When coaches want to know about a pitcher's velocity or spin of the ball...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2018, file photo, former manager Dusty Baker shows off the lining of his sport coat before the start of an opening day baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Seattle Mariners in San Francisco. Baker lost his job with Washington after last season, when he guided the Nationals to a second straight NL East title. It has been a blessing of sorts. Baker never forgets to remind himself of his good fortune, even during the down times in his big league baseball career spanning a half-century. Sure, he still wants to manage and go out on his own terms when the time comes. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
May 11, 2018 - 1:49 am
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Darren Baker walks through the California dugout shortly before first pitch, finds his famous father in the last row of the stands, smiles and points. Dusty Baker nods and gives his college freshman son and second baseman the peace sign. Then Darren is off to play another...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2017, file photo, TCU catcher Evan Skoug (9) hits a grand slam home run during the sixth inning of an NCAA college baseball game against UT Arlington in Fort Worth, Texas. Skoug had a decision to make his senior year of high school in 2014: go pro or go to college? NCAA rules governing baseball and ice hockey allow high school players to hire advisers as long as those advisers are paid their normal fees. Also, baseball and hockey players who are drafted are allowed to retain college eligibility as long as they don’t sign a contract. Under proposals put forth last week by the Condoleezza Rice-headed Commission on College Basketball, facets of those baseball-hockey rules would be applied to high school and college basketball players. (Max Faulkner/Star-Telegram via AP, File)
May 08, 2018 - 3:16 am
Evan Skoug had a decision to make his senior year of high school in 2014: go pro or go to college? He was rated the No. 1 prospect in Illinois for the Major League Baseball draft that year, and he had signed a letter of intent to play catcher at TCU. Skoug ended up going to TCU, but not before he...
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In this photo provided by Brian Giorgis, Marist women’s basketball coach Brian Giorgis shows the two foul balls he caught at a game between the Cleveland Indians and the New York Yankees on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Yankee Stadium, in New York. A longtime baseball fan, Giorgis says he’d never come close to getting a foul ball until he caught two in consecutive innings. (Courtesy of Brian Giorgis via AP)
May 05, 2018 - 6:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Marist women's basketball coach Brian Giorgis usually tries to avoid fouls. On Saturday at Yankee Stadium, he kept collecting them. Giorgis cleanly caught two foul balls — in consecutive innings, no less — while sitting in the second deck watching his beloved Cleveland Indians play...
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May 01, 2018 - 4:22 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Yale football captain Kyle Mullen thought he would have one more chance to play in The Game at Harvard Stadium, a last trip to the century-old venue on the nearly 400-year-old campus for the 135th edition of the rivalry. Instead, the Bulldogs will play Harvard in November at Fenway...
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