NC Central’s Jim Koerner named USA Director of Player Development

Courtesy of North Carolina Central Athletic Communications CARY, N.C. – North Carolina Central head baseball coach Jim Koerner has been named as the Director of Player Development for USA Baseball, the organization announced on Tuesday. Koerner will start with USA Baseball following the 2021 college baseball season. Koerner will also serve as the Field Coordinator at the Prospect Development Pipeline League, the premier development and showcase experience for high school draft prospects from Major League Baseball and USA Baseball, and the primary identification event for the 18U National Team. Additionally, he will…

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FAMU’s Kyle Coleman will pitch in CSBI

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Kyle Coleman was one of Florida A&M University’s student-athletes affected by COVID-19 as the senior right-handed pitcher saw his season end on March 12. Coleman, who was one of seven graduating seniors this season, will now have the opportunity to pitch again in the Collegiate Summer Baseball Invitational (CSBI).  “I am excited about being able to play baseball again, especially against some of the best in the nation,” Coleman said. “Not only am I excited about being able to play baseball again, but I…

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Several MEAC baseball players taken in 2019 MLB draft

From meacsports.com: The 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft concluded on Wednesday, with rounds 10 through 40, and a number of student-athletes from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) were selected. Leading the way was Bethune-Cookman pitcher Anthony Maldonado, who was selected in the 11th round by the Miami Marlins. Maldonado was named Second Team All-MEAC this past season after tying for the league lead with 97 strikeouts. He went 4-5 with a team-best 81.1 innings in 13 starts and two complete games. His 10.73 strikeouts per-game led BCU starters. Over his three…

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MEAC Announces 2019 ESPNU Baseball and Softball TV Schedule

From meacsports.com : NORFOLK, Va., April 1, 2019—The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has announced the baseball and softball regular-season games that will be televised live on ESPNU. On Sunday, April 7, Savannah State will visit Tallahassee, Fla. to take on legendary head coach Veronica Wiggins and Florida A&M for an 11 a.m. match-up. The contest, which features the perennially-contending Lady Rattlers, will be shown on ESPNU from the Lady Rattler Softball Complex. ESPNU will also be in Greensboro, N.C. on Friday, April 26 at 1 p.m. to broadcast the first…

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March 26 MEAC Baseball Recap

From meacsports.com: Coppin State 4, Mount St. Mary’s 2 (10 innings) EMMITSBURG, Md. — Nazier McIlwain led off the top of the 10th inning with a solo home run and the Eagles added another run in the frame as Coppin State got a 4-2 victory at Mount St. Mary’s on Tuesday afternoon. Box Score | Recap Alabama A&M 8, Bethune-Cookman 2 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Alabama A&M scored four runs in the final two innings to break open the game en route to an 8-2 win over Bethune-Cookman on Tuesday at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.…

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North Carolina A&T upsets nationally-ranked South Carolina

From meacsports.com : Box Score COLUMBIA, S.C. – North Carolina A&T State baseball’s historic weekend carried over into this week. Days after sweeping Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) foe Bethune-Cookman for the first time, the Aggies earned one of the biggest upset wins in program history by defeating the University of South Carolina 2-0 Tuesday night at Founders Park. The Aggies beat a Gamecocks program out of the Power Five conference SEC with two national championships, six College World Series championship game appearances and 11 College World Series appearances. More importantly, the Aggies (15-9) have…

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