Monday, May 30, 2011
The preseason No. 11 seed Pirates knocked off the No. 1 and No. 2 seeded Big East teams in the last two days to win the Big East 2011 baseball championship at Bright House Field Sunday.
It was hard for the Pirates baseball team of Seton Hall to dream big back in January. They were seeded 11th in the Big East. Now they can scoff at those predictions. They are the 2011 Big East champions. Playing at Bright House Field Sunday in the championship game, Seton Hall knocked off St. John's 4-2 for the Big East title, their third in school history and first in 10 years. In the past two days, Seton Hall knocked off the Big East's top two seeds: Conneticut and St. John's. The Pirates, with the win, will receive a berth in the NCAA regionals which begin play this week at a site for the Pirates to be determined. Seton Hall used smallball to beat St. John's. A run in the first, third and two in the fifth was all the Pirates would need…
Friday, February 25, 2011
The exhibition game kicks off the Spring Training season.
Despite fans enthusiasm for the Florida State Seminoles, they were unable to scratch a run against the Phillies, losing 8-0 Thursday at Bright House Field. Check out some of our pictures from the game.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Clearwater hosts ten teams at two venues on a spectacular day for baseball
The 2011 Big East-Big Ten Baseball Challenge is in full swing, and fans from schools in both conferences are lapping up all the baseball and sunshine the state can offer. Saturday started off with a triple header at Jack Russell Stadium and ended with a nightcap at Bright House Field. In between there was a whole lot of baseball played in Clearwater on Saturday, and many fans of the participating teams made the pilgrimage to Pinellas County from all points on the map. “We left the ice castles of Greenwich (Connecticut) for the gorgeous Florida sunshine,” said Dani Mazzilli, mother of UConn infielder LJ Mazzilli, at Jack Russell Stadium. Meanwhile Jan, the wife of Minnesota head coach John Anderson, her daughter Erin and their friends from …
Friday, February 18, 2011
Fans of the participating schools flock to local eatery to show their collegiate hardball allegiances
Thousands of visitors looking to escape frigid northern and Midwestern cities are expected to flock to Pinellas County this weekend to soak up some rays and support their favorite college baseball teams. The Big East/Big Ten Baseball Challenge, now in its third year, kick-starts the 2011 college season with 16 teams from the two conferences playing meaningful games at five different area venues. “When the teams come down here they have a unique experience that they can get nowhere else,” Kevin Smith, Director of the St. Pete/Clearwater Sports Commission and organizer of the event, said. “They’re playing baseball in pro-style stadiums for the beginning of their year.” The venues include Jack Russell Stadium and Bright House Field in …