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The top draft pick of the Mariners pitches lefty and righty. Jurrangelo Cijntje wants to keep it up

Jul. 14, 2024 23:07 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jurrangelo Cijntje wants to keep his options open with the Seattle organization as a pitcher who switches between throwing right-handed and left-handed. The 15th overall pick by the Mariners in Major League Baseball's amateur draft Sunday night, Cijntje...

Bazzana grew up in Australia wanting to be MLB player. Now he's a historic No. 1 overall draft pick

Jul. 14, 2024 22:11 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Travis Bazzana played cricket, rugby and soccer growing up in Australia. What he always wanted was to be a major league baseball player. “I don’t remember ever putting a different answer to what’s your dream job or what are you going to do in the...

Bye to the Big 12 and hello SEC: Texas and Oklahoma party as conference move now official

Jul. 01, 2024 20:28 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma finally got the chance to celebrate its long-awaited move to the Southeastern Conference. As the switch from the Big 12 became official on Monday, the school finally was letting loose. Festivities started Sunday night and stretched to...

Texas A&M hires Michael Earley to replace Jim Schlossnagle as baseball coach

Jun. 30, 2024 17:54 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M has hired Michael Earley to take over as the 21st baseball coach at the school. Earley was the hitting coach for the Aggies for the past three seasons, helping the team to two College World Series appearances and a national runner-up...

Soft-serve survivors: How Zesto endured in Nebraska after its ice-cream empire melted

Jun. 28, 2024 11:46 AM EDT

On the hottest day of July 1948 in Norfolk, a second-page ad in the local newspaper presented readers with a flavorful way to cool off. The recently opened Baldridge Zesto Shoppe touted its “new and different … high quality dairy product” that contained 6% butterfat but was...

Schlossnagle says Texas needs to get ready for 'major leagues' of college baseball in the SEC

Jun. 26, 2024 14:54 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — New Texas baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle said Wednesday he is ready to lead the Longhorns into the “major leagues” of college baseball, the Southeastern Conference, and he acknowledged the raw feelings left behind at Texas A&M following his abrupt departure for an...

Rival revival: Texas snags baseball coach Schlossnagle from Texas A&M after Aggies finish 2nd at CWS

Jun. 25, 2024 21:20 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jim Schlossnagle, who built the Texas A&M baseball program into a national power in three years and led the Aggies to the brink of this season's national championship, is leaving to become coach at arch-rival Texas. Schlossnagle and Texas A&M officials...

Vitello teams that played with attitude and edge laid foundation for Vols' national championship run

Jun. 25, 2024 15:38 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Winning the national championship validated what already was increasingly obvious. Tennessee is the standard bearer in this era of college baseball. The Volunteers' first national title in the sport was the culmination of a seven-year climb from SEC irrelevance...

Texas baseball coach Pierce out after 8 seasons before Longhorns move into powerhouse SEC

Jun. 25, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas parted ways with baseball coach David Pierce on Monday after eight seasons in which the Longhorns won the Big 12 three times but made only three appearances in the College World Series. The Longhorns’ best season under Pierce was in 2021, when they...

Tennessee earns first national title in baseball with 6-5 win over Texas A&M

Jun. 25, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tony Vitello jumped into the stands to share a group hug with the legion of Tennessee fans who invaded Omaha. His players ran a lap around the warning track high-fiving them. Kavares Tears squatted in right field taking in the moment with a towel over his eyes. ...