College Baseball News and Notes 08/28

Head Coach Todd Raleigh- University of Tennessee

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

16 Baseball Newcomers Complete First Week

The Tennessee baseball team welcomed 16 newcomers to campus recently, and that talented crop of new Volunteers just completed its first week of classes at UT. Included among the fresh faces are five junior-college transfers and 11 true freshmen.

The group is composed of five infielders, eight pitchers, one outfielder and a pair of two-way players. Seven hail from the state of Tennessee (with three from Knoxville), three are from Georgia and there is one each from Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Ohio.

“This is a strong class,” UT head coach Todd Raleigh said. “We’ve really addressed our needs and added great depth at every position. The competition is only going to make each of our players better. FULL STORY

Gardner, Ford Sizzle in Baseball Summer Leagues

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Paced by Joe Gardner, named the co-Player of the Year in the Alaskan League, there were several UC Santa Barbara baseball players who shined in their respective summer leagues.

Gardner, however, had the best summer of all while Mike Ford easily had the best singular game by a Gaucho player. FULL STORY