College Baseball News and Notes 10/15

Courtesy: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Courtesy: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

FIRST-EVER ISLANDER BASEBALL ALUMNI GAME IS A WIN-WIN

While it may have been an 11-4 win for the current players on the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball team, the first-ever Islander Alumni Baseball Game held as part of the athletic department’s 10-year celebration was a win-win for both sides.

“The first-ever alumni game was a total success,” said Islander head coach Scott Malone. “We went into the game looking to bridge the gap between the Islanders of the past and the current members of the roster and I think we were able to do that. There is no doubt we intend on making the game an annual event.”

In the game, the alumni jumped out to a 3-0 lead with three runs in the first off one of the team’s newest players Brett Carnline. Chase Wheaton had an RBI single and Randy Aguayo roped an extra-base hit during the inning. FULL STORY

South Carolina Baseball Stadium Construction Update (10/15/08)

Construction continues at the new baseball facility. Here are the latest photos of the stadium.
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Catch the Oregon Baseball Scrimmage this Saturday

Are you wondering what to do with your Saturday since the Oregon football team is taking the weekend off?

The easy answer is to head out to Thurston High School at noon this Saturday to watch the Oregon baseball team scrimmage.

It will be the first of two scrimmages for the Ducks, who will also square off at noon, on Saturday, Oct. 25.

It has been a very busy week for the baseball team. Take a look at some photos from recent practices.

On Friday the Ducks hosted their first alumni game in 28 years, welcoming back 34 years of Oregon baseball history. FULL STORY

Baseball to Hold 10-Year MAC Championship Anniversary on Nov. 1

The Bowling Green State University baseball team will be celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the 1998 Mid-American Conference Champions and Regional Qualifiers on Nov. 1, 2008. The event will take place in the alumni tent on the East side of Doyt Perry Stadium from Noon-2 p.m. FULL STORY

Baseball Greats Visit Recent Bradley Practice

Two former Major League Baseball greats, Hall of Famer Johnny Bench and Andre Dawson, recently visited a Bradley Baseball practice at O’Brien Field. Photos of their visit are available online at BradleyBraves.com.

Bench played 17 seasons, all with the Cincinnati Reds, and is regarded as one of the top defensive catchers in MLB history, while also putting up impressive offensive numbers. Bench, a 10-time Gold Glove winner and 14-time All-Star, was twice voted the National League Most Valuable Player. FULL STORY

Satterwhite and Johnson Bring Home Northwoods League Honors

Senior outfielder Cameron Satterwhite (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller) and junior first baseman Kevin Johnson (Willard, Ohio/Willard) both brought home postseason Northwoods League awards, the league office announced last week. Satterwhite played summer ball with the Green Bay Bullfrogs, while Johnson played for the St. Cloud River Bats.

Satterwhite, who hit .364 last season for Cincinnati, was a 2008 Rawlings Big Stick Award recipient after finishing the summer with the third-highest batting average among all Northwoods League outfielders. In 48 games with the Bullfrogs, Satterwhite hit .310 and collected 14 doubles, two home runs, 27 RBI, and owned a .465 slugging percentage and a .409 on-base percentage. To be eligible for the award, a player needed to have enough plate appearances to qualify for a batting title. FULL STORY