Foley’s Weekend Thoughts

GriffinUSD I apologize for not giving you some thoughts from Saturday night but I had some other commitments come up around here.

Tyler Holt from Florida State hit for the cycle on Sunday in a 9-5 victory over the Maryland Terps. Holt picked up a single in the first, double in the second, triple in the third, and hit a homer in the fifth. Holt said the following about the cycle "It felt good, I got some good swings in. The first two hits – the single and the double – went my way and then I finally got some good swings and got the last two." Coach Mike Martin was fired up about the cycle as he stated: ‚ÄúThere are two things that really fire me up when I am watching a game – a no-no and the cycle. That fired me up. I will be honest with you, I don’t go to rock concerts but I guess they light the lighters – I would have lit a lighter on that one."

 

I know UConn ended up losing two out of three games to Louisville but both of the losses by the Huskies were in very tight games as they lost on Friday 1-0 and in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Saturday lost 4-2. In the final game of the series, they got a great pitching performance from Matt Barnes went eight shutout innings allowing only give hits while striking out nine batters. I am having great things about Barnes ability and is on my list to see pitch in the coming weeks. If UConn continues to get this type of quality pitching from Barnes and the rest of the staff combined with the hitting prowess of Michael Olt and George Springer, then they will be a force to be reckon with in the NCAA Tournament come June.

Pacific and San Jose State tied an NCAA Division 1 baseball record for double plays in a game with the teams combining to turn 11 in a 3-2 victory in 11 innings for the Tigers of Pacific.

San Diego bounced back well on Saturday and Sunday defeating Coastal Carolina by scores of 5-3 and 2-1 to walk away with the weekend series win. The Toreros were led by Sammy Solis on Saturday and AJ Griffin on Sunday. Kyle Blair also pitched well on Friday before his defense broke down behind him.

Congrats to Mark Scalf of UNC-Wilmington for winning his 600th game in a 12-6 victory over Towson on Sunday. Not to be forgotten at all, Sam Houston State head coach picked up his 1,000th career victory with a victory over UT-San Antonio 8-6.