All posts by Jake Mastroianni

CBD Interview with LA Tech’s Phil Maton

LaTechLogo_thumb.jpgEntering his senior season, Phil Maton had already put together an impressive collegiate career. As a freshman he was 8-5 with a 2.93 ERA in 89 innings. He was named to the 2012 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team. He led the team in wins, ERA and innings pitched. He led the Bulldog’s in ERA again his sophomore season at 2.70, while striking out 89 batters in 96.2 innings. In his third year he made 19 appearances (10 as a starter) and was second on the team in innings pitched with 85. Continue reading CBD Interview with LA Tech’s Phil Maton

CBD Interview with UAB’s Alex Luna

UABLogoThe Blazers’ outstanding right-handed pitcher is a true example of how going to college can help a pitcher grow and mature as a player. Alex Luna posted ERAs of 9.15 and 5.19 in his freshman and sophomore campaigns respectively before breaking onto the scene as a junior. In his third season he posted an ERA of 1.76 and went 7-1 in 15 starts. He struck out 58 batters in 87 innings pitched and had a WHIP of 1.06.

His senior year hasn’t gone quite as expected as he was dealing with an illness earlier in the year, but he’s still one of the Blazers’ top starting pitchers with an ERA of 3.70 in 11 starts with 40 strikeouts over 59.1 innings. Now that UAB has clinched a spot in the Conference USA Tournament, he’ll look to improve on his career numbers and lead UAB to a championship. Continue reading CBD Interview with UAB’s Alex Luna

CUSA Baseball Weekend Recap March 27-29

ConferenceUSALogoMiddle Tennessee (16-10, 8-1) vs. Old Dominion (13-11, 3-6)
The Blue Raiders continued their hot streak to begin conference play by sweeping ODU over the weekend. They won the first game 7-2 with Jared Allen going 2-4 at the plate with a run and 2 RBI. They took the second game 8-2 as Jake Ingold was 2-4 with a run and 3 RBI. Then MTSU squeaked by 5-4 on Sunday for the sweep. Allen was 1-2 with 3 runs scored and an RBI. Continue reading CUSA Baseball Weekend Recap March 27-29

Conference USA Weekend Recap (March 20th-22nd)

C-USAFeaturedCharlotte (7-11, 1-8) vs. FIU (11-13, 3-3)

The 49ers started out the weekend with a 5-4 win over FIU thanks to an 8 inning effort by Sean Geoghegan who only gave up 3 earned runs on 4 hits and 2 walks with 8 strikeouts. Nick Daddio drove in 2 runs and Luke Gibbs was 1-2 with a run and an RBI. FIU bounced back to win the next two games and take the series. In game two the bats broke out for a punishing 23-1 win. Brian Portelli was 4-5 with a home run, 4 runs and 4 RBI. Edwin Rios was 4-4 with 3 home runs, 4 runs scored and 6 RBI. The Panthers won the deciding game 7-5 with Rios hitting another home run and Zach Soria going 4-4 at the plate with a run and an RBI. On the mound Christopher Mourelle gave up 3 earned runs over 7 innings on 6 hits and a walk. Continue reading Conference USA Weekend Recap (March 20th-22nd)

CUSA Weekend Recap March 13-15

C-USAFeaturedUAB (10-7, 0-3) vs. MTSU (11-6, 3-0)
Game 1 – MTSU 8-0: MTSU got out to a good start and shutout UAB 8-0. Johnathan Frebis tossed 7 scoreless innings only allowing 4 hits and 2 walks with 8 strikeouts. Ronnie Jebavy was 3-3 with 2 runs, 2 RBI and 2 walks.

Game 2 – MTSU 3-0: In the second game Nate Hoffman helped shutout the Blazers in a 3-0 win for MTSU. Hoffman went 5 innings, allowing just 1 hit and 3 walks with 5 strikeouts. Jebavy was 2-3 at the plate with a run scored.

Game 3 – MTSU 3-2: MTSU completed the sweep with a 3-2 win. Brad Jarreau was 2-2 at the plate with a run scored. Jarred Allen had a run and an RBI, while Jake Ingold brought in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning. Continue reading CUSA Weekend Recap March 13-15

CBD Interview with Western Michigan junior shortstop Kurt Hoekstra

Western Michigan’s junior shortstop Kurt Hoekstra is quickly becoming one of the most exciting players in the MAC conference. In his first full season as a starter, he hit .297 and led the team in runs (34), hits (63) and walks (22), while playing exceptional defense. In that sophomore season he became a candidate for the Breakout Player of the Year award. Continue reading CBD Interview with Western Michigan junior shortstop Kurt Hoekstra

CBD Interview with WKU’s Ryan Church

Ryan Church, the first baseman for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers has had quite the collegiate journey playing at two different schools and in three different conferences, but one thing has remained consistent throughout, and that’s his ability to hit a baseball. Continue reading CBD Interview with WKU’s Ryan Church

MAC Baseball Weekend Recap (March 6th-8th)

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The Zips started out the weekend with a rough 17-9 loss to Coastal Carolina. In the loss Daulton Mosbarger was 2-4 with 3 runs scored, while Kris Simonton was 3-5 with 2 runs and an RBI. Akron then bounced back to beat Michigan State 3-1. J.T. Brubaker had a solid outing on the mound giving up just 1 ER on 8 hits and 1 walks over 8 innings with 4 strikeouts. Matt Rembielak was 3-5 with a run scored. They finished off the weekend with a huge 2-0 shutout victory over Michigan. Pat Dyer tossed 8 scoreless innings allowing just 5 his and 3 walks, while striking out two. Mosbarger was 1-2 with a run scored. Continue reading MAC Baseball Weekend Recap (March 6th-8th)