All posts by William Knox

William Knox is a 2009 graduate of Texas Tech University. He began his writing career as the owner of AbsolutelyObknoxious.com before joining CBD before the 2008 NCAA season. Aside from writing, William spent the summer of 2008 as the Media Relations Intern for the Coppell Copperheads of the Texas Collegiate League, and following summer as the Media Relations Director for both the North Texas Copperheads and the McKinney Marshals of the TCL, posting double-duty as the official scorer.

Top 100 Countdown: 86. Ryon Healy (Oregon)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the countdown today at number 86 with Oregon sophomore RHP Ryon Healy. The 6’5” 215 pound right-handed pitcher out of West Hills, California was an All-State player at Crespi Carmelite High School. Healy was the no. 55 recruit in the state, after a junior year highlighted with an 11-0 record and .468 batting average. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 86. Ryon Healy (Oregon)

CBD Quick Hits: Texas 4, Arizona State 2

This game, unfortunately, will always be remembered for a unique situation that led to a controversial call from the umpires. From the walk that was overruled by an umpire’s call of batter interference, the Longhorns held the Sun Devils to only a pair of base runners over the final five innings. Arizona State, which picked up their runs on a first inning homer from Riccio Torrez, never quite recovered the momentum they built up in the early stages of the game, and stumbled out of the playoffs in a 4-2 defeat. The win sent Texas to Omaha, while Arizona State went back to Tempe. Continue reading CBD Quick Hits: Texas 4, Arizona State 2

CBD Quick Hits: Texas 5, Arizona State 1

Tonight’s game seemed like it was going to be another nail-biter. Each team was making plays on defense, and the pitching staff was keeping things in check. Then Jordan Etier decided to hit a curveball and sent it over the Longhorn bullpen for a three-run home run in the ninth inning. Texas was able to cruise to victory on freshman closer Corey Knebel’s arm, and force a game three tomorrow night at 6 PM CST. Continue reading CBD Quick Hits: Texas 5, Arizona State 1

CBD Quick Hits: Arizona State 3, Texas 1

Arizona State took advantage of a pair of Longhorn errors tonight in the third inning to pull out a 3-1 victory over Texas in the first game of their 2011 Super Regional in Austin. Brady Rodgers (10-4) took the win, while Taylor Jungmann (13-2) was saddled with his second consecutive loss in what could amount to his final collegiate game. Here are a few notes and observations from the game: Continue reading CBD Quick Hits: Arizona State 3, Texas 1

2011 Austin (TX) Super Regional Preview: Arizona State vs Texas

The Texas Longhorns and Arizona State Sun Devils face off in Austin, Texas this weekend to decide which squad will advance to the 2011 College World Series. Both teams are coming off home regional victories with Texas going 4-1 with the loss coming to Kent State while Arizona State rolled through the Tempe Regional with three straight victories over New Mexico, Charlotte, and Arkansas.  Continue reading 2011 Austin (TX) Super Regional Preview: Arizona State vs Texas

Texas A&M pitcher John Stilson sidelined with torn labrum

It was announced today that Texas A&M starting pitcher John Stilson will need surgery to repair a torn labrum. The injury supposedly occurred during the Aggies’ May 5th contest against Dallas Baptist, with Stilson continuing to pitch through the Big 12 Tournament.

No word yet on how this injury and surgery may impact Stilson’s chances in the draft next Monday. Stilson is currently projected to be a first round pick, with a chance to go in the top 15 picks.