Former UNC star Colin Moran is looking to follow in his uncle BJ Surhoff’s path of being a MLB All-Star player. The Sun Sentinel in Florida has a great feature on Colin available by clicking here.
Colorado Springs, Colo. (NCBWA) — Five of college baseball’s top relief specialists have been selected as finalists for the ninth annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award, the NCBWA announced Wednesday.
This year’s finalists include NCAA saves leader Tyler Rogers of Austin Peay along with David Berg of UCLA, Jonathan Holder of Mississippi State, Michael Lorenzen of Cal State Fullerton, and Jimmie Sherfy of Oregon. Continue reading 2013 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award Finalists
Here are some of the top news stories around the College Baseball World for today. Continue reading Links from Around the Country for June 6th
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DURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball announced Tuesday the names of the three finalists for the 2013 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award. This summer marks the 36th consecutive year that the GSA will be presented to the nation’s top amateur baseball player.
Tyler Beede, a sophomore right-handed pitcher from Vanderbilt; Kris Bryant a junior infielder from San Diego; and Colin Moran, a junior infielder out of North Carolina, received the most votes among 30 semifinalists last week, as voted on by a committee of more than 200 members. Continue reading 2013 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Finalists
Oklahoma RHP Jonathan Gray failed an MLB pre-draft drug test for the stimulant Adderall this past weekend according to ESPN.com baseball insider Keith Law. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports stated that Gray was the only failed drug test out of the 200 players tested. Continue reading Oklahoma’s Jonathan Gray Fails Drug Test
FROM USA BASEBALL RELEASE
DURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball announced Tuesday the names of the 30 semifinalists for the 2013 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award. This marks the 36th consecutive year that the award has been presented to the nation’s top amateur baseball player. Continue reading 2013 Golden Spikes Award Semifinalists Announced
The 6’4 Pennsylvania native came to Alabama with hopes of walking on the baseball team last year. That didn’t happen, however he did get himself on Alabama head coach Mitch Gaspard’s radar.
Fortunately for Oczypok, that paid off when Gaspard heard of an opening on a summer league team in Illinois last summer. He passed along Oczypok’s name, and from there Oczypok’s dream of playing for the Crimson Tide that had seemed slightly out of reach after a year of not making the team started to slowly become a reality. Continue reading From Walk-On to Wow: Alabama’s Mike Oczypok’s Incredible Journey
The 6’2, right-handed pitcher was three outs away from securing the Bulldogs an off day on Friday and a place in Saturday afternoon’s game. Continue reading CBD Scouting Report: Mississippi State’s Jonathan Holder
The 6’4″ south paw from Houston came to LSU after being drafted in the 15th round by Toronto out of high school. During the 2012 season, Glenn saw action in eleven games including three starts, finishing the year with a 5.62 ERA with six walks and 16 strikeouts in a total of 16 innings pitched. Continue reading LSU’s Cody Glenn is Making a Name for Himself
An intimidating force on the mound, Appel stands 6’5 and weighs 215 pounds.
He is a polished pitcher with an arsenal that includes a fastball consistently clocked between 93-95 mph. At times, he has the ability to reach back and find that extra velocity that can make a pitcher special. Reports suggest Appel has reached 98-99 mph on occasion. In his start against Oregon last weekend, the radar gun had his top speed at 97. In the bottom of the ninth inning, Appel was still registering 93 mph. Continue reading CBD Scouting Spotlight: Mark Appel (Stanford)