ATLANTA, Ga. — One day after the death of Georgia Tech pitcher Michael Hutts, the Yellow Jackets took the field and played 2 against the country’s top-ranked team. The combination of a distracted Yellow Jacket team and the potent Hurricanes offense led to two Miami victories, 10-5 in the first game and 15-5 in the second.
Center fielder Blake Tekotte led the Hurricanes, going 7-for-10 in the two games, scoring 6 runs. Second baseman Jemile Weeks and catcher Jason Hagerty both went 5-for-9 in the doubleheader. Starting pitchers Chris Hernandez and Enrique Garcia took the wins for the Hurricanes. Continue reading
The College Baseball Blog made an appearance at Shea Field today to see the final game of the Boston College-FSU game on Saturday. The game was moved up to Saturday after torrential rains never came down in the Boston area. The Seminoles won Game 1 of the series 8-6 and Game 2 by a score of 4-3. Continue reading
ATLANTA, Ga. — Junior DH Luke Murton went 4-for-5 with a home run and 3 RBI today to lead the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (26-7, 9-6 ACC) to a 9-4 victory over in-state rival Georgia Bulldogs (20-12, 9-3 SEC). Freshman SS Derek Dietrich added three hits, and freshman Deck McGuire pitched 5 2/3 solid innings to improve to 5-0 on the season. Georgia Tech remains undefeated against mid-week opponents.
The Bulldogs were led by shortstop Gordon Beckham who went 2-for-3 with a run and a walk.
Georgia Tech next faces Miami (27-3, 12-1 ACC) in Atlanta this weekend. Georgia returns to Athens to take on Kentucky (26-5, 7-5 SEC). Continue reading
The College Baseball Blog went down to Brockton MA to take in a doubleheader between Boston College and Duke. The Eagles swept the doubleheader with a 3-2 victory in game one and a 6-0 shutout in Game 2. Continue reading
ATLANTA, Ga. — Chris Hicks earned his 7th save of the season to help lead Georgia Tech (24-5) to a 5-4 victory over East Tennessee State (6-21). The Yellow Jackets scored the first 5 runs of the game before the Buccaneers answered with 4 runs of their own, including 3 solo home runs. Luke Murton hit a two-run double to start the Yellow Jackets scoring, but 3 ETSU errors on a single play allowed Tech to score what turned out to be the deciding run.
Georgia Tech remains undefeated in mid-week games this season, but has a tough stretch of games coming up. They first head to Cary, NC, for a 3-game series against the North Carolina Tar Heels before returning home for a mid-week game against the Georgia Bulldogs and a weekend series against the Miami Hurricanes. East Tennessee State returns to the Atlanta area this weekend to take on the Kennesaw State Owls. Continue reading
No. 8 Wichita State Knocks Off Kansas, 7-3
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Senior right fielder Ryne Price hit his seventh home run of the season, while sophomore Paul Smyth struck out five in three innings of work, but it was not enough. Conor Gillaspe’s RBI ground out in the top of the fifth broke a three-all tie and lifted No. 8 Wichita State to a 7-3 triumph over Kansas Tuesday evening at Hoglund Ballpark.
The Shockers improve to 21-3 on the season, while KU falls to 18-13
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Originally posted on RockChalkTalk.com on Tuesday, 4/1
The Shockers have a few top tier draft picks on this team. Several of which id expect to make it to the show (MLB). It isn’t a super deep team when it comes to pro prospects, but what the Shockers do so well is MAKE professional players out of hard working kids. So I would expect for many more to come out of the woodwork as the year progresses and to be there as a prospect next season. Let me go over who I am going to be keeping my eyes on Tuesday. Continue reading
ATLANTA, Ga. — Georgia Tech scored 11 unanswered runs to rally back from a 6-2 deficit and beat the Buccaneers of East Tennessee State 13-6. Catcher Jason Haniger and first baseman Tony Plagman hit home runs for the Yellow Jackets. Charlie Blackmon and Brad Feltes added two hits each. Center fielder Jacob Fabry led the Buccaneers with 3 hits.
Game 2 of the mid-week series continues Wednesday at 6pm. Freshman RHP Brandon Cumpton (1-0, 4.88) takes the mound for the Yellow Jackets, facing ETSU’s senior LHP Matt McGahey (0-1, 6.91) Continue reading
The Wichita State Shockers will head to the University of Kansas on Tuesday for a mid-week showdown between in-state rivals. Kansas heads into the game with a 18-12 record but 1-5 in the Big 12. Wichita State on the other hand is having a strong season like usual with a record of 20-3 while being a perfect 3-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference after sweeping Illinois State a few weeks back. The Shockers will send Tim Kelley to the mound sporting a record of 2-1 with a 5.29 ERA. Kansas will counter with Shaeffer Hall who is 2-1 with a 4.11 ERA. The CBB will be in attendance tonight so come back for a full game recap. Continue reading
Originally posted on Friday, March 28th at www.RockChalkTalk.com
Let me begin by saying that the Aggies have a great offense (.304 team average) with a lot of consistent power through their entire lineup (72 extra base hits and 22 HR thus far). They score a lot of runs (about 7 per game) and steal a lot of bases (38). They really put the pressure on the pitching staff and on the defense. Along with that great offense comes even better pitching (2.97 ERA with almost 9 K’s per game). They are a staff of strikeout pitchers and the bullpen follows suit (2.23 ERA). The Aggies have a nice collection of players that have been drafted and /or will be drafted. Continue reading
CBB Senior writer NYDore wrote up an extensive article (available here) about how certain players were snubbed from All-American teams especially how Ryan Flaherty was left off the NCBWA Pre-season All-American team while Derek Shunk of Villanova was named to the first team. He was only named to the third-team in the Big East last season. Continue reading