Down 5-2 to Georgia State, shortstop Derek Dietrich hit a 2-run homer as part of his 3-hit, 2-run, 3-RBI night to lead Georgia Tech to a 10-6 comeback victory over its cross-town rival. Outfielders Chris House and Jeff Rowland contributed two hits each to the Georgia Tech cause.
For the Panthers, first baseman Mitch Rider and catcher Marc Mimeault led the team with three hits each.
Georgia Tech freshman pitcher Taylor Wood earned his first career win. Adam Knight took the loss for Georgia State. Continue reading Georgia Tech 10, Georgia State 6
When the Stanford Cardinal and the Texas Longhorn get together for a series you can believe that you will some great baseball. Today the Stanford Cardinal came right out and made a statement against Freshman pitcher Cole Green. They hit him hard and often in the first inning as Cole could only get 1 out and gave up 5 runs before giving way to Cassey Whittmer. Casey was one of 5 relievers for Texas that saw mound time in the loss today.
Sophomore pitcher Zach Von Tersch gave up only one run in 7 innings, leading the Yellow Jackets to a 2-1 victory over the Virginia Tech Hokies. Freshman center fielder Jeff Rowland went 3-for-4 at the plate, and third baseman Brad Feltes homered down the left field line to lead the Jackets’ offense.
Third baseman Ty Hohman led the Hokies today, going 2 for 2 with a walk. Freshman pitcher Jesse Hahn took the loss, giving up only 2 runs on 4 hits over 6 1/3 innings. Continue reading Georgia Tech completes the sweep, beating Virginia Tech 2-1
On an unseasonably cold day in Atlanta, Georgia Tech was able to survive a late inning rally attempt by Virginia Tech and win 6-4, extending their record to 11-1 on the season and 2-0 in the ACC. Starter Eddie Burns struck out 8 in 5 2/3 innings while giving up only one run. The Jackets’ offense was efficient, scoring 6 runs on only 7 hits including home runs by center fielder Jay Dantzler, designated hitter Brad Feltes, and catcher Jason Haniger.
Starting pitcher Sean McDermott took the loss for the Hokies, giving up all 6 runs. Left fielder Sean O’Brien led the Hokies’ offense, going 3-for-5 on the day. Virginia Tech falls to 7-5 on the season and 0-2 in the ACC.
Game 3 of the weekend series is scheduled for 1pm Sunday. Sophomore RHP Zach Von Tersch (1-0, 0.69 ERA) takes the mound for the Yellow Jackets and faces freshman RHP Jesse Hahn (1-0, 4.91 ERA).
Austin Wood went 7 2/3 today and struck out 8 Cardinals in picking up his 2nd win of the season. Freshman Chance Ruffin came in the bottom of the 8th to close the door to earn his 2nd save of the season to help Texas to move 9-2 on the season. Texas and Stanford will square off a gain tomorrow at 2:00 pm. Kenn Kasparek will be on the mound looking for his 2nd win on the young season and taking the series over the Cardinal.
Pictures from Todays Game
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Texas A&M CC allowed 17 walks and 16 hits and when the pitching staff does that a team will be able to score some runs. Texas puts up 22 on this staff today and 16 runs on them yesterday.
Brand Belt Soph went 4-6 at the plate and drove in 8 runs. The top of the lineup, Tucker, Torres and Danks scored 12 runs between them.
Texas A&M CC Recap
Pictures from game 2
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The last time Kenn Kasparek AKA Big Bird, pitch for Texas was back in June ’06. For the last year and Half he has been rehabbing his pitching arm since the Tommy John surgery in ’06. Kenn went 5 innings gave up two hits, two walks and had 5 strikeouts. He threw 67 pitches for his first outing in over a year and a half. Kenn looks healthy and ready to be the main pitcher for this staff that is deep and talented but very young. Kenn is a red-shirt Junior so he will be able to provide leadership to the younger members of the staff. After Kenn threw his 5 in came Riley Boening in for the 6th and the 7th. Riley also miss all of 2007 due to shoulder surgery. He is not as far along a Kenn but, made it be known that he is also ready to eat up some innings this year. In his two innings of work he threw 40 pitches and gave up a run. In the 8th Freshman Stayton Thomas came in to strike out the side in 12 pitches. Marcus Tackett came in the 9th to close the door and sent the Rams packing. This was a great start for the Pitching staff this year as last year they did not have the arms.
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The atmosphere at Disch Falk Field was unbelievable today. The weather was picture perfect and on top of that it was opening day of College baseball. Austin Woods went 6 inning giving up 5 hits and allowing 2 runs to score. He was perfect through 4 and 2/3 before VCU finally found their bats. VCU ‘s team defense looked like a team that has not done a lot of outdoor practice time. Their CF misplayed a ball and the LF lost two balls in the sky. Jordan Danks reached base twice via base on balls and scored twice. Kyle Russell walked once and reach base due to the error on the CF and scored two runs. Preston Clark had two hits and had 4 rbis on the day. Preston will enjoy hitting behind Jordan and Kyle as pitchers will not give anything to them to hit.
Pictures from the GAME!
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AUSTIN, Texas – The #28 St. Edward’s baseball team dropped two games to #12 Ouachita Baptist Saturday afternoon at Lucian-Hamilton Field. The Tigers took the first game, 8-4, and won the second contest, 11-4.
In game one, St. Edward’s (0-2) never got it going against Ouachita Baptist (2-0). The Tigers starting pitcher, Steve Smith (1-0), went 6.2 innings, giving up five hits, four runs, and striking out eight Hilltopper batters. St. Edward’s only collected six hits in the game. The highlight of the game for the Hilltoppers came in the fifth inning when right fielder Mike Hancock blasted a home run over the right-center field fence.
Continue reading St Edwards Hilltoppers drop two against Ouachita Baptist in home opener!
The 2008 Mohegan Sun World Baseball Coaches Convention is rapidly approaching as it will take place from January 10th-12th at the Mohegan Sun Resort Casino in Uncasville CT. They will be many coaches from around the country in attendance including newly named Oregon head coach George Horton and Eric Wedge who led the Cleveland Indians to the ALCS. This event is one of the top coaching clinics in the country and is a most for any high school or lower level coach to get some knowledge from the best coaches in the country. The CBB has been invited to the event and will be providing full coverage of the event on this site in the future. For more information about the clinic please visit the event’s website by clicking here.