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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
The College Baseball Blog made the trip down to New Britain Connecticut to see the championship games of the Northeast Conference on Saturday afternoon. Monmouth entered the championship round without a loss in the tournament while Central Connecticut State had one loss.
In Game 1, The Blue Devils got 8.2 innings of great pitching from Adam Piechowski as they took care of the Monmouth Hawks 4-2. The Blue Devils offense was led by Adam Taha who went 2-3 at the plate and provided a solid game behind the plate as he blocked several pitches in the dirt to hold runners on their respective bases. Andy Meyers led the Hawks offense by going 3-4 with a double. The win by CCSU forced a deciding game later in the day.
In Game 2, Monmouth starting pitcher Matt Coulson (4-3) pitched 7.2 innings while letting up only one run on five hits. He was effective at getting the Blue Devils to hit the ball at his fielders as he only had two strikeouts on the day. Both of them came with runners on second and third with one out in the fifth inning with a 2-0 Hawks lead. Justin Esposito pitched a perfect 1.2 innings to get his tenth save. CCSU starter John Tesseyman lasted only two innings as he gave up two runs on four hits. His record for the season drops down to 6-4. John Dennis went 2-2 with 3 RBI and a sacrifice bunt to lead the Monmouth offense.
The College Baseball Blog would like to give thanks to the great community of New Britain for putting on a fine event. This was one of the better experiences on the season as the College Baseball Blog might not see anymore College Baseball live this season due to logistics. The CBB will likely be heading to the Cape Cod League throughout the summer to check in on some college players.
The College Baseball Blog headed up to Franklin Pierce on Sunday to take in the championship round of the Division 2 Northeast Regional Final between Franklin Pierce and Bryant University. The Ravens of Franklin Pierce entered the game with a 48-9 record while Bryant had a record of 34-23. Franklin Pierce was also undefeated in the tournament so Bryant had to sweep a doubleheader to advance to Alabama for the World Series while FPC only had to beat the Bulldogs once.
Franklin Pierce jumped on Bryant starter Luke Cowan in the top of the first inning with back to back solo homers from Kevin Renaud and Scott Savastano to get the 2-0 lead. Kevin Renaud also tacked on another solo homer in the eighth inning to extend the lead to 5-0. Bryant would pick up two runs in the bottom of the eighth but could not come closer then the 5-2 final score. Keith Renaud got the start for Franklin Pierce and continued to dominate the Division 2 ranks as he only allowed two hits in seven strong innings. He was followed up by Clay Jenkins who faced only two batters but both of them reached base. Jayson King then made the move to closer Tyler Bishop who got the final six outs of the game while allowing only one hit to send the Ravens to the College World Series starting this upcoming weekend.