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Jake Boss Names Two Assistant Baseball Coaches

Jake Boss Head baseball Coach at Michigan State.
Jake Boss Head baseball Coach at Michigan State.

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

EAST LANSING, Mich. – First-year head baseball coach Jake Boss Jr. has named Mark Van Ameyde and Billy Gernon as assistant coaches. Van Ameyde (VAN-uh-mead) was an assistant on Boss’ staff last year at Eastern Michigan, while Gernon arrives in East Lansing with nine years of head coaching experience at IPFW.

“I’m very excited to add Mark Van Ameyde and Billy Gernon to the Michigan State baseball family,” said Boss. “Both are very dynamic, high energy individuals who are very passionate about winning and doing things the right way. They are both high character and family men who share many of the same values I have.

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Players of the Week and Pitcher of the Week: Week 6

Derek Spencer
Derek Spencer

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

The Great Lakes Summer Collegiate Baseball League is please to announce its award winners for Week Six of GLSCL action:

Pitcher of the Week:
Nick Montgomery – Lake Erie Monarchs, RHP, San Marcos, TX (Ranger Junior College)

Nick garnered a 2-0 record this week by virtue of pitching 15 innings with no earned runs. The San Marcos, TX native 11 strikeouts this week has propelled Lake Erie on its’ five-game winning streak. Montgomery’s 5-0 season record is tied for the best this year in the GLSCL.

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Tech’s Danny Hall Signs Contract Extension

Danny Hall- Georgia Tech
Danny Hall- Georgia Tech

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

ATLANTA – Danny Hall, whose Georgia Tech baseball teams have averaged more than 43 wins per season over the last 15 years, has signed a one-year contract extension, athletic director Dan Radakovich announced Monday. The new deal extends his contract through the 2012 season.

Hall became the Yellow Jackets’ all-time leader in coaching victories in 2005 and has compiled a 652-294 (.689) record at Georgia Tech. His teams have won at least 40 games in 12 of his 15 seasons with the Yellow Jackets and eclipsed the 30-win mark every year.

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Kansas State Summer Baseball Update: July 28

KSU SPORTS
KSU SPORTS

FROM CBB NEW SOURCE

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Each Monday, k-statesports.com takes look at current and former Wildcats in collegiate summer leagues and in the professional ranks.

Coastal Plain League

Playing for the Fayetteville (N.C.) Swap Dogs, sophomores-to-be Carter Jurica and Jason King continue to rank among the team’s leading hitters… Jurica went 5-for-15 to improve his season average to .235 with four doubles and 14 RBI… He is also 8-for-10 in stolen base attempts… Against Florence on Sunday, Jurica was 2-for-3 with one walk and one run scored… King was 4-for-14 last week with one RBI and two runs scored… King’s average improved for the second-straight week as he is now the team’s second-leading hitter… On the season, the third baseman is hitting .269 with six doubles, two triples, one home run and 12 RBI… Against Thomasville on Friday, King drove in the Swap Dogs’ lone run in an 8-1 loss… The Swap Dogs, who finished the first half of the season second in the south division, are in fifth during the second half with a 7-13 record.

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Catching up with Kansas Head Coach- Ritch Price

Ritch Price and Hiarali Garcia

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Kansas head baseball coach Ritch Price is serving as an assistant coach with the U.S. Collegiate National Team this summer. Price’s team is just two wins away from becoming the first national team in 30 years to go through the summer undefeated. The team has already defeated the Cuban national team twice this year, becoming the first U.S. team to accomplish this. Kuathletics.com caught up with Price as he helps his team prepare for the final games this weekend.

1) How has the experience with USA Baseball been this summer? In what capacity are you serving with the coaching staff?

RP: It’s been an unbelievable experience to work with some of the best players in the country, and compete against international teams for the first time. I’m the infield coach, coach first base, and throw bp (batting practice) and hit pre-game infield/outfield everyday. I work under one of the best coaches in the college game in Rob Walton (of Oral Roberts).

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Brazos Valley Bombers Drop 5th Straight

#10 Chuck Opachich photo by Tim Casey
#10 Chuck Opachich photo by Tim Casey

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McKinney scores 10 unanswered runs to come from behind for the 10-5 win.

McKinney, TX (July 27, 2008) –

The Brazos Valley Bombers looked to be on their way to an impressive victory, as they took a 5-0 lead after five innings, but were unable to hold on as the Marshals scored ten unanswered runs to win 10-5. Jim McGonigle was in the zone early on and breezed through the first three innings without allowing a hit, but the Marshals used a six run fourth inning to take the lead for good.

Todd Cunningham reached base four times in his second game back from injury, but the Bombers were unable to overcome the eleven hits and ten runs put across the board by the Marshals. McGonigle gave up eight runs in just over four innings to pick up his first loss of the season.

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Team Canada defeats Czech Republic 3-1 for fifth place

Alex White. Photo by Bob Broughton.
Alex White. Photo by Bob Broughton.

Team Canada, representing Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), defeated the Czech Republic, 3-1, at AVG Draci Brno Field, in Brno, CZ. Team Canada finishes the tournament 3-4, at the 4th annual World University Baseball Championships.

Team Canada won the 5th Place Consolation Game with strong pitching and a 3-run second inning. Mathew Wilson (Bucknell) continued to pitch strong for Head Coach Terry McKaig. Wilson, coming off his 8 strong innings against the United States where he allowed no earned runs and struck out 4 US hitters, pitched five shutout innings against the Czech Republic, striking out 6, while giving up one first inning single. The bullpen continued to impress all at the World University Championship as Adam Reynolds (Guelph), Scott Webster (British Columbia) and Kris Dabrowiecki (Northeastern) all pitched shutout relief innings, giving way to Team Canada’s closer Hiarali Garcia (Kansas) who gave up a walk and hit before settling down to record Canada’s first save at the tournament. Continue reading

The scholarship game: No more easy outs in college baseball

Picture from Donald J Boyles
Augie Garrido Talking with Moldenhauer- Picture from Donald J Boyles

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This story originally appeared in the Dallas Morning News and is being re-publish with the permission of the Author Brian Davis.

For years, college baseball coaches have divvied up an NCAA-maximum 11.7 scholarships among 30 to 40 players. Learning how coaches manage those scholarships can be sobering for parents who believe their son is a future star.

“As far as the numbers go, with 11.7 scholarships, it doesn’t go very far,” Texas coach Augie Garrido said.

As one might expect, better recruits get more scholarship money. A coach may offer a top recruit thousands for tuition, room and board, a figure that could be 70 to 80 percent of a full scholarship.

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Metal vs. wood bat debate has few resolutions

LOUIS DeLUCA / DMN
LOUIS DeLUCA / DMN
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This story first appeared in the Dallas Morning News and it is being reprinted with permission from Matt Wixon.

FLOWER MOUND – Donnie Norris remembers raising his glove to try to catch the ball and turning his head so he wouldn’t get hit in the face. The next thing the 14-year-old remembers is sitting up on the pitching mound and groggily telling his dad:

“Man, I ain’t pitching anymore.”

That was four weeks ago, when Norris was hit with a line drive on the right side of his face while pitching for his select baseball team, the Carrollton-based Texas Travelers. The Travelers are one of more than 150 youth teams playing this week in the American Amateur Youth Baseball Alliance Open World Series in Flower Mound.

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Korea defeats Team Canada 4-3

Jeff Vickers
Jeff Vickers

Team Canada, representing Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), were defeated by Team Korea, 5-4, at Skokani-Olomouc Field, in Olomouc, CZ. Team Canada finishes the round robin, 2-4, at the 4th annual World University Baseball Championships and will face the host, Czech Republic, in Sunday’s 5th Place Game, at 1:00 PM (7:00 AM EDT).

Team Canada knew coming into the game they needed to win the game to force a three-way tie with Chinese Taipei and Korea and then let the tournament rules decide which two teams would advance to the Medal Rounds. The Canadians received word that the United States defeated Chinese Taipei, 3-2, in 11 innings, earlier in the afternoon, causing the potential three-way tie. Canada would need another strong start to keep their medal hopes alive, but it was Korea who had the first of two big innings in the game as they would score four runs in the second inning on two hits, an error and a bad bounce in the outfield that went over the left fielder’s head enabling three runs to score. Continue reading