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The TCL Playoff Will Start on August 5th

Texas Collegiate League
Texas Collegiate League

First Round of Playoffs Set for Marshals

The McKinney Marshals begin the Texas Collegiate League (TCL) playoffs on Tuesday, August 5 in College Station against the Brazos Valley Bombers. The Marshals will return home to host the second and third (if necessary) games of the best-of-three series on Wednesday, August 6 and Thursday, August 7. FULL STORY

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Valley League Baseball Playoffs 7/31

Josh Mcquade Staunton
#21 Josh Mcquade Staunton Braves

Thursday’s Games

Staunton 6, Winchester 1, Staunton wins series 2-1

Blake McDade’s three-run homer in the first inning staked Staunton to the early lead, and the Braves’ pitching did the rest Thursday, as Staunton rolled past the Winchester Royals 6-1 to advance to the semifinals of the Valley Baseball League playoffs. FULL STORY

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CBB Column: Top 30 Prep Players in Texas

Everett Williams- McCallum High School- Austin, Texas
Everett Williams- McCallum High School- Austin, Texas

This is only a small list of the boys that play at a very high caliber in the State of Texas. These prep players are in the mist of trying to make a difficult decision on where to play for the next 3 years. Some have already made that decision and some are still deciding. Once they have made a commitment to a school then comes along the draft and then they have to make a tougher decision on rather to go pro or to go to College for the next three years. Trying to come with a list of boys is not an easy task so, I put these boys in Alphabetical order. Whose to say which player is the #1 player in the state all they way to #30.

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College Baseball News and Notes 07/31

Jon Luke Jacobs was the VBL Pitcher of the Week

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES

Auburn Baseball Summer Update: July 31

A weekly look at how current Auburn baseball players are faring in summer collegiate leagues around the country FULL STORY

Summer Diamond Notes #6: Lee Zerrusen, Crestwood Panthers

Hey, Illini fans, Lee Zerrusen coming to you fresh off a week-long trip to Japan. During the spring, I was offered a spot on a team with players from colleges and high schools all over the country traveling overseas to play against Japanese university and club teams. I was able to play under fellow Illini Billy Barrett’s high school coach Jim Hall. FULL STORY

FIU Baseball Players Excelling In Summer Ball

Tyler Townsend Courtesy: Alex J. Hernandez

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

While the regular season ended in May, several Golden Panthers are still taking swings and toeing the rubber as they take part in summer ball.

Tyler Townsend has led the way this summer, putting up terrific numbers for the Winchester Royals of the Valley Baseball League. FIU’s leading home run hitter in 2008 has posted a .405 average while slugging 11 homers, hitting 12 doubles, driving in 34 and getting on base at a .512 clip. Townsend’s outstanding numbers earned him an All-Star nod.

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Guns and Hoses Game A Flame

Guns and Hoses Trophy
Guns and Hoses Trophy

From the media relations department of the Brazos Valley Bombers.

Bryan Police Department battles Bryan Fire Department in Annual Guns and Hoses Game .

Bryan-College Station, TX (July 29, 2008) –

After defeating their College Station Police and Fire Department counterparts, the Bryan Police Station battled the Bryan Fire Station in the annual Guns and Hoses game. The game was held at the Brazos Valley Bank Ballpark in Bryan, home of the Brazos Valley Bombers.

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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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