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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.