RBIs, batting averages, home runs, ERAs, strikeouts — there are many numbers to keep track of in baseball. Some players and coaches have to watch other numbers, too, like blood glucose levels, carbohydrates, and insulin units. In the September issue of Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, Sam Houston State University starting catcher Heath Pugh and his assistant coach, Chris Berry, who talk about playing baseball while wearing insulin pumps and the unique bond they’ve forged as athletes with diabetes.
Heath Pugh was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 14. He spent the next several months learning how to give himself insulin injections, then how to use an insulin pump. Along the way, he never gave up his drive to excel in baseball.
This years Area Code Games produced a deep crop of premium high school talent. With well over 300 Major League Scouts in attendance throughout the week the scouts walked away with many players from around the country to follow into next spring. The games featured eight power packed teams that were run and organized in an excellent manner.
The Signing deadline was last night at midnight. There was some news out of the SEC last night with Pedro Alvarez signing at 11:59pm and five recruits have decided to go to Athens. Continue reading SEC Signings→
Ever since the University of Texas finish remodeling Disch Falk Field last December it has been widely speculated that they would replace the turf with Field Turf. As of today there was a crew pulling out the old turf. With fall ball not starting until the middle of September and the summer camps are all over, this will allow the crew undivided attention on the turf.
Baltimore, MD. – The 2008 Under Armour All-America Baseball game will be played at the historic Wrigley Field on Sunday, August 17. Previously called the Cape Cod High School Baseball Classic presented by Under Armour, this marks the first-year that Under Armour will serve as the game’s title sponsor. This is the first-ever high school All-America game to be played at Wrigley Field. The game is airing live nationally on ESPNU at 1:35 p.m. CDT.
The 2008 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory will showcase thirty-six of the nation’s best rising juniors and seniors, competing in a Baseball Factory versus Team One Baseball match-up. The players are selected by a committee of Baseball Factory and Team One Baseball scouts.
As the Recruiting Period winds down the contact period officially end August 31st. Contact Period is permissible for authorized athletic department staff members to make in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts and evaluations. Then the Quiet Period starts up and runs from September 1st until September 11th. Quiet Period means- permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts only on the member institution’s campus.
Then the Contact Period starts back up again and runs from the September 12th all the way through November 9th. Starting on November 10 is the Dead Period(not permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts or evaluations on- or off-campus or permit official or unofficial visits.) This coincide with The Early Signing Period for College Baseball. The early signing period will be from the 12th of November to the 19th of November.
Quarterfinal #1: Bruins race by Bee Jays to reach semifinals
August 13, 2008
The top three batters in the Beatrice (NE) Bruin batting order — Matty Johnson, Evan Porter and Jordan Danks — combined to score five runs as the Bruins defeated the Liberal (KS) Bee Jays 6-3 in the first game of the quarterfinal round at the National Baseball Congress World Series.Danks went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs for Beatrice… Read More »
Marshals defeat Bombers 6-4 to eliminate Brazos Valley.
McKinney, TX (August 7, 2008) –
The Bombers fought hard, but in the end came up short as they were eliminated by the McKinney Marshals after losing 6-4. The Marshals will move on to face the Coppell Copperheads in a rematch of last season’s TCL Championship.
8/7/2008 – Several UC Irvine baseball players have extended their summer league seasons as their teams have advanced to playoffs. Christian Bergman (Altadena/St. Francis HS) and catcher Francis Larson (Yorba Linda/Esperanza HS) earned Alaska Baseball League (ABL) honors. FULL STORY