Category Archives: Coastal Plain League

Peninsula Pilots defeat Team USA 7-5

USABaseballFeatured1HAMPTON, Va. – The Peninsula Pilots rallied from a five-run deficit to defeat the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, 7-5, in front of a crowd of 3,312 on Sunday evening at War Memorial Stadium in Hampton, Va.

The U.S. outhit the Pilots, 9-6, in the contest but issued 10 free passes on the mound and committed three errors, leading to two costly unearned runs. The loss is Team USA’s first of the summer as its record drops to 6-1. Continue reading

Top 100 Countdown: 75. John Tuttle (Catawba)

tuttlejohnWe continue the countdown today with number 75, Catawba pitcher John Tuttle. In his junior season with the Indians, Tuttle went 10-4 and his 82.2 innings pitched was good for 2nd best on the staff. After a successful sophomore campaign, Tuttle had high expectations for the 2013 season and he did not disappoint. Posting a 3.92 ERA the right-hander also had 78 strikeouts which were good for 2nd highest on the team and his 18 walks was a career low for the pitcher. Continue reading

USA Baseball defeats Catawba Valley 9-2

USABASEBALL_thumb.jpgHICKORY, N.C. – The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team racked up 16 hits and scored nine runs to take a 9-2 victory over Catawba Valley Monday night. Five Team USA pitchers combined to hold the Stars to one hit in the game.

NC State’s Carlos Rodon (1-0) made an impressive debut on the mound, retiring all six batters he faced. Tyler Beede (Vanderbilt) allowed two runs on one hit in four-plus innings. He walked five and struck out five. Nick Burdi (Louisville) came on with runners on the corners in the seventh and struck out two around a sacrifice fly. Daniel Mengden (Texas A&M) retired all five batters he faced and Chris Diaz (Miami, Fla.) struck out the lone batter he faced. Continue reading

USA Baseball defeats Florence 9-0

USABASEBALL_thumb.jpgFLORENCE, S.C. – Matt Chapman went 3-for-4 and drove in four runs to help the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team to a 9-0 victory Friday night. Four pitchers combined to throw Team USA’s third shutout of the CPL tour.

“Tonight’s game was almost as complete of a game as we’ve played all summer,” said manager Jim Schlossnagle (TCU). “I thought we had a lot of good at-bats, we had timely hits and outstanding base running. Matt Chapman sat back on a line drive with one out, setting up a two-out hit from Will Maddox. I thought A.J. Reed threw really well. I was really impressed with Chris Diaz.” Continue reading

USA Baseball defeats Fayetteville 11-3

USABASEBALL_thumb.jpgFAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – A 17-hit night helped the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team stay perfect on the tour with an 11-3 win over Fayetteville Monday night. LSU’s Alex Bregman notched three hits in his tour debut and Indiana’s Kyle Schwarber had three RBIs.

“I thought tonight was a positive in some ways and in other ways I thought we have a long ways to go,” remarked manager Jim Schlossnagle. “It was exciting to see the guys who literally just got off the plane, Alex Bregman, Trea Turner, Kyle Schwarber and Sam Travis, step out there and do a great job for us.” Continue reading