Category Archives: Top High School Players

2008 Under Armour All-America Baseball Mid Game Report

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Wrigley Field

(Chicago, IL) – On a fantastic afternoon here at Wrigley Field in Chicago, strikeouts have accounted for the majority of outs so far today in this inaugural showcase. The coaches for both “Team One” and “Baseball Factory” have been basically using one pitcher per inning and the pitchers have been using this opportunity to shine, and in several innings striking out the side. Continue reading

CBB Visit: 2008 Aflac All-American Baseball Game at Dodger Stadium

EAST TEAM MAKES IMPROBABLE COMEBACK, WIN 4-2

For an East Team that consisted of so many great hitters in 2007 like Tim Beckham and Eric Hosmer, this 2008 East squad didn’t show much of anything at the plate for most of the game.  The West pitchers combined to hold the East to 1 hit over 8 innings.  Jacob Turner (St. Charles, MO) set the tempo by striking out 4 East batters over the first 2 innings, but a 9th inning rally by the East gave them the victory. Continue reading

Top Area Code Games Athletes

ESPN writer Andrew Knepper has a great entry today on the top players in the Area Code games. He puts Ian Krol as one of the top pitching prospects as he throws an 88 MPH fastball and has been outstanding in Long Beach. Chad James is the top left-handed pitcher with his deceptive motion where he reaches 88 MPH with a very good curveball that has a good break ball at 73-76. Continue reading

2008 Aflac All-American Game

The 2008 Aflac All-American Game is coming up at Dodger Stadium on August 9th. The College Baseball Blog assistant editor Mark Rafferty will be in attendance providing insights into the top players for the 2009 MLB Draft and the top incoming freshmen for the 2010 college baseball season. The full press release of the Aflac All-American Game is available below. Continue reading

18U National Team remains unbeaten at IBAF Worlds

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EDMONTON, Alberta – Jeff Malm (INF; Las Vegas, Nev.) slapped a two-run, bases-loaded single to ignite a five-run fifth inning and Ryan Weber (RHP; St. Petersburg, Fla.) fashioned a five-hit complete-game performance to lead the USA Baseball 18U National Team to a 7-0 quarterfinal win against Puerto Rico today at the International Baseball Federation’s AAA World Junior Championships. The tournament, featuring the world’s top 18-and-under players from 12 countries, continues Aug. 2 with medal round semifinals. Medal games are set for Aug. 3.
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18U National Team edges Korea at IBAF Worlds

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EDMONTON, Alberta – Nolan Fontana (INF; Winter Garden, Fla.) lined a two-out, two-run single in the seventh inning to plate the tying and go-ahead runs and Jake Barrett (RHP; Mesa, Ariz.) protected a one-run lead over the final three innings as the USA Baseball 18U National Team rallied for a 4-3 victory against defending world champ Korea in Day 6 of pool play at the International Baseball Federation’s AAA World Junior Championships. The tournament, featuring the world’s top 18-and-under players from 12 countries, concludes Aug. 3. Continue reading

18U National Team blanks Mexico at IBAF Worlds

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ST. ALBERT, Alberta – Matthew Purke (LHP; Spring, Texas) twirled a complete-game four-hitter, retiring 21 of the final 22 batters he faced, as the USA Baseball 18U National Team blanked Mexico 2-0 today in Day 5 of pool play at the International Baseball Federation’s AAA World Junior Championships. The tournament, featuring the world’s top 18-and-under players from 12 countries, will conclude Aug. 3. Continue reading

18U National Team blitzes Russia at IBAF Worlds

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EDMONTON, Alberta – Led by an offensive attack that produced 21 hits and a pair of hurlers who twirled a two-hitter, the USA Baseball 18U National Team blitzed Russia 25-0 today in the fourth day of pool play at the International BAseball Federation’s AAA World Junior Championships. The tournament, featuring the world’s top 18-and-under players from 12 countries, will conclude Aug. 3. Continue reading

18U National Team hammers Netherlands 20-5

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EDMONTON, Alberta – Powered by three big innings, including a nine-run fourth, the USA Baseball 18U National Team erupted for 16 hits in a 20-5 rout of the Netherlands today in pool-play action of the International Baseball Federation’s AAA World Junior Championships at Telus Field. The tournament, featuring the world’s top 18-and-under players from 12 countries, will conclude Aug. 3. Continue reading