We continue the list today with number 11 in our countdown with junior shortstop Christian Colon from Cal-State Fullerton. He is from Corona, California and graduated from Canyon High School. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: Number 11 Christian Colon (Cal-State Fullerton)
We continue the list today with number 54 in our countdown with Georgia Tech junior shortstop Derek Dietrich. He is from Parma Ohio and attended St. Ignatius (Jesuit Prep) High School where he was a four-year letterwinner. He had a career high school batting average of .425 with 18 homers and 125 RBI. He received several awards during his high school career including being named the Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year, No. 1 draft prospect for Ohio, and the Perfect Game Ohio Player of the Year in 2007. He was named a high school All-American by Baseball America and Louisville Slugger. He was selected in the third round of the 2007 MLB Draft by the Houston Astros but could not come to terms with them as he headed south to play for Danny Hall at Georgia Tech.
We continue the list today with number 72 in our countdown with Miami (FL) junior LHP Chris Hernandez. He is from Miami Florida and went to high school at Monsignor Pace where he was a four year letterwinner including being named All-State twice. His senior season saw him go 7-2 with a 0.87 ERA while striking out 106 batters. The Detroit Tigers selected him in the 14th round of the 2007 draft but could not come to terms with him which sent Chris to the University of Miami.
We continue the list today with number 79 in our countdown with Coastal Carolina infielder/outfielder Scott Woodward. He is from Markle Indiana and attended Norwell High School where he led the team to a state championship as a senior. He finished his senior season with a .454 average including 60 runs, seven doubles, 24 runs-batted-in and 30 stolen bases. He was also outstanding on the mound going a perfect 8-0 with a 1.93 ERA. He was named First-Team All-Indiana selection as well as an All-Conference and an All-Area performer. He was also named to the Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason Central Region All-High School Senior Team.
Stephen Strasburg of San Diego State was recently featured in The Ross Report. He talks about his experience this summer with the USA Collegiate National team and then finishing up the summer with the 2008 Olympic Team in Beijing. He also talks about his 23 strikeout game last season and how it is to play for Tony Gwynn. Continue reading Strasburg talks about Summer
Auburn sophomore first baseman Hunter Morris spent the summer as a member of the 2008 USA Collegiate National team which won the Haarlem Baseball Week and the FISU Tournament in the Czech Republic. The team ended the summer with a perfect 24-0 record. The Auburn media relations department recently sat down with Morris where he talked about his experience over the summer and some of the highlights from the trip. Continue reading Auburn’s Hunter Morris talks about USA Baseball Experiance
Tom Sheridan who is an intern in the Cal-State Fullerton media relations department has a great article on a trio of Titans players that led the USA Collegiate National Team this summer. The team ended up going 24-0 picking up the Gold Medals in the FISU World Championships games and the Haarlem Baseball Week. The three Titans players that took part were Christian Colon, Josh Fellhauer, and Jared Clark. Continue reading Three Titans lead Team USA to Gold
Baseball America announced that Mike Minor of Vanderbilt was named the Summer POY. Minor had a tremendous summer with the USA Collegiate National Team with two victories over the Cuban Olympic Team at the Haarlem Baseball Week in Holland. Minor started five games with the team this summer accumulating a 3-0 record with a 0.64 ERA. Continue reading Mike Minor named Baseball America’s Summer POY
San Fransisco head coach Nino Giarratano spent the summer with Team USA’s Collegiate National Team. The team had a perfect record of 24-0 as they won the FISU Tournament in the Czech Republic and the Haarlem Baseball Week over the Cuban Olympic team. The interview with Coach Giarratano is wide ranging and talks about some of the great experiences he had in Europe and some of the great opportunities that this trip provided him. Continue reading USF’s Nino Giarratano talks about Team USA Experiance
EDMONTON, Alberta – The USA Baseball 18U National Team’s attempt to earn a gold medal came up one step short today as Korea defeated the Americans 7-0 in the title game of the International Baseball Federation’s XXIII AAA World Junior Championships at Telus Field. The tournament, featuring the world’s top 18-and-under players from 12 countries, ended today with the medal games and final round of consolation action. Continue reading 18U National Team loses to Korea in Gold-Medal Game at World Championships