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Top 100 Countdown: 37. Scott McGough (Oregon)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the countdown today at number 37 with Oregon RHP Scott McGough. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native attended Plum Senior High School where he was a two sport athlete playing basketball in addition to baseball. As a senior, he was named the East Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League Player of the Year and was named all-WPIAL. The Pittsburgh Pirates selected him in the 46th round (1,371 overall) but he decided to head out west to play for legendary coach George Horton at Oregon. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 37. Scott McGough (Oregon)

Top 100 Countdown: 41. Nick Ramirez (Cal-State Fullerton)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the countdown today at number 41 with Cal-State Fullerton junior infielder/LHP Nick Ramirez. The Anaheim California native attended Katella High School where he played under Carlos Ayala and Jimmy Valverde. As a senior, he help lead the Knights to an Empire League championship in 2008 while taking home the league’s most valuable player trophy. He was also named a three-time All-Empire League first teamer (2006-08) and was also named the Knight’s MVP each of those years. He also was named All-Orange County, All-CIF and high school All-American in 2008. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 41. Nick Ramirez (Cal-State Fullerton)

Top 100 Countdown: 45. Brian Johnson (Florida)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the countdown today at number 45 with sophomore two way player Brian Johnson from the University of Florida. The Cocoa Beach Florida native had an outstanding high school career at Cocoa Beach High School. During his senior campaign in 2009, he went 5-1 with four complete games and a 0.76 ERA in 55 innings. He was also solid at the plate hitting .551 with 25 runs, 21 RBI and nine homers. He earned first-team all-state recognition in Class 4A and was the All-Space Coast Most Valuable Player for his great senior season. Johnson was ranked the 84th best high school prospect by Baseball America heading into the 2009 MLB Draft. He ended up being selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 27th round but could not come to an agreement with them. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 45. Brian Johnson (Florida)

Top 100 Countdown: 58. Brad Miller (Clemson)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the countdown today at number 58 with Clemson shortstop Brad Miller. He is from Windermere Florida and attended from Olympia High School. As a junior in high school, he hit .420 with a .560 on-base percentage, six homers, and 31 RBIs. He was honored as first-team All-Central Florida for his seasons. Before the 2008 MLB Draft, he was ranked the 17th best prospect in the state of Florida by Perfect Game. Miller was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 39th round before deciding to attend Clemson. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 58. Brad Miller (Clemson)

Top 100 Countdown: 85. Nolan Fontana (Florida)

NolanFontanaFloridaThe CBB continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the countdown today at number 85 with sophomore infielder Nolan Fontana from Florida. He is from Winter Garden Florida and attended West Orange High School where he played for head coach Jesse Marlo. As a senior, he earned third-team all-state in Class 6A after batting .507 and leading the Warriors to a 22-3 mark and a Regional Final appearance. He was also named All-Area Central Florida by ESPN Rise Magazine, first-team all-district, first-team Central Florida Metro Conference and was named West Orange’s Most Valuable Player.

Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 85. Nolan Fontana (Florida)

Top 100 Countdown: 88. Matt Jensen (Cal Poly)

The CBB continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the countdown today at number 88 with Matt Jensen of Cal Poly. He is from Clovis California where he attended Clovis East High School. He picked up four letters playing under head coach Jeff Prieto where he hit .458 with six doubles, five triples, eight home runs, 21 RBIs and 36 runs scored. Jensen was also solid on the mound as he went 5-3 with a 2.29 ERA while striking out 55 batters in 52 innings as he threw two complete games and a shutout. He picked up several honors including All-Tri-River Athletic Conference honors all four years and also earned All-Valley and All-Regional honors. He was also named a third-team All-American as a senior. The Seattle Mariners selected him in the 11th round in the 2008 MLB draft but Jensen decided to head to Cal Poly to play under Larry Lee.

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Top 100 Countdown: Number 93 Jett Bandy (Arizona)

JettBandyHeadshotThe CBB continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the countdown today at number 93 with Arizona junior catcher Jett Bandy. He is from Thousand Oaks California where he attended Thousand Oaks High School. He had an outstanding career as he won four letters for head coach Frank Mutz. He hit .362 as a senior with six home runs, 21 doubles and 54 RBI. He also won several awards including being named Marmonte League MVP in senior season and Ventura County Player of the Year as a senior. He also was named First Team All-Marmonte League as a junior and senior and Second Team All-Marmonte League as a sophomore. He was selected in the 41st Round of the 2008 MLB First Year Player Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers with the 1,237th overall pick but ended up not coming to an agreement with the Dodgers opting to attend Arizona.

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2010 Baseball America Top Prospects for Summer Leagues and Team USA

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BaseballAmericaCover DURHAM, N.C.–The Pacific-10 Conference dominated Baseball America’s top prospects lists for 18 summer college leagues and Team USA, which have been posted at BaseballAmerica.com. The Pac-10 leads all conferences with 30 players on the lists and six players ranking as the No. 1 prospects in their respective leagues.

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Team USA falls 4-3 in extra innings to Cuba

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Tokyo, Japan – Alfredo Despaigne hit two home runs including a walk-off three-run home run in the 10th inning to give Cuba a 4-3 win over USA in the gold medal game Saturday night at the V FISU World University Baseball Championships inside Meiji Jingu Stadium.

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Team USA defeats Japan to advance to FISU Championship Game

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GeorgeSpringerUConn Tokyo, Japan – Sonny Gray (Vanderbilt) scattered three hits over seven innings and George Springer (Connecticut) hit a grand slam as USA defeated host team Japan 4-2 in semi-final action at the V FISU World University Baseball Championships inside Yokohama Stadium Thursday night. With the win, USA (16-2) will make its fourth-straight appearance in the FISU gold medal game when they square off against Cuba on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 5 a.m. (EST).

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