When Vanderbilt pitcher Navery Moore faced Tommy John surgery during his junior year of high school, he faced the prospect of having his favorite sport taken away from him.
“My injury, that surgery showed me how easily the game of baseball could be taken away, and it taught me how lucky I am to play,” recalls the Commodores’ junior right handed closer. “It was something to work through, and it taught me to have great pride in my pitching.”
Moore is taking a lot of pride in his pitching so far this season. With nine saves so far this season and a 0.42 ERA in 20 appearances, Moore has led Vanderbilt to a number two ranking in the latest polls. He may be getting the credit for shutting down his opponents late in the game, but Moore says that his entire pitching staff is pitching in. Continue reading
TCU’s Matt Purke has been shutdown for the time being with a shoulder injury as he visited famed orthopedist James Andrew this week. Purke’s velocity all season has been way down barely touching 90 MPH in some of his starts. Last season, he had an outstanding freshman season which saw him go 16-0 with a 3.02 ERA while bringing the Horned Frogs to the school’s first CWS appearance. CBD had Matt Purke rated as the second best college player coming into the 2011 season. Continue reading
Coming into the season, there was no doubt in anyone’s mind that Matt Purke was the top draft eligible left-handed pitcher for the 2011 MLB Draft. Things have definitely changed over the first five weeks of the season. Both Virginia’s Danny Hultzen and Georgia Tech’s Jed Bradley have jumped right in the middle of the discussion with outstanding starts to the year. Continue reading
I took in the St. John’s vs Holy Cross matchup on Sunday afternoon in Worcester Massachusetts. The Red Storm were able to come away with a 8-2 victory over the Crusaders behind a solid start from Brendan Lobban who gave up two runs in the first inning before settling down. He ended up pitching six innings scattering six hits while giving up only those two first inning runs. Continue reading
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March 10, 2011- The Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission released the Watch List for the 2011 Coleman Company-Johnny Bench Award delivered by Papa John’s Pizza.
Forty-two catchers were nominated for the award by their coaches. Because the award is given annually to the top division one catcher, the list will be updated to include other candidates until May 6, 2011. Continue reading
I was able to attend four games this weekend at the USD Tournament, held at Tony Gwynn Stadium at San Diego State. I got to see Oklahoma, Cal, UCONN, and San Diego State all in action twice. Here’s some news and notes on some key players from each team, including George Springer, Matt Barnes, Garrett Buechele, Tony Renda, Brandon Meredith, Brad Haynal, and more, with video included. Continue reading
We enter the third weekend of action in College Baseball today with a couple of good tournaments and series around the country. Sr. Writer William Knox will be in Austin TX this weekend covering the Stanford vs Texas series while Assistant Editor Mark Rafferty is flying down to San Diego to cover the University of San Diego tournament. Both Sr. Writer Katherine Cornetta and Editor Brian Foley will be in the CBD East Coast office running the twitter and answering questions on twitter. Remember to follow the site’s twitter account @CB_Daily for the latest news and notes from the games. Also, we will be running a live chat at 10pm on Sunday evening to go over the weekend of action in college baseball and you can sign up for a reminder by entering your email address in the box on the right side of the site. Continue reading
Here are all the Conference Players of the Week. If a conference hasn’t put out a release yet, I will add the link onto the site. Continue reading
Stanford left-handed pitcher Brett Mooneyham will miss the entire 2011 season according to a press release from Stanford. The full press release is available below.
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STANFORD, Calif.– Stanford Baseball announced on Tuesday that lefthander Brett Mooneyham had season-ending finger surgery and will be out for the entire 2011 season. Mooneyham was ranked the 20th best player in the country by College Baseball Daily heading into the 2011 season. Continue reading
The freshman class for this season is the best in recent years with two top 15 picks deciding to spurn the MLB Draft for the next three seasons in Dylan Covey and Karsten Whitson. Covey decided to head to San Diego while Whitson ended up at Florida. They are not the only ones that decided to head to college as we have put together our 2011 Top Freshmen to Watch. Continue reading