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2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 46. Skye Bolt (North Carolina)

SkyeBoltWe continue the countdown today with number 46, UNC outfielder Skye Bolt. In his freshman campaign with the Tar heels, Bolt impressed the coaches with his switch-hitting ability and raw power from both sides of the plate. The 6’2 rookie show great athleticism in the field, equipped with a strong and accurate arm. Bolt played and started in 54 games during the 2013 season and posted a .321 average which was good for fourth on the squad. The freshman outfielder quickly adjusted to the high competition collecting 68 hits, 6 HR and 51 RBI in his first year. Continue reading

CBD Top 100 Countdown: 63. Sam Travis (Indiana)

Baseball, head shots, 09/12/12_Mike DickberndWe continue the countdown today with number 63, Indiana third baseman Sam Travis. In his sophomore campaign with the Hoosiers, Travis started all 65 games in a tough Big Ten schedule. During the 2013 season the 6’0” infielder batted an impressive .316 and ranked second in the Big Ten with 22 doubles, 57 RBI, 10 homeruns, 133 total bases and 39 walks. Travis earned a Second Team All-Big Ten selection and helped lead the Hoosiers to their first College World Series appearance in program history. Along the way the third baseman earned Most Outstanding Player awards at both the Big Ten Tournament and the NCAA Bloomington Regional. Continue reading

Gamecock’s Greiner learns from Team USA

greinerSouth Carolina catcher Grayson Greiner returns home after a 43-day stint playing for Team USA this summer. Greiner, a junior for the Gamecocks, was one of the 23 players from across the country who were chosen to play for the summer team, and says that he feels like his experience with Team USA left a lasting impression on him. “It helped me elevate my game and realize I belong a little bit,” Greiner said in an interview with TheBigSpur. Greiner also said that he thinks that the experiences he had this summer will help him “take more of a leadership role next season.” Team USA compiled a record of 20-3, with all three losses coming against Japan. For the first time, Team USA swept Cuba in a best of five series.

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