Tag Archives: 2014 Top Players


WCC profile: Zimmer adjusting to changing roles, expectations

Bradley Zimmer isn’t out to blaze any new trails, just to find some consistency.

It’s been a challenge for the University of San Francisco junior. He’s the highest profile player on a team battling to find its way in the West Coast Conference.

A 2013 WCC all-star, Zimmer is one of the top draft-eligible juniors in the country, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound center fielder who can hit and run. He turned a sure single into a standup triple in a recent game with Portland. That led to a big ninth inning as the Dons (20-22, 8-13) salvaged a win over the Pilots.

Batting lead off, Zimmer went 3-for-4 in that victory, the second half of a doubleheader. Hitting third in the first game, he was 1-for-4. Continue reading

NCAA Baseball: HPU at Campbell

Campbell’s Ryan Thompson breaks School Record for Saves

Campbell University closer Ryan Thompson has been flying under the radar the last two seasons but he broke the school record for saves in a season with the Camels for the second straight season with his 11th of the season on Wednesday night. Thompson currently sports a 4-1 record with a 0.90 ERA in 60.1 innings this year. He has struck out 67 batters while walking 20. He was named a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior Class Award on Wednesday. You can check out video of him below. Continue reading

2014 Lowe’s Senior Class Award Finalists

LowesSeniorClassAwardOVERLAND PARK, Kan. (April 30, 2014) – Ten NCAA® baseball student-athletes who excel both on and off the diamond were selected as finalists today for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate baseball. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of finalists follows this release. Continue reading

Oregon State's Ben Wetzler

Inside the Pac-12: Wetzler becomes Oregon State’s ace of aces

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Senior lefthander Ben Wetzler isn’t interested in individual accomplishments.

He did forego professional riches to become the winningest pitcher in Oregon State history. Wetzler, a fifth-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Phillies in June 2013, returned to the Beavers for one simple reason.

“The dog pile,” he said. Continue reading


Justin Blood and Sean Newcomb turning around Hartford Program

In three years, Sean Newcomb has done a lot for the Hartford baseball program.

His pitching perfection started earlier this season with a 0.00 ERA through his first six starts. This has brought on intense media attention while having MLB scouts to campus to the Hawks’ (18-14 overall, 6-2 America East) games, giving the program a boost in attention and his teammates who had not yet reached scouts’ radars a chance to grab their eye. Continue reading