College Baseball Daily throughout the fall will be putting together some of the storylines to follow this fall and into the 2012 season. The first installment is the SEC which has won the last three national championships with LSU winning in 2009 and South Carolina in the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Continue reading CBD Column: Five Questions for the SEC
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 63 with Vanderbilt’s Aaron Westlake. He is a redshirt junior first baseman/catcher from Redding California and attended Shasta High School. He was a four year letter winner grabbing multiple awards including being named First-team all-state and section MVP in 2006 while also picking up first team all-league in 2005-07 and first team all-section from 2004-07. In 2004, he helped bring the team to the section championships. Heading into the 2007 draft, he was named the 55th best prospect in the state of California by Baseball America. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 63. Aaron Westlake (Vanderbilt)
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
Regular-season MVP Kolten Wong (Hawaii) and home run champion Jordan Ribera (Fresno State) lead the list of stars who were named to the 2010 Cape Cod Baseball League’s All-League team that was announced by commissioner Paul Galop this weekend.
A total of 24 players were selected to the elite team, with the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox and the Orleans Firebirds each placing four on the squad. The lone representative from the Cape League champion Cotuit Kettleers is starting pitcher Austin Wood (St. Petersburg), who went 3-0 with a 0.74 ERA this season.
Charley Thurber, Hyannis Harbor Hawks (Tennessee) 6-9, three runs scored, double, triple, HR, five RBI, stolen base (two games)
Cody Stubbs, Hyannis Harbor Hawks (Tennessee) 2-3, double, RBI
Aaron Westlake, Chatham Anglers (Vanderbilt) 2-4, run scored, double, HR, RBI
Joey Hainsfurther, Cotuit Kettleers (Baylor) 4-5, Double, Five RBI (2 Games)
Ben McMahan, Yarmouth Denis Red Sox (Florida) 4-7, two runs scored, two doubles, HR, two RBI (two games)
Brian Goodwin, Harwich Mariners (UNC) 2-4, two RBI, triple
UPDATED JULY 27th AT 3:05 PM
The Cape Cod Baseball League will play the All-Star Game on Wednesday night at 7pm. The coaches have put out their starting lineup for the game and announced the starting pitchers. Austin Wood from St. Petersburg and the Cotuit Kettleers will get the ball for the Western Division while Andrew Gagnon from Long Beach State and the Brewster White caps will get the ball for the Eastern Division. You can check out the full lineup below. Remember to join TCBB staff members Kat Cornetta and Brian Foley as they will be live blogging the game and you can set up a reminder for the event by clicking here.
The marquee collegiate summer league all-star game will take place on July 28th from Fenway Park in Boston Massachusetts with the Cape Cod Baseball League All Star Game. The Cape Cod Baseball League recently announced the 2010 All-Star Game rosters which feature some of the best pro prospects for the 2011 MLB Draft. The College Baseball Blog will have a Live Blog from the game with TCBB Senior Writer Katherine Cornetta joining TCBB editor Brian Foley in covering the event. You can sign up for a reminder about the Live Blog/Chat by clicking here. The full press release from the Cape Cod Baseball League is included below.
Coca Cola Pitcher and Player of the Week
COCA COLA PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Wareham comeback kid Max Perlman (Harvard) has secured this week’s Coca Cola Pitcher of the Week award for his performance against Brewster.
Perlman pitched six shutout innings and left the game with a 1-0 lead. Although the bullpen could not hold the lead, his nine strikeouts and two hits surrendered were enough to earn him this week’s award.
The 6-7 right-hander showed plenty of promise in his first season as a member of the Crimson, earning All-Freshman third team honors. An elbow injury in his first start as a sophomore derailed his second season and much of his junior year, but his success this summer indicates that he has returned to form.
He is also a Cape League veteran. He pitched well enough for the Gatemen in 2008 to be selected as an All-Star alternate before his injury.
Cohl Walla, Brewster Whitecaps (Texas) 2-4, RBI
Zach Wilson, Wareham Gatemen (Arizona State) 2-4, double, BB
Chad Wright, Cotuit Kettleers (Kentucky) 3-4, double, BB, 2 SB
Aaron Westlake, Chatham Anglers (Vanderbilt) 2-4
Mike Nemeth, Bourne Braves (UConn) 2-4
Tyler Hanover, Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox (LSU) 2-4
Jason Esposito, Orleans Firebirds (Vanderbilt) 2-4