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 list today with number 10 in our countdown with Indiana junior outfielder/first baseman Alex Dickerson. He is from Poway, California, where he attended Poway High School. As a senior, he hit .455 with 12 doubles, six triples, eight home runs, 45 RBI and 40 runs while slugging .851, with a .522 on-base percentage and perfect 7-for-7 on the basepaths. He was selected in the 48th round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals but decided to head to Indiana to continue his baseball career. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 10. Alex Dickerson (Indiana)
The Indiana Baseball team won their second straight title in 2010. Not on the diamond, but in flag football intramurals, with head coach Tracy Smith quarterbacking the team. “I am about teaching our kids there is value in winning. I don’t care what you are doing, it is better to win than lose.” Winning was common for Hoosiers in 2009 on the diamond, when they entered the Big Ten Tournament as the three seed and swept through it on their way to their first Big Ten Title under Tracy Smith since he took over the program in 2006. After an injury plagued 2010 that saw them squeak into the Big Ten Tournament, the Hoosiers look to come out swinging in 2011. Continue reading Indiana looking to rebound in 2011
Frankie Pilere of Fanhouse.com continues to update his top prospects for the 2011 MLB Draft. He checks in today with his top 115 players that he believes has top four round talent. This is his list of player he has seen with his own eyes so there will be additions to the list in the coming months. He has put out two previous updates from July 3rd (FULL ARTICLE) and July 24th (FULL ARTICLE). You can check out the full list below. Frankie also includes comments on each player on his site which can be read by clicking here.
Continue reading 2011 Top MLB Draft Prospects by Fanhouse.com
All-American Alex Dickerson recently sat down with the Indiana Media Relations staff to discuss his Team USA experience this summer, his teammates and the upcoming fall. Dickerson was named an All-American in several publications in 2010 after hitting .419 with 24 homers and 75 RBI. You can check out the full interview with Alex below.
Continue reading Indiana’s Alex Dickerson Update
Indiana baseball head coach Tracy Smith recently sat down with IUHoosiers to update his players progress this summer. The Hoosiers are coming off a 28-27 season in 2010 where they went .500 in Big Ten play with a 12-12 record. They will be led next season by 2010 Big Ten Player of the Year Alex Dickerson who hit .419 with 24 homers and 75 RBI. He spent the summer with the 2010 USA Collegiate National Team where he appeared in 14 games (10 starts) while hitting .250 with a homer and eight RBI. He started the summer with the Wareham Gatemen in the Cape Cod Baseball League which he played nine games hitting .500 with a homer and seven RBI.
Continue reading Indiana’s Tracy Smith discusses the Summer
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
Taipei, Taiwan – Jackie Bradley, Jr. (South Carolina), Brad Miller (Clemson) and Ryan Wright (Louisville) each collected three hits and helped Team USA to a 9-1 win and a split of the four-game series with Chinese-Taipei Wednesday at Hsinchuang Field.
Bradley, Jr. and Wright joined Alex Dickerson with a team-best two RBI, while Wright smacked his first home run of the summer on a solo shot down the left field line in the third inning.
Continue reading Team USA defeats Chinese Taipei 9-1
We are at about the halfway point of the summer collegiate baseball season as Fanhouse.com writer Frankie Piliere has updated his follow list as he has had an opportunity to see a couple of more high profile players including Anthony Rendon from Rice. His current list is below while you can check out his previous list by clicking here.
Continue reading 2011 MLB Draft Top Prospects by Fanhouse.com (July 24th)
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
Omaha, Neb. – In its final tune-up game before heading overseas to Taiwan and Japan, Team USA defeated the Strike Zone of Omaha 16-0 in seven innings Thursday afternoon at Warrior Field. Peter O’Brien (Bethune-Cookman) hit a pair of home runs and Alex Dickerson (Indiana) added a round-tripper of his own as both players recorded a team-best four RBI. With the win Team USA improves to 9-0 on the summer.
From the beginning the Strike Zone squad seemed to be overmatched as the Collegiate National Team (CNT) scored eight runs over the first three innings, plating three in the first, five in the second and two in the third. Dickerson put USA on the board when he drew a bases loaded walk that scored Drew Maggi (Arizona State) who doubled to start the game. On the very next pitch, George Springer (Connecticut) laced a two-RBI single through the left side pushing across Brad Miller (Clemson) and Ryan Wright (Louisville) for a 3-0 lead.
Continue reading Team USA hammers Strike Zone of Omaha 16-0
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Papillion, Neb. – George Springer (Connecticut) collected two hits and drove in three runs, while Brett Monneyham (Stanford) scattered three hits over five innings to pace Team USA to an 8-4 win over the Omaha Diamond Spirit of the MINK League Tuesday night at E.A. Fricke Field. With the win the Collegiate National Team (CNT) improves to 7-0 on the summer.
Continue reading UConn’s Springer leads Team USA to a 8-4 win
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DURHAM, N.C. – George Springer (Connecticut) roped a pair of doubles on his way to a three-hit performance and Sean Gilmartin (Florida State) struck out five for his second win of the summer as Team USA completed the five-game series sweep of Korea with a 5-3 win Sunday night at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. With the win the Collegiate National Team (CNT) improves to 6-0 during its summer tour.
Leading 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning, USA scratched across a pair of runs to take a 5-2 advantage and coasted to the series sweep. Peter O’Brien (Bethune-Cookman) drove in the game-winning run on a bunt single towards the left side of the pitcher’s mound scoring Springer from second, who singled to start the frame. CNT’s newest member, Jason Esposito (Vanderbilt), scored the second run when Nolan Fontana (Florida) reached on an error during his sac bunt attempt moving O’Brien over to third and pushing Esposito across.
Continue reading Team USA completes sweep over Korea with 5-3 victory