We continue the list today with number 37 in our countdown with Auburn junior infielder Hunter Morris. He is from Huntsville Alabama where he attended Grissom High School where he was a five year letterwinner for Adam Moseley. He had a career .470 average with 46 homers and 198 RBI. In his senior season, Morris hit .476 as a senior with 13 home runs and 44 RBI while scoring 67 runs. He won several awards including a four-time Huntsville City Player of the Year, North Alabama Super Metro Player of the Year and Alabama 6A All-State Player. He was also named an All-American by AFLAC, Rawlings, BCA and PlayStation.The Boston Red Sox selected him in the second round of the 2008 MLB Draft but could not come to agreement with him.
We continue the list today with number 47 in our countdown with College of Charleston senior infielder Joey Bergman. He is from Jacksonville Florida and attended Bishop Kenney High School. During his senior season, Bergman had a .516 average with two homers and 33 RBI. After the season was over, Bergman decided to continue his baseball career at the College of Charleston.
We continue the list today with number 64 in our countdown with Baylor sophomore RHP Logan Verrett. He is from Corpus Christi, Texas where he attended Calallen High School where he played under Steve Chapman.
We continue the list today with number 71 in our countdown with The Citadel junior RHP Asher Wojciechowski. He is from Beaufort South Carolina where he attended Beaufort High School. He picked up three letters in baseball and picked up All-Region honors for his accomplishments.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia associate head coach Kevin McMullan has earned the 2009 ABCA/Baseball America Assistant Coach of the Year Award, the ABCA and Baseball America have announced. McMullan helped Virginia win an ACC Championship and reach the College World Series last season.
McMullan will be presented his award at an honors luncheon at the national coaches’ convention in Dallas on Jan. 9, 2010.
We continue the list today with number 82 in our countdown with Kentucky junior LHP Logan Darnell. He is from Goodpasture High School and his hometown is Joelton Tennessee. He had an outstanding high school career where he won the state championship in his freshman and senior seasons. In his senior season, he went 8-1 with a 1.57 ERA while striking out 112 batters in 62 innings. He also was strong in his junior season when he went 11-3 with an ERA of 1.20. He picked up All-State honors in his junior and senior campaigns while being named a Louisville Slugger High School All-American after his senior season.
We continue the list today with number 89 in our countdown with Oregon State sophomore RHP Sam Gaviglio. He is a 6’1 170 pound righthander out of Ashland High School in Ashland Oregon. He picked up three letters in high school playing under Don Senestrero. In his senior season, he went a perfect 13-0 with a 0.50 ERA including 108 strikeouts while picking up 5A Pitcher of the Year award. The Tampa Bay Rays selected him in the 40th round but decided to attend Oregon State to play under Pat Casey.
Baseball America has put out their incoming 2010 Recruiting Class Rankings which are led by the University of Florida. Stanford comes in at the runner up spot with Arizona State, TCU, and Cal-State Fullerton completing the Top 5.
FROM BASEBALL AMERICA PRESS RELEASE
DURHAM, N.C.–Mississippi and Washington State lead all schools by placing five players apiece on Baseball America’s top prospects lists for 18 different summer college leagues and Team USA. Last summer, Louisiana State and Texas each led the nation with five players apiece on BA’s summer league lists, and those two teams wound up facing off for the national championship at the College World Series.
BA ranked the top 30 prospects for the talent-rich Cape Cod League, and the top 10 prospects in 17 other summer college leagues. In addition, the top 20 Team USA prospects were ranked.
Aaron Fitt of Baseball America has an excellent article recapping the summer that Team USA had as they won the World Baseball Challenge on Sunday with a victory over Germany by a score of 8-1. He talks about how good of a summer that UCLA’s RHP Gerrit Cole and Ole Miss LHP Drew Pomeranz. He also discusses how the worst thing to happen to the squad was the injury to Christian Colon on Friday night when he broke two bones in his leg on a take out slide at second base.