Here is your Cape Cod Baseball League Top Performers for July 8th.
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
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
CARY, N.C. — Sophomore’s Jackie Bradley, Jr. (South Carolina) and Drew Maggi (Arizona State) combined for six of the Blue squads 10 hits in the second game of the Collegiate National Team (CNT) Trials at the National Training Complex (NTC). The nine-inning affair ended in a five-all tie when Peter O’Brien (Bethune-Cookman) singled home a pair of runs in the eighth frame.
Trailing 5-3 with one out in the eighth Maggi drew a walk, which was followed by a single off the bat of Bradley, Jr. Both runners advanced on a strikeout and trotted home on O’Brien’s lone hit of the evening back up the middle.
Cary, N.C. — USA Baseball kicked off its Collegiate National Team (CNT) trials Tuesday afternoon at the National Training Center (NTC), which will run through July 11. Peter O’Brien (Bethune-Cookman) paced the Red squad to a 4-1 victory over the Blue.
Florida 10 Oregon State 2
Top-seeded Florida (44-15) used a seven-run third inning to post a 10-2 win over third-seeded Oregon State (32-23) in a winner’s bracket game of the NCAA Gainesville Regional on Saturday night at McKethan Stadium. Sophomore left-hander Alex Panteliodis (Tampa, Fla.) (10-2) matched his career high with eight strikeouts over five innings and earned the win to become the first Gator pitcher with 10 victories since Alan Horne went 10-2 in 2005. Seven of Florida’s 14 hits went for extra bases, with three homers, two triples and a couple of doubles.
The Beavers will meet second-seeded Florida Atlantic (36-23) in an elimination game tomorrow at 1 p.m., with the survivor needing to defeat the Gators twice to advance to next weekend’s NCAA Super Regional. Florida will face tomorrow afternoon’s winner at 7 p.m., live on Sun Sports.
Here is your Gainesville Regional Recap for Day 1.
Florida 7 Bethune-Cookman 3
Freshman right-hander Hudson Randall (Atlanta, Ga.) notched a career-high 10 strikeouts over 7.1 innings as top-seeded Florida (43-15) defeated fourth-seeded Bethune-Cookman (35-21), 7-3, on Friday night at McKethan Stadium. In his NCAA Regional debut, the rookie (8-3) did not allow a hit until the fifth inning in picking up his sixth-straight victory.
The fourth-ranked Gators will meet third-seeded Oregon State (32-22) in a winner’s bracket game at 7 p.m. tomorrow live on Sun Sports, while the Wildcats face second-seeded Florida Atlantic (35-23) in an elimination game at 1 p.m. The Beavers edged the Owls, 6-4, earlier this afternoon.
#1 Florida Gators
The Gators are looking to redeem themselves this season after dropping their Super Regional series to Southern Miss in 2009. Leading the way offensively is Freshman 3B Austin Maddox, who leads the team with 17 HR and 66 RBI while batting .339. Maddox shows he hits well in the clutch, with 32 of his 66 RBI coming with two out. Matt dan Dekker has had half of his 44 RBI come with two outs as well, and also leads the team in stolen bases with 21. Behind the plate, Freshman C Mike Zunino is reportedly 100% after sitting out during the SEC Tournament with a hand injury. Last year’s Gator Triple Crown winner Preston Tucker is hitting .389 over his last 10 contests and hopes to ride the hot streak all the way through the Super Regionals.
The Florida Gators were rewarded for their 42-15 record and SEC East regular season title with the #3 national seed. They will be matched up with Florida Atlantic, Oregon State and Bethune Cookman in the Gainesville Regional, and are paired up across the board with the Miami Regional. Head Coach Kevin O’Sullivan spoke with the media after the announcements were made this morning. The entire video is after the jump, provided by GatorVision.TV
Amongst other topics, O’Sullivan discusses the health of catcher Mike Zunino, as well as question marks for this team going into the NCAA Tournament regarding starting rotation order, the SEC in general, his fabulous freshmen, and acknowledges the struggles the Gators had with Bethune-Cookman in last year’s regional.
Here is your SEC Recap for May 4th.
#17 LSU 9 Southeastern Louisiana 5
BATON ROUGE, La. - Homers by right fielder Mikie Mahtook and first baseman Blake Dean erased a 5-4 deficit in the sixth inning and powered No. 15 LSU to a 9-5 victory over Southeastern Louisiana Tuesday night in Alex Box Stadium.
With the win, the Tigers (33-13) snapped a seven-game losing skid and improved to 10-1 this season in mid-week contests. Southeastern dropped to 33-14 with the loss.
LSU will be back in action this weekend when it hosts SEC foe Vanderbilt in a three-game series beginning Friday at 7 p.m., in Alex Box Stadium.
Here is your ACC Recap for April 20th
#3 Georgia Tech 6 Georgia Southern 2
ATLANTA -Mark Pope picked up his sixth win of the season, allowing just two runs over 8.0 innings as No. 3 Georgia Tech defeated Georgia Southern, 6-2, Tuesday evening at Russ Chandler Stadium.
With the win, the Jackets improved to 32-5 overall while the Eagles fell to 21-16.
Pope (6-0) joins teammate Brandon Cumpton to give Tech two six-game winners on the season.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
The MEAC Conference announced its 2010 pre-season baseball award winners on Wednesday. The B-CU Wildcats were named the unanimous pick to win the team championship for a fifth straight season.
Wildcat sophomore LHP Ali Simpson was named the pre-season pitcher of the year and senior C. J. Lauriello was named the co-player of the year in the voting by conference head baseball coaches and sports information directors.