Team USA opens play on Friday with a game against Korea at 4:30 am eastern time. They have a perfect record this summer of 16-0 after winning Haarlem Baseball Week. We will take a look at some of the top hitters on the team and top pitchers for the squad for the FISU tournament. Continue reading
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COCA COLA PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Bourne right-hander Bryce Stowell (Cal-Irvine) came within two outs of pitching a complete-game shutout Friday night against Wareham and the performance earned him Coca-Cola Pitcher of the Week honors for the seven-day period ending July 12. The 6-2, 205-pound native of La Habra, Calif., now boasts the Cape Cod Baseball League’s lowest ERA – 0.36 – after working 26 innings in which he struck out 31 batters, walked only five and scattered 10 hits. In his 2-0 victory over Wareham, he struck out eight, did not walk a batter and doled out seven hits. Stowell was 8-3 with a 3.26 ERA at Cal-Irvine this spring as a sophomore. Continue reading
Aaron Fitt of Baseball America has put out his predictions for the 2009 College World Series. He expects two teams from the ACC in Miami (FL) and North Carolina to make it back to Omaha after strong 2008 campaigns. He has three teams from the West Coast to make it to the College World Series in Cal-State Fullerton, Oregon State, and the University of San Diego. Aaron expects Big 12 rivals Texas and Texas A&M to make it back to the big stage after subpar 2008 campaigns. Continue reading
by Jarred Amato
Playing in front of a sellout crowd of 2,763 at Cardines Field, the USA National Team defeated Newport 8-3 Thursday night. There were also at least eight scouts in attendance, from San Francisco, Boston, Toronto, Atlanta and Kansas City among others, who were beginning their evaluations for the 2009 (and 2010) MLB Drafts. Here’s a breakdown of the Americans’ performance against the Gulls of the NECBL. Continue reading
HOLYOKE, Mass. – Josh Fellhauser’s two-out RBI single capped a three-run sixth inning that propelled the 2008 USA Baseball National Trials Team to a 7-2 victory Friday night over the Holyoke Blue Sox of the New England Collegiate Baseball League at MacKenzie Stadium. The U.S. team improves to 2-0 during the trials portion of its competition. Continue reading
For college baseball players everywhere, the word “Omaha” rolls off the tongue like no other.
LSU’s proud army of baseball legacies knows that all too well.
They also know all about dog piles and victory laps around an old ball yard that has seen her share of celebrations.
With the memory of a stirring ninth-inning comeback the night before fresh in their minds and an emotionally charged start as the launching pad, the Tigers punched their ticket to Omaha and the College World Series in explosive and dominating style Monday night.
In the process of romping past shell-shocked Cal Irvine 21-7, LSU also composed the final chapter in the proud and nostalgic history of Alex Box Stadium. Continue reading
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU scored five runs in the ninth inning, including Sean Ochinko’s go-ahead single, as the Tigers rallied to stave off elimination in their super regional series with a 9-7 win over UC Irvine on Sunday.
The deciding third game at LSU’s Alex Box Stadium is Monday night. Continue reading
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Stanford 8 Cal-State Fullerton 5
Fullerton, Calif. – Jason Castro’s 3-run double in the sixth inning broke a 5-5 tie and carried Stanford to an 8-5 victory Saturday night over Cal State Fullerton for the championship of the NCAA Super Regional and a berth in the College World Series.
Austin Yount (6-3) allowed only two runs (one earned) in 5.1 innings of relief to get the victory, Stanford’s (39-22-2) fifth in five tries over the Titans (41-22) this season. Reliever Jason Dovel (3-4) was charged with the three decisive runs and took the loss before a sellout crowd of 3,415. Drew Storen got the final four outs for his eighth save and second in two nights. Continue reading
LSU’s 23-game winning streak came to an end Saturday, as UC Irvine smacked the homestanding Tigers 11-5 in the first game of the final series ever at LSU’s Alex Box Stadium.
A Tony Asaro single plated two runs to give the Anteaters a 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Going into the sixth, UC Irvine held a 3-1 edge and gets two aboard via the walk from a pair of Tiger pitchers. Sean Madigan then erases the Anteaters’ “small ball” image by depositing the ball over the right center fence to put Irvine up 6-1. Continue reading
When Jeff Kaplan and Jeremy Bleich went head to head early in the season, the Stanford hitters got the best of Kaplan, knocking him out of the game after only an inning. Stanford went on to sweep Fullerton, but that, as coach Dave Serrano said, was a different Fullerton team, one still searching to find its identity. Fullerton turned its season around and played well enough to garner a #5 national seed, but lacked the same tenacity they showed in the second half of the season tonight as they fell to Stanford 4-3 in a lackluster offensive effort. Continue reading