At Estadio Jose Pepito Bonano in Guaynabo, the Ripken League Stars played to a 4-4 tie after ten innings with the Juncos, a team of college, junior college, and Puerto Rican Double-A ballplayers, when the Juncos ran out of pitchers for the game.
Down 1-0, Alex Frederick (University of North Carolina-Greensboro/Baltimore Redbirds) doubled home Stuart MacInnes (University of Texas-Pan American/Rockville Express), who tripled with two outs in the second inning, to tie the game.
When asked about his Pittsburgh Panthers’ 12-3 run so far this season, junior third baseman Joe Leonard gave a clear reason for their success. “Hitting is contagious.”
If Leonard’s statement is correct, than he’s the one setting the lead. Leonard is having an outstanding year for the Panthers, with a .455 batting percentage, along with a team leading 56 RBIs. His Panthers sit at second in the Big East, a spot not many within the conference expected them to be in the pre-season.
“All year, we have been hitting the ball well,” explained Leonard about the team’s performance. “If one guy has a bad at bat, we can pick it up and make it up for the team.”
The official website for the Santa Clara Broncos recently sat down with junior to be RHP Joe Supple who recently tossed a no-hitter in the Cal-Ripken League. He is playing this summer for the Rockville Express as he leads the team with a 2.84 ERA.
BATON ROUGE — Youse’s Maryland Orioles defeated the College Park Bombers, 11-1, Friday night to win the 2008 Cal Ripken Sr. Collegiate Baseball League Championship in Bethesda, Md.
LSU sophomore outfielder Leon Landry was named the Most Valuable Player of the League Championship Series as he led to Orioles to the title. Including his two-RBI triple which proved to be the difference-maker in the championship game, Landry went 7-for-13 (.538) with a double, a triple, seven RBI and four runs scored in the three-game series.
The Alexandria Aces recently sent us an update on some of their plans for the 2008 season. The Aces have announced the 2008 roster which is headlined with players from around the country like Rutgers and Wake Forest to name a few. Continue reading →