FROM CCBL RELEASE
HYANNIS, Mass. – Most Valuable Player Phil Ervin (Samford), Top Pitcher and Outstanding Pro Prospect Sean Manaea (Indiana St.) and Batting Champion Patrick Biondi (Michigan) top the list of players selected to the Cape Cod Baseball League Post-Season All-League Team. Continue reading
Here is your Cape Cod Baseball League Recap for June 14th.
Cotuit Kettleers 3 Hyannis Harbor Hawks 2
Michigan’s Patrick Biondi went 2-2 with a run scored and two runs driven in to lead Cotuit to a 3-2 win over Hyannis. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES — Cal scored a pair of runs in the top of the ninth inning to complete a five-run comeback after the Golden Bears had fallen behind USC 4-0 Thursday evening at Dedeaux Field.
Cal’s 5-4 win came at the expense of Wyatt Strahan, who allowed his first two runs of the season. Mitch Delfino singled home Vince Bruno and Tony Renda doubled down the third base line to score Delfino.
USC starter Stephen Tarpley (pictured) had a no hitter through 4 2/3, but things unraveled in the sixth inning. A catcher’s interference, single and three walks scored Cal’s first two runs and ended Tarpley’s outing.
LOS ANGELES — “NO DOUBLES!!”
If you’re within earshot of a team’s dugout when it is holding a slim lead late in the game, you are almost guaranteed to hear a coach yell it out as a reminder to the fielders. Corner infielders hug the foul lines and outfielders take a few steps back to try to make sure nothing gets by or over them.
In the ninth inning, USC came out of the “no doubles” defense with the tying run on second base and it ended up costing them a 5-4 loss, according to head coach Frank Cruz.
If the Trojans (17-10, 3-6) end up missing the NCAA Tournament for the seventh straight year, they may look back at Thursday night’s 5-4 loss to Cal at Dedeuax Field as the one that got away.
Arizona @ Oregon State
-Arizona took 2/3 from Washington State
-Oregon State swept Cal making them the only Pac-12 team to sweep its conference opener Continue reading
As conference play kicked off over the weekend, the competition level proved just how ultra-competitive of a conference that the Pac-12 already is. Oregon State was the only Pac-12 team to come out of week one unscathed as they swept Cal in their conference opener. This makes them the only team in the conference undefeated in Pac-12 play aside from Stanford who has yet to play a conference game.
Overall Record: 58-25
Collegiate Baseball: Stanford (3), ASU (11), Oregon (15), Arizona (18), USC (21), Cal (25), Oregon State (26), UCLA (28)
NCBWA: Stanford (2), ASU (11), Arizona (14), Oregon (23), Oregon State (24), UCLA (25), Cal (28), USC (29),
Baseball America: Stanford (2), Arizona (7), ASU (11), UCLA (17), Oregon (18) Continue reading
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Cal left-hander Justin Jones said when he warmed up in the bullpen he felt the best he’s felt since he was sidelined during last year’s College World Series with strained bicep. That didn’t transfer to the game mound, however.
Jones never found a rhythm and lasted only three innings. The projected early round draft pick only gave up three hits, but he allowed four runs thanks to three walks, two hit batters and three wild pitches.
After scoring four off Jones, Long Beach State tacked on single runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings and held on for a 7-4 win Friday night at Blair Field. Continue reading
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — In a polling of the Pac-12’s baseball coaches, STANFORD has been selected as the preseason favorite to win the conference title this season. The Cardinal received all 10 possible first-place votes and 100 points. Stanford finished the 2011 campaign with a 35-22 record after progressing to NCAA Super Regional play in the postseason. Stanford is ranked in the top five in the preseason polls, including a No. 2 ranking in Baseball America’s preseason top 25 poll. The Cardinal features preseason All-America selections Stephen Piscotty, Mark Appel and Kenny Diekroeger. Continue reading
The Pac-10 saw six teams head to regionals in the 2011 season, with Cal advancing to the College World Series. This year, those same six teams (UCLA, Cal, Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State and Stanford) have all of the tools to stay towards the front of the pack in the race for the inaugural Pac-12 championship. However, in a conference as strong as the Pac-12, every team has the talent to compete and ultimately vie for the title of conference champions. With strong recruiting classes across the board, the addition of Utah to the conference and some of the top players in the country returning, the Pac-12 will host elite competition week after week, re-establishing itself as a premier conference in college baseball.