Baseball America is reporting that Wynn Pelzer (South Carolina) broke his right kneecap after taking a line drive off the bat from Allan Dykstra (Wake Forest) in Cape Cod action this week. Pelzer was a ninth round pick by the San Diego Padres who was playing this summer to increase the amount of money that he could get for a signing bonus. He likely will stay unsigned with this injury and pitch next season for the Gamecocks.
The Cape Cod Baseball League has released their players of the week for June 25th-July 6th in Yonder Alonso (Miami FL) and Andy Oliver (Oklahoma State). Yonder Alonso hit .400 for the week in five games while slugging .750 to be named the Player of the Week. Andy Oliver only gave up two hits and one earned run in 15 innings last week to get the Pitcher of the Week award. The full release including news and notes around the Cape Cod League is available here. We will try to make it down to the Cape Cod League for a game this week but for full coverage of the CCBL you can check out Codball.com.
I have been following the Cape Cod Baseball League over the first three weeks of the season and just discovered that a ton of Cape Cod League games are being broadcasted for free on the Internet. The games include a full radio broadcast and video of each game. All games can be watched by clicking here.
If you are not aware of the Cape Cod League you are missing out on the best deal in the nation and some pretty good baseball. The CCBL is consistently rated the top summer baseball league in the nation every summer for College Baseball players. This year the Cape Cod League has Chris Dominguez and Joey Wong each who made an impact on the national level in the College World Series. Dominguez and Wong are just two out of the many examples of excellent players on the Cape this summer.
The Cape Cod Baseball League has announced their players of the week for the week ending on June 29th. The league named Bourne pitcher T.J. Hose (East Carolina) the Coca-Cola Pitcher of the Week after pitching eight innings without allowing an earned run. Brian Pruitt (Stetson) also of Bourne was named the Coca-Cola Player of the Week after hitting .412 last week. The full press release from the Cape Cod League is available by clicking here.
David Adams (Falmouth Commodores)
Jeremy Farrell (Falmouth Commodores)
Jeff Lorick (Chatham A’s)
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The Cape Cod League has announced that Bobby Gagg (Coastal Carolina) of Yarmouth-Dennis was named the Coca-Cola Pitcher of the Week while his teammate at Yarmouth-Dennis in Gordon Beckham (Georgia) was named the Coca-Cola Player of the Week for the second consecutive week. Gagg started for Yarmouth-Dennis against Orleans on Tuesday. He pitched seven shutout innings while only allowing four hits. Gordon Beckham hit .360 on the week while driving in five runs. He also had two homers and two doubles on the weekend. The full CCBL Release is available here.
We have been on the hunt for some great college baseball links. If you know of some feel free to e-mail us by clicking here.
Baseball Digest Daily is in Omaha covering the College World Series. They are great people so check it out.
The Kansas City Star has another article about a possible new Rosenblatt stadium.
The Valley Baseball League has announced their players of the week which includes players from around the country including Tampa, Western Carolina, and Butler.
The Cape Cod Baseball League has also released their players of the week.
ABCA has released all region teams for the entire country but right now we only have found the Northeast team right now.
The ABCA has also released their 2007 All-American teams for Division 1 which can be found here.
The Capital Times of Madison WI has an article today about the University of Wisconsin’s lack of a baseball program and efforts to bring the program back.
The current Chatham A’s head coach John Schiffner (Providence college grad) has just come back from the World Baseball Coaches Convention in Connecticut. He was a presenter of “Coaching the Bases” and made a great speech. The article deals how successful he has become as a head coach in Connecticut for high schools and also with Chatham. The full article is available here.
Nice article in the Napa Valley Register about sophomore to be Brett Wallace. He had an outstanding freshman season at ASU with a .371 average with seven home runs and 32 RBIs. He also had a productive summer in the Cape Cod League with the Falmouth Commodores. The whole article can be read here.