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Gary Brown Breaks Finger on Slide, Will Miss Next Couple of Weeks


Cal-State Fullerton Titans Center Fielder Gary Brown broke his middle finger on his left hand sliding into second base on a successful steal attempt at Long Beach State on Sunday, but will not require surgery. Brown has been a beast all season and will be tough to replace. My best guess is that Austin Kingsolver could be sent to Center Field. Kingsolver started quite a few games early in the season in left field but is only hitting at a .242 clip and has been used primarily as a pinch hitter since, while Brown led the Titans with a .438 average. Brown could be the unanimous Big West Player of the Year, as he leads the conference in 7 categories, including Batting Average, On Base Percentage, Slugging Percentage, Runs, Hits, Triples and Stolen Bases.

I’m guessing that RF Casey Watkins will be moved up to the 2nd spot in the batting order, as Titan Head Coach Dave Serrano really like his 3-4-5 combo of Lopez, Pill and Ramirez, but we will see come tomorrow as Loyola Marymount comes in for a game at Goodwin Field. Fullerton has a crucial home game coming up next Tuesday against UCLA that could be a defacto #8 National Seed playoff game, meaning the winner of that game will probably host a Super Regional between the two teams in a few weeks. Bad break for the Titans.

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Top 100 Countdown: Number 1 Anthony Ranaudo (LSU)

AnthonyRanaudoLSU The CBB continues our countdown for the 2010 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country.

The list concludes today with number 1 in our countdown with junior RHP Anthony Ranaudo from LSU. He is from Jackson, New Jersey and attended St. Rose High School. As a senior, he posted a 5-2 record on the mound with a 1.32 ERA, 65 strikeouts and 14 walks in 49 innings. He was named a 2007 Rawlings All-America selection while picking up all-state, all-county and all-division awards. As a junior, he recorded a 7-0 mark with a 0.96 ERA and 99 strikeouts. During his sophomore season, he pitched back-to-back no-hit games while leading St. Rose to the New Jersey state title by pitching a two-hit shutout and hit a three-run homer in the state championship game.

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Top 100 Countdown: Number 2 Bryce Brentz (Middle Tennessee State)

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We continue the list today with number 2 in our countdown with junior outfielder/RHP Bryce Brentz from Middle Tennessee State. He is from Knoxville, Tennessee and attended South Doyle High School. His high school career saw him bat .417 while hitting 11 home runs and driving in 67 runs. He was named a Preseason All-American by Baseball Factory and Team One in 2007. At the end of his senior season, he was named All-State and All-District. The Cleveland Indians selected him in the 30th round of the 2007 draft but could not come to terms with him.

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Top 100 Countdown: Number 3 Zack Cox (Arkansas)

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We continue the list today with number 3 in our countdown with sophomore infielder/RHP Zack Cox from Arkansas. He is from Louisville Kentucky and attended Pleasure Ridge Park High School  where he had an outstanding career both at the plate and on the mound. He had a career batting average of .449 while hitting 33 home runs. On the mound, he was even better with a 38-3 record with a 1.03 ERA and 495 strikeouts over 300 innings. He was named an Under Armour, Rawlings and Louisville Slugger All-American while being named Mr. Baseball in Kentucky as a senior. He was selected in the 20th round by the LA Dodgers but decided to head to Arkansas.

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Top 100 Countdown: Number 4 Chris Sale (Florida Gulf Coast)

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We continue the list today with number 4 in our countdown with junior LHP Chris Sale from Florida Gulf Coast. He is from Lakeland Florida and attended Lakeland High School. He played under Mike Campbell and was selected in the 21st round by the Colorado Rockies but decided to head to Florida Gulf Coast to continue his baseball career.

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Top 100 Countdown: Number 5 Drew Pomeranz (Ole Miss)

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We continue the list today with number 5 in our countdown with Ole Miss junior LHP Drew Pomeranz. He is from Collierville, Tennessee and attended Collierville High School. He picked up four letters playing under head coach Jeff Hopkins. He posted a career record of 20-6 with 11 saves and a 2.21 ERA while striking out 312 and walking 91 in 181.0 IP. He picked up several awards including being named a finalist for Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Tennessee as a senior, three-time All-Region selection (2005, 2006, 2007), three-time Best of the Preps selection by the Commercial Appeal (2005, 2006, 2007), named a Louisville Slugger All-America selection as a junior in 2006, and named a preseason Louisville Slugger All-America selection as a senior in 2007.

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Top 100 Countdown: Number 6 Kyle Roller (East Carolina)

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We continue the list today with number 6 in our countdown with senior first baseman Kyle Roller from East Carolina. He is from Rockingham North Carolina and played high school baseball at Richmond Senior High School. As a senior, he batted .540 with five home runs, 30 RBI, stealing 14 bases and walking 30 times. He was named to the Mid-Southeastern All-Conference team as a sophomore, junior and senior. Impact Baseball rated him as the ninth-best prospect and sixth-best positional player in North Carolina.

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Top 100 Countdown: Number 7 James Paxton (Kentucky)

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We continue the list today with number 8 in our countdown with senior LHP James Paxton from Kentucky. He is from Ladner, British Columbia and attended Delta Secondary School. As a senior, he earned a 1.70 ERA, a 7-1 record, with 65 strikeouts and 32 walks while pitching 50 innings. He also had a solid junior season as he notched a 1.51 ERA, winning 10 games and striking out 100 in 78 innings pitched.

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Top 100 Countdown: Number 8 Blake Dean (LSU)

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We continue the list today with number 8 in our countdown with senior first baseman Blake Dean from LSU. He is from Crestview Florida where he attended Crestview High School where he was a four year letterwinner. He was named a High School All-American in his senior season by Louisville Slugger. He also was named second-team 5A all-state as a pitcher in his junior season while being named second-team 5A all-state recognition as a sophomore.

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Top 100 Countdown: Number 9 Alex Wimmers (Ohio State)

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We continue the list today with number 9 in our countdown with junior RHP Alex Wimmers from Ohio State. He is from Cincinnati Ohio and graduated from Archbishop Moeller High School. He played for two seasons under Mike Cameron, who retired after the 2007 season as the winningest baseball coach in Ohio high school history. He had an excellent senior season as he has an ERA of 0.89 with 80 strikeouts in 55 innings while finishing his high school career with 1.20 ERA and 143 strikeouts in 105 innings.

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