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2008 MLB Draft Preview: Wichita State

No. 8 Wichita State Knocks Off Kansas, 7-3

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Senior right fielder Ryne Price hit his seventh home run of the season, while sophomore Paul Smyth struck out five in three innings of work, but it was not enough. Conor Gillaspe’s RBI ground out in the top of the fifth broke a three-all tie and lifted No. 8 Wichita State to a 7-3 triumph over Kansas Tuesday evening at Hoglund Ballpark.

The Shockers improve to 21-3 on the season, while KU falls to 18-13

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Originally posted on RockChalkTalk.com on Tuesday, 4/1

The Shockers have a few top tier draft picks on this team. Several of which id expect to make it to the show (MLB). It isn’t a super deep team when it comes to pro prospects, but what the Shockers do so well is MAKE professional players out of hard working kids. So I would expect for many more to come out of the woodwork as the year progresses and to be there as a prospect next season. Let me go over who I am going to be keeping my eyes on Tuesday. Continue reading 2008 MLB Draft Preview: Wichita State

Georgia Tech 13, East Tennessee State 6

ATLANTA, Ga. — Georgia Tech scored 11 unanswered runs to rally back from a 6-2 deficit and beat the Buccaneers of East Tennessee State 13-6. Catcher Jason Haniger and first baseman Tony Plagman hit home runs for the Yellow Jackets. Charlie Blackmon and Brad Feltes added two hits each. Center fielder Jacob Fabry led the Buccaneers with 3 hits.

Game 2 of the mid-week series continues Wednesday at 6pm. Freshman RHP Brandon Cumpton (1-0, 4.88) takes the mound for the Yellow Jackets, facing ETSU’s senior LHP Matt McGahey (0-1, 6.91) Continue reading Georgia Tech 13, East Tennessee State 6

Shockers head to Kansas

The Wichita State Shockers will head to the University of Kansas on Tuesday for a mid-week showdown between in-state rivals. Kansas heads into the game with a 18-12 record but 1-5 in the Big 12. Wichita State on the other hand is having a strong season like usual with a record of 20-3 while being a perfect 3-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference after sweeping Illinois State a few weeks back. The Shockers will send Tim Kelley to the mound sporting a record of 2-1 with a 5.29 ERA. Kansas will counter with Shaeffer Hall who is 2-1 with a 4.11 ERA. The CBB will be in attendance tonight so come back for a full game recap. Continue reading Shockers head to Kansas

CBB Visit: Georgia Tech at Boston College (Game 1)

The College Baseball Blog recently made the trip to Chestnut Hill to take in Game 1 of the doubleheader between ACC opponents Boston College and Georgia Tech. The weather was bitter cold for March 29th as during the first few innings there was snow flurries flying onto Commander Shea Field. Continue reading CBB Visit: Georgia Tech at Boston College (Game 1)

ACC Weekend Preview 3/28-3/30

Here is the Weekend Preview for the ACC for the weekend of March 28th through March 30th. The Florida State Seminoles have opened up a four game lead in the loss column in the Atlantic Division while Miami (FL) has a half game lead over the North Carolina Tar Heels. Continue reading ACC Weekend Preview 3/28-3/30

CBB Visit: Bentley at Bryant

The CBB recently made the trip down to Bryant University to see the home opener for the Bulldogs against Bentley. The Bulldogs are the second ranked team in the Northeast while Bentley is unranked. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the sixth inning behind a single from Nick Campbell through the third base and shortstop hole to bring home Jason Alexander to break the 0-0 tie. The game stayed 1-0 until the ninth inning behind Bryant freshman starting pitcher David O’Brien who went seven strong innings while only allowing two singles and two walks while striking out eight Bentley batters. He was followed by left handed reliever Mark Andrews who allowed one hit in his only inning of work. Continue reading CBB Visit: Bentley at Bryant

CBB Visit: Quinnipiac at Holy Cross

The Quinnipiac Bobcats heading north to take on the Holy Cross Crusaders in a single game on Saturday. The Bobcats were able to pick up a 7-3 victory at Fitton Field behind strong pitching from Andy Mayer and Chris Gloor. John Delaney led them at the plate by going 3-5 with a long home run that ended up on Route 290 which is the first time in many years that a ball have reached that area. Mayer was able to work through six innings allowing only three hits and one run. Continue reading CBB Visit: Quinnipiac at Holy Cross

Upcoming CBB Visit: Quinnipiac at Holy Cross

The CBB will be at the Quinnipiac-Holy Cross game on Saturday between the two New England schools. Quinnipiac enters with a 2-8 overall record while Holy Cross is 4-10 on the year. Quinnipiac’s last game was Sunday when they finished a three game set with the Spartans where the Bobcats won the first game but lost the final two. Pete Kummerfeldt is the leading hitter for QU with a .385 average and three homers and 11 RBI on the year. Continue reading Upcoming CBB Visit: Quinnipiac at Holy Cross

Georgia Tech 10, Georgia State 6

Down 5-2 to Georgia State, shortstop Derek Dietrich hit a 2-run homer as part of his 3-hit, 2-run, 3-RBI night to lead Georgia Tech to a 10-6 comeback victory over its cross-town rival. Outfielders Chris House and Jeff Rowland contributed two hits each to the Georgia Tech cause.

For the Panthers, first baseman Mitch Rider and catcher Marc Mimeault led the team with three hits each.

Georgia Tech freshman pitcher Taylor Wood earned his first career win. Adam Knight took the loss for Georgia State. Continue reading Georgia Tech 10, Georgia State 6