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
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
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
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
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
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
Sophomore pitcher Zach Von Tersch gave up only one run in 7 innings, leading the Yellow Jackets to a 2-1 victory over the Virginia Tech Hokies. Freshman center fielder Jeff Rowland went 3-for-4 at the plate, and third baseman Brad Feltes homered down the left field line to lead the Jackets’ offense.
Third baseman Ty Hohman led the Hokies today, going 2 for 2 with a walk. Freshman pitcher Jesse Hahn took the loss, giving up only 2 runs on 4 hits over 6 1/3 innings. Continue reading
On an unseasonably cold day in Atlanta, Georgia Tech was able to survive a late inning rally attempt by Virginia Tech and win 6-4, extending their record to 11-1 on the season and 2-0 in the ACC. Starter Eddie Burns struck out 8 in 5 2/3 innings while giving up only one run. The Jackets’ offense was efficient, scoring 6 runs on only 7 hits including home runs by center fielder Jay Dantzler, designated hitter Brad Feltes, and catcher Jason Haniger.
Starting pitcher Sean McDermott took the loss for the Hokies, giving up all 6 runs. Left fielder Sean O’Brien led the Hokies’ offense, going 3-for-5 on the day. Virginia Tech falls to 7-5 on the season and 0-2 in the ACC.
Game 3 of the weekend series is scheduled for 1pm Sunday. Sophomore RHP Zach Von Tersch (1-0, 0.69 ERA) takes the mound for the Yellow Jackets and faces freshman RHP Jesse Hahn (1-0, 4.91 ERA).
The atmosphere at Disch Falk Field was unbelievable today. The weather was picture perfect and on top of that it was opening day of College baseball. Austin Woods went 6 inning giving up 5 hits and allowing 2 runs to score. He was perfect through 4 and 2/3 before VCU finally found their bats. VCU ‘s team defense looked like a team that has not done a lot of outdoor practice time. Their CF misplayed a ball and the LF lost two balls in the sky. Jordan Danks reached base twice via base on balls and scored twice. Kyle Russell walked once and reach base due to the error on the CF and scored two runs. Preston Clark had two hits and had 4 rbis on the day. Preston will enjoy hitting behind Jordan and Kyle as pitchers will not give anything to them to hit.
Pictures from the GAME!
Picture provided by Donald J Boyles
AUSTIN, Texas - The #28 St. Edward’s baseball team dropped two games to #12 Ouachita Baptist Saturday afternoon at Lucian-Hamilton Field. The Tigers took the first game, 8-4, and won the second contest, 11-4.
In game one, St. Edward’s (0-2) never got it going against Ouachita Baptist (2-0). The Tigers starting pitcher, Steve Smith (1-0), went 6.2 innings, giving up five hits, four runs, and striking out eight Hilltopper batters. St. Edward’s only collected six hits in the game. The highlight of the game for the Hilltoppers came in the fifth inning when right fielder Mike Hancock blasted a home run over the right-center field fence.