We continue the countdown today at number 89 with Pratt Maynard of NC State. He is from Franklinton North Carolina and attended South Granville High School. He was a four-time all-state selection while as a senior hitting .351 with seven home runs, 26 runs scored and 29 RBIs and having a 7-2 record with a 0.90 ERA on the mound.
We continue the countdown today at number 97 with Louisville junior outfielder Stewart Ijames. He checks in at 6’1 and 201 pounds as he is from Owensboro Kentucky where he attended Owensboro Catholic. He was a five time letter winner at Owensboro Catholic being named All-State twice, All-Region and All-Area selection three times. He was named the state tournament MVP when the Aces won the 2005 state championship. During his senior season, he hit .542 with ten homers. The Milwaukee Brewers selected him in the 46th round of the 2007 MLB Draft but Stewart decided to head to Louisville to continue his baseball career.
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DURHAM, N.C.–The Pacific-10 Conference dominated Baseball America’s top prospects lists for 18 summer college leagues and Team USA, which have been posted at BaseballAmerica.com. The Pac-10 leads all conferences with 30 players on the lists and six players ranking as the No. 1 prospects in their respective leagues.
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CARY, N.C. – Sean Gilmartin (Florida State) fanned five and Jackie Bradley, Jr. (South Carolina) collected three hits as Team USA picked up its first win of the summer, 8-3, Tuesday night over the Fayetteville Swampdogs of the Coastal Plain League. The game was called after 8 innings due to lightning in the area.
Gilmartin (1-0) went five innings in the start allowing two runs (both unearned) and walking one. Brett Mooneyham (Stanford) gave up a run in two innings of relief work, while freshman Brian Johnson (Florida) worked the final inning.
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.
We continue the list today with number 92 in our countdown with Clemson sophomore LHP/outfielder Will Lamb who is listed at 6’4 and 170 pounds. He is from Seaford Virginia and attended York High School where he lettered in baseball for all four years and picked up a letter in basketball. He was named All-State in Virginia as a junior and senior. In his junior season, he hit .508 with a 4-2 record and a 1.60 ERA on the mound.
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DURHAM, N.C.–Mississippi and Washington State lead all schools by placing five players apiece on Baseball America’s top prospects lists for 18 different summer college leagues and Team USA. Last summer, Louisiana State and Texas each led the nation with five players apiece on BA’s summer league lists, and those two teams wound up facing off for the national championship at the College World Series.
BA ranked the top 30 prospects for the talent-rich Cape Cod League, and the top 10 prospects in 17 other summer college leagues. In addition, the top 20 Team USA prospects were ranked.
WRAL out of the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina checks in on the Forest City Owls which are in the Coastal Plain League. The team has broken several win records this season including most win in a season, most home wins, and several others. You can check out the full video report below.
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Each Monday throughout the summer, k-statesports.com takes look at current and former Wildcats in collegiate summer leagues and in the professional ranks.
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While the regular season ended in May, several Golden Panthers are still taking swings and toeing the rubber as they take part in summer ball.
Tyler Townsend has led the way this summer, putting up terrific numbers for the Winchester Royals of the Valley Baseball League. FIU’s leading home run hitter in 2008 has posted a .405 average while slugging 11 homers, hitting 12 doubles, driving in 34 and getting on base at a .512 clip. Townsend’s outstanding numbers earned him an All-Star nod.