Texas junior outfielder Cohl Walla suffered a torn ACL today at practice according to CBD sources close to the situation. Walla appeared in 50 games last season while starting 37 games and hitting .229 in 144 at bats. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the countdown today at number 66 with Texas sophomore outfielder Cohl Walla. The Austin TX native attended Lake Travis High School where he was a four year varsity letterwinner while being a two-time captain. As a senior, he batted .435 with eight home runs as he went on to be named to the Third Team Class 4A All-State by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association and the Texas Sports Writers Association and District 25-4A Most Valuable Player. The Washington Nationals drafted Walla in the 43rd round of the 2009 MLB Draft but were not able to come to an agreement.
The star of the day on the mound was junior RHP Taylor Jungmann who pitched two hitless innings while allowing a walk and striking out two batters. Junior LHP Andrew McKirahan was very good on the day also as he let up two hits in two innings of work but struck out five batters while picking off a baserunner. The other star on the hill was sophomore LHP Hoby Milner who retired all six batters he faced while striking out three.
UPDATED JULY 27th AT 3:05 PM
The Cape Cod Baseball League will play the All-Star Game on Wednesday night at 7pm. The coaches have put out their starting lineup for the game and announced the starting pitchers. Austin Wood from St. Petersburg and the Cotuit Kettleers will get the ball for the Western Division while Andrew Gagnon from Long Beach State and the Brewster White caps will get the ball for the Eastern Division. You can check out the full lineup below. Remember to join TCBB staff members Kat Cornetta and Brian Foley as they will be live blogging the game and you can set up a reminder for the event by clicking here.
The marquee collegiate summer league all-star game will take place on July 28th from Fenway Park in Boston Massachusetts with the Cape Cod Baseball League All Star Game. The Cape Cod Baseball League recently announced the 2010 All-Star Game rosters which feature some of the best pro prospects for the 2011 MLB Draft. The College Baseball Blog will have a Live Blog from the game with TCBB Senior Writer Katherine Cornetta joining TCBB editor Brian Foley in covering the event. You can sign up for a reminder about the Live Blog/Chat by clicking here. The full press release from the Cape Cod Baseball League is included below.
Cohl Walla, Brewster Whitecaps (Texas) 2-4, RBI
Zach Wilson, Wareham Gatemen (Arizona State) 2-4, double, BB
Chad Wright, Cotuit Kettleers (Kentucky) 3-4, double, BB, 2 SB
Aaron Westlake, Chatham Anglers (Vanderbilt) 2-4
Mike Nemeth, Bourne Braves (UConn) 2-4
Tyler Hanover, Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox (LSU) 2-4
Jason Esposito, Orleans Firebirds (Vanderbilt) 2-4