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Fall Ball Game- Iowa vs. Iowa Central

Iowa Hawkeye
Iowa Hawkeye


The Iowa baseball team won an exhibition game against Iowa Central in the tenth at Duane Banks field, 9-6. In the win, Chett Zeise hit a game winning double in the tenth.

The Tritons came back in the scheduled tenth inning scoring three unearned runs and take a 6-5 lead. However, Iowa came back in the bottom of the inning. Kurtis Muller was hit by a pitch to start things off for Iowa, stole second base and moved to third on the catcher’s throwing error. One out later, Tyson Blaser hit a towering RBI double to right to tie up the game. T.J. Cataldo and Ryan Durant walked to load the bases. Zeise hit a double to deep center field to clear the bases and win the game, 9-6.
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Southern Miss begins fall workouts

Freshman B.A. Vollmuth fields a ball during USMs first fall practice.

The Southern Miss baseball team began fall practice Monday with a notion of change in the air.

Sure, there was still center fielder Bo Davis, likely Friday starter Todd McInnis and Brian Dozier patrolling the middle infield, but there were several new faces, faces that will likely help make up the starting lineup when the Golden Eagles take the field on Feb. 20 in the 2009 season opener. Continue reading Southern Miss begins fall workouts

Fall Scrimmage Report- University of Texas

2008 Fall Scrimmage- Photo Courtesy of Donald J Boyles

Augie and Company have already started on the “Road to Omaha”. Today’s intrasquad scrimmage was held at the Dell Diamond due to Dish Falk Field turf being replace with Field Turf. This is the third straight fall that Texas has had to use the Round Rock Express facility as the last two years Disch-Falk Field was being remodel.

The scrimmage took place in front of about 12-15 scouts. It was open to the public so, I took advantage of a fantastic late summer afternoon to go and watch some College Baseball.

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Georgia Tech Baseball Begins Individual Workouts This Week

Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech


With just two weeks of school in the books, the 2009 Georgia Tech baseball team opens the fall campaign with individual workouts this week, beginning Tuesday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium.

The Yellow Jackets return 22 letter winners from the 2008 squad that finished 41-21 and advanced to the championship game of the NCAA Athens Regional, and the squad welcomes 13 newcomers in 2009, including two that elected to enroll at Tech despite being selected in the 2008 Major League Baseball draft over the summer.

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UAB Fall Update

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The UAB baseball team, which finished tied for fourth in the Conference USA standings last season, wrapped up its 33-day fall camp this past weekend. The Blazers return 19 letterwinners from last season’s club and have added 14 newcomers. UAB head coach Brian Shoop said overall he was pleased with the camp and progression of the returning veterans.

“They are all better and more comfortable,” Shoop said. “Ryan Keedy is significantly better and has been a model for what we wanted this fall. (Jonathan) Merritt’s much better after playing about 35 games up in the Northwood League this past summer and I think (Brint) Hardy’s a lot better.”

In the team’s seven-game Green vs. Gold series this fall, Keedy, a senior first baseman, hit .429 with an RBI and three walks, while Hardy hit .417 with three runs scored, a double and one triple.

The Green club won the series 4-2-1.

Junior catcher/infielder Allen Aubin shined in the series, batting .500 with two RBI, two doubles and a home run, while fellow Green teammate Austin Taylor, a junior outfielder in his first season with the Blazers, hit .667 with an RBI and three walks.

Another newcomer that had a strong series was freshman infielder Nick Crawford, who hit .333 with a pair of walks and runs scored, in addition to playing superior defense.

“Nick Crawford has such energy and passion and he probably led us in fielding percentage this fall. A lot of schools backed off of recruiting Nick because he’s so small (5-7, 145 lbs), but we’ve been the fortunate beneficiaries of that because those schools missed, he’s a very good player,” Shoop said. “Austin Taylor had a very good offensive fall, but he’s going to need to defend better.”

The Blazers not only showed improvements at the plate this fall, but also on the mound. Shoop said he was pleased with the progress of the staff and believes he has some first-year arms that will be able to contribute in the upcoming 2008 season.

“Kyle Roberson had a very good fall and it’s important that he carries that over to the spring,” Shoop said. “Mitch (Kloskowski) was super in the fall as well. Our veterans were almost a man better than a year ago and that’s the natural progression you hope for.”

Roberson struck out three in three innings and allowed just one run in his fall series start, while his counterpart, Kloskowski, also struck out three and allowed one run in three innings in earning a tie.

Senior right-hander Brandon Flaherty allowed no runs and struck out five batters in his start, while fellow senior Brandon Wallace nearly mirrored that performance, striking out five in allowing just one run in his three innings.

Two new arms Shoop was impressed with during fall camp were those of junior transfers Beau Pender and Johnny Volk. Pender, who is coming back from injury, saw limited action in the Green vs. Gold series, while Volk pitched three innings, struck out two and issued no walks.

“Pender is a legitimate Conference USA weekend guy so we need him to come back healthy for us,” Shoop said. “Volk throws a lot of strikes and has an unorthodox delivery which makes him effective and he is a very competitive kid.”

The Blazers will begin winter training on Feb. 1, 2008.

UNLV Fall Ball Update

The UNLV Rebels played Game 3 of their Scarlet-Gray World Series on Tuesday. The Gray team won their first game of the series on Tuesday by a score of 4-1. The Gray team got excellent pitching from a trio of pitchers. Steven Rinaudo started and went 4.1 innings while giving up only two hits. Adam Moser followed him to the mound and pitched 1.2 scoreless innings before Thomas Whittsett closed out the game by allowing one run in the seventh inning. The Gray team was led on offense by Michael Brenly (son of Bob Brenly) who went 2-4 including a triple. Braden Walker went 1-2 for the Scarlet team. Brenly and Walker are battling for the starting position behind the plate in 2008. We have linked below all the recaps and box scores from the Fall World Series below.

Game 1 Recap
Game 1 Box Score

Game 2 Recap

Photo Gallery

Game 3 Recap
Game 3 Box Score

UVA to start Fall Ball

The potential top team in the country in 2007 will start Fall Practice tomorrow September 14th. They return one of the best two-way players in the country in Sean DooLittle and Second team ACC players in Jacob Thompson and Brandon Marsh. They will play an exhibition game on Sunday against the Ontario Blue Jays. They will continue practicing until the annual Orange-Blue Series on October 12-14 which wraps up the fall season for them.

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