There was nothing provisional about the swing of third baseman Jesse Sawyer.
Playing his first year of college ball south of the border, Sawyer hit .346 with 19 homers and 58 RBIs in 56 games for the South Dakota State Jackrabbits.
A product of the Prairie Baseball Academy and coach Blair Kubicek, Sawyer had one stretch where he homered in 11 of 13 games for SDSU, in its second season as a provisional NCAA Division I school.
When Atlanta Braves starter Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine filmed the NIKE commercial the key line was delivered by Maddux who said “chicks dig the long ball.”
And so do voters.
Sawyer’s 19 homers led the 711 Canadians playing south of the border in 2009 and he also led all vote getters in balloting for the 10th annual All-Canadian College Team. Sawyer had 33 first-place votes and was named on 43 of 49 ballots to win our unofficial player of the year award.
Here is your Early Signing Classes releases for November 19th.
Rutgers Baseball Announces 2010-2011 Recruiting Class
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (November 19, 2009) – Rutgers head baseball coach Fred Hill has announced the signing of seven scholastic standouts to National Letters of Intent.
The group includes infielder Nick Favatella (Washington Township, N.J.), outfielders Joseph D’Annunzio (Scotch Plains, N.J.) and Brian O’Grady (Warminster, Pa.), catcher Michael Zavala (Randolph, N.J.) and pitchers Charlie Lasky (Freehold, N.J.), Slater McCue (Radnor, Pa.) and Andrew Sullivan (Monroe, N.J.).
The Georgia State baseball team will open defense of its 2009 CAA Championship by travelling to face Florida State in an opening weekend three-game series to start the 2010 season as announced by head coach Greg Frady on Friday. The Panthers unveiled the entire schedule that will feature 29 home games.
After earning its first CAA Championship and a school-record 39 wins, the journey back to the NCAA Regionals will begin on February 19th in Tallahassee, Fla.
Coming off the most successful season in school history, the Georgia State baseball team has added seven student-athletes who signed a National Letter of Intent during the spring signing period as announced by head coach Greg Frady on Tuesday morning.
The seven newcomers are added to the trio of student-athletes that signed during the early signing period last fall. Continue reading →
ATLANTA-After leading the Georgia State baseball program to the most successful season in school history, head coach Greg Frady has been rewarded with a five-year contract, Director of Athletics Cheryl L. Levick announced. Continue reading →
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Colonial Athletic Association has awarded its 2010 and 2011 baseball championships to UNC Wilmington, extending the school’s run of hosting the event to eight consecutive seasons and 10 times overall.
The decision was made late last week during the league’s summer meeting in Hilton Head, S.C., and announced Monday. Continue reading →
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A total of 37 standout freshmen college baseball players from every part of the country are featured on the annual Pro-Line Athletic National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Freshman All-American Team, the organization announced today.
The 2009 Pro-Line Athletic NCBWA Freshman All-American Team is comprised from 17 conferences and 10 conference championship teams. The two All-American squads are also made up of 12 conference “Rookie of the Year” winners. Continue reading →
Here is your recap of Day 2 of the Atlanta Regional.
Elon 4 Georgia State 3
ATLANTA, Ga. — Jimmy Reyes struck out a career-high 14 hitters and allowed just three runs on eight hits in 8.0 innings to lead the 22nd-ranked and second-seeded Elon Phoenix to a 4-3 victory over fourth-seeded Georgia State in an elimination game at the Atlanta Regional of the 2009 NCAA Baseball Championship on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, Elon moved to 41-17 on the year. The Georgia State Panthers finished their season at 39-22. Continue reading →
Senior second baseman Bennett Davis’ three home runs were not enough for Elon in a 17-15 loss to the Golden Eagles of Southern Miss.
The two teams combined for 71 total bases, the 4th highest ever total in an NCAA regional game. The slugfest also featured 11 home runs and 34 hits.
Bo Davis, senior right fielder for Southern Miss, hit his second home run of the game in the 9th inning to put the Golden Eagles ahead for good. Elon scored 2 in the bottom of the 9th, but those runs were not enough. Southern Miss advances in the winners’ bracket of the Atlanta regional. Continue reading →