We continue the list today with number 59 in our countdown with Gonzaga LHP Ryan Carpenter. He is a 6-5 215 pound lefty from Peoria Arizona where he attended Cactus High School. He picked up four letters there as he went 10-2 with a 1.20 ERA and 119 strikeouts in 73 innings pitched his senior season also tossed two no-hitters and two one-hitters his senior season. He was named to All-State first team and West Valley League Player of the Year. He was selected in the 2008 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 21st round but decided to head to Gonzaga.
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SPOKANE, Wash. - The defending West Coast Conference champion Gonzaga University baseball team has announced its 2010 schedule. The Bulldogs 2010 slate features four teams that appeared in last season’s NCAA Tournament along with a number of matchups against teams from the Big 12, Big West and Pacific-10 Conferences.
"We are really looking forward to getting out, playing one of the nation’s toughest schedules and building off of last year’s success," commented 2009 WCC Coach of the Year Mark Machtolf. "Once again we have put together a very challenging schedule that will help us prepare for an always competitive WCC schedule later in the season."
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“Danny has been a huge part of our success in the past few years,” stated Machtolf. “He is very deserving of the promotion as he continues to head our recruiting efforts along with making us one of the best defensive teams in the country year in and year out.”
Kendall Rogers of Rivals continues his series of articles previewing teams heading into fall ball with the West Coast Conference. The Gonzaga Bulldogs won the conference’s regular season and the subsequent post-season championship series to make the NCAA Tourney before bowing out after three games in the Fullerton regional.
The Wenatchee AppleSox swept the Corvallis Knights 4-1 and 4-2 to win their third championship in the five years of the West Coast League’s existence. Continue reading
The Corvallis Knights will defend their West Coast League championship against the Wenatchee AppleSox. The best-of-three championship series starts in Wenatchee, WA on Saturday, August 15. The second and third (if necessary) games will be played in Corvallis, OR on Monday, August 17 and Tuesday, August 18. Continue reading
The Washington Athletic Department announced on June 22nd that head coach Ken Knutson will no longer serve as the head baseball coach. As of right now, the Huskies have not been able to settle on a coach with several high profile head coaches and assistants pulling out of the running. The two most recent guys to pull out are Pepperdine’s Steve Rodriguez and LSU assistant coach David Grewe. The name everyone keeps bringing up is Nino Giarranto from San Francisco. Continue reading
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(CARY, N.C.) – Rob Segedin (Tulane) went 2-3 with two doubles and three RBI and the Blue Team defeated the Red Team for the seventh consecutive time by a score of 5-1 in the final intrasquad game at the USA Baseball National Team (Collegiate) Trials. Continue reading
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(CARY, N.C.) – Casey McGrew (Wright State) drove a double down the left field line and Gerrit Cole (UCLA) stuck out eight as the Blue Team defeated the Red Team, 5-2, at the USA Baseball National Team (Collegiate) Trials, Friday, at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
For the first three innings of the intrasquad game, the pitching ruled. Starting pitchers Cody Martin (Gonzaga) of the Red Team and Gerrit Cole of the Blue Team held their respective opponents off the board for the first three as they combined for only one hit. Continue reading
Recapping the action from the Fullerton Regional at Goodwin Field on Sunday.
Utah- 9, Gonzaga- 7
Led by a 5-for-5 performance by freshman Tyler Yagi, the Utah baseball team defeated Gonzaga in an elimination game of the NCAA Regional on Sunday afternoon, 9-7.
With the win, Utah turns around to play Cal State Fullerton in the regional title game tonight beginning at 6:10 p.m. (PT, 7:10 MT). The Utes would have to beat the Titans twice to win the regional.
Yagi, who tied his career-high for hits, led a Utes offense that has scored 20 runs and banged out 33 hits in their two elimination games since an opening night loss to Cal State Fullerton on Friday.