Georgia infielder Chance Veazey was injured in a motor vehicle crash on Wednesday night after leaving the Rankin Smith Student-Athlete Academic Center. According to a press release from Georgia Sports Information, he suffered a back injury and was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital. (Press Release). If Veazey misses any time during the 2010 season, it will hurt the Georgia program as he was expected to compete for a starting spot in the lineup.
Ole Miss RHP Jake Morgan will miss the 2010 season due to Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow. He finished last season with a 4-1 overall record with nine saves and a 3.24 ERA. He also struck out 55 batters in his 41.2 innings of work while only letting up seven walks.
Cal-State Fullerton and current member of the United States Collegiate National Team was injured in the eighth inning on Friday night when Canadian Nic Lendvoy slid hard into second base to break up a double play. Both benches ended up clearing on the play but order was quickly restored. Colon was carried off the field as his current condition is unknown. This could be an injury which could affect Colon during Fall Ball but he has about six months to get ready for the regular season.
Kent State’s Tyler Martin suffered a severe eye injury on Saturday afternoon as he was playing with the Stark County Terriers after a freak accident. Martin was walking near the on-deck circle where an errant bat struck him near one of his eyes. He was rushed immediately to a nearby hospital which put him under surgery to repair the damage. He is currently still in the hospital and I have not received any word if the incident will affect his vision. Continue reading
#5 Arizona St. was dealt a crushing blow when they received news that Jr. LHP Josh Spence is likely to miss the rest of the season with a strained tendon in his pitching hand. On Sunday, head coach Pat Murphy announced that there was only a 5% chance that Spence would throw another pitch this season, although they will tinker with his delivery in hopes of prepping him for some relief appearances in a couple of weeks. Continue reading
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Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina freshman right-handed pitcher Matt Price sustained a fractured right wrist injury in a collision at first base in Tuesday night’s game at The Citadel and will miss the remainder of the 2009 season. Continue reading
But it wasn’t even the most important baseball game played in Los Angeles.
The city’s bragging rights were at stake a mere six miles away, as USC hosted archrival UCLA in the rubber match of a three-game set at Dedeaux Field. The Bruins had won Saturday’s contest 14-4, while the Trojans responded with a 5-1 Sunday. Continue reading
Sean Ryan who was the starting center fielder for the Virginia Tech Hokies will be out for the rest of the season as he is having surgery to remove a piece of bone in his broken left hand. He is currently a senior and would likely get a fifth year of eligibility if he applies with the NCAA. Continue reading
Palmetto State Baseball is reporting that shortstop Stan Widmann has left the Clemson Tigers baseball program and quit school ending his career with the Clemson program. He only appeared in one game this season for the Tigers where he served as a pinch runner. He was still feeling the lingering effects of a shoulder injury which plagued him last season and never fully recovered. Widmann will now look for job oppurtunties as his baseball career is likely over. Continue reading
The Miami Herald is reporting that Eric Erickson will miss the 2009 campaign after undergoing left elbow reconstructive surgery. Erickson was expected to be a part of one of the strongest pitching staffs in the country in 2008 with teammate Chris Hernandez. Continue reading