Miami (FL) outfielder Nathan Melendres recently caught up with the HurricanesSports.com to discuss fall practice, how he spent the summer, and his expectations for the 2011 season. Nathan hit ,301 last season playing in 61 games while hitting nine homers and driving in 35 runs. You can check out the full video interview with him below.
University of Miami Media Relations recently sat down with Miami junior third baseman Harold Martinez to discuss fall practice which opens up next week. He also discusses on how his offseason went in the Cape Cod Baseball League and his expectations for the 2011 squad. You can check out the full video interview below.
Kyle Tait of RamblinWreck.com recently had a chance to set down with Georgia Tech lefthander pitcher Jed Bradley. He was recently named the fourth best pro prospect in the Cape Cod Baseball League this summer. He ended up starting six games with a 2-3 overall record while having an ERA of 1.98. He did have 44 strikeouts in only 41 innings pitched. You can check out the full interview with Bradely previewing fall practice and the upcoming 2011 season below.
Georgia Tech looks to rebound after a disappointing end to the 2010 season, where they were a national seed coming into the NCAA Regionals, only to lose consecutive games to Alabama. The veteran team lost quite a few players to the MLB Draft and to graudation, but look forward to rebuilding in the ACC. Brandon Thomas is one of the players who will be key for the Yellow Jackets next season, as he started 26 games as a Freshman last season. Friend of the blog Kyle Tait of RamblinWreck.com sat down with Brandon Thomas and talked about the upcoming season, as well as his experience playing for Davey Johnson in the Florida Collegiate Summer Leage. Video after the jump.
Baylor RHP Logan Verrett was recently featured by the Chatham Anglers in their “Catch of the Day” daily feature. He discussed his seven no-hit innings from Friday night while demonstrating how he throws his pitches. He is currently 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 14 innings while only giving up three hits. You can check out the full video interview below. Special thanks to the Chatham Anglers for the video.
Cal-State Fullerton Media Relations staff members Matt Brown and Mike Greenlee recorded some great interviews from coaches and players on the Titans squad. They speak with head coach Dave Serrano, RHP Daniel Renken, infielder Corey Jones, and shortstop Christian Colon. You can check out the full video below.
Game 2 of the series (first game on Saturday) saw Holy Cross send Matt Shapiro to the mound with a 4-3 record and a 5.33 ERA while Bucknell countered with Trey Frehler who was 4-6 with a 6.82 ERA.
A very scary moment happened last Saturday at Blair Field as the UCSB Gauchos were taking on the Long Beach State Dirtbags. The first Dirtbag hitter of the bottom of the fourth inning was Shortstop Devin Lohman, and he struck a 1-1 offering that hit Capito directly between the eyes.
Capito was able to walk off under his own power, but the 1,279 fans in attendance got quite the scare. Nick not only was fine after the incident (minus some bruising and eventual black eyes), but he is actually slated to start on Saturday against UC-Riverside.
I was able to contact Nick and ask him a few questions, as well as obtain photos of the incident courtesy of UCSB Athletics. He shared with us his experience, including a certain friend who was looking out for him, as well as his thoughts on aluminum bats, as well as what he needs to accomplish the rest of this season and going into next.
Vanderbilt RHP Sonny Gray recently had a live chat with fans on VUCommodores.com. Gray had a solid freshman season in 2009 where he went 5-1 with a 4.30 ERA in 58.2 innings while striking out 72 batters. You can check out the video interview below.
Georgia Tech shortstop Derek Dietrich recently sat down with Kyle Tait and his staff to discuss the 2010 Yellow Jackets squad. Dietrich is considered one of the top hitters in the highly competitive ACC this season after being a third round selection out of high school.