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.
Phil Stanton of College Baseball Insider has an excellent interview with West Virginia shortstop Jedd Gyorko. He finished last season with a .421 batting average, eight homers, and 58 RBI. He played this past summer in the Cape Cod Baseball League where he hit .323 with five homers and 18 RBI as he was named a CCBL All-Star and Baseball America’s fourth best prospect in the league. I rated Gyorko as the 61st best player in the country. (FULL ARTICLE).
Kyle Tait from The Ramblin’ WREK Report recently sat down with Georgia Tech senior first baseman Tony Plagman and Sophomore third baseman Matt Skole. They discuss the upcoming 2010 season for the Yellow Jackets. Skole and Plagman also discuss how important their experience in the Cape Cod Baseball league was to their development and how they got the nickname of Bash Brothers.
Florida State Media Relations Student Assistant Ultima Rogers wrote an excellent article on freshman catcher Stephen McGee. He is the younger brother of current Florida State junior outfielder/pitcher Mike McGee. Stephen states that one of the reasons he decided to head to Florida State was the chance to play with his brother which he did for two seasons of high school ball.