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2013 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Finalists

GoldenSpikesAward.jpgDURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball announced Tuesday the names of the three finalists for the 2013 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award. This summer marks the 36th consecutive year that the GSA will be presented to the nation’s top amateur baseball player.

Tyler Beede, a sophomore right-handed pitcher from Vanderbilt; Kris Bryant a junior infielder from San Diego; and Colin Moran, a junior infielder out of North Carolina, received the most votes among 30 semifinalists last week, as voted on by a committee of more than 200 members. Continue reading

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2013 Los Angeles NCAA Regional Preview

Adam Plutko is experienced.Los Angeles will the site of one of the most intriguing regionals this season.  All four teams are within a couple hours drive, so they know each other, at least in passing, and their fans will have the opportunity to come out and show their support.

It also could be one of the most competitive regionals with light-hitting UCLA hosting and three lower-seeds that each have the talent to compete with the Bruins. But UCLA has the pedigree, having finished in the top three of the Pac-12 eight consecutive years. The Bruins also have the experience having advanced to the College World Series in two of the last three seasons. Continue reading

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SoCal Weekend Wrap: Road Warriors

San Diego State's effort came up just short.
San Diego State’s effort came up short at UNLV.

The SoCal show took to the road with all but one of the 11 Southern California squads playing on the road this weekend. There were some great matchups as three premier conference battles featured top 25 squads and another four series came down to a decisive Sunday showdown.

But for two SoCal squads, the door to the postseason may have slammed shut behind them as they were ushered out by the mighty sweep broom.

We provided you with live updates on Twitter (@SoCal_CBDaily) throughout the weekend, but here’s a recap of all the weekend action:

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SoCal Weekend Wrap: It’s Kris Bryant’s World

Ranny Lowe scores the winning run.

After a rough weekend overall last week, the Southern California squads bounced back with four series sweeps and a pair of series wins. Pepperdine took a SoCal West Coast Conference matchup with Loyola Marymount in walk-off fashion and Kris Bryant made a claim for Golden Spikes early frontrunner with a monster weekend against BYU.

We provided you with live updates on Twitter (@SoCal_CBDaily) throughout the weekend, but here’s a recap of all the weekend action:

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SoCal Weekend Wrap: Not Many Wins to Go Around

Kevin Kramer had the big hit against USC.

It was tough sledding for the Southern California programs this weekend as only the cream of the crop came away with a winning record.

USC and UCLA hosted the Dodgertown Classic, bringing in a pair of ranked squads for competition. San Diego also hosted a tournament at its new Fowler Park, inviting three Northern squads to come down and enjoy the sunshine and quality baseball.

Cal State Fullerton hosted an SEC squad while UC Riverside and Loyola Marymount went on the road to face squads that could vie for the Mountain West and Big 12 championships.

We provided you with live updates on Twitter (@SoCal_CBDaily) throughout the weekend, but here’s a recap of all the weekend action:

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Top 100 Countdown: 31. Kris Bryant (San Diego)

BryantCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2013 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!

Number 31 on our Top 100 Countdown is San Diego’s Kris Bryant. The 6’5 infielder from Las Vegas, Nevada was selected in the 18th round by the Blue Jays in the 2010 MLB Draft.

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CBD Column: Kris Bryant looking forward to 2013 MLB Draft

By Joe Connor

KrisBryantUSDHe confesses they’re “very lofty.” But you can forget about trying to get University of San Diego third baseman Kris Bryant to divulge his own personal baseball goals for the 2013 college season because he’s playing it close to the vest. Well, mostly.

“My roommate knows them,” said the soft-spoken Bryant, a 6-foor-5 third baseman. “Because there on a piece of paper taped to a door in our dorm, but that’s about it. They’re five simple goals. I will say they have to do with more of the mental side of the game.” Continue reading

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Rich Hill & Kris Bryant Discuss Bryant’s Early Season Success

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The San Diego Toreros needed a five-run comeback in their final two at bats Tuesday night at Riverside Sports Complex, but they won their fifth consecutive game to improve to 6-2 on the season.

Leading the way offensively has been All-American candidate Kris Bryant, who drove in the game-winning run with a double in the ninth inning Tuesday. Continue reading

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CBD Photo Gallery: San Diego Rallies to Beat UC Riverside

Kris Bryant after scoring.RIVERSIDE, Calif. — San Diego third baseman Kris Bryant had been quiet all game. But when he got an opportunity with a runner on first base and the game tied in the ninth inning, his bat suddenly got loud, even drowning out the raucous San Diego dugout.

After seeing a breaking ball early in the count, Bryant knew that UC Riverside closer Joie Dunyon was going to come back with one later in the count. When Dunyon did, Bryant laced the two-strike pitch into left-centerfield field, sending it knifing through the cold night. Continue reading