We are at about the halfway point of the summer collegiate baseball season as Fanhouse.com writer Frankie Piliere has updated his follow list as he has had an opportunity to see a couple of more high profile players including Anthony Rendon from Rice. His current list is below while you can check out his previous list by clicking here.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Head Coach Jason Gill added yet another face from his past to his coaching staff last week, announcing the hiring of Bryant Ward as an assistant coach. Gill, first-year assistant coach Ted Silva, and Ward all worked together in the Cal State Fullerton baseball program in 2005 and 2006. Most recently, Ward spent the last four seasons with the University of South Florida before heading back to Southern California for his current stint with LMU baseball.
Joe Pavone, Chatham Anglers (UConn) 2-4, SB, RBI
Jordan Ribera, Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox (Fresno State) 2-3, run scored, BB
Andrew Susac, Falmouth Commodores (Oregon State) 2-3, double, BB
Deven Marrero, Cotuit Kettleers (Arizona State) 2-4, 2 RBI
Chris Walker, Wareham Gatemen (Fordham) 2-4
Kolten Wong, Orleans Firebirds (Hawaii) 2-4, run scored
Kevin Muno, Orleans Firebirds (San Diego) 2-4, run scored
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Ted Silva has been hired and brought into the LMU baseball program as the team’s pitching coach, it was announced by head coach Jason Gill on Monday. Silva comes to the bluff after serving three successful seasons as the pitching coach for UC Irvine, a perennial powerhouse in Division I baseball out of the Big West Conference.
"We feel extremely fortunate to have Ted Silva come in as our pitching coach," Gill said. "Ted is considered one of the best pitching minds in the country, and has a winning attitude from which we can all benefit. He has the ability to get the most out of his players, and is recognized for his knack to develop not only quality pitchers, but also pitching staffs as a whole. Off the diamond, his connections in California will help us in our recruiting efforts to bring in top-end student-athletes. It is clear through the new athletic facilities that are being built, and a commitment from the entire campus, that LMU is moving in the direction of building championships. With the acquisition of Ted Silva in our baseball program, we are one step closer to that goal."
UPDATED LIST AVAILABLE HERE
The 2010 College Baseball season ended on Wednesday night so it is now time to turn the page and focus on the 2011 season. Fanhouse.com MLB Draft guru Frankie Piliere has put out his first 2011 MLB Draft Follow List. The list includes his top 50 players that he has seen that are eligible for the draft next season. This means that you will not see a couple of big names on the list like UCLA’s Gerrit Cole and Vanderbilt’s Sonny Gray to name a few. He plans on updating his rankings in the coming months as he seems more of these guys play. The listings today has high school LHP Daniel Norris as his top ranked player with UConn’s Matt Barnes in the runner up spot. Alex Dickerson from Indiana checks in at number 3 behind Barnes while Travis Harrison and George Springer are fourth and fifth respectively. The rest of the top ten is Brett Mooneyham from Stanford, Dylan Davis from Redmond WA, Phil Evan from LaCosta Canyon in California, Josh Tobias of SE Guilford High School in North Carolina, and Hudson Boyd is tenth out of South Fort Myers High School. A couple other names of interest is Jason Esposito of Vanderbilt checking in at 17th while Kolten Wong is at 49 on the countdown. You can check out the full list below.
The Cape Cod Baseball League had a great pitching matchup on Saturday June 26th with LSU junior RHP Anthony Ranaudo facing off against UConn sophomore RHP Matt Barnes. Ranaudo’s Brewster Whitecaps picked up a 5-3 victory over the Barnes’ Wareham Gatemen. Ranaudo went 6.2 innings while letting up only one hit and one walk while striking out eight batters. Matt Barnes ended up going seven innings allowing four hits while giving up one run and striking out 14 batters. The other interesting piece of news is that Arizona State LHP Josh Spence continued his run in the CCBL by pitching three innings giving up three hits while giving up one earned run. He spoke with us after his start last week and it can be checked out by clicking here.
The Easton California College Baseball Media Days were recently held on January 22nd in Southern California and January 26th in Northern California. Each coach who attended did an interview with CollegeBaseballToday.com’s Eric Sorenson to discuss the upcoming season. Click on the respective coach to listen to the full interview from the events.