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2011 MLB Signing Day Quick Thoughts

I know we have some new followers around this site over the past few years. I am a supporter of the new draft system with a set signing deadline across board as it is better than the old system of having kids signing on their way to the first college class. Could it be better? Of course, but that is for discussion later. Here are some of my most interesting news and notes from the day. Continue reading

Legendary Coach Steve Hertz set to Retire

SteveHertzMDC Steve Hertz who has served as the Miami Dade College Baseball coach for the last 26 seasons is set to retire at the end of the 2010 seasons. Hertz’s teams have been ranked in the top 10 nationally on 10 separate occasions (1986, ’87, ’88, ’92, ’96, ’98, 2001, ’07, ’08, and ’09). He led the Sharks in 2001 to the State and Gulf District Championship while getting a fifth place finish at the JUCO World Series.

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Miami, FL defeats Miami-Dade College in Fall Ball

Hagertys two doubles helped UM to the 7-5 victory (Courtesy of UM Media Relations)
Hagerty's two doubles helped UM to the 7-5 victory (Courtesy of UM Media Relations)

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami baseball team won the first of its two scrimmages this week with a 7-5 victory over Miami Dade College Thursday night at Mark Light Field. Miami, trailing 2-1 after four, scored two runs in the fifth, two in the sixth, one in the seventh and another in the eighth to pull ahead for the two-run win.

With the Hurricanes trailing the Sharks 4-3 in the sixth inning, Ryan Jackson put UM up 5-4 when he smacked a double to center, scoring David Villasuso from second and eventually Jonathan Weislow from first following a MDC throwing error. Continue reading

Eight MDC Baseball Players Selected in Major League Draft

Miami, June 13, 2008 – Miami Dade College (MDC) has always produced top Major League baseball players and the trend continues. Eight MDC baseball players were selected in the recent 2008 Major League Baseball draft making MDC a leader in the nation for colleges providing the largest number of recruits. Continue reading