DURHAM, N.C.–Mississippi and Washington State lead all schools by placing five players apiece on Baseball America’s top prospects lists for 18 different summer college leagues and Team USA. Last summer, Louisiana State and Texas each led the nation with five players apiece on BA’s summer league lists, and those two teams wound up facing off for the national championship at the College World Series.
BA ranked the top 30 prospects for the talent-rich Cape Cod League, and the top 10 prospects in 17 other summer college leagues. In addition, the top 20 Team USA prospects were ranked.
(PITTSFIELD, MA) – Wahconah Park is one of the oldest and most historic baseball stadiums in America. Fans have seen organized baseball on this site since 1892 and have witnessed future major leaguers in their prime on the way to the Major Leagues.
Hall of famer Carlton Fisk played at Wahconah Park in 1969 for the Red Sox minor league affiliate and future hall of famer Greg Maddux did the same for the Cubs in 1986.
The ballpark has also seen many famous visiting players as well, but now Wahconah Park is making history with a few new visitors.
FROM NECBL RELEASE
Holyoke, MA (Saturday, July 18, 2009)- The Holyoke Blue Sox were privileged to host the New England Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game, and the Division that they represent did not disappoint as the Western All-Stars take down the East, 6-5.
But the stories of the day was not just the game itself, the record attendance at MacKenzie Stadium, or the exciting festivities ran all day. Continue reading →
The Team USA game tonight against the North Shore Navigators has been canceled due to rain in the Boston area. Team USA is back in action on July 10th against Kokusai Budo University in Tokyo Japan. They will play the Japan Collegiate All-Star team starting July 11-16th in a five game series which features games in the world famous Tokyo Dome and other stadiums around Japan. Continue reading →
I attended this game and Live Blogged about it. You can check out my Chat Recap by clicking here. I will also be writing a large article profiling the USA team in the coming days.
FROM USA BASEBALL
(HOLYOKE, MASS.) – Bryce Brentz’s two RBI hits pushed Team USA (11-0) passed the Holyoke Blue Sox, 5-2, Monday evening at MacKenzie Stadium in front of a lively, record-breaking, pro-Holyoke crowd of 4,811. Continue reading →
I will be running a Live Blog tonight at 6:35 pm at the Team USA vs Holyoke game that will take place at the home of the Blue Sox. The Live Chat will run during the game where I will take some questions on the players in the game while providing you updates on the game. Feel free to set up an email reminder below or check out my Live Blog from Sunday July 5th which can be viewed by clicking here. Continue reading →
I will be running a Live Blog from Manchester New Hampshire on Sunday July 5th at 2:45 pm Eastern time. The USA National (Collegiate) Team will take on an all-star squad from the NECBL. The chat will discuss the game and we will take questions about both teams. You can sign up for a reminder below. If this works out well, I will also run a Live Chat on Monday as I will also be in attendance when Team USA takes on the Holyoke Blue Sox. Continue reading →
After an impressive 39-win season and a trip to the NCAA Tournament, several current members of the Kansas baseball team continue to open eyes this for various summer leagues and teams across the country. Continue reading →
The Vermont Mountaineers and the Pittsfield American Defenders played a very interesting NECBL game on Friday night. The game featured a near protest, a sun delay, and an eventual suspension of the game due to lighting in the area. The reason for the sun delay is the fact that Wahconah Park in Pittsfield MA has the stadium facing towards the west with the sun setting in center field thus getting in the batters eyes. The near protest was over Pittsfield using a player not listed as a substitute on the lineup card at the beginning of the game which Vermont questioned on multiple occasions. Continue reading →
Here are some of the best links from Around the Nation for today.
The first article comes from The Advocate in Western Massachusetts which has an article on Winthrop’s Matteo D’Angelo who is spending his summer with the North Adams Steeplecats. D’Angelo is a Bologna Italy native as he is the first Italian native to play at Winthrop. The next article comes from the Boston Globe which highlights Tulane recruit Kyle McKenzie’s chances of being drafted in next week’s amateur draft. The next article talks with LSU pitching coach and former Michigan State head coach David Grewe who made the move to take over the Tiger’s pitching staff this season. Continue reading →