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Former Morehead State star Taylor Davis succeeding in Minor Leagues

By: Andrew R. Goetz

He is too short. He has a bad body. Like a scene out of “Moneyball,” former Morehead State catcher Taylor Davis understood the real and invented roadblocks that stood between him and his dream of playing professional baseball.

Standing 5-foot-10 and tilting the scale at just 200 pounds, Davis did not look the part of a prototypical catcher. A native of Jupiter, Fla., he fought the stereotypes and labels associated with being a catcher with a “bad body” from a young age. Continue reading Former Morehead State star Taylor Davis succeeding in Minor Leagues

Austin Peay releases 2012 Schedule

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CLARKSVILLE -Austin Peay State University’s baseball team, the defending Ohio Valley Conference regular-season and tournament champions, announced its 2012 schedule, Thursday. The 56-game slate is highlighted by a 28-game home schedule and road contests at Ohio State and Tennessee. Continue reading Austin Peay releases 2012 Schedule

2011 CCBL All-Star Game Recap: East Division defeats West 4-1

The Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star is usually a showcase for the best college baseball talent in the country and this year was more of the same.

Taylor Rogers (Kentucky) picked up the win as he gave up a first inning run as Travis Jankowski (Stony Brook) scored the opening run of the game on a Eric Stamets (Evansville) bunt single. The throw to third base from first baseman Ben Waldrip (Jacksonville State) fly into the stands allowing Jankowski to score from second base. Rogers settled down though to get the next three hitters to keep it 1-0. Continue reading 2011 CCBL All-Star Game Recap: East Division defeats West 4-1

Mike Murphree Joins Jacksonville State Coaching Staff

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JACKSONVILLE – Mike Murphree has been hired as an assistant baseball coach at Jacksonville State University head coach Jim Case announced on Friday.

Murphree spent the last two seasons at Gulf Coast Community College, where he worked primarily with the hitters and also served as the Commodores recruiting coordinator, and helped the team to the 2010 Panhandle Conference Championship. Continue reading Mike Murphree Joins Jacksonville State Coaching Staff

Breaking down the CCBL All-Star Game by Conference/Teams

Since the Cape Cod Baseball League announced their 2011 All-Star Game rosters on Friday, lets take a look at what conferences and college programs have had the most success this summer. The leading conference this year is the Pac-10 conference which features eight players from seven different school. Coming in second place is the SEC which has six players from four different schools. Interesting enough, the ACC and Big East conference both have four players in the game this year which speaks to how strong the the Big East over the last couple of seasons. Continue reading Breaking down the CCBL All-Star Game by Conference/Teams

Jacksonville State’s Ben Waldrip set to sign with Kansas City Royals

Jacksonville State’s first baseman Ben Waldrip will sign with the Kansas City Royals after the Cape Cod All-Star Game on July 29th according to the Cape Cod Times.

The newspaper tweeted out the following on Saturday evening.

Firebirds’ Ben Waldrip will be signing with the Royals after All-Star game, according to Royals director of scouting Lonnie Goldberg.

Continue reading Jacksonville State’s Ben Waldrip set to sign with Kansas City Royals

Cape Cod Baseball League Players of the Week (June 27th)

COCA COLA PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Joe Bircher, Falmouth LHP

This week’s pitcher of the week is strikeout machine Joe Bircher (Bradley). The southpaw recorded six innings of one-hit ball in a 6-1 win over Hyannis, allowing only an unearned run. He struck out nine without surrendering a walk over his six innings of work. Continue reading Cape Cod Baseball League Players of the Week (June 27th)

2011 NCAA Atlanta Regional: Day 3 Recap

By: Nolan Ryan Alexander

Georgia Tech 12 Austin Peay 2

After losing to Austin Peay on Friday, Georgia Tech took offense to the tough pitching of Jack Snodgrass for the Governors. The victim to the hungry Jackets was Zach Toney. Tech scored three early and never looked back to roll 12-2 over fourth seeded Austin Peay (34-24). Toney (6-3) lasted only 2.1 innings with five earned runs. Ryne Harper also gave up five earned but threw 4.1 innings. Tech totaled 18 hits on the afternoon to stave off elimination. The fireworks of Georgia Tech’s offense was highlighted by four homeruns. Daniel Palka, Matt Skole, Jake Davies, and Zane Evans all left the yard. Skole went 3-4 on the day and was a triple away from the cycle.Tech emptied the bench as the game neared an end to give the starters some extra rest for the following contest with Mississippi State. One starter who remained in the game though was Buck Farmer who earned his 11th win of the season and finished hte year 11-3. Farmer threw a complete game allowing just five hits and one earned run. He struck out nine and walked two on 121 pitches. Continue reading 2011 NCAA Atlanta Regional: Day 3 Recap

2011 NCAA Atlanta Regional: Day 2 Recap

By: Nolan Ryan Alexander

Georgia Tech 6 Southern Mississippi 2

A battle between two struggling offenses resulted in a second inning offensive awakening for the Georgia Tech bats as the Yellow Jackets (41-20) defeated Southern Miss (39-18) by a 6-2 margin. Tech scored all the runs in would need in the bottom of the second when Daniel Palka began the inning with a home run to right. His solo shot was the first of four straight hits for the Jackets. Brandon Thomas cleared the bases with a three run homer to left to give Tech a 5-0 lead. The Jackets poked across another run in the third on a RBI single by shortstop Jacob Esch. It took 32 innings for Southern Mississippi to hit the scoreboard when the Golden Eagles ended their scoreless streak on a RBI groundout from B.A. Vollmuth and a sacrifice fly by Ashley Graeter in the eith inning. Tech was backed by a solid outing from starter Jed Bradley (7-3) who gave up eight hits and retired four on strikes to give Tech all the room it would need to easily pass USM. Continue reading 2011 NCAA Atlanta Regional: Day 2 Recap