Here are some of the best links from around the country for April 9th.
The first article comes from the Arkansas Democrat Gazette which discusses the Razorbacks sweeping Arizona State last night. The next article comes from Tyler (TX) Morning Telegraph writer Shane Stark who did a feature on Heath Mayo who will be an incoming freshman at Brown in the fall of 2009. The next link comes from Rivals.com which talks with Ray Tanner of South Carolina after the Gamecocks 7-5 loss to instate rival Clemson. Continue reading
Here are some of the most interesting articles from around the nation for March 11th.
The first article is about FSU football player D’Vontrey Richardson is giving College Baseball another try after taking last season off from the FSU baseball program. The next article is about URI baseball coach Jim Foster raising $54,000 for new batting cages and other things for his baseball program by giving away season tickets for the Boston Red Sox. The next article is about Orange Coast College baseball player Trevor McDonald has been hospitalized with a flesh eating virus for the last two weeks. Tyler Cleveland of the student paper of Southern Miss talks with Corky Palmer after Southern Miss was manhandled over the weekend by Cal-State Fullerton. The next interesting article talks about the major upset of the Netherlands over the Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Curt Smith who was an All-American at Maine a couple of years ago had a key part in the 11th inning come back. The next article comes from Rivals editor Kendall Rogers who talks about Baylor’s pitching staff coming of age. Continue reading
COCA COLA PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Chatham’s Sammy Solis is 3,000 miles from home, but the University of San Diego southpaw has adapted well to his summer surroundings. Solis ran his record to 2-0 last Tuesday and remained the only pitcher in the Cape Cod Baseball League with a perfect 0.00 ERA after working 10 or more innings, a performance which earned him Coca-Cola’s Pitcher of the Week honors for the week ending June 28. A sophomore-to-be at San Diego, Solis worked seven innings, allowed just two hits and struck out eight batters as Chatham defeated Wareham, 2-0. In doing so, the 6-4, 215-pound hurler has clearly established himself as the ace of what is otherwise a struggling A’s pitching staff. His perfect earned run average stands in sharp contrast to the team’s last-in-the-league staff ERA.
COCA COLA PLAYER OF THE WEEK
When newly arrived outfielder Corey Olson made his first appearance in the Chatham A’s lineup on June 24, his 1-for-2 performance at the plate was overshadowed by Sammy Solis’s shutout pitching as Chatham beat Wareham, 2-0. But when the week ended, this 5-10, 185-pound native Californian sported an astounding .688 batting average with 11 hits in 16 at-bats and opposing pitchers in the Cape Cod Baseball League were scratching their heads and wondering, “Where did this kid come from?” Well, Olson was a two-time All-Orange Empire outfielder for Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif. He hit .346 and led his team in about a dozen offensive categories last spring to earn an invitation to enter the University of California-Irvine in the fall. Chatham knew it was getting a kid who could hit, but even the A’s management was stunned as their new center-fielder followed his relatively quiet debut with games in which he went 3-for-4, 3-for-4 and 3-for-3 to clinch Coca-Cola Player of the Week honors for the week ending June 28.