South Alabama baseball head coach Steve Kittrell unveiled the Jags’ 2009 baseball schedule Tuesday. The 54-game regular season schedule features 27 games at Stanky Field.
The Jags play 13 games against teams that participated in the 2008 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament, as well as 11 games against teams that were estimated to have finished 2008 in the RPI top-50. Continue reading →
The Red squad won game one of the annual Red/White Series on Monday, 3-1, at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Junior Garrett Richards and sophomore Ryan Duke combined for 12 strikeouts to earn the win and the save, respectively. Continue reading →
The Arkansas baseball team began its annual Cardinal-White series on Sunday afternoon with what started as a pitcher’s duel and ended with a solid 5-2 victory for the White team at Baum Stadium.
Junior Jeremy Heatley, the White squad’s starter, pitched six innings of four hit, two run baseball to pick up the win while his counterpart, junior Christian Kowalchuk was saddled with the loss after allowing four runs and seven hits over six innings. Continue reading →
Three Blue team relievers combined to allow just one hit over the final four innings, and Brandon Brown delivered the game-winning run with a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the seventh Saturday at Stanky Field. With the win, the Blue team now holds a 3-2 lead in the 2008 Red and Blue World Series.
Phillip Byrd got things started on the mound for the Blue team. He worked five innings and allowed three runs on four hits. He struck out five batters without issuing a walk, but got a no-decision as he left the game with the score tied 3-3.
MITCHELL KEYS RALLY AS BLUE TEAM TAKES GAME FOUR 5-4, EVENS SERIES 2-2
In a series that’s gone back and forth so much, it’s only fitting that the Blue team would rally for a come-from-behind win of its own after being on the opposite end in Wednesday’s game three. That’s exactly what happened Thursday night at Stanky Field.
Leading off the bottom of the seventh, freshman catcher Brent Mitchell got the rally started when he hit a towering solo homer that cut the Red team’s lead to 4-3. He topped that hit an inning later with a game-winning, RBI-double as the Blue team overcame a late 4-2 deficit to win game four 5-4 and even the Red and Blue World Series at two games apiece. Continue reading →
Sean Laird’s three-run double capped off a five-run, ninth-inning rally that erased a 9-5 deficit and gave the Blue team a 10-9 victory in Game Two of the Red and Blue World Series Sunday at Stanky Field.
Trailing 9-5 and on the brink of a 2-0 series deficit, Brad Hammac led off the top of the ninth for the Blue team by reaching on a throwing error. Dominic Diaz followed with single through the left side, and after Nathaniel Lami struck out swinging, Jake Crain reached on another error and Hammac scored to cut the deficit to 9-6. Continue reading →
Matt Jackson worked five solid innings and Adam Heisler went 3-for-4 to lead the Red team to an 8-2 victory in the opener of the Red and Blue World Series Saturday at Stanky Field.
Jackson’s only blemish was the lone run he allowed in the first inning when Chris Davis doubled and came around to score on a wild pitch. After Davis’ double, Jackson retired 12 of the next 13 batters he faced. He struck out seven without issuing a walk. Continue reading →
The College Baseball Blog is committed to our readers by evaluating the latest Baseball technology. This continued last week as I was invited by Reebok to head down to their headquarters on Thursday to see the new Vector O-Bat that will be coming out in the beginning of November. This event was by invitation only for certain media across the country and the people at Reebok were nice enough to include us in the event. Continue reading →