(Stanford, CA) – Washington State junior Ross Humes was masterful having only gotten a little wild with a 3-2 pitch and hitting Stanford center fielder Sean Ratliff in the 5th. Humes stayed nearly perfect until facing Ratliff again in the 8th, as the no hitter and shutout bid was broken up by a solo home run to right field also on a 3-2 pitch. Continue reading
When the Stanford Cardinal and the Texas Longhorn get together for a series you can believe that you will some great baseball. Today the Stanford Cardinal came right out and made a statement against Freshman pitcher Cole Green. They hit him hard and often in the first inning as Cole could only get 1 out and gave up 5 runs before giving way to Cassey Whittmer. Casey was one of 5 relievers for Texas that saw mound time in the loss today.
This game was back and forth from the beginning to the end. Stanford got on the board in the first with a run and Texas answer in the bottom of the first with a double off the green monster by Danks and then Belt single to bring him in to tie the game at 1 after the first inning. It was 2-2 going in to the 5th when Skip Johnson brings in Kyle Walker to face the Cardinal. and Kyle proceeds to walk the first batter and then after a failed bunt attempt Kyle gives up a single and then a walk. With the bases loaded Molina drive a pitch to center field for a base hit to score two. Stanford takes the lead into the bottom of the inning and Texas is able to score 1. Marcus Tackett comes in the 6th and was able to keep the Cardinals from scoring. In the bottom of the 6th Texas takes the lead with a walk and two hits. The score going into the 7th was Texas 5 Stanford 4. Domaracki gets it started with a single but gets thrown out on a nice play by Brandon Belt. With a runner on at first and Castro at the plate he drives a pitch from Tackett over the RF wall to drive in two to make it 6-5.
Stanford and Texas close out the series tomorrow at 1. Freshman Cole Green will take the mound will try to lead Texas to the series win.
Austin Wood went 7 2/3 today and struck out 8 Cardinals in picking up his 2nd win of the season. Freshman Chance Ruffin came in the bottom of the 8th to close the door to earn his 2nd save of the season to help Texas to move 9-2 on the season. Texas and Stanford will square off a gain tomorrow at 2:00 pm. Kenn Kasparek will be on the mound looking for his 2nd win on the young season and taking the series over the Cardinal.
Pictures provided by Donald J Boyles
I will be providing the recaps of the games from the BIG 12 this season along with the press releases from those Schools.
No. 15 Bears Ware Out Purdue 2-1 Landis Ware’s two-run home run provided the offense, and Kendal Volz struck out 10 as No. 15 Baylor defeated Purdue 2-1 in Friday night’s 2008 season opener at Baylor Ballpark. This was the first-ever meeting between the Bears (1-0) and the Boilermakers (0-1) in baseball. It came in the Bears’ 300th game at Baylor Ballpark.
Ware, who earned the start at second base only because 2007 Freshman All-American Raynor Campbell is out with an injury, made good use of the opportunity, going 2-for-3 on the night. He doubled down the right-field line in his first at bat to lead off the third inning, but it was his seventh-inning at bat that decided the game. Paul Miles drew a two-out walk and stole second. On the next pitch, Ware turned on an inside fastball for the game-deciding home run.
We continue to bring you season preview for the 2008 season.
Wake Forest Season Preview
Yale Season Preview
Stanford Season Preview
Michigan State Season Preview Part 2: Pitchers and Catchers
Lafayette Season Preview
Navy Season Preview
Missouri Season Preview: Outfield
Miami (OH) Season Preview: Infielders
Rutgers Season Preview from Gotham Baseball Magazine
FROM USC PRESS RELEASE
LOS ANGELES — Student Sports (studentsportsbaseball.com) has released its recruiting rankings for the 2009 season with the USC program slotted at third on the nation’s Top 25 classes. Head coach Chad Kreuter and first-year recruiting coordinator Doyle Wilson signed 10 players during the early signing period, including highly-touted shortstop Tim Beckham out of Georgia. Continue reading
Mark Marquess has put together a very impressive schedule for the 2008 season. It includes home games against big 12 foe Nebraska at the Sunken Diamond as well as CS Fullerton visiting a week later. Then they go on the road to Austin Texas to play against a very talented ball club in University of Texas. Coach Mark Marquess has been at the helm of Stanford Baseball for 32 years. Coach Marquess has always put together a very High Quality product at Stanford and this year will be no different. Look for Stanford to make some noise this year in Pac 10 play as they get closer to Regional tournament time. For the full article click here.
FROM CCBL RELEASE
SOUTH YARMOUTH, Mass.- The Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox were in control of game one of the Cape Cod Baseball League Championship Series from the first batter all the way to the end. After both teams swept their divisional series, the Red Sox kept their momentum going while taking the wind out of Falmouth’s sails winning 8-2.
Game two of the Championship series will be played at Guv. Fuller Field in Falmouth at 7 PM August 13 as the Red Sox will be looking to win their third title in four years. Tonight’s crowd of 4.335 is expected to matched tomorrow in what could be the last game of the 2007 season.
Falmouth starter Shooter Hunt (Tulane) was chased from the game after pitching just 2 1/3 innings giving up four runs on four hits. Hunt started the game by relinquishing a homer to the first batter he faced, Grant Green (Southern California) who also blasted a solo shot in the fifth inning off of reliever Preston Claiborne (Tulane).
The second year starter for Falmouth, who also allowed Buster Posey (Florida State) to score on a sacrifice fly by Gordon Beckham (Georgia) in the first, left the game in the third after giving up a single to Jason Castro (Stanford) and a walk to leftfielder Aaron Luna (Rice) to start the inning. Preston Claiborne, Hunt’s college teammate, came in and gave up a walk to load the bases, but the Red Sox could not cash in on the opportunity as Claiborne struck out Collin Cowgill (Kentucky) and induced a ground ball out from Joey Railley (University of San Francisco) to end the threat.
The Red Sox scored twice in the second off of Hunt thanks to an RBI double by second baseman Railley that drove in Cowgill and a ground ball by the tall middle infielder turned first baseman Green that plated Railley to go up 4-0. Green moved to first base for the postseason after an elbow injury to Sean Ochinko (LSU) in the last game of the regular season left a hole in the lineup for Y-D.
For Yarmouth-Dennis Terry Doyle (Boston College), the 2006 Co-Outstanding Pitcher of the Year, collected the win giving up just two runs on four hits. He struck out seven Commodores, walking three and racking up four wild pitches in his last Cape League start in 6 1/3 innings of work.
Two of those wild pitches led to a Falmouth run as second baseman David Adams (Virginia) took both third and home on pitches that hit the dirt in front of the plate and got by Buster Posey (Florida State). The 6 foot 2 inch 205 pound power hitter, who led the Commodores with 51 hits on the season, reached second base on a double that just missed leaving the park bouncing off the left field fence in front of the score board at Red Wilson Field.
Adam’s scored the second Falmouth run in the sixth inning after reaching on a single, stealing second base, advancing to third on another Doyle wild pitch and coming home on a sacrifice fly by third baseman Phil Carey (Winthrop).
The Red Sox collected three insurance runs in the eighth of off reliever Erik Bird (Nebraska). Green collected his fourth RBI of the night, and Posey and right fielder Matt Long (Santa Clara) each drove in one run putting the final tally at eight for the Red Sox.
DJ Mauldin (Cal Poly State) shut down the Falmouth Commodores to close out the game, pitching 2 2/3 shutout innings to keep Doyle’s seventh win of the season in tact.
For Doyle, there couldn’t be a better way to finish his Cape League career than with back-to-back championships.
“It would be great (to win again), last year was a lot of fun but to be able to go back to back, which nobody’s done in a while, would be great. I mean, everybody likes winning,” said Doyle.
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I want to be a Sports Agent website checks in with an article about the most successful baseball programs based on MLB players drafted and making it to the Majors. Using their calculations, They have USC in the top spot with 275 players drafted and 94 players making it to the Majors. Texas holds down the second spot followed by Arizona State, Stanford, and UCLA to round out the Top 5. The full article is available here.