In an elimination game that saw 22 hits, the Junction City Generals defeated the Newton 3-2. Each team scored single runs in the first and second innings. Junction City scored their third and decisive run in the fourth.Nick Martini went 3 for 5 with a double and a run scored for the Generals. Three others went 2 for 4. Continue reading →
8/7/2008 – Several UC Irvine baseball players have extended their summer league seasons as their teams have advanced to playoffs. Christian Bergman (Altadena/St. Francis HS) and catcher Francis Larson (Yorba Linda/Esperanza HS) earned Alaska Baseball League (ABL) honors. FULL STORY
Havasu, the defending World Series champions came in with a 49-1 summer record and were expecting to have an easy game. Liberal, however, came in ready to play and defeated Havasu 6-3. Liberal scored a run in the first inning. Havasu responded with a run of their own in the third. Liberal added three in the fourth and 2 more in the fifth to take a… Read More »
Sluggers Live Up to Name to Stay Alive
August 6, 2008
The Wichita Sluggers banged out 14 hits and scored 11 runs as they defeated the Community Bank Cowboys in their elimination game on Wednesday. The big hitter for the Sluggers was Tyler Grimes as he went 3 for 5 with 2 runs scored and 4 RBI’s. One of his hits was a two run triple in the3rd inning. Jordan Cooper also had 3 hits in the… Read More »
Kevin Wyman scored twice and Matt Kucharski drove in a pair of runs as Crestwood (IL) closed out Day 5 of the 74th National Baseball Congress World Series with a 4-1 win over the San Diego (CA) Stars. The Panthers scored single runs in the second, third, eighth and ninth innings to support the work of Dan Atkenson and three relievers.… Read More »
Graham Strikes Out 8 in Loss
August 6, 2008
Derby’s starting pitcher Ben Graham struck out 8 in his 5 2/3 innings of work, but suffered the loss as the Twins hitters could not put anything together. The game between Derby and Conejo was a pitcher’s duel came down to the team whose bats came through in the clutch and Conejo did just that as they won 4-3. The Oaks had 12 hits scattered… Read More »
Anchorage run-ruled South Tulsa 10-0 in five innings with three runs in each of the 1st, 2nd and 5th innings and one in the 4th. The Glacier Pilots were led by Brian Harr as he went 2 for 3 with three RBI’s. Luke Yoder scored three times. Tyler Henry goes all five innings for Anchorage striking out 7 and giving up only 3 hits.Anchorage advances to…Read More »
Gunnison Wins Wild One In 10
Gunnison came from behind twice to defeat Park City Rangers 4-3 in 10 innings. There were 8 batters hit by a pitch and 1 really bizzare play that had everyone confused. In the eight inning, with Park City down 3-2, they had the bases loaded with no one out. Tanner Stevenson flied out to center field. Stevenson kept running and was…Read More »
With the season nearly half over, kuathletics.com checks in with the several current Jayhawks who are playing on summer collegiate teams. Many of these players compete with the best underclassmen in college baseball during their time away from KU.
# Buck Afenir (Jr., catcher) is enjoying a productive season for the San Diego Waves of the Western Baseball Association. As of July 8, the Escondido, Calif. native was hitting .315 with 11 doubles, three homers and 23 RBIs. However, Afenir’s most surprising number of the summer is the five stolen bases he has successfully attempted. He has never been called on to steal a base at KU.
Pinckard named Northwoods All-Star; Miller on the shelf; Volz strong for Team USA
ROCHESTER, Minn. – Baylor redshirt freshman Brooks Pinckard was named to the 2008 Northwoods League All-Star Game, the league announced late last week. The game will be played Monday at Warner Park in Madison, Wis. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. CDT, and the game will be broadcast live on ESPNU.
Pinckard, who has pitched and played the infield for the Eau Claire Express, was named to the team as an infielder. He ranks sixth in the Northwoods League with a .331 batting average. Pinckard has tallied 40 hits, 21 runs, 18 RBI, eight doubles and two triples, and he is 12-for-17 in stolen base attempts. He also has posted an 0-1 record on the mound with one save and a 1.29 ERA. In 7.0 innings, Pinckard has allowed one run on three hits and two walks with four strikeouts.
After storming into second place with a week of nearly flawless baseball, the Bombers struggled mightily in the field and lost to the McKinney Marshals 12-3. The Bombers made six errors and left the bases loaded twice in the loss. With the game out of reach, head coaches Brent Alumbaugh and Jim Gatewood decided to call the game after seven innings to avoid any injuries. 500 lucky Bombers fans went home with T-Shirts, courtesy of Brazos Valley Bank’s Saturday Giveaway.
When Yogi Berra famously stated, “It ain’t over til it’s over,” he wasn’t speaking specifically about the East Texas Pump Jacks.
But he may as well have been.
The Pump Jacks staged another comeback to steal a victory from the visiting McKinney Marshals, 3-2, at Driller Park on Fireworks Friday.
The winning rally began with the Jacks down to their last out in the bottom of the ninth. Down 2-1, J.D. Dunn dropped a ball into right-center field that he stretched into a double. Garrett Smith followed with a grounder to third that elicited an errant throw from McKinney third baseman Mike Walker. The wild throw allowed Dunn to score the tying run and left Smith on second base.