We continue the countdown today with number 74, Vanderbilt outfielder Rhett Wiseman. In his freshman campaign with the Commodores, Wiseman played a limited role as he joined a very talented Vanderbilt squad. Despite his lack of regular playing time, Wiseman was still able to put up pretty impressive numbers. In 54 games played, the 5’9” outfielder had only 11 starts and 121 at bats. With most of those at bats being pinch hitting situations, Wiseman handled himself well collecting 35 hits, 3 homeruns and 17 RBI while posting a .289 average. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily kicks off our countdown to the start of the 2014 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the list today at number 95 with Vanderbilt third baseman Xavier Turner. The sophomore was named to the 2013 SEC All-Freshman Team, after hitting .324 over the ‘Dores season, which was the second highest average among starting players. The Sandusky, Ohio native is no stranger to being a top performer in his sport.
“Our schedule is very challenging and will most certainly give us a realistic indicator of where we are prior to the start of the SEC season,” head coach Tim Corbin said. “We have always tried to measure ourselves early against proven opponents and this year will be no different.” Continue reading
The NECBL held their All-Star game on Sunday evening with the Eastern Division winning a 2-1 contest as each pitcher tossed an inning while most batters got two at-bats. Here are some of the players that stuck out for me on the day. I usually can’t make a good read on hitters by seeing them only one or two times so this usually will focus on the pitchers. Continue reading
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senior pinch hitter Matt Helms delivered a two-out, two-run single to cap a three-run seventh inning and lift the eighth-ranked Louisville baseball team to a 5-3 comeback win over No. 2 national seed Vanderbilt on Saturday afternoon in game one of the NCAA Super Regional at Hawkins Field. Continue reading
FROM USA BASEBALL RELEASE
DURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball announced Tuesday the names of the three finalists for the 2013 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award. This summer marks the 36th consecutive year that the GSA will be presented to the nation’s top amateur baseball player.
Tyler Beede, a sophomore right-handed pitcher from Vanderbilt; Kris Bryant a junior infielder from San Diego; and Colin Moran, a junior infielder out of North Carolina, received the most votes among 30 semifinalists last week, as voted on by a committee of more than 200 members. Continue reading
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Philip Pfeifer tossed five shutout innings and Xavier Turner drove in three runs, leading Vanderbilt to a 7-1 victory over Georgia Tech and a berth into the NCAA Super Regionals Monday night at Hawkins Field.
Vanderbilt (54-10), the No. 2 national seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament, advances to take on Louisville next weekend at home. Game dates and times will be announced later Monday night at the conclusion of all of the weekend regional action. Continue reading
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Georgia Tech rallied from a run down in the ninth, scoring four times as the Yellow Jackets stayed alive in the Nashville Regional with a 6-3 win over Illinois Sunday afternoon. Junior first-team All-ACC catcher and Golden Spikes Award semifinalist Zane Evans had three hits, two RBI and got the win with three innings of relief. Continue reading
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senior RHP Buck Farmer was in complete command of East Tennessee State, but it was a nearly two hour lightning delay in the seventh inning that knocked him from the game as Georgia Tech staved off elimination Saturday at Hawkins Field with a 5-1 win over the Buccaneers in the Nashville Regional.
The second-seeded Yellow Jackets built a 5-0 lead for Farmer when the inclement weather moved in, and Jonathan Roberts fired three effective innings after the break to finish off the victory and keep his team alive. Continue reading
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Illinois held off a late rally by Georgia Tech and the Yellow Jackets brought the winning run to the plate in the ninth inning but could not complete the comeback as the Illini won the opener of the NCAA Nashville Regional, 6-4, Friday afternoon in Nashville, Tenn.
Daniel Palka was 3-for-5 with a triple, an RBI, scored twice and also pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless relief for the second-seeded Jackets, who slipped to 34-26 and drop to the losers’ bracket in the Nashville Regional. Tech faces the loser of Friday night’s Vanderbilt/East Tennessee State game in an elimination game at 3 p.m. ET Saturday. Illinois, the third-seed, improved to 35-18. Continue reading