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2014 West Coast League All-Stars Released

WestCoastLeagueWest Coast League president Dennis Koho announced the league’s All-Star Game rosters this morning. The North squad – made up of Kelowna, Victoria, Bellingham, Walla Walla, Wenatchee and Yakima – will be managed by Ed Knaggs, the skipper of the Wenatchee AppleSox. The South team – compromised of Kitsap, Cowlitz, Corvallis, Bend, Medford and host Klamath Falls – will be coached by Gems’ manager Mitch Karraker. Continue reading

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2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 17. Ben Wentzler (Oregon State)

WetzlerOregonStateCollege Baseball Daily continues 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 adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!

Number 17 on our countdown is Oregon State senior Ben Wentzler from Clackamas, Oregon where he attended Clackamas High School. He had a career high school record of 28-3 with five saves, 342 strikeouts, 53 walks, 25 earned runs and a 0.87 ERA in 201 1/3 innings pitched. He went 12-0 his senior year, finishing with four saves and a 0.32 ERA. He was named the Gatorade Player of the Year and selected as the Louisville Slugger Player of the Year, was an All-American and participated in the Oregon 6A-5A All-Star series. Continue reading

CBD Top 100 Countdown: 73. Cody Poteet (UCLA)

PoteetWe continue the countdown today with number 73, UCLA pitcher Cody Poteet. In his freshman campaign with the Bruins, Poteet was slotted as a midweek starter making 29 appearances, including 11 starts. While on the bump for the Bruins, the right-hander went 4-6, compiling 56 strikeouts and posting a 4.84 ERA. With a tough Bruin’s schedule, Poteet found himself in many big spots, yet the freshman did not let that change his approach. In 70.2 IP the 6’1” pitcher only gave up 57 hits and allowed only .227 opposing batting average which was good for 7th in the Pac-12. Continue reading

2014 Top 100 Players Countdown: 100. Alex Calbick (Maine)

AlexCalbickMaineCollege 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.

The first player on the list checking in at number 100 is Maine infielder Alex Calbick. The Burnaby, British Columbia native attended Burnaby Secondary school where he hit.390 as a senior with one home run and 38 RBI and as a junior, batted .333 with a home run and 29 RBI while being a member of the Canadian Junior National Team. Continue reading

CBD Column: West Coast League challenging the Cape?

Photo by Aaron Yost The West Coast League is growing quickly - both in membership and profile - as players discover the advantages of playing in a summer collegiate league that has teams in two states and a Canadian province.
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The West Coast League is growing quickly – both in membership and profile – as players discover the advantages of playing in a summer collegiate league that has teams in two states and a Canadian province.

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Playing on the Cape is still the goal for most collegiate players during their summer break.

Pro scouts flock to the league to look at prospects, but there’s a sense on the Left Coast that a summer in the West Coast League can prove a player’s ability to perform at the next level as well. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 68. Jimmie Sherfy (Oregon)

JimmieSherfyOregonSmallCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2013 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be counting down the players day-by-day until we reach number 1.

Number 68 in our Top 100 Countdown is Oregon junior RHP Jimmie Sherfy. The Camarillo, California native attended Newbury Park High School where he was a four year letterwinner. As a senior, he helped lead the team to a 19-10 overall record and 9-5 mark in the Marmonte League. He went 8-1 on the mound in 12 appearances tossing two complete games with a 2.25 ERA on the year.

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Top 100 Countdown: 52. Taylor Ard (Washington State)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 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 countdown today at number 52 with Washington State redshirt junior first baseman Taylor Ard. He is from Vancouver, Washington where he attended Prairie High School. He was named first team all-league, all-region and all-state as a junior and senior. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 73. Andrew Susac (Oregon State)

SusacheadshotThe CBB continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 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 countdown today at number 73 with Oregon State’s Andrew Susac. He is a 6’1 200 pound sophomore catcher from Roseville California and Jesuit High School. He was a two year letter winner in high school as he was named first-team all-city honors, Delta River League MVP, First-Team All-State, ESPN First-Team All-State, and Rawlings First-Team All-State. He was also named a 2009 Louisville Slugger All-American. After his senior season, Baseball America rated him as the 40th player in the country while Perfect Game had him 28 and Baseball Factory at 32. The Philadelphia Phillies selected him in the 16th round but were not able to come to terms with him.

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Top 100 Countdown: Number 100 Matt Andriese (UC-Riverside)

DV IMAGEThe CBB kicks off our countdown to the start of the 2011 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 start off the countdown today at number 100 with UC-Riverside RHP Matt Andriese. He is a junior from Redlands California where he attended Redlands East Valley High School. His high school days saw him earned three letters under Steve Hernandez. He help lead the Wildcats to a back to back Citrus Belt Championships in 2007 and 2008. Matt was named all-league in each of his three seasons while being named All-CIF during his final two seasons. In his senior campaign, he went an outstanding 9-2 with a 0.82 ERA which led to him being selected by the Texas Rangers in the 37th round.

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