Friday, August 11, 2006

Another BC Player Signs!!

Ryne Reynoso, a seldom used pitcher and a starting outfielder for the Eagles decided to turn pro and sign with the Atlanta Braves. The Braves will pay him a $100,000 as a signing bonus and will pay for his senior year at Boston College also. Reynoso will be making the minimum $1,100 a month.

Full Article can be read here.

Yarmouth Dennis outlasts Brewster

Yarmouth Dennis outlasted the Brewster Whitecaps by the score of 6-5. Yarmouth Dennis was led by a solid but not outstanding pitching performance from Bryan Henry. He gave up 4 runs in his seven innings of work. Barry Enright gave Brewster a poor start in the game by giving up 5 runs in his 4 innings of work. Cole DeVries gave up only one run in the last four innings for Brewster. Brad Emaus led the offense for YD by going 2-2 with 2 RBI's. Evan McArthur and Buster Posey both went 2-4 with an RBI.

Yarmouth-Dennis will host the Wareham Gatemen in the Championship series starting Friday afternoon at 3:00 pm.

Cape Cod Baseball League Game 3 Recap
Cape Cod Baseball League Brad Emaus article
Cape Cod Times article

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Ogata to Transfer

Jason Ogata is planning on transferring from LSU to Oregon State. Ogata is going to be a sophomore next spring and is expected to compete for the second baseman job at Oregon State replacing Chris Kunda who had a wonderful career. Ogata was rated as the Best College Prospect from Oregon in 2005 and this move means he is going back to his home state.

Corvallis Gazette-Times Article

The Advocate Article

Golden Eagles to Face Titans

There is some rumors on Southeast Baseball that Cal-State Fullerton Titans and the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles have scheduled a home and home series in the 2008 and 2009 seasons. Southern Miss will go to Fullerton in March of 2008 and Fullerton will be visiting Hattiesburg in March of 2009. This is a good series for the Eagles as it will give them three more games against top of the line competition in the respective years.

Vinnie Pestano's surgery

Interesting press release on the Cal State Fullerton Athletic Site which follows Vinnie Pestano first week after his Tommy-John Surgery. The slideshow can be seen here.

Yarmouth-Dennis knocks off Brewster

YD knocked off the Brewster Whitecaps tonight to advance to the Cape Cod League Championship series. A full report will be posted on Friday morning about Game 3 which was a thrilling 6-5 victory.

USA sweeps a Doubleheader

The USA National Team swept a doubleheader from Puerto Rico and the Czech Republic. The United States won the morning game against Puerto Rico by a score of 15-0. Nick Schmidt pitched 5 shutout innings giving up only two hits. Sean Doolittle pitched two perfect innings to end the mercy ruled game. J.P. Arencibia led the offense by driving in five runs and getting three hits.

The late afternoon game was against the Czech Republic. The Czechs were overmatched from the great pitching of Jake Arrieta in the 16-0 victory. Jake gave up the only hit of the game in the fifth inning which was his last inning of work. Tim Federowicz finished the game which was ended early because of the mercy rule again. Brandon Crawford led the USA offense with a 3-3 performance with 4 RBI and four runs scored.

The USA team will play Mexico on Thursday night at 8:45 pm.

Puerto Rico Press Release
Czech Republic Press Release

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Peter Gammons

Peter was seen at the Cotuit-Wareham game on Tuesday night looking pretty good with his recent health problems. Here to Peter for a healthy and safe recovery.

Wareham beats Cotuit

The Wareham Gatemen knocked off the Cotuit Kettleers 1-0 in a thrilling game. Wareham scored in the fourth inning off of Cotuit starter James Simmons. Simmons pitched a complete game and scattered seven hits in his nine innings of work. Wareham starter Jeremy Bleich gave up four hits in his seven shutout innings. Nick Cassavechia pitched 1.1 innings of hitless baseball to pick up the save for the Gatemen. The only RBI of the game was a double by Jason Ogata which drove in Dominic de la Osa from second base.

Cape Cod Times article
Cape Cod Baseball League article
The Standard Times Article

Brewster outlasts Yarmouth-Dennis

Brewster Whitecaps pulled out a thrilling 4-2 victory over the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. YD held a 1-0 lead going into the top of the ninth inning when YD closer Joshua Fields came in the game to close it out. He proceeded to walk the first two hitters of the inning. The Whitecaps brought the runners along the basepaths to tie the game up with two groundouts. YD did not score in the bottom of the ninth. Brewster came through in the top of the tenth with a sacrifice fly from Barry Enright to take a 2-1 lead. YD came through with Alden Carrithers getting a single with one out and Brad Emaus hit a double to drive in the tying run. With 2 outs in the 13th inning, Daniel Turpin started to get wild. He proceeded to walk Trent Kline and Tavo Hall followed that with a single. YD made a pitching change to Nolan Gallagher. He then proceeded to hit Colt Sedbrook to load the bases. He then walked Andrew Romine to give the WhiteCaps a 3-2 lead. Danny Lehmann of YD had a passed ball a few pitches later to make it the final margin. Colt Hynes came into the game in the bottom of the 13th and got the Red Sox in order.

Cape Cod Times Article
Cape Cod League Press Release

Smoak hitting well this summer

Justin Smoak had a killer year in the Cape Cod League recieving a ton of attention this season on the Cape including leading the league with 11 HR's and finishing tenth in average with a .286 average. He also finished tied for third in RBI's with 27. Good article this past week about Justin in the Cape Cod Times. Click here for the article.

USA Knocks off Virgin Islands

The USA National Team knocked of the Virgin Islands today by a score of 4-0. David Price (Vanderbilt) threw 4 shutout innings while only giving up two hits. He also walked none. Cole St. Clair (Rice) pitched two innings and only let up one hit while striking out four. The next pitcher was Casey Weathers (Vandy) who gave up three hits while striking out five in his two innings of work. Daniel Moskos closed the door in the ninth inning by giving up a hit and had a strikeout. The USA offense struggled mightily as they had not played in a week. They only had two hits in the game but scored four runs (three earned) while taking advantage of the six walks they received from Virgin Islands starter Deshaun Brooks. The USA team will play a Doubleheader on August 9th with Puerto Rico at 10 AM and Czech Republic at 4 PM. Hopefully they can win these two games to head to 3-0 in the tournament.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

2007 Schedules

There are a few College Baseball schedules which are already out for next season. Here are the ones that I have seen. If you have a schedule feel free to shoot me an e-mail.



Navy introduces class of 2010

The Navy Midshipmen and Paul Kostacopoulos have released the class of 20 student-athletes for 2010. They are expected to be part of the massive turnaround that is going on in Annapolis with former Providence College and Maine Head Coach Paul Kostacopoulos. He was an excellent pick for this job and should bring success in NCAA bids in the near future with this class. Click here for the press release.

Milan Dinga

Milan Dinga of West Point has had a very easy summer since He did not have to do any summer training as part of his West Point education. He batted this past season .184 but was very successful out of the bullpen with a 1-0 record and a 1.35 ERA. He struck out 16 batters in 20 innings this season. The scouts believe he will be a very good pitcher and have their eyes set on him. The Cape Cod Times recently did a spotlight on him and it can be at this link.

Charlie Furbush

The new LSU ace was spotted starting for the Hyannis Mets this past weekend by the staff of the College Baseball Blog. He is a big kid who can throw in the low 90's with a A- curveball. He is a huge pickup for Paul Mainieri and should be a very important part of the LSU pitching staff this season.

Maine Today's article can be read here.

Article from the Cape Cod Times about his no-hitter from earlier this summer.

Cape Cod League

The summer is winding down all around the country with the Cape Cod League playoffs starting tonight with Yarmouth-Dennis taking on Brewster and the Cotuit Kettlers playing the Wareham Gatemen. Cotuit was named the best summer league team by Baseball America writer Allan Simpson. The final should be between Cotuit and Yarmouth-Dennis but you never know what might happen in the great Cape Cod League.

Good article in the Boston Globe today with some decent pictures of some players working this summer. Article can be found here.