Tuesday, March 1, 2011
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Navigating College Baseball
Baylor: Southpaw Crayton Bare played in one game this week, tossing 2/3 innings against Georgia. He gave up one run on one hit and one walk, and struck out one.
Boston College: Matt McGovern collected two hits in three appearances this week (including one against the Boston Red Sox), including a pinch-hit RBI double against #1 Florida. Reliever Matt Alvarez pitched in one game against Florida, giving up three runs in the 8th inning on Friday.
Clemson: Jon McGibbon saw action late in all three games over the week. Against Cincinnati, had an RBI walk and was hit by a pitch. He was hit again against Charleston Southern, bringing in a run. In Sunday’s game against Michigan State, he came in as a defensive replacement but did not have any at-bats. Pitcher Kevin Pohle did not see any action this week, and Mike Dunster has not yet played this season.
Florida: Cody Dent went 1-3 on the week, appearing in two games, including one against two future teammates from Boston College. He also collected an RBI and a walk.
Georgia Perimeter: Kevin Kyle pitched into the 7th inning against Cleveland State Community College on Saturday, giving up four runs.
Notre Dame: Dan Slania pitched in two games this week for a total of two innings, and gave up just two hits and no runs. Eric Jagielo went hitless for the week, and had one walk and scored a run.
Oklahoma: Kindle Ladd made two relief appearances on the week, totaling two innings, and gave up two runs on three hits and striking out two. Drew Dahlberg
Oklahoma State: Saulyer Saxon made his collegiate debut on Sunday, going hitless in a game against Cal Poly.
Palm Beach State: In a game against St. Petersburg, Dan Patrick tossed four innings, giving up one run on three hits and a walk while striking out four.
Point Loma: Although rain pushed back the last two of a four game series against Biola, both Shain Stoner and Garret Levsen got some playing time this week. Stoner collected one hit in each of the games, and Levsen pitched six innings (4 ER, 4 H, 4 BB) while striking out eight.
Rhode Island: Although URI did have games on Saturday – Monday, Bobby Dean did not see any action.
Rutgers: Jerry Elsing had a great showing this week, pitching the 9th inning of both games of a Saturday double-header against Michigan. In game one, he went three up/three down with one strikeout, and in game two he walked one but earned the first save of Rutgers’ young season.
South Florida: The Bulls went into extras twice this week, and Chad Taylor went with them, collecting four hits, one RBI and one run during the three game stretch against Elon, including two hits in a 16 inning marathon on Sunday.
Southern New Hampshire: In their season opening weekend, the Penmen played two doubleheaders in a row, with Matt Boulter seeing plenty of game time. He had two hits over the weekend, along with three walks, a run and a sacrifice RBI. Junior Mendez made his debut in the series against Wilmington, throwing 5 2/3 innings and striking out four, but giving up five runs (four earned) on eight hits and five walks.
Tennessee: The Vols also had some trouble with rain, as the third game of their series with Canisius had rain delays of nearly two hours. After the rain subsided, Carter Watson replaced the starting pitcher and stayed in for 4 2/3 innings, giving up one unearned run with four walks and one strikeout on his way to his first career win. Blake Berger did not see any game time.
Tusculum: Patrick Holleran did not see any action in Tusculum’s four games this week.
Columbia, Dartmouth and Wheaton have not yet started their baseball seasons.