Matt Blood

Team USA Top 20 Prospects

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With a 24-0 record, a pair of gold medals and a team ERA of 0.88, it's safe to say USA Baseball's collegiate national team dominated its competition this summer—especially on the mound. While the position player prospects were not on par with previous national teams, the group of pitchers on Team USA was a good representation of the top college arms in the 2009 draft class.

College | #2008#Summer Scene#Team USA

Tate to Play Football After All

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It only took a week back in school and one missed football game to get Cartersville (Ga.) High’s Donovan Tate to change his mind. Previously, Tate made the decision to […]

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Area Code Games Wrapup

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The 22nd annual Area Code Games came to an end, on time and in front of a sparse crowd (most scouts and college coaches left California Saturday evening on red eye flights), Sunday evening at Blair field in Long Beach. The event was a logistical success as the weather was perfect, and all 20 games on the schedule were completed without one hint of a weather delay.<br/>However, the one hiccup in the event's details was the overlapping of the dates between the Area Code Games and the Aflac All-American Game. Due to the Aflac game being played in the same week, many of the nation's best players, that would have typically been at the Area Code Games, were not present. As it turned out, the scheduling made things easier on scouts and college coaches as it was possible to knock out both events in one trip. In turn, the talent level at the Area Code Games inevitably took a hit.

High School | #2009#Area Code Games#Events