No Bud Shrug: Coastal Plain League ASG Goes Extras
HAMPTON, Va.—Nick Christopher thought the game was over. Judging by the handshakes and celebrations at each dugout, everyone else did, too. Christopher’s East team had just tied the West team [...]
Former Nationals Outfielder Regains College Eligibility
After falling short in the Nationals system, outfielder Derrick Phillips regained his college eligibility and will take the field next season with Division II powerhouse Southern Indiana. He is tuning up this summer in the Coastal Plains League.
Arms Negate Newfound Power At Cape Cod League All-Star Game
In an offensive year, the Cape Cod League all-star game still came down to power arms in a 1-1 tie.
Aggies Righties Go Back To Cali
Texas A&M righthanders Daniel Mengden and Gandy Stubblefield take the next step in their development in the California Collegiate League, where both were all-stars this summer.
Renfroe Returns To Ripken
Hunter Renfroe (Cal Ripken League) and Philip Ervin (Cape Cod) get off to homer-happy starts in summer college leagues.
2011 Cal Collegiate Top 10 Prospects
Several high school seniors made their mark in the CCL, but Rice's Austin Kubitza was an easy choice as the league's top prospect.
New Bats Couldn’t Slow Down Victor Roache
When power numbers were dropping all around college baseball, Victor Roach went on a home run surge.
Hawaii Collegiate League Top 10 Prospects
Four rising freshmen, including No. 1 prospect Joc Pederson, lead the first installment of the Hawaii Collegiate League's Top 10.
2010 Summer College Player Of The Year
The total package—the leadership, the absurd numbers and the strong performance in Team USA's biggest win of the summer against Japan—makes Sonny Gray Baseball America's 2010 Summer Player of the Year. A rising junior righthander at Vanderbilt, Gray is the third Commodore to win the award in the last five years.
Osich Faces A Tough Decision
With the West Coast League championship at stake, the Corvallis Knights put the ball in Josh Osich's hands. And, like he had done for most of the summer, the 225-pound lefty from Boise came through.
Enigmatic Miller Seeks Last Piece Of Puzzle
He is still working to rid himself of the nasty habit, but once Clemson shortstop and Team USA infielder Brad Miller learns to stop thinking on the field and instead rely on his athleticism and instincts, he can be one of the best all-around players in the country.
Springer Dashes Into National Spotlight
George Springer needed just 90 feet to prove he was ready to make an impact. In a fall 2008 intrasquad scrimmage, Springer took one too many steps away from third base. Connecticut catcher Doug Elliot saw Springer's aggressive lead and called for a pitch-out. Time to teach the freshman a lesson. But Springer read Elliot's call and countered. When Elliot fired the ball to third, hoping to catch the runner napping, Springer bolted to the plate. By the time the catcher got the ball back, Springer had stolen home.
Great Lakes League Top 10 Prospects
Ball State two-way star Kolbrin Vitek leads the Great Lakes League Top 10 Prospects list.
Brain And Brawn
Whenever coaches and scouts talk about Christian Colon, they invariably start and finish with praise for his baseball IQ, instincts, leadership skills and confidence. Colon is just a darn good baseball player, they'll say, a born winner who simply finds a way to get the job done.
Mowing ‘Em Down
While his arm action is neither smooth nor orthodox, Kevin Jacob lit up radar guns this summer, reaching 98 mph for the Anchorage Bucs.
A Big Hit
Harold Riggins is more than meets the eye. The 6-foot-3 first baseman looks 230, weighs 270, hits for average in a power hitter's body, and spurned pro scouts in favor of three years at North Carolina State, 800 miles away from his home and family in Normal, Ill.
Cox Shines In Wet Cape All-Star Game
Soggy weather only put a slight damper on the Cape Cod League all-star game, which made a successful return to Fenway Park on Thursday after a 22-year absence. More than 13,000 fans packed most of the infield seating bowl for the league's home run hitting contest and all-star game, which the West team won 3-0 in a game shortened to four and a half innings by rain.
In 2007, Florida Gulf Coast coach Dave Tollet was looking at an intriguing recruit. A 6-foot-6 lefthanded pitcher named Chris Sale spent most of his time throwing an unspectacular 82-84 mph at Lakeland (Fla.) High. But every once in a while, the kid's velocity would shoot up to 88, flashing major-college zip before diving back to the low 80s.