Category: College

Bankers Win; De Jesus Named MVP

The Central Chicago Prep Bankers have taken the 2018 NAHS World Series, defeating Dutch Colonial Academy 7-5 to make two straight wins in the best-of-three series.

The Dutch Colonial Academy Gunners can hold their head up high, though, after their promotion last year out of Division 2, and 3rd place finish in Division 1, in the International Schools Conference, which got them a wild-card entry into the playoffs. Continue reading “Bankers Win; De Jesus Named MVP”

Central Chicago Prep Bankers Win High School WS Opener

The 32-team Nor-Am High School League has reached the final round of its playoffs, and the two teams competing for the NAHS World Series have been set, with the Indy Division champs, Central Chicago Prep, already drawing first blood.

The Bankers defeated the Dutch Colonial Academy Gunners in a lopsided 10-0 blowout, leaving the shell-shocked Gunners with just 4 hits after senior Chris Riddle dismantled the Caribbean island team’s batting. Riddle threw 88 pitches, with 50 of them strikes, as he teamed up with lefty Eddie Wear to extinguish the Gunners run-scoring hopes. Continue reading “Central Chicago Prep Bankers Win High School WS Opener”

Spartans’ Farquhar Extends Hit Streak to 20

Michigan State’s Dan Farquhar has extended his hit streak to 20 games

Michigan State first baseman Dan Farquhar has had a solid season this year. The senior, who will be draft eligible in June, hit safely in his 20th consecutive game today, going 3-for-4 in a loss against conference leaders Indiana Hoosiers.

So far this year, Farquhar, who hails originally from George West, Texas, and turned down a scholarship with Texas A&M to play hockey originally for the Spartans, is batting .346 in 51 games, with 17 homers, 58 RBIs and 61 runs scored. Continue reading “Spartans’ Farquhar Extends Hit Streak to 20”

Bombs Fly in NCAA – Vanderwall and Favorite Tee Up 3 Times Each

The NCAA Division I has been a home run clinic this season, and Auburn has been one of the top teams to produce them. A big reason is Kyle Vanderwall, the sophomore first baseman for the Tigers, who went yard three times against Stanford yesterday, in a 4-for-6 effort that helped produce a 19-14 victory.

Vanderwall has 12 homers on the season so far, but even his impressive long ball stat is dwarfed by teammates Brian Ady, Jayden Nelson, and Angel Gonzalez. Vanderwall does have a solid claim to the team batting title so far this season, and is currently hitting .373. Continue reading “Bombs Fly in NCAA – Vanderwall and Favorite Tee Up 3 Times Each”

Continentals Take the Series

The second annual PRCL World Series title has been won by the Pyongyang Stellar University Continentals, in a 3-1 series win. The final game in the North Korean capital was a close fought battle that saw the Continentals defeat the Manila University Aztecs 3-2.

In the final nail-biter, the Aztecs looked as if they would earn a series tie for the second time, taking a 2-0 lead in the 2nd inning. But the powerful young team from Pyongyang, on home turf at “Dear Leader Park”, managed to battle back, first scoring a run in the 3rd, then two more in the 6th to take the lead. Continue reading “Continentals Take the Series”

Manila and Pyongyang Tied in PRC World Series, 1-1

The Pacific Rim College League World Series is now underway, and the Manila U Aztecs have pulled even in the series with the Japan-Korea Conference’s Pyongyang Stellar U Continentals, after an 8-4 win on Sunday.

The two first-time conference champs will tangle again tomorrow in North Korea, with Manila’s hot start Jordan Guzman taking the mound against Pyongyang’s Ding Bing. Continue reading “Manila and Pyongyang Tied in PRC World Series, 1-1”