Tag: Carl Simms Jr

Draft Pool for 2018 Announced

The 2018 June amateur draft pool has been released, 45 days before draft day, showcasing the top talent expected to enter the Bull League over the next few seasons.

The pool includes a good selection of top talent from the four college leagues, as well as the eligible high school players from the Nor-Am High School League. Continue reading “Draft Pool for 2018 Announced”

NCAA Week #4 – Bruins Don’t Budge

The UCLA Bruins are commanding the NCAA Division I power rankings for the third straight week as the Bull League’s only exclusively American affiliated college league enters its all-star break.

The Bruins still retain their commanding gap over the Indiana Hoosiers, the USC Trojans, and the Ohio State Buckeyes, who lag far behind the 20-6 Bruins.

The team has enjoyed not only strong pitching, but incredible hitting, from the likes of Carl Simms Jr. and Brian Sarvis.

After starting the week off with a loss against Arizona State to split their series, the Bruins were blanked 18-0 in Kentucky, leaving some to wonder if the wild, high flying Bruins had finally been tamed. But they fought back against the Wildcats with am 8-2 win to split that series, before sweeping the Washington State Cougars to end the week.

Simms Jr will be joined by closer Jessie Mathies in the NCAA All-Star Game which takes place later today.

DUCKS, FIGHTING IRISH PLAYERS NAMED TOPS THIS WEEK

The Players of the Week have been announced for this week, and least surprising will be Frank Borkowski, the 20-year-old first baseman for Notre Dame Fighting Irish. “The Tank” hit .500 this week with a trio of home runs, 8 RBIs and 6 runs scored. His season average of .364 is second on the team, and his total of 10 home runs leads his teammates.

The other star this week is left fielder Ben Warren of the Oregon Ducks, who hit an incredible .630 (13-for-20) over the course of the past week. His 3 homers and 13 RBIs bring his season totals up to 9 and 28 respectively.

NCAA Week #3 – UCLA Remains in Charge

The UCLA Bruins (17-4), led by Hall of Famer progeny Carl Simms Jr., remain on top of the NCAA power rankings for the second consecutive week, following a 6-1 run where their only loss came in a walk-off 11-10 game against the Arkansas Razorbacks (7-14).

UCLA’s Carl Simms Jr. had a 6-home run week, and now has 14 on the season.

The son of Hall of Fame and Bull League career HR record holder Carl Simms was a spitting image of his father this week, ending with a three-game home run streak, where he homered in both games against Ole Miss and then again yesterday against Arizona State, totalling 5 long balls in just 3 games. He earlier tagged another last Tuesday, making 6 for the week. He now has a season total of 14 home runs. Continue reading “NCAA Week #3 – UCLA Remains in Charge”

NCAA Week #2 – UCLA Bumps Arizona, All-Star Voting Opens

The PAC-12’s UCLA Bruins have pushed Arizona State down a notch to take the top of the NCAA power rankings for week #2, after sweeping their 2-game sets against city rivals USC Trojans and a pair of blow-outs over the Oregon Ducks, and starting it all with a 1-1 series split against Texas A & M.

The Bruins are now 11-3 after two weeks, with their pitching staff bearing the brunt of the workload in keeping them on top. The Bruins pitching has the lowest ERA (4.71) in the NCAA after Michigan State (4.39). The NCAA average is floating at above 6.00, as all teams have found power in their lineups as the home runs continue to pile up.

Continue reading “NCAA Week #2 – UCLA Bumps Arizona, All-Star Voting Opens”

NCAA Week #1 – ASU Takes Lead in Power Rankings

Arizona State launched themselves to the top of the Week #1 NCAA power rankings, after the first full week of baseball wrapped up yesterday. The Sun Devils topped Indiana Hoosiers in the rankings, 168.5 points to 144.0.

ASU had a near-perfect start to the year, going 7-1 so far, and undefeated at home after four games. It’s too early to tell if this will remain the case, obviously, but the Sun Devils are pleased to take an early lead, though in terms of run scoring, NC State Wolfpack have the advantage so far with a +36 differential after opening the year 6-2, and also going a perfect 4-0 so far at home. Continue reading “NCAA Week #1 – ASU Takes Lead in Power Rankings”

NCAA 2018 Preview: Future HOF Talent Abounds?

The NCAA Division I season gets underway in two weeks, a long-awaited addition to the feeder league system and thus the pool of available talent for the annual amateur draft.

We take a look at the likely contenders and some individual players of note, including some Bull League second generation players who hope to live up to their names in future seasons.

NCAA DIVISION I starts Sunday, February 11. Continue reading “NCAA 2018 Preview: Future HOF Talent Abounds?”