The injuries continue to mount during spring training as two more big names hit the injury list, dimming the prospects of a turnaround season for at least one team. Florida Rookie League gets underway, we recap the opening week. NCAA College World Series finals are set, UCLA will take on Indiana. All that and more as we move closer to Opening Day.
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”
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.
In this episode we look at the college systems, and who the likely top draft-eligible players will be come June; we run down the biggest named among the players in their final contract year, and guess whether they will sign for big deals or just peanuts; and we examine the 20th-11th ranked minor league systems and the top prospect for each.
It’s only been a week, but what a week for home runs in the NCAA Division I baseball season. Three players have now accomplished a rare feat – going yard 3 times in a game.
First, it was Arkansas Razorbacks outfielder Brooks Cales on Opening Day. He smacked three against the Auburn Tigers, registering a 4-for-5 day at the plate, with 6 RBIs in all. Continue reading “Diaz 3rd Player to Get 3 Homers This Season”
Opening Day for the NCAA took place yesterday, and all 32 teams were in action, with some incredibly lopsided losses as hot bats ruled the day.
There was, of course, the 28-run, 4 hour 41 minute marathon between Arkansas and Auburn, which saw an already high-scoring 9-9 tie break out into an 18-10 win for the Tigers on the back of Jayden Nelson’s 3-for-3, 2 HR, 4 RBI effort. Continue reading “NCAA Opener Full of Lopsided Losses”