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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”

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.

Diaz 3rd Player to Get 3 Homers This Season

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”

NCAA Opener Full of Lopsided Losses

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”

Cales Blasts 3 in Razorbacks Opening 18-10 Loss

Brooks Cales, a 19-year-old freshman left fielder, had a stunning 3-home run game to open the Arkansas Razorbacks season, for a total of 6 runs batted in, but still ended up on the losing side yesterday.

The Auburn Tigers hosted the Razorbacks, keeping pace with Arkansas until exploding with an 8-run rally in the 7th inning to make it 17-9. Both teams would add one more run apiece before it was done. Continue reading “Cales Blasts 3 in Razorbacks Opening 18-10 Loss”

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?”