D1 - Wednesday Recaps


·         Matt Reynolds went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI, while seven Razorback pitchers combined to allow just two runs as No. 4 Arkansas defeated Northwestern State 6-2 on Wednesday afternoon at Baum Stadium. Arkansas improves to 5-0 on the season, while Northwestern State is now 1-2 on the year.[i]

·         Seventh-ranked LSU (4-0) battled McNeese State (1-2) from start to finish and pulled away in a five-run sixth inning to defeat the Cowboys 11-4 in a Wednesday afternoon matinee at Alex Box Stadium. The 44 runs for LSU over the opening four games is the most for the Tigers since the 2005 team tallied 46 to start its campaign. The Tigers return to action on Friday at 7 p.m. to begin a three-game series with Appalachian State at Alex Box Stadium.[ii]

·         Mike Yastrzemski hit a three-run home run and the No. 17 Commodores (1-3) won their home opener 11-4 against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies in front of a crowd of 2,031 that stuck out two weather delays. Yastrzemski capped a five-run third inning with a three-run home run over the US Bank sign in right field to give the Dores a decisive 5-1 lead after the second weather delay. Freshman Chris Harvey notched two hits and two runs, while Anthony Gomez led the Commodores' offense with three hits.[iii]

·         Ninth-ranked Georgia defeated Georgia State 4-1 at Foley Field Wednesday in front of a crowd of 1,658 that included former Bulldog All-American and current Chicago White Sox star Gordon Beckham. Georgia (4-0) was led early by freshmen pitcher Pete Nagel who made his first career start and tossed five shutout innings. Nagel was incredibly effective, allowing just one hit with a walk and three strikeouts.[iv]

·         It may have taken place in the fourth game of the Louisville baseball team's season, but Adam Engel already has a strong contender for the Cardinals' defensive play of the year. Certainly Engel's sensational home-run robbing grab in the fifth inning Wednesday against visiting Eastern Kentucky University has set the bar high.  Behind Engel's spectacular catch, a balanced offensive effort that produced 13 hits and solid pitching by five hurlers, No. 16 Louisville captured a 7-2 victory over the Colonels in its 2012 home-opener at Jim Patterson Stadium.[v]

·         Freshman Mike Papi (Tunkhannock, Pa.) hit a two-run walk-off single in the 11th inning to propel the Virginia baseball team to a 6-5 victory over William and Mary Tuesday in front of 2,598 fans at Davenport Field. UVa (2-1-1) also rallied from a 4-0 deficit in the eighth inning to send the game to extra innings.[vi]

·         Speed Checks:

Lex Rutledge – LHP – Samford - 93-94, 82 curve

Dylan Baker - RHP - Western Nevada -  92-94

Kyle Zimmer - RHP - San Francisco – 94-98

Damien Magnifico - RHP – Oklahoma – 98

Tyler Gonzales - RHP - James Madison HS, TX – 93-94

Ty Buttrey - RHP - Providence HS, NC - 94

Shane Watson - RHP - Lakewood HS, CA - 93

Max Fried - LHP - Harvard-Westlake HS, CA – 88-93

Rex Hill - LHP - Tomball HS, TX – 89-93

Colin Rodgers - LHP - Parkview Baptist School, LA – 90-92

Jeremy Kivel - RHP - Spring HS, TX – 91-95

Nick Burdi – RHP - Louisville (2014) – 92-94, 96, 82-85 slider

Joey Filomeno – LHP – Louisville (2014) – 92-94


Hobie said...

Mack, is that the Magnifico the Mets drafted a few years back? If you have posted updates on him I must have missed them (my bad). What's his prognosis now?

Mack Ade said...

Yes, that's him.

They clocked him this summer at 103

He's go in the first three rounds.

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