Posted by Mack Ade at 12:01 AM
• The Los Angeles Times reported that pitcher Lucas Giolito was making “extraordinary progress” in rehabilitating his damaged elbow. There even is talk that he will be throwing “real soon”. I hope the people around him aren’t trying to rush him back before the high school season comes to an end. It would be a shame to see a seven figure arm go out the window.
• Congrats to South Carolina Coach Ray Tanner, who won his 1,100th Gamecock game Tuesday against Furman.
• Karsten Whitson will start next Tuesday for Frlodia.
• Samford pitcher Lex Rutledge was once considered a lock for a first round pick in 2012, but he seems to have fallen on hard times. Rutledge has pitched in nine games this season, giving up 12 earned runs in 8.0 innings pitched (13.50 ERA). He has struck out 12, but also walked nine other batters.
o Auburn’s Jon Luke Jacobs – 8.1-IP, 3-H, 0-R, 11-K, 2-BB
o Southern Miss 1B Blake Brown – 3-H, HR, 3-RBI vs. Ole Miss
o Texas Dillon Peters – 3.0-IP, 1-H, 0-R, 5-K
o Vandy Will Clinard – 4.0-IP, 2-H, 0-ER, 4-K
o Florida Johnny Mags – 4.0-IP, 3-H, 1-ER, 6-K
o St. John’s Jeremy Baltz – 4-6, 4-R, HR, 3B- 4-RBI
o South Carolina Evan Marzilli – 4-5, 4-R, HR, 3-RBI
o Florida James Ramsey – 2-4, 2-R, HR, 3-RBI
• Speed Checks:
o American Sr. HS LHP Jeff Rehonic – 93
o Hamilton HS (2013) RHP Patrick Murphy 89-91, 78-CV
o Walker Weickel - 89-91/1st, 93… 90-93, 94 in 3rd