Posted by Mack Ade at 12:00 PM
BA - BA - The Cal State Fullerton staff’s 2.05 team ERA ranks third in the country, only behind No. 1 Louisville (1.92) and No. 2 Oregon State (1.06). Fullerton’s junior duo of righthander Connor Seabold (2-3, 2.83) and lefthander John Gavin (3-0, 1.65) have been stingy on the mound, with Gavin coming off of an eight-inning, two-hit, 14-strikeout performance against New Mexico
CSF - SOPHOMORE (2016) - Took over the Friday night starter's role a month into the season... Appeared in 16 games, making 13 starts... Went 7-6 with a 2.48 ERA... Second on the team with 96 strikeouts in 83 and 1/3 innings pitched... Ranked second in the nation in strikeout-to-walk ratio after allowing just nine free passes on the season... Allowed more than two earned runs just three times in 16 appearances... Had two double-digit strikeout performances during the season, fanning 11 batters against UNLV (04/22) and a career-high 12 strikeouts against UC Riverside (05/06).
Fullertonitans - SOPHOMORE (2016) - Led the team with a 2.09 ERA in 18 appearances and 14 starts, allowing 20 earned runs in 86 innings pitched... Posted a 6-3 record with one save and allowed opponents to hit .201 on the season... Recorded 60 strikeouts and walked 31... Went 4-2 witha 1.80 ERA in eight appearances and six starts in conference play... Went six innings or more six times throughout the season... Allowed more than two earned runs in a game just twice in 18 appearances... Set a new career high with eight strikeouts at San Diego State (03/15).
Jeff Moberg - Tennessee .417/.488/.708, 5 HR, 15 RBI –
UT - 2017 - REDSHIRT SENIOR - Hit .500 (7-for-14) with two home runs over Tennessee's home opener weekend vs. Norfolk State (March 3-5). Recorded his second, four-hit game of the season on March 5 vs. NSU, going 4-for-4 with two runs scored in UT's 11-inning, walkoff win, 5-4. Drove in three runs and went 2-for-5 with a leadoff home run vs. Norfolk State on March 4. His leadoff home run was the first for Tennessee since VFL Nick Senzel's leadoff homer against UNC Asheville on May 12, 2015. Knocked his third home run of the year in UT's home opener vs. Norfolk State, helping UT to a 10-2 win (March 3). Hit 4-for-5 with two runs scored and a home run on Feb. 24 at San Diego State, fueling a ninth-inning rally as the Vols took an 8-4 win at Tony Gwynn Stadium. Recorded his first career triple as part of a 10-2 win over Seton Hall in the 2017 Tony Gwynn Classic (Feb. 24). Went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI in Tennessee's 8-4 win at Loyola Marymount (Feb. 22). Launched his first home run of the season on Feb. 18 at Memphis, a solo shot in the first inning. The homer marked the second of his career and his first since March 17, 2015 vs. Austin Peay. Made his return from knee injury as UT's starting second baseman, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs in the Vols' season opener at Memphis (Feb. 17).
PBR Florida @PBRFlorida - 2017 RHP AJ Labas of Trinity Christian Academy sat 91-93 FB, 81-82 CH, 77-78 SL in the 1st. Settling in at 89-91
PG - 2016 National Showcase Jun 15, 2016 - PG Grade: 10 - AJ Labas is a 2017 RHP/1B with a 6-3 220 lb. frame from Middleburg, FL who attends Trinity Christian Academy. Extra big and strong build, looks like a college linebacker. High energy delivery that he repeats very well, high elbow in back, arm is fast and clean coming through from a high 3/4's slot. Steady 89-91 mph fastball, gets a bit of late life to get off barrels and has good downhill angle. Slurve type breaking ball has very tight spin at times with sharp biting action, showed feel and command of the pitch and was plus at times. Did not show a change up this outing but will be very interesting if he can develop one with his present fastball/curveball combination. Good student, verbal commitment to North Florida.
Hudson Belinsky - @hudsonbelinsky - I have a good feeling about this Clemson team. Charlie Barnes wasn't in our top 100 but he's a really good college pitcher.
PG - Made most of his appearances out of the bullpen as a freshman in 2015, but became a weekend starter during the entire 2016 season... in 118.2 innings pitched over 28 appearances (18 starts) and two seasons, he has a 7-6 record and 4.40 ERA while allowing 123 hits (.258 opponents’ batting average) and 32 walks with 107 strikeouts ... eighth in Tiger history in strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.34) ... two-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... No. 82 college prospect for the 2017 draft in the preseason by Baseball America. 2016: All-ACC Academic selection ... ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... had a 6-4 record and 4.66 ERA in 16 starts ... in 94.2 innings pitched, he allowed 97 hits (.256 opponents’ batting average) and 24 walks with 84 strikeouts ... tied for eighth in the ACC in starts, tied for eighth in strikeouts and ninth in innings pitched ... led the team in starts, innings pitched and strikeouts ... only Tiger to make all his pitching appearances in a starting role ... only walked one of 101 batters faced who led off an inning ... held opponents to a .209 batting average with two outs ... pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing two hits and one run with seven strikeouts to earn the win against James Madison on Feb. 26 ... pitched 7.1 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits, one run and no walks with four strikeouts to earn the win against No. 22 Boston College on March 19 ... pitched 8.0 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits, two runs and one walk with three strikeouts to earn the win at Duke on April 9 ... pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing two walks with six strikeouts to earn the win against No. 9 NC State on May 6 ... pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role, allowing five hits, one run and one walk with seven strikeouts to earn the win at Georgia Southern on May 13 ... pitched 8.0 innings in a starting role, allowing six hits, one run and no walks with seven strikeouts at Notre Dame on May 19 ... pitched 6.1 innings in a starting role with six strikeouts to earn the win against Western Carolina in the Clemson Regional on June 3 ... No. 20 ACC prospect for the 2017 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball ... played for Hyannis in the Cape Cod League in the summer, where he was 1-2 with a 4.44 ERA, .322 opponents’ batting average and 32 strikeouts against nine walks in 28.1 innings pitched over six starts.