4/2/17

2017 MLB Draft – Friday Stars

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BA -  Pavin Smith, 1b, Virginia: Smith, a lefthanded hitter, hit a grand slam against lefthander Rabon Martin to help spark No. 19 Virginia in an 11-2 victory against No. 2 Louisville. The junior went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks and five RBIs.

UV: • Second-Team All-ACC selection at first base • Named Preseason Third-Team All-American by Baseball America • Second on team and seventh in ACC with 57 RBI • Ranked seventh nationally with eight sacrifice flies • Hit grand slam against VMI (2/23)  • Was 4-for-9 with three RBI in Wake Forest series • Was 4-for-10 in Louisville series (hit 3-run home run in win on March 25) • Ripped 3-run home run in 10th inning at Boston College (4/10) • Went 4-for-10 and scored three runs in UNC series • Homered and reached base five times in 3-for-3, three-RBI day at Old Dominion (4/26) • Was 4-for-9 with three walks in Georgia Tech series • Was 6-for-13 with five runs in ACC tournament • Named to NCAA Charlotteville Regional All-Tournament Team • Went 5-for-15 in NCAA regional; hit two home runs against East Carolina (6/4), becoming first player in program history to record a multiple-homer game in the NCAA tournament

           


BA K.J. Harrison, dh, Oregon State: Harrison (4-for-5, 4 RBIs) led No. 1 Oregon State’s offense in a 15-7 victory at No. 15 Stanford. The Beavers’ winning streak reached 18 games, matching the longest in program history.

OSU – 2016: • All-Pac-12 First Team. • Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention. • Played in and started in all 54 games, batting .265 with a team-leading 14 doubles, 10 home runs and 47 RBI. Tripled four times. • Tallied 11 multi-hit efforts and finished with a team-leading 15 multi-RBI games. • CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 selection. • Homered for the second consecutive game, driving in two in the finale against Oregon (5/15). • Hit a game-winning three-run home run in the third inning in the second game of the series against Oregon (5/14). • Homered in the first inning and drove in three on the strength of a 2-for-3 day in the finale against Stanford (5/1). • His sixth home run of the season came in a 1-for-3 effort in the opener against Stanford (4/29). • Hit a three-run home run in the seventh that temporarily put the Beavers up in the second game of the series at Washington State (4/15). • Went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs on the strength of two triples and a double against Central Arkansas (4/8). • Extended his hit streak to 10 games with a 3-for-4 effort in the opener against UW, doubling once with two RBI (4/1). • Homered, scored two runs and finished 3-for-4 in the midweek opener against San Diego State (3/28). • Hit a solo home run in the first against California to extend his hit streak to five games (3/24). • Doubled home a run in the first and finished with a 2-for-4 effort in the series finale against Arizona State (3/20). • Hit a two-run home run in the fourth in the series-opening win over Arizona State (3/18). • Tripled and finished 2-for-4 with two walks in the opener at San Diego (3/4). • Doubled, tripled, finished with three hits and drove in two in the win over Kansas State (2/26). • Doubled twice, drove in two and finished with a 3-for-4 day against Utah (2/22). • Drove in two, doubled twice and walked against Utah Valley (2/20).

           


BA Keaton Kringlen, of, Brigham Young: Kringlen (4-for-5, 3 R, 7 RBIs) hit three home runs to lead BYU to a 14-5 victory against St. Mary’s to complete a sweep. The sophomore is hitting .356/.405/.584 with five home runs this season.

            BYU - 2017 | Sophomore Year - Selected as Male Rookie of the Year in the 2017 Y Awards

                       



BA Drew Lugbauer, 3b, Michigan: Lugbauer (3-for-4, 4 R, 4 RBIs) homered twice to help Michigan to a 15-2 victory against Penn State. The junior is hitting .288/.387/.577 with a team-high eight home runs and 32 RBIs this season.

Michigan - Junior (2017): • Recorded a season-high four runs against Northern Illinois (March 16) with a grand slam  • Knocked in the game-winner with a walk-off homer in the ninth inning against Northern Illinois (March 19)  • Leads Michigan with six home runs on the season  • Has four multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games on the season

           


BA David Banuelos, c, Long Beach State: Banuelos (4-for-5, 2 R, RBI) led Beach’s offense as it defeated UC Santa Barbara, 9-3, to even the series. The junior is hitting .329/.392/.576 with a team-high 18 RBIs this season.

LBS - (2016): Named First Team All-Big West as a catcher ... had a breakout sophomore season behind the plate, making 36 starts while appearing in 44 games total ... raised his batting average by over 180 points up to .299 for his sophomore season ... hit three home runs and was tied for fourth on the team with 26 RBIs ... his .404 on-base percentage was good for second-best on the team in 2016 ... committed just one error, resulting in a .997 fielding percentage ... opposing basestealers were just 12-for-31 (38.7%) running against him ... recorded his first RBIs of the season with a three-run home run vs. Columbia on Mar. 18 ... that kicked off a stretch of three multi-RBI games over a four-start stretch, including another three-RBI game at Fresno State (Mar. 29) ... hit home runs in consecutive Big West starts, Apr. 16 vs. UC Irvine and Apr. 22 at UC Riverside ... matched a career best with three hits in a win over Cal Poly (Apr. 29) ... recorded a hit in eight straight games during May ... recorded his first career triple in the final game of the NCAA Regional at Miami.


             

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