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4/7/2013 4:18:41 PM
Topic:
Ore at ASU

ASU74
ASU74
Wow RD!!!!
Where have you been all weekend? Haven't heard a chirp, cluck, or even a quack from ya.
4/7/2013 4:28:59 PM
Topic:
Ore at ASU

ASU74
ASU74
Riverduck wrote:
At the coast.. My Wife's mom is getting bad, going to need more help from us.. Was watching online, but as you could see I was pretty bummed we did not win that first game. That was key.


Sorry to hear that. Hope things turn and your mother-in-law makes a full recovery.

Fred
edited by ASU74 on 4/7/2013
4/7/2013 5:47:20 PM
Topic:
Pac-12 predictions: 2013 Week 8

ASU74
ASU74
It the Utes previal tonight, OregonStHomer will have picked the week Perfectly.....and I will have picked the least perfect.
edited by ASU74 on 4/7/2013
4/7/2013 5:52:29 PM
Topic:
Pac-12 predictions: 2013 Week 8

ASU74
ASU74
borgguy wrote:
ASU74 wrote:
It the Utes previal tonight, OregonStHomer will have picked the week Perfectly.


not quite, he picked a wsu sweep....


OOOPPS me bad.....but 5 of 6 still ain't shabby
edited by ASU74 on 4/7/2013
4/8/2013 10:55:51 AM
Topic:
ASU baseball displays its Sunday worst in blowout

ASU74
ASU74
http://www.azcentral.com/sports/asu/articles/20130407asu-baseball-displays-its-sunday-worst-blowout.html

4/8/2013 4:32:27 PM
Topic:
ASU baseball displays its Sunday worst in blowout

ASU74
ASU74
Florida Beaver wrote:
Usually I reserve this for RD but, I couldn't resist. (I bet you can guess the song the last one is playing, no?

S&M AbuseCursingBrick WallPat on the headViolin


FB
We did take an ass kicking on Sunday, but do not forget..... we won the series.
F
4/8/2013 4:36:50 PM
Topic:
Pac 12 Player/Pitcher of Week 8

ASU74
ASU74
By the Pac-12 Conference
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Arizona State freshman designated hitter RJ Ybarra has been named Pac-12 Player of the Week and Washington State redshirt sophomore right-handed pitcher Scott Simon has been tabbed Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week for April 1-7, the Conference office announced Monday.

Ybarra batted .385 (5-for-14) with two doubles, four RBI and a pair of runs scored last week as the Sun Devils posted a 4-1 record and took two out of three games from No. 7 Oregon in Tempe. The Riverside, Calif. native, who finished the week with a .538 slugging percentage and a .420 on-base percentage, drove in game-winning runs on Tuesday at Wichita State and Friday against Oregon. Ybarra delivered a two-out RBI single in the top of the ninth inning to give Arizona State a 4-3 win over the Shockers on Tuesday. He followed it up on Friday with an RBI single to left-center field in the bottom of the 11th inning that lifted ASU to a 6-5 walk-off victory over Oregon. On Saturday, he went 2-for-5 with a two-run double and scored a run in a series-clinching 14-9 win over the Ducks. Ybarra is batting .300 (9-for-30) with five RBI on the year.

This is Ybarra’s first career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and Arizona’s Conference-leading 103rd all-time selection.

Simon struck out a career-high seven batters and allowed just five hits en route to becoming the first Cougar in 14 seasons to notch a complete-game shutout. The Spokane, Wash. product threw 77 of 116 pitches for strikes and earned his third win of the season on Sunday, a 5-0 decision over Utah at Spring Mobile Ballpark in Salt Lake City. Simon, who allowed just one runner to reach third base and retired seven straight batters during a stretch, gave up just two hits after the fifth inning. He owns a 3.27 season ERA and has struck out 27 batters in eight starts in 2013. Simon is one of two Cougars to have tossed a complete game this season.

This is Simon’s first career Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week selection and Washington State’s 33rd all-time.

Also Nominated (Player): Johnny Field, ARIZ; Ryan Barnes, OSU.

Also Nominated (Pitcher): Konner Wade, ARIZ; Cole Irvin, ORE; Ben Wetzler, OSU; Adam Plutko, UCLA; Dalton Carroll, UTAH.

2013 Pac-12 Players of the Week: Feb. 19 – Ryon Healy, Jr., 1B, ORE; Feb. 26 – Trever Allen, RS So., OF, ASU; March 5 – Michael Conforto, So., OF, OSU; March 12 – Tyler Smith, Sr., SS, OSU; March 19 – Michael Conforto, So., OF, OSU; March 26 – Dallas Carroll, Fr., 3B, UTAH; April 1 – Trent Gilbert, So., 2B, ARIZ; April 8 – RJ Ybarra, Fr., DH, ASU.

2013 Pac-12 Pitchers of the Week: Feb. 19 – James Farris, Jr., RHP, ARIZ; Feb. 26 – Matt Boyd, Sr., LHP, OSU; March 5 – Mark Appel, Sr., RHP, STAN; March 12 – Trevor Williams, Jr., RHP, ASU; March 19 – Matt Boyd, Jr., RHP, OSU; March 26 – Ryan Kellogg, Fr., LHP, ASU; April 1 – Cole Irvin, Fr., LHP, ORE; April 8 – Scott Simon, RS So.., RHP, WSU.
4/10/2013 1:58:52 PM
Topic:
Week 8 in Pac 12 Baseball

ASU74
ASU74
By the Pac-12 Conference


Another week is in the books, and Pac-12 teams have, once again, demonstrated just how grueling the Conference slate can be. A number of teams remain squarely in the Pac-12 title hunt, and gaining separation in the standings has proven difficult for the league’s top teams. It was quite a week for Pac-12 pitchers; Washington State right-hander Scott Simon threw the Cougars’ first complete-game shutout in 14 seasons, and Arizona right-hander Konner Wade came within one out of tossing a complete-game shutout of his own. Oregon State’s Ben Wetzler picked up his first win of the season, and UCLA’s Adam Plutko allowed two hits and one earned run in a seven-inning outing on Friday. Four teams enter the week ranked in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll. Oregon State sits at No. 6 for the second straight week, followed by Oregon at No. 9, UCLA at No. 13 and Arizona State at No. 19. Pac-12 teams have compiled a 123-73 (.615) record against non-conference competition this season. Oregon and Oregon State kick off the week’s action on Tuesday in Corvallis with a game televised on the Pac-12 Networks. It is the first meeting of the season for the rivals who occupy the top two spots in the Conference standings. Oregon State swept Oregon in the final series of the 2012 regular season to stifle the Ducks’ bid for their first Pac-12 title. Oregon resumes league play at California on Friday, and the Beavers host Utah in a weekend series. USC opens the week on Tuesday with a road game against No. 4 Cal State Fullerton before hosting Arizona State in a weekend set. UCLA stays home for non-conference tilts against Hawai’i and Loyola Marymount, and Washington State and Arizona square off in Pullman over the weekend. Stanford hosts San Jose State on Tuesday before taking on Washington in a weekend series.

PAC-12 BASEBALL NOTES

Arizona (21-11)

Arizona shook off a slow start to the Conference season and has now won six straight against league competition, all at home. The Wildcats, who outscored their opponents 42-17 and hit .352 during that stretch, have also shown an ability to pull out close games, as four of their last six wins have been decided by two runs or fewer and three have been one-run decisions. Arizona leads the league in runs scored (220), RBI (200), triples (25), stolen bases (72), walks drawn (143) and on-base percentage (.414), ranks second in batting average (.316), hits (327) and total bases (434) and third in slugging percentage (.419). Arizona, which has produced an NCAA-leading 25 triples, is one of two Pac-12 squads with a team batting average above .300. Brandon Dixon leads the Pac-12 and ranks fifth in the country with 25 stolen bases. He also boasts a league-leading .408 batting average and a .642 slugging percentage.

Arizona State (19-9-1)
Arizona State earned its second straight series victory over a top-10 team, as it took two of three games from No. 7 Oregon in Tempe over the weekend. The Sun Devils have logged seven wins over top-10 opponents this season, more than any other Pac-12 team. ASU ranks second in the Pac-12 in doubles (63), triples (15), home runs (17) and slugging percentage (.433). Defensively, the Sun Devils have allowed just four home runs and two triples in 29 games this season. Freshman left-hander Ryan Kellogg, the Conference’s leader in wins (7), ranks fourth in the league in opposing batting average (.187). Freshman designated hitter RJ Ybarra took home Pac-12 Player of the Week honors after a week in which he batted .385 (5-for-14) with two doubles, four RBI—including two game-winning RBI— and a pair of runs scored.

California (16-16)
California, which won four straight to open league play, has lost eight of its last nine games against Conference opponents, but four of those losses have come by two runs or fewer and six have come on the road. The Golden Bears look to bounce back after suffering their first sweep of the season in Tucson last week. They kick off an eight-game home stand on Friday, a welcomed stretch for a squad that has posted an 8-2 record at Evans Diamond this season. Cal has turned 25 double plays this year, a figure that ranks third in the PAC-12. Three Bears rank in the top 10 in the league in RBI— Chris Paul and Devon Rodriguez are tied for fifth with 26 RBI each, and Andrew Knapp ranks ninth with 24. Paul ranks third in the league with five home runs, and Rodriguez and Knapp are tied for sixth with four long balls apiece.

Oregon (23-8)
Oregon has won 13 of its last 16 games, during which it has allowed three runs or fewer on nine occasions. The Ducks managed a season-high 16 runs in a win on Sunday and left Tempe on a high note after dropping the first two games of the series to the Sun Devils. Oregon avoided its first sweep since it closed the 2013 campaign with three straight losses to rival Oregon State. The Ducks, who finished one game out of first place in the Pac-12 last season, look to exact revenge this week as they tangle with the Beavers in Corvallis on Tuesday. Oregon owns an NCAA-best .988 fielding percentage, and Duck pitchers have rung up 223 batters to lead the Pac-12. All-American reliever Jimmie Sherfy leads the Conference and ranks ninth in the nation with eight saves.

Oregon State (25-5)
Oregon State responded nicely after losing its first series in nearly a year at San Diego two weeks ago. The Beavers took two of three games from UCLA at Jackie Robinson Stadium and allowed just five runs in the series, its lowest total since allowing four runs in a four-game set against Bryant in early March. Junior left-hander Ben Wetzler picked up his first win of the season on Sunday as OSU secured its third consecutive series victory over UCLA, a program first. Oregon State, who has held opposing batters to a league-low .209 batting average, ranks third in the NCAA with a 1.81 team ERA and has turned 34 double plays to rank second in the Conference. Freshman right-hander Andrew Moore (1.28) and senior lefty Matt Boyd (1.91) rank third and fifth in the Pac-12 in ERA, respectively. Boyd also ranks fifth in opposing batting average (.190) and third in strikeouts (50). Sophomore outfielder Michael Conforto leads the league with six home runs. The Beavers take on rival Oregon State in the first of a five Civil War games on Tuesday.

Stanford (16-10)
Stanford took the first and second of three games from USC in Los Angeles last week to clinch its second straight series victory. The Cardinal allowed just five runs over the first two games of the set— the Trojans are averaging nearly four runs per game this year. On Friday, senior right-hander Mark Appel allowed two runs and struck out seven batters in 8.2 innings of work and issued his only walk of the afternoon with two down in the ninth inning. Appel, the league-leader in strikeouts (71), had fanned double-digit batters in each of his previous five starts. His 1.13 ERA leads the Pac-12 and ranks 20th in the NCAA, and his .170 opposing batting average ranks second in the league, The Cardinal owns the second-lowest team ERA in the Pac-12 at 2.60, and Stanford pitchers have struck out 8.4 batters per nine innings, a figure that leads the Conference and ranks 23rd in the nation. Freshman right-hander Bobby Zarubin leads the Pac-12 with a .161 opposing batting average.

UCLA (19-9)
UCLA dropped back-to-back league series for first time since April 2012. The Bruins boast Pac-12-best 1.09 WHIP (8th in the NCAA) and rank 16th in the nation in hits allowed per nine innings (7.36). They own the league’s third-lowest team ERA (2.83, ranks 25th in the NCAA) and have issued a Conference-low 2.44 walks per nine innings (ranks 10th in the NCAA). Three Bruin pitchers—David Berg (6th, .195), Adam Plutko (7th, .197) and Nick Vander Tuig (10th, .233)—rank in the top ten in the league in opposing batting average. Berg owns the Conference’s second-lowest ERA (1.16). Plutko picked up career win No. 22 in the opener against Oregon State on Friday, moving him into a tie for ninth place on UCLA’s all-time career wins list. He ranks 10th in the Conference with 37 strikeouts. Vander Tuig also ranks among the Pac-12 leaders in ERA (9th, 2.18) and innings pitched (8th, 53.2).

USC (12-19)
USC dropped the first two games of a three-game set with Stanford last week, but edged the Cardinal,7-6, in the finale. USC has not been swept in a three-game series this season. In wins, the Trojans have managed a 2.23 cumulative ERA; in losses, they’ve posted a 6.74 team ERA. Junior left-hander Bob Wheatley ranks 4th in the Pac-12 with a 1.58 ERA, and sophomore right-handed pitcher Wyatt Strahan ranks 11th in the league with a 2.20 ERA. The Trojans are hitting a league-best .318 against left-handed pitchers this season. They will likely see a lefty starter in freshman standout Ryan Kellog when they host ASU on Saturday.

Utah (14-14)
Utah claimed a pair of home victories over Washington State last week to earn its second series win over a Pac-12 opponent in the last three weeks and its third over a Conference foe since joining the league in 2012. The Utes limited one of the league’s top offensive teams to just five runs over the first two games of the set. They have allowed four runs or fewer in five of their last seven games, a remarkable feat considereing their last two opponents, Arizona and Washington State, rank first and second in the league in runs scored, respectively. With 26 games remaining on its schedule, Utah has already matched its win total from a season ago. The Utes rank second in the Pac-12 and 25th in the nation in triples per game (.43), and their 48 stolen bases also rank second in the Conference.

Washington (8-22)
Washington has played eight straight games away from home, and the Huskies hit the road again this week for a three-game series at Stanford. Top pitching will be on display in the series, as junior right-handers Austin Voth and Trevor Dunlap take the hill against a stingy Cardinal staff headlined by ace Mark Appel. Voth ranks second in the league and is tied for 15th in the country with 62 strikeouts. Dunlap, meanwhile, boasts the Conference’s third-lowest opposing batting average (.179) and owns the league’s sixth-lowest ERA (1.91).

Washington State (17-13)
Washington State lost its first three games last week before dispatching Utah, 5-0, on Sunday. In the win, redshirt sophomore right-hander Scott Simon struck out a career-high seven batters and allowed just five hits en route to becoming the first Cougar in 14 seasons to notch a complete-game shutout. The effort earned him Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week laurels. WSU has lost just twice this season when it has allowed fewer than four runs and has conceded three runs or fewer in 11 of 17 wins. The Cougars rank at or near the top of the Conference in a number of offensive statistical categories. They lead the Pac-12 in batting average (.317), slugging percentage (.452), hits (334), doubles (63), home runs (19) and total bases (476) and rank second in RBI (176), on base percentage (.395) and runs scored (198). Four of the top 10 batting averages in the Pac-12 belong to Washington State players.
4/11/2013 12:02:59 PM
Topic:
Pac-12 predictions: 2013 Week 9

ASU74
ASU74
Ariz 3-0
Ore 3-0
ASU 3-0
OSU 3-0
Stan 3-0
UCLA 3-0
edited by ASU74 on 4/11/2013
4/11/2013 2:24:37 PM
Topic:
Pac-12 predictions: 2013 Week 9

ASU74
ASU74
Florida Beaver wrote:
It's a "bit" outside the prediction box, but just a warning to y'all.......don't screw with a peaceful beaver. Utes...be warned.

http://now.msn.com/beaver-bites-kills-man-in-belarus

And of course, when a beaver is taking a stroll, it is a wise thing to not start an ameteur porn shoot.

http://now.msn.com/beaver-attacks-man-in-viral-video
edited by Florida Beaver on 4/11/2013


Are OR Beavers any friendlier?
4/11/2013 2:28:06 PM
Topic:
Pac-12 predictions: 2013 Week 9

ASU74
ASU74
FB & borgguy:
When your on the bottom of the pile ya got to change your game up some. My luck, every single underdog will sweep & I will have a weekly score of "0", nada, goose egg!
4/11/2013 2:41:52 PM
Topic:
Pac Trash

ASU74
ASU74
Rowdy wrote:
For what it's worth I have a lot of respect for the ASU baseball program. Like Arizona, the Devil's have a rich history as one of college baseballs most successful programs. But come game time they are the Scum-devil's!

BEAR DOWN!



Well my pussycat friend, I will give you the same proposal I gave RD:

I will wager the value of a 6 pack of St Pauli Girl ($8.00) that you are justa purring. If you win, you can wet your whishers. If I win, I'll be a Happy Devil knowing a puttycat bought the
Ya accept?
F
edited by ASU74 on 4/11/2013
4/11/2013 7:57:19 PM
Topic:
Pac-12 predictions: 2013 Week 9

ASU74
ASU74
BeaverBob wrote:
Ariz 3-0
Ore 3-0
ASU 3-0
OSU 3 -0
Stan 3-0
UCLA 3-0


BB
Looks like you are going to sink or swim with me.
F

GO Cats, Ducks, Devils, Beavs, Cards & Bruins!!!

Make BB & I look good. Cool Cool Cool
4/12/2013 5:07:09 AM
Topic:
Pac-12 predictions: 2013 Week 9

ASU74
ASU74
BeaverBob wrote:
Fred, I'm feeling lucky this week. You can be Ryan Lochte and I'll be Michael Phelps. We'll be swimming laps around the rest of the group.

ASU74 wrote:
BeaverBob wrote:
Ariz 3-0
Ore 3-0
ASU 3-0
OSU 3 -0
Stan 3-0
UCLA 3-0


BB
Looks like you are going to sink or swim with me.
F

GO Cats, Ducks, Devils, Beavs, Cards & Bruins!!!

Make BB & I look good. Cool Cool Cool


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4/12/2013 5:21:08 AM
Topic:
2013 College Baseball Hall of Fame inductees

ASU74
ASU74
Thursday April 11, 2013
College Baseball Hall of Fame

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Two of the most respected college coaches in history join five outstanding players with a good deal of Major League Baseball experience in the 2013 Class of the College Baseball Hall of Fame.

"This class brings a different flavor to the induction process because it features our first Division III coach, perhaps the greatest Division II player ever and three players from the 1950s, '60s and early '70s, which is a time period that has been a bit underrepresented in past inductions," said Mike Gustafson, executive director of the College Baseball Hall of Fame. "We are excited to welcome them to the Hall of Fame."

This year's class, which will be inducted as a part of the annual celebration of college baseball in Lubbock, Texas, is headlined by former longtime Major Leaguers Sal Bando, a standout third baseman at Arizona State from 1964-1965; Ralph Garr, who batted .418 in a stellar career at Grambling from 1964-1967; Tino Martinez of the University of Tampa, for whom the Division II Player of the Year award is named; and Roy Smalley of USC, a shortstop for the Trojans from 1973-1974.

Garr was selected by the Black Legends and Pioneers Committee, which is designed to honor players and coaches at historically black colleges and universities whose careers began prior to 1975. Garr joins Lou Brock, Danny Goodwin and Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones as previous honorees in this category.

"Ralph Garr made a name for himself as an All-Star Major Leaguer, but for the small-school venue in which he performed, he'd be just as well known for his college baseball career," said Jay Sokol of www.blackcollegenines.com. "It is gratifying for those who know what he accomplished at Grambling to see him recognized with such an elite group of College Baseball Hall of Famers.

In his career, Garr led Grambling to a 103-11 record, highlighted by a 33-1 record and a third-place finish at the 1967 NAIA baseball championship. His .582 batting average as a senior led the nation and set a national record, as did his 11 triples, on the way to first-team NAIA All-American honors. Going into the 2013 college season, Garr still holds the Division II record for highest batting average in a season.

Bando, the MVP of the 1965 College World Series, led the Sun Devils to back-to-back CWS appearances and the school's first national title in 1965. A two-time All-WAC performer, in 2010 he was named to the College World Series Legends Team.

Martinez was the 1988 National Division II Player of the Year at the University of Tampa. In addition, he was named third-team All-American as a freshman, second-team All-American as a sophomore and first-team All-American as a junior. Martinez still holds Spartan records for career home runs (54), career batting average (.399), career slugging percentage (.736), single-season batting average (.452) and single-season slugging percentage (.957), and was a leading hitter for the 1988 USA Olympic gold medal baseball team.

Smalley was named first-team All-American shortstop in 1973 and twice joined teammate and 2007 inductee Fred Lynn in leading the USC Trojans to a national championship. Twice named first-team All-Pac 8, he was later named shortstop on the College World Series 1970s All-Decade Team.

Also included in the 2013 HOF class are the late Tom Borland of Oklahoma State University, who fashioned a perfect 11-0 record on the way to being named first-team All-American in 1955; the late Don Schaly, who was named Division III Coach of the Century by Collegiate Baseball Magazine for his legendary career at Marietta College from 1964-2003; and John Winkin, who coached at Colby College, the University of Maine and Husson College from 1954-2006 and led his Maine Black Bear teams to six College World Series appearances.

Borland led the Oklahoma State Aggies to their first two College World Series appearances in the school's history in 1954 and 1955. He was named first-team All-American on the strength of his 11-0 record and 2.13 ERA. He capped his stellar 1955 season by being named Most Valuable Player at the CWS. In his two-year career in Stillwater, he posted a 19-2 record.

Schaly was named Division III Coach of the Century by Collegiate Baseball Magazine by virtue of the best winning percentage (.812) of any college coach at any level with more than 500 wins, being National Coach of the Year four times and winning three national championships and more than 1,400 games as coach at Marietta College from 1964-2003.

Winkin won more than 1,000 games in 50-plus years of coaching at Colby College, the University of Maine and Husson College. Best known for his tenure at Maine, he led the Black Bears to 11 NCAA tournament appearances, six College World Series appearances and twice finished third in Omaha.

"I am so happy to welcome a new class of inductees that includes Coach Schaly and Coach Winkin, among the other tremendous inductees," Gustafson said. "They are extremely well-respected among their coaching peers, so this recognition is due."

The 2013 class will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as part of the College Baseball Night of Champions celebration, June 28-29 in Lubbock, Texas.


2013 National College Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Class:
Sal Bando, Arizona State, 1964-65 (3B)
The MVP of the 1965 College World Series, Bando helped lead Arizona State to Omaha in both of his seasons in Tempe. He anchored an offense that collected 419 RBIs en route to a then-national record 54 wins and a national championship in the '65 season. The Sun Devils stormed through the '65 College World Series behind Bando, who scored the game-winning run against Ohio State in the national championship game after reaching base on a triple. Bando hit .319 during his Sun Devil career, including .364 in 1964, and amassed 130 hits, 99 runs scored and 92 RBIs in two years at ASU. A two-time All-WAC performer, in 2010 he was named to the College World Series Legends Team. Bando was inducted into the ASU Hall of Fame in '75, and his number was retired by the Sun Devils in '96.
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Tom Borland, Oklahoma State, 1954-55 (Pitcher)
Borland was a stalwart pitcher on Oklahoma State's team from 1953 through 1955. The left-hander posted a sparkling 19-2 record during his career, which included a perfect 11-0 mark in 1955.
Borland helped lead the Cowboys to the College World Series in both 1954 and 1955. He posted an 8-2 record with a 2.50 earned run average in 1954 while striking out 100 batters in 104 innings pitched.
Oklahoma State went 18-11 that season and followed that up with a 27-3 record in the 1955 campaign.
Borland was a dominating force for the Cowboys in 1955, with a 2.13 ERA and an impressive 143 strikeouts in 117 2/3 innings.
He was named a first-team All-American according to the American Baseball Coaches' Association, while leading the Cowboys to the College World Series.
At the CWS, Borland capped his collegiate career by being named the Most Valuable Player and was also on the All-Tournament team.
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Ralph Garr, Grambling, 1964-1967
As a freshman in 1964, Garr made only 21 plate appearances for the Tigers. However, in his final three years in school, Ralph Garr was the team's leading hitter each year. His .582 average in 1967 not only led Grambling by a wide margin, but also topped the entire NAIA and NCAA Division II. Going into the 2013 college season, Garr still holds the Division II record for highest batting average in a season. He also set a record with his 11 triples that year.
During Ralph Garr's career at Grambling, winning baseball was a foregone conclusion. It's hard to imagine any one college player having taken part in a more successful four-year span than Garr did at Grambling with its 103-11 record between the years of 1964-1967. In 1967, Grambling won 33 of its 34 regular season games and finished third at the annual NAIA baseball championship. For his career, Garr had an impressive batting average of .418.
Ralph Garr culminated a great career at Grambling with his selection as a first team NAIA All-American in 1967 and his selection by the Atlanta Braves in the third round of that year's Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft (the 52nd player picked overall).
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Tino Martinez, University of Tampa, 1986-88 (1B)
Martinez spent three years playing for the University of Tampa Spartans. He was the 1988 NCAA Division II National Player of the Year, a three-time All-American (third-team in '86, second-team in '87, first-team in '88), a three-time All-Region Performer, a three-time member of the NCAA South Regional All-Tournament Team, the NCAA South Regional Tournament MVP ('86), an Academic All-American and a fixture in the Spartans record books. Martinez still holds Spartans records for career home runs (54), career batting average (.399), career slugging percentage (.736), single-season batting average (.452) and single-season slugging percentage (.957).
In 1988, Martinez led the 1988 United States baseball team to the gold medal in the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. He was named MVP of the World Amateur Championships in Parma, Italy, hitting .413 with four home runs and 18 RBIs, and was named first baseman on The Sporting News College All-America Team. That year, he also was a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, presented to the country's best amateur player.
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Don Schaly, Marietta College, 1964-2003
Highlights:
Collegiate Baseball named him the Division III Coach of the Century
Record: 1,442-329
Best winning percentage of any college coach at any level (.812) with more than 500 wins
Named National Coach of the Year four times
Coached his teams to three National Championships and seven runner-up finishes
For 40 years, from 1964 to 2003, Don Schaly was the baseball coach at Marietta College in Ohio.
The 1959 graduate of Marietta College played baseball and football for the Pioneers. He returned to his alma mater in 1964 and never left, guiding his teams to three NCAA Division III national championships and seven national runner-up finishes. He won 18 Mideast Regional Championships and 27 Ohio Athletic Conference championships.
The coach won numerous coaching awards during his career. He was inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1995. Schaly was named the National Coach of the Year four times (1975, 1981, 1983 and 1986), and in 2000 Collegiate Baseball named him the Division III Coach of the Century. Schaly was also awarded the OAC's Coach of the Year 17 times and the Mideast Regional Coach of the Year 21 times.
Schaly's final record at Marietta is 1,442-329, but Schaly's role in the Marietta College athletics department extended far beyond the duties of head baseball coach. He was an assistant football coach for 17 years and served as an assistant athletic director for more than 20 years. Schaly also played a primary role in the formation of the Marietta College Athletic Hall of Fame, into which he was inducted in 2004.
Schaly was the first person in Marietta College history to have his jersey retired. The college also renamed the main entrance of Ban Johnson Arena the Schaly Lobby, in his honor. In 2006, Pioneer Park was renamed Don Schaly Stadium, in his honor.
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Roy Smalley, USC, 1972-73, (SS)
• Earned first-team All-America honors as a shortstop by the American Baseball Coaches' Association and The Sporting News in 1973.
• Batted .338 in 1973, second-best on the team. Also had five home runs and 29 RBIs.
• Earned All-College World Series honors in 1973.
• Earned All-Region honors in 1973.
• Starting shortstop on the 1972 and 1973 teams, twice winning national titles.
• Twice named first-team All-Pac 8
• During his two-year Trojan career, batted .297, with 68 RBIs, 101 hits and 10 home runs.
• Was drafted four times by MLB teams between 1970 and 1973 without signing. Smalley signed in the January 1974 amateur draft when he was the No. 1 overall pick.
• In 1996, was named shortstop on College World Series 1970s All-Decade Team
• Inducted into the USC Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007
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John Winkin, Colby College/Maine/Husson College, 1954-06
Coached baseball at Maine for 22 years and compiled a record of 642-430-3. He took six teams to the College World Series and his squad finished third in the nation twice. He led Maine to 11 NCAA regional tournaments. Winkin was named National Coach of the Year in 1965, New England Division I Coach of the Year in 1975 and Northeast Region Division I Coach of
the Year in 1976, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986 and 1991. He has been elected to the Maine Baseball, ABCA, Maine Sports and University of Maine Halls of Fame. Winkin also received the Lefty Gomez Award for contribution to baseball and the ECAC Distinguished Achievement Award. Winkin came out of retirement to coach baseball at Husson College in Bangor, Maine, and on March 12, 2006, he recorded his 1,000th career coaching victory.
4/12/2013 6:41:10 AM
Topic:
POSTSEASON PROJECTIONS: Field of 64 (April 11)

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K
The Tempe Regional sure looks stacked. Ya don't think Rice would get to host if they win the conference? Do you really think the state of Texas gets zip for a regional?
4/12/2013 11:49:32 AM
Topic:
POSTSEASON PROJECTIONS: Field of 64 (April 11)

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hogfan4life wrote:
Florida Beaver wrote:
hogfan4life wrote:
Yeah, but rpi is rpi, but these are teams that went head to head. I understand using an rpi ranking for teams that haven't played. I don't know, I just think that head to head meetings would mean more.

I guess I just don't get how a team can be a consensus top 10 team and no host. I understand the RPi is low right now, but if we use RPI for determining these things then why are the Hogs not ranked 50th? It just doesn't add up to me.



It's okay hog....I used to get the same feeling of inadequacy from some of Kendall's blogs. Heck even earlier this year when he kept putting UCLA ahead of Oregon State in the PG polls and I did bitch a couple times. But then we played UCLA, took the series, and now it's a moot point. It WILL all come out in the wash. But hey, if ya need to vent, ya need to vent.


Yeah my beef isn't with Kendall, he's just doing his job. I just don't get why the rpi should trump a head to head series sweep on the road. I'm sure we will end up being shipped across country like normal...


Hogfan:
Not being sarcastic here, but the Hogs do control their own destinay at this point in time. The answer is WIN! My friend there in Fayetteville always blames the Devils .. or me..when the Hogs get sent to Tempe, or Houston for a Regional or RS, the answer I gave you is the same I always give her....again...WIN!
4/12/2013 11:59:23 AM
Topic:
Pac-12 predictions: 2013 Week 9

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Riverduck wrote:
Hey ASU- hanging out in Phoenix this week. Weather is great!


RD, I'm here working in Houston Ton of Bricks I'm jealous!!!

If I get time, I might go there to see the pussycats play us the weekend of the Pac Wars, but I have to be in Vegas at the end of May for Mom's birthday so I don't know if I can get away twice in the month.

If ya like burgers...the Chuckbox....the best.
202 E University Dr in Tempe 480-968-4712

If ya got time....check out Cosanti in Scottsdale www.cosanti.com VERY COOL.

BTW How is your mother in law doing?
Fred
4/12/2013 1:38:56 PM
Topic:
Pac-12 predictions: 2013 Week 9

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ASU74
Riverduck wrote:
Everything is good! Staying near south mountain, headed to Payson on sat.


Chuckbox is close enough to South Mountain...stay out of the casinos!

Ya gonna check out the Natural Bridge in Payson?

Are you there for business or pleasure?
4/12/2013 7:23:45 PM
Topic:
Pac-12 predictions: 2013 Week 9

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Dodger Matt wrote:
Riverduck wrote:
I was tricked, sitting 25 rows up 3rd base line. Dodgers.. Wow

Clayton Kershaw pitching tonight. Tell me you're rooting for the right team, and I'll take back all those bad things I've said about you.


All RD has to do is pull for the D-Backs and all is forgiven....wow!!! damn good thing that is in writing for posterity.Read Report
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