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Today was a light day of action at PG Park. The Alabama State Hornets squared off against the Ohio Bobcats. The Hornets won 12-6 thanks their huge ten-run third inning. All runs scored in the third for the Hornets were with two outs. Diandre Amion had a hot bat and gave the Hornets their first hit in the first inning with a line drive to center in and also had a RBI double down left field line. Amion has a slightly spread stance, with his hands close to chest and small load. He does a great job of taking his hands to the baseball and getting slightly underneath the baseball with a line drive swing plane to create solid contact to both sides of the field. He showed a great ability to drive the ball to the opposite field with ease. Receiving the win for the Hornets was Burke Echelmeir. Burke did an excellent job locating most of his pitches low in the strike zone creating an abundant of ground ball outs. His fastball ran from 85-88 mph, and paired it with a good sinking changeup thrown mostly at 81 mph and a good hard slider that he was able to maintain in the same slot as his fastball to generate a few and swings and misses.
The Georgia Highland Chargers faced the Roane State Raiders in a Tuesday Doubleheader. The Chargers won both games by a score of 6-2 and came back in the later innings of the second game to win 5-4. Jonathan White continues to show solid contact and showcased his power with a three-run blast in the first inning for the Chargers. Jake Lovvorn started the first game for the Chargers and received the win. Freshman David Hussey, closed out the game with his mid-80s fastball that touched 90 mph with life to seal the win. Roane State came out swinging in the first game and tacked on four runs in the first two innings with help from former 20th round pick Shamoy Christopher who brought in a run with a line drive single to left field in the first inning. Christopher had better quality plate appearances on the right side as opposed to the left and caught a solid game overall behind the plate in the first game throwing out a runner in the bottom of the sixth. The Chargers were able to put up up two runs in the fifth inning and three runs in the sixth inning, while their bullpen threw five scoreless innings. Grant Bodison made his return to the field and made a great finish to a double play making a strong throw to first in the bottom of the third inning.
2/26/2017 8:01:27 PM
There were a few teams wrapping up their three game series on Sunday. The Canisius Golden Griffins continued to rack up a high amount of hits as they defeated the IPFW Mastadons by a score of 13-6. The Mastadons came out swinging, putting up five runs on six hits in the first inning. The Mastadons batted around the order that inning with almost half of their lineup providing an RBI. Dylan Wilbert, did the most damage with a two-run single. The Golden Griffins fought back and put up a run in the second and fourth and put up ten runs in the seventh. Sophomore William Krull showed some power with a solo blast in the fourth inning and senior Jake Lumley added onto the ten-run seventh inning with a two-run double. Krull went 3-4 on the day.
The NHIT Highlanders picked up a win today against the Chicago State. Tyler Stafflinger started the game for the Highlanders, throwing six innings and giving up two runs on three hits while striking out four. Bryan Habertstroh recorded his second save of the year, throwing 3 innings and giving up one run on three hits and striking out one batter. Michael Anastasia had the hot bat today for NJIT as he went 2-4, with a double and two RBI.
The Ohio Bobcats and SIU Edwardsville Cougars went into extra innings, with the Bobcats coming out on top winning 2-1 in the thirteenth inning thanks to a lead off double down left field line by Sophomore Rudy Rott, a sac bunt by Junior Michael Klein and a sac fly by junior Evan Bourn to bring in the go ahead run. Senior Jake Rudnicki threw four innings and allowed no hits and no runs while striking out 7. The righthanded pitcher located his fastball low in the zone effectively and also was able to generate swings and misses with his slider by throwing the pitch in the same slot as his fastball to produce early swings from the Cougar’s batters. Junior reliever Jake Roehn picked up the win and senior Matt Mikolajczak received the save.
There was a doubleheader between two NAIA schools, the Cleary Cougars and Goshen Maple Leafs, with the Cleary Cougars winning both games with a score of 4-3 and 11-0. In the first game, the Cougars put up 4 in the first and were able to hold off a fourth inning comeback attempt by the Maple Leafs in the who scored three in that inning, but failed to put up any more runs to win the ball game. Cleary’s Tyler Vaughn brought in two runs with a single in the first inning and recorded the save throwing two innings and allowing no runs while giving up three hits and striking out two. In the second game, The Cougars came out swinging putting up three runs in the first and second inning and never looked back. Senior Reid Beffrey had a two-run double to centerfield in the first and an RBI triple in the second. Senior Badih Jawad received the win for the Cleary Cougars.
2/26/2017 7:24:57 AM
There was plenty action today at Lakepoint as we had games at the collegiate and high school level. Walton High School, ranked 9th in the nation, played a doubleheader against the Johns Creek Gladiators and the Houston County Bears, winning both contest. LHP Luke Bartnicki (2018, Marietta, Ga.), ranked no. 12 in the class overall, started the first game for the Raiders and threw six innings, giving up only one hit, while striking out nine and walking 2. Bartnicki throws with a smooth, simple delivery that he has no trouble repeating. His FB was 90-92 in the 1st and afterwards mostly sat from 86-89. The fastball was extremely effective when paired with his good slider and the slider has the ability to break both planes with tight spin. He mixed in a changeup that had fading life and ran from 78-80. Senior Jason Rooks (2017, Marietta, Ga.) displayed some nice pop going 4-9 and two RBI and catcher Jason Avers (2017, Marietta, Ga.) went 5-7 with four RBI.
Johns Creek fell to the Walton Raiders, but rebounded to defeat the East Paulding Raiders. The game was tied at 2, until Cameron Reamer (2018, Johns Creek, Ga.) broke the tie with a three-run blast. Ty Delancey (2017, Dallas, Ga.) started the game for East Paulding and threw five innings, allowing two runs and four hits while striking out two. Delancey threw a fastball that ran from 82-85 mph that he worked low to most batters and mixed in his late breaking mid-70s curveball.
The Houston County Bears dropped their first game against the Walton Raiders, but were able to pull out a win against East Paulding. Their bats came alive as they won 8-3 and put up four runs in the 4th and 5th inning. Austin Hittinger (2017, Warner Robbins, Ga.) had a great day at the plate for the Bears, as he hit a combined 3-7. The East Paulding Raiders had a tough day, as they lost both games to Johns Creek and the Houston County Bears. A bright note for the Raiders was Ty Delancey, again, showcasing his power as he hit a solo in the Raiders game against the Bears in the top of the 3rd inning.
The Ohio Bearcats and SIU Edwardsville Cougars split in today’s contest, as the Ohio Bearcats won the first game 6-4 and the Cougars winning the second contest 7-4. The Cougars put up 5 runs in the 4th inning and never looked back. Junior Dustin Woodcock (2015, Jacksonville, Ill.) had some strong at bats on Saturday, hitting 3-10 and squaring up a lot of baseballs. Woodcock stands upright and slightly open with a quiet load and small load with a slight lift of his foot. With his physical frame, he had no trouble going the other away against the opposing Bobcats pitchers. He also showed toughness as he fouled a ball off his face in the second game, but fought through the pain and continued to play. The former Louisville Cardinal, Butch Baird (2014, Big Prairie, Ohio) threw today for the Ohio Bobcats. Baird's fastball ran from 84-88 mph with life as he worked it low to majority of the Cougars hitters. When Baird found himself in a jam, he was able to mix in his slow curve (64-68 and changeup which sat in the upper-70s) to get batters to hit the ball into routine outs.
The Georgia Highlands Mustangs and Sinclair CC Tartans played some close baseball, but it was the tartans coming out on top in both games. The top of the order for Tartans were on fire in the beginning of the first game as Brandon Henson (2016, Reynoldsburg, Ohio), Colin Shepherd (2016, Westerville, Ohio) and Trevor Hafner (2016, Perrysburg, Ohio) put together a gang of hits to put up 5 runs in the first inning and never looked back. The second game between the Mustangs and tartans went into extra innings. The Tartans came out on top as they were able to tack on two runs in the 11th to earn the win. Freshman Glen Richardson (2016, North Canton, Ohio) worked a few innings in relief for the Tartans in the second game. He did a good jobs of mixing speeds with his FB, but it mainly ran from 87-91 and he paired that with his curveball which ran from 73-75. Richardson does a great job of working inside and locating low on batters. With his ability to mix speeds on his FB, he was very effective against Mustang hitters in his relief appearance.
The Canisius Golden Griffins won both of their Saturday games as they beat Chicago State 8-1and NJIT 6-1. The Canisius Golden Griffins have had some pretty active bats this weekend. Liam Wilson (2013, Ayr, Ontario) and Jake Lumley (2013, Windsor, Ontario) stuck out the most in the first game for the Golden Griffins as Wilson went 4-5 and Lumley went 3-4. In Canisius' second game against NJIT, the game remained close until the Golden Griffins put up three runs in the sixth inning and never looked back. Junior Ryan Stekl (2014, Lancaster, N.Y.) went 3-4 with two RBIs and Brennan Smith (Webster, N.Y.) recorded his first save throwing 2.2 innings and allowing one hit while striking out two. The NJIT Highlanders also dropped their first game to the IPFW Mastadons as the Mastadons broke a 3-3 tie by putting up a run in the sixth and seventh innings to edge out a win. Brandon Phelps (2013, Fort Wayne, Ind.) recorded a save and induced a 6-4-3 double play to conclude the Mastadons 5-3 win.
2/25/2017 6:18:01 AM
Friday consisted of some good baseball being played and featured three division one and one junior college game. The Chicago State Cougars and the IPFW Mastodons went back and forth in the late innings of their 3 pm battle, but the Cougars came out victorious with a three-run inning in the top of the ninth fueled by a Jacob Vanitvelt RBI double and Matt Paciello RBI single to center to cushion the lead.
The Ohio University Bobcats and SIU Edwardsville Cougars played a very close and tight game with the Cougars coming on top 2-1, thanks to the catcher, Brock Weimer, game winning RBI single to centerfield off of the Bobcats senior reliever Jake Rudnicki in the 8th. Mason McReaken received the save for the Cougars throwing with a three-quarter arm angle and good running fastball that ran from 87-89 mph.
The Georgia Highlands Mustangs defeated the Sinclair CC Tartans 6-3. Colby Taylor worked quickly and efficiently and continuously pounded the strike zone with a fastball that ran from 86-90 mph which he did a great job of running in on batters. Taylor also showed a changeup that flashed a lot of potential and showed a great fading action and generated plenty of swings and misses. He was able to replicate arm speed for each pitch thrown which left most of the Tartan hitters off balanced. A notable thrower for Sinclair today was freshman, Jack Goonan. He worked from the half and reaches his arm all the way back to throw a nice smooth fastball in the low-90s. Goonan also threw a pretty sharp and hard curve in the low 80s and mixed in his mid 80s change from time to time. Third baseman, Jonathan White barreled the baseball consistently, as he brought in the first run of the ball game for the Mustangs and showed off his range with a diving force out play in the middle inning of the game.
Today’s final game was between the Canisius Golden Griffins and IPFW Mastodons. After being defeated by Chicago State, IPFW started the game off rough conceding three runs in the first inning. They fought back and put up a run in the second inning and decreased the lead by one with the help of Robert Young III solo shot to left. Zachary Sloan started the game for the Golden Griffins and threw very well. Sloan has a medium frame and long lower half with a smooth and balanced delivery. He throws with an over the top arm angle, with a fastball that runs from 86-89 mph with life and a nice tight breaking slider that has the ability to break both planes. Canisius eventually pulled away and scored fiver runs in the eighth and won the game 8-4.
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