News & Notes (2/24/15)

Top Performers

  • RHP Dillon Tate (UC Santa Barbara) came out firing on all cylinders on Saturday night. He allowed just four hits to Kentucky over seven shutout innings in an 11-0 rout. He struck out nine and walked just two. He has a 17-to-4 K-to-BB ratio through two starts and is now 2-0. According to Baseball America, Tate’s fastball was clocked in the 93-97 mph range and his secondary offerings looked very impressive.
  • 2B/OF Ian Happ (Cincinnati) was nearly impossible to get out this weekend, despite the Bearcats losing all three games to Santa Clara. Happ went a combined 10-of-14 with two doubles, three runs scored, a RBI and a stolen base. Already regarded as having one of the most polished bats in the country, Happ is now hitting .567 on the year.
  • LHP Kyle Twomey (Southern Cal) didn’t have to be perfect on Saturday night, thanks to the Trojans’ offense providing 11 runs, but he still looked very sharp. The lefty tossed seven-innings of four-hit, one-run ball, striking out six. He picked up his second win of the year.
  • C Taylor Ward (Frenso State) also had a big weekend, despite being swept by Nevada in a three-game set. Ward went 4-for-12 with three doubles, a home run and seven RBI, giving him ten on the year. Through seven games, Ward is averaging one extra-base hit per game.

Worst Performers

  • RHP Kyle Cody (Kentucky) struggled mightily in his second start, surrendering seven earned runs in just three innings. He hit a batter, walked another and struck out three, throwing 68 pitches in a 10-3 loss to UC Santa Barbara.
  • RHP Jake Lemoine (Houston) looked sharp last weekend, but struggled to finish out opposing batters in a four-inning outing in which he gave up three earned runs and walked two. The bullpen wasn’t much better, but the Cougars’ bats came alive and Houston came back to secure a 14-9 win over Alabama that clinched the three-game series.
  • OF Cam Gibson (Michigan State) hasn’t done much to help Michigan State avoid a scuffling start. After an 0-for-11 showing this past weekend, the outfielder is now hitting .261 on the year with a meager .333 on-base percentage.

One thought on “News & Notes (2/24/15)

  1. Is the idea of Riley Ferrell being a starter over with? I haven’t seen any info on him moving to the rotation, and seems locked in again as the closer.

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