Supported by Baseball By BRAD LEFTONAPRIL 14, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story The Nippon-Ham Fighters did it again.Their assistant general manager joyfully thrust the winning lottery ticket in the air at last fall’s amateur draft, after he beat out six other teams in the drawing for a prized high school slugger.It was a particularly cheerful moment for the Fighters because they were on the verge of losing their star two-way player Shohei Ohtani to the Los Angeles Angels.With one fortuitous draw of an envelope, the Fighters redirected their fan base’s attention to the country’s most intriguing prospect, 18-year-old Kotaro Kiyomiya, whose 111 home runs are the most in a high school career.The last time the Fighters lost a star to Major League Baseball was when the ace pitcher Yu Darvish used the posting system to sign with the Texas Rangers before the 2012 season. Later that year, the Fighters filled his … [Read more...] about Japanese Baseball Reloads After Shohei Ohtani. But Who Will Follow His Path?
Baseball season is upon us and what better way to get geared up for Fresno City College Ram’s baseball, than to chat with #21, Nick “Sheezy” Sheehan. Sheehan graduated from Bullard High School in 2016, where he played outfield. He has played baseball his whole life and said he enjoyed playing outfield and first and third base. He said he considered not playing in college. When he was a senior in high school, he knew he wanted to major in agricultural business, so he contemplated focusing solely on his degree. He voiced this to some of his coaches at Bullard, and they laid out the advantages of playing baseball in college and how it would propel him forward academically and provide a much more enriched college experience. So, he took their advice and decided to continue his baseball career. “I texted Coach Scott that I’d be coming to Fresno City College to play, and it has turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life,” Sheehan said. … [Read more...] about Nick Sheehan Is Grateful for Baseball
Story By: Anthony De Leon, Sports Editor February 26, 2018 Filed under Baseball, Sports, Sports Score, Spring Sports On a night where temperatures reached below 40 degrees the Rams were able to hold off Cabrillo College in a tight matchup winning 4-3 to start off their weekend matchups. With pitcher Rickie Garcia on the mound he was able to spread two runs over five innings, while also helping himself even if the stat line does not tell the whole story. Garcia was 1 for 1 with two RBIs helping his own cause when he got the Rams on the board with an RBI walk while bases were loaded bringing around third baseman Fernando Guevara. This was one of Garcia’s three walks throughout the game. Shortstop Joey Popejoy was able to take advantage of the bases being loaded by bringing across second baseman Ian Ross on a fielder’s choice to bring the lead to 2-1. The Rams were able to tack on one more run in the 2nd off the bat of first baseman Jacob Paradine. Paradine added his … [Read more...] about Rams baseball wins close battle against Cabrillo
Men’s Baseball had two great comebacks in this past Saturday’s doubleheader against St. Lawrence, winning 7–6 and 16–13. Things started off in favor of St. Lawrence when the team jumped out to a 5–0 lead by the top of the fourth inning. The ‘Jackets quickly reeled the Saints back in by scoring four runs of their own in the bottom of the fourth. The inning was highlighted by junior outfielder Corey Ziring’s base-clearing triple, which brought home three runners. St. Lawrence had no answer in the top of the fifth inning, and the ‘Jackets piled on another three runs in the bottom of the fifth. The Saints managed to score one run in the top of the seventh, but that wasn’t enough as the ‘Jackets took the first game of the day. The second game showcased tons of offense from start to finish. St. Lawrence went up 2–0 in the first inning, answered by a solo shot off the bat of senior shortstop Tyler Schmidt. The third inning … [Read more...] about Men’s Baseball makes two combacks to sweep St. Lawrence
UNO baseball's Sunday doubleheader with Western Illinois was canceled due to inclement weather.The games will not be made up. The Mavs (12-18, 8-4 Summit League) opened the series with an 8-5 victory over the Leathernecks on Friday, snapping a four-game losing streak.UNO is scheduled to play Creighton at TD Ameritrade at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday before traveling to Lincoln for a 6:35 p.m. matchup against Nebraska on Wednesday. Close 1 of 29 Buy Now Jan. 1: In his final game with Central Florida, now-Nebraska coach Scott Frost raises the Peach Bowl title after defeating Auburn. BRENDAN SULLIVAN/THE WORLD-HERALD Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now Jan. 4: Omaha Burke's Shereef Mitchell brings the ball up court in the Metro holiday tournament. MATT DIXON/THE WORLD-HERALD Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now Jan. 9: Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden, left, talks with … [Read more...] about UNO baseball’s Sunday doubleheader with Western Illinois canceled due to weather
The Class AA Missoula Mavericks broke out the lumber to sweep an American Legion baseball doubleheader from the Butte Miners on Sunday in Butte. The Mavs scored four times in the top of the seventh to win the opener 9-5. Singles by Sam Bucy, Connor Daniels and Brendon Hill, along with a double by Brendan Buchanan fueled the two-out rally. Buchanan picked up the win with 1 2/3 innings of relief work. The Mavs put the second game away early by scoring four times in each of the second and third innings. James Martin, Hill and Kaden Heidrick each drove home three runs. Parker Stevens allowed just two hits while going the distance to get the win.The Class A Missoula Mavericks took two from the Butte Muckers at Lindborg-Cregg Field. The Mavs won the opener 6-2 behind a complete-game two-hitter from Drew Stensrud. Deiondre Davis drove in three runs for the Mavs. Bridger Johnson scored twice for the home team. The Mavs withstood a five-run seventh-inning rally to take the second game 14-13. … [Read more...] about Sunday’s Legion baseball roundup