Matt Purke - Purke entered the game on a 60-70 pitch count, and I thought he would be done after five innings at 62 pitches. He came back in for the sixth, and struck out the first batter he faced, and issued the only walk on the day in the middle of two groundouts, finishing the day at 82 pitches. He had six punchouts on the day, allowing only that one walk and the one hit.
East Carolina’s Seth Maness: Virginia coach Brian O’Connor raved about ECU’s pitching staff earlier this week, and it’s now easy to see why. ECU ace pitcher Seth Maness tossed a gem in a 2-0 win over Pepperdine. Maness, a senior right-hander, struck out 11 and allowed just two hits in a complete game shutout. He also only had to throw 101 pitches to get the job done.
Perhaps the only Friday starter throwing as well as Hultzen has been Texas' Taylor Jungmann. He drew Stanford, which continued its string of very tough matchups to start the 2011 season. Jungmann beat Mark Appel, 4-3, going 8 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on six hits, walking none and striking out nine. He's now 3-0 with a 1.01 ERA over 26 2/3 IP. He's allowed just 15 hits and one walk while striking out 27. -
RHP, Tommy Toledo for Florida showed a plus fb up to 97 on the jugs a bit of a slinger, he came in the middle of the game and competed well and showed a hard downer cb which he called a slider. For me a breaking pitch that goes down is a cb, one that goes side to side is a slider. He's a candidate to be a closer or setup man quickly. A bit stiff in his upper body but very good arm strength. For me a 8-12 round guy in 2011.
Ronnie Freeman broke the Kennesaw State baseball all-time hit streak mark as he had a hit in his 42nd consecutive game, but the Owls lost a sixth-inning lead as No. 2-ranked Vanderbilt rallied for a, 9-5, victory at Hawkins Field on Wednesday evening. The big news of the night was Freeman and his fourth inning single to center field that broke the 12-year old record set by former KSU All-American and NCAA Division II Player of the Year, Jason Jones. The Owls sophomore, who had walked in the first inning and was hit by a pitch in the second, now has the 12th longest streak in NCAA history and the fifth longest streak in Division I history.