Odds 'n Ends, May 23

by Dave B. in

Seems like it wasn't that long ago that college baseball was getting underway and now we are at the point where the NCAA tournament selections will be announced next Monday. In the SEC Tournament yesterday, Kentucky beat Mississippi, 2-0, and A.J. Reed (Harwich) dominated on the mound and with the bat. Reed pitched 5.2 innings and gave up 5 hits and one walk while striking out 5. Reed went 4 for 4 at the plate and his fourth inning homerun would prove to be all the offense the Wildcats would need. The homer was Reed's fourth of the season.

In another SEC Tournament game, Mississippi State beat Arkansas, 9-1. MSU starter Brandon Woodruff (Harwich) came into the game winless for the season and having worked only 26 innings. He pitched 5 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits while walking one and striking out 5. Woodruff now has a 2.61 ERA and opposing batters are hitting just .212 off him. Bulldogs leadoff batter, Adam Frazier (Harwich), reached base 4 times (3 hits, walk) in 5 plate appearances.

Seems like it was a pretty good day for future Harwich Mariners.

Austin Voth (Brewster) started for Washington and retired all 9 batters he faced in the Huskies 5-4 win over Seattle. Voth recorded 3 strikeouts. Another Whitecap, Trevor Mitsui, had 3 hits for Washington.

Collin Slaybaugh (Orleans) singled with two out in the bottom of the tenth inning to drive in the only run of the game as Washington State topped Gonzaga.

Creighton (23-28) upset Indiana State (41-16) in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. Sean Manaea (Hyannis) gave up 5 earned runs on 9 hits, 2 walks, and 2 hit batters over 6.1 innings as the Bluejays became the first No. 8 seed to beat the No. 1 seed since the MVC expanded the tournament format to include all eight teams.

Although still listed on Hyannis' roster, Boston College RHP Matt Alvarez is expected to play for the Mystic Schooners in the NECBL this summer. Another Eagle, Rob Moir, will be playing for the Harbor Hawks under a temp. contract. Moir hit .291 with a homerun and 20 RBI for B.C. this spring.

22 days til Opening Day!