Oct. 18, 2009


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Oct. 12-18, 2009


Troy swept a doubleheader from the Ontario Blue Jays on Sunday, Oct. 18, winning 6-3 and 20-2. Ryan Ditthardt went 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBI in the opener for the Trojans. Chad Watson went deep for Troy in the opener. Steven Rosado belted three homers and drove in six in the nightcap. Jake Sullivan went 4 for 5 with three runs and two RBI. Ditthardt went 3 for 3 with three runs. Adam Bryant had two hits and drove in three.


Members of the Duke baseball team volunteered at the Miracle League of the Triangle, helping more than 50 children with special needs participate in baseball games at Adam Elementary School. The league has grown to 18 teams, 200 children and 500 volunteers. The primary goals of the Miracle League are providing opportunities to all children with special needs to play baseball, regardless of their abilities, and to increase community awareness and support for those children.


Ryan Fleming had two homers and knocked in six as Georgia State thumped the Ontario Blue Jays 15-1 on Saturday, Oct. 17. A total of 11 pitchers combined to allow six hits with 15 strikeouts. Carter Sackett went 2 for 5 with two runs and two RBI. Joey Wood went 2 for 3 with three runs and three stolen bases.


Gabe Gross smacked 26 home runs to the annual Auburn Home Run Derby. An event record of $5,044.75 was raised for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lee County. A total of 1,715 fans attended the event. Gross hit 15 home runs in the first round, matching the total of Kevin Patterson. Ryan Jenkins and David Ross each hit nine to advance to the finals. Gross had 11 homers in the finals to win the event. Other celebrities in attendance included Bo Jackson, Tim Hudson, Frank Sanders, Coach Hal Baird and Todd Jones.


UT Arlington head coach Darin Thomas has received a two-year contract extension through the 2013 season. Thomas has led the Mavericks to 56 wins in the past two years and has guided UT Arlington to wins over eight nationally-ranked opponents. The program has recorded a 3.0 team grade-point average for four consecutive semesters. This past spring, 20 of 33 baseball student-athletes were named to the Honor Roll with at least a 3.0 GPA for the semester.


LSU will participate in two community service projects on Saturday, Oct. 17. Some players will participate in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk on campus, while others will take part in the ALS Walk to promote awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.


Texas A&M-Corpus Christi expects nearly 30 former players to return for the second annual alumni game at newly-renovated Chapman Field. The game will be Saturday, Oct. 17, at 1:30 p.m., with a cookout following the contest.


The Southern Miss 2009 College World Series team will be recognized on Saturday, Oct. 17, at halftime of the Memphis football game. The players will be presented their championship rings with a video tribute to the season.


The Baylor scrimmage against Temple College, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 13, was postponed due to inclement weather. The game is expected to be rescheduled.