Oct. 30, 2009


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Oct. 26-31, 2009


A jury in Lewis and Clark County, Montana, ruled against aluminum bat maker Hillerich & Bradsby Co. in a civil suit over the death of Miles City American Legion pitcher Brandon Patch in a 2003 game in Helena. The company, which makes Louisville Slugger bats, was ordered to pay $792,000 to Patch’s estate. click here for full story


Rhode Island was recognized as the top-ranked Division I baseball team in New England by the BoSox Club, the official booster club of the Boston Red Sox. The Rams registered a school-record 37 victories, including wins over No. 8 Miami (Fla.), No. 11 Oklahoma State and No. 25 Ohio State. URI was second in the Atlantic 10 standings and reached the championship game of the A-10 tourney.


Georgia freshman infielder Chance Veazey suffered a back injury in a motor vehicle accident shortly after leaving the Miller Learning Center Wednesday night, Oct. 28. He was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital. Veazey is a native of Tifton, Ga., and attended Tift County High School.


David Robertson, a pitcher with the New York Yankees, became the fifth former Alabama player to appear in the World Series. A member of the Crimson Tide in 2005 and 2006, Robertson allowed a hit and a walk in a third of an inning in Game 1 against the Philadelphia Phillies. Robertson was drafted by the Yankees in the 17th round in 2006.


The Citadel will host a Hawaiian Luau on Friday, Nov. 6, from 7-10 p.m. at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park for Homecoming. Guests will enjoy a Hawaiian buffet, drinks and live entertainment for $30 each. Proceeds will help with the Bulldogs’ expenses for their trip to Hawaii in March. The team is also holding a raffle for a trip for two to join them, including airfare, hotel, ground transportation and game tickets.


Three Fresno State players read with students at Kratt Elementary School on Oct. 23. Zac Bischoff, Dusty Robinson and Steve Detwiler read some of their favorite children’s books to the students, who got an opportunity to ask questions to the players about baseball, college and homework. This is the second year that Bulldogs attended the event at Kratt Elementary.


Creighton and the Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA) have reached a 10-year lease agreement for the Bluejays to play their home games at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, the future home of the College World Series. Creighton will play some home games in 2011 and all of its home games in 2012. MECA will also attempt to attract the Missouri Valley Conference tournament as well as regional and super regional games.


Baylor’s scrimmage against Temple College, originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 27, has been moved to Wednesday, Oct. 28, due to inclement weather. The game is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at Baylor Ballpark. Admission is free.