April 11, 2010
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April 1-11, 2010
Leake, former All-American hurler at Arizona State, will make
his Major League and professional debut on Sunday, April 11, for
the Cincinnati Reds against the Chicago Cubs at Great American
Ballpark in Cincinnati. Leake helped lead the Sun Devils to the
College World Series a year ago and was the eighth overall
selection in the 2009 draft. Leake will become the 21st player
since the draft started in 1965 to debut without playing in the
minors. The last player to go straight to the majors was Xavier
Nady with the San Diego Padres in 2000. Nady is now a member of
the Cubs. In six spring games, including two starts, Leake was
1-0 with a 3.00 ERA. He allowed 16 hits and four walks in 18
innings with 10 strikeouts.
Seven members of the Air Force baseball team have
been suspended indefinitely for a violation of Academy
standards. The suspensions begin immediately for seniors Addison
Gentry and Michael Ruvolo, sophomore Blair Kessler and freshmen
John Bramble, Travis Lane, Ethan Loosen and Caleb Spengler.
Arlington has added a Brag Board to Clay Gould Ballpark. It
displays UTA’s retired jersey numbers along with former players
who have reached the Major Leagues. Retired numbers for the
Mavericks include former head coach Butch McBroom (No. 30), the
late former player and head coach Clay Gould (No. 8) and current
Kansas City Royals manager Trey Hillman (No. 1). Hillman’s
jersey number will be officially retired on Saturday, May 8.
Justin Bryant of Auburn will miss time after
breaking the fifth metacarpal in his left (non-throwing) hand
after being hit by a pitch Wednesday against South Alabama. The
utility man was hitting .317 in 23 games. Bryant has played
second, short, third and left.
Rutgers basketball coach Fred Hill may be
terminated after an incident at a Scarlet Knights baseball game.
Hill reportedly yelled obscenities at Pittsburgh head coach Joe
Jordano after Jordano questioned an umpire’s call. Hill’s
father, also named Fred Hill, is the head baseball coach at
State played an exhibition game Tuesday against the Norfolk
Tides, the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. The
Tides won 6-0 in front of 8,509 fans at Harbor Park. Proceeds
from ticket sales will benefit the Spartan baseball program.
Brandon Hairston and James Taylor both had two hits for NSU.
There are 95 nominees for the College World
Series Legends Team, which will be recognized this year at the
final College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium. To vote, log
(photos courtesy of ASU, UTA & NSU Media