March 13, 2011
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March 1-13, 2011
Portland will continue its series at Hawaii on
Friday after being evacuated from its hotel Thursday night due
to a tsunami warning following the earthquake in Japan. Some
Pilots stayed at the house of pitcher J.R. Bunda in Wahiawa,
while others stayed at a church hear Bunda’s house. The team
returned to its hotel today after the cancellation of the
tsunami warning. Portland won 5-1 against the Rainbows on
coach Paul Mainieri and players Matty Ott and Austin Nola of LSU
recently participated in the Real Men Read program with Baton
Rouge elementary schools. Mainieri and Ott (pictured right) read
to students at LaSalle Elementary, while Nola read at The Dunham
School. The program brings men from the local community into the
schools to encourage lifelong practices concerning the power and
purpose of reading.
Johnathan Taylor, junior outfielder from Georgia,
will move to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta this week to
continue his rehabilitation after suffering a neck injury in
Sunday’s game against Florida State. Taylor had surgery Monday
to stabilize his spine.
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cap worn by FIU’s Kyle Fitzpatrick during his no-hitter against
Northeastern on Feb. 2 has been sent to the National College
Baseball Hall of Fame in Lubbock, Texas. The Hall of Fame has
collected items over the past four years. Artifacts will be
displayed at the College Baseball Awards Show in July and
eventually in the Hall when construction is complete.
Georgia is in a stretch in which it will play
eight games in eight different stadiums. The Bulldogs played at
home on Sunday against Florida State, play at Mercer on Tuesday,
against Alabama at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, Ga., on
Wednesday, at UCLA on Friday, at USC on Saturday, against Saint
Mary’s in Dodger Stadium on Sunday, at Kennesaw State on March
16 and at South Carolina on March 18.
The Southern Conference named Matt Leeds of
College of Charleston its Player of the Month and Austin
Pritcher of The Citadel its Pitcher of the Month for February.
Leeds hit .417 with two homers and 16 RBI in seven wins for the
Cougars. Pritcher went seven innings each in victories over
Towson and Old Dominion. He posted a 1.29 ERA, allowed eight
hits and fanned 15.
Randy LeBlanc, freshman pitcher at Tulane,
suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament. He will need surgery
and will miss the rest of the 2011 season. LeBlanc (0-0, 2.87)
had made three starts, allowing 18 hits in 15.2 innings with
five walks and 22 strikeouts.
Former Georgia Southern head coach Jack Stallings
will be honored on Saturday during the Furman game. Admission
will be one dollar in recognition of his retired No. 1 uniform.
Stallings will throw out the first pitch as well. He compiled a
record of 858-581-5 in 24 seasons with the Eagles, leading them
to the College World Series in 1990.
James Madison sent a bat used opening weekend to
the College Baseball Hall of Fame in Lubbock, Texas. The Dukes
swept a four-game series from Bucknell, launching 23 homers and
scoring 91 runs. The bat was signed by each of the 10 players
who went deep.