Jeremy Bleich, the Yanks’ sandwich pick on Thursday (you know, the one I wrote off way too early because I had never heard of him), is starting tonight for Stanford against Cal State Fullerton in Game 1 of their Super Regional matchup. You can catch the game on ESPN2 right now, or follow along on CSTV’s unbelievable Game Tracker. Feel free to talk about it on this thread.
I also want to mention that Brian Foley at The College Baseball Blog previewed the Super Regionals at his site, and also talked NCAA postseason on air with two insufferable LA shock jocks. Make sure you stop by and make fun of his accent. Tell him Mike sent you.
- Alberto Gonzalez had three hits and a double. Jason Lane & Ben Broussard also picked up two baggers. Broussard has been a beast since signing.
- Matt Carson picked up 3 hits, including a jack.
- Steven White and Heath Phillips got absolutely creamed, combining to give up 15 hits and 11 runs in 4.2 IP. Both have been lucky that SWB is short on arms right now. See the TJ Watch for JB Cox’s line.
- Trenton was getting no-hit into the 8th inning, but ended up winning 2-1 thanks to RBI’s from Ramiro Pena and Austin Jackson.
- Jason Jones had yet another strong start, giving up 1 run in 6.
- Eduard Nunez & Mitch Hilligoss each picked up 3 hits, Andres Perez picked up 4.
- Seth Fortenberry had a single in the first, a homer in the 4th, a triple in the 6th and double in the 7th, giving him a good ol’ fashioned cycle.
- Zach McAllister tossed 7 shutout innings, and now has a 63-9 K/BB ratio in 73.1 IP. Wow.
- Jon Hovis tossed one of his typical perfect inning after missing over a month due to an unknown injury.
- Brandon Laird had 2 doubles and 2 RBI. No one else did anything significant (Jesus Montero had the day off).
- Charleston’s pitching dominated all game, with 4 pitching combining to throw a 4-hit shutout (10 K).
Regular, full blown DotF returns tomorrow.