Frank Phillips College are now 9-5 on the year with Joshua Spence (QLD) having an ERA of 3.21 in 14 innings pitched. Josh has recorded 5 runs from 10 innings whilst striking out 11 in doing so and has 2 wins.
As of 3/5 Jarryd Klemm (SA) has played in 8 games with a batting AVG of .300. Jarryd has scored 5 runs from 9 hits with 3 triples, a double and home run.
Chris Lane(VIC), East Central University – Ada Oklahoma. Chris is hitting .261 in 9 games, scoring 5 runs on 6 hits in 23 at bats and has 1 RBI to his name.
Sam Thornton, Fort Hayes State, with 11 games now in the bag FSU are now 6-5. Sam Thornton (ACT) is now hitting .359, scoring 7 runs from 14 hits from 39 at bats driving in 14 RBI.
Daniel Lee, Greg Mosel, Redlands Community college are now 9-2 on the year with Daniel Lee (SA) hitting .174 with 3 runs from 4 hits on 23 at bats.Daniel has hit 1 home run driven in 2 RBI.
Jacob Sheldon-Collins, (Vic) and James Darcy (Vic) Iowa Western Community College. Iowa Western, last year’s World series champions, started the season with a win beating Highland Community College – Kansas 11-7.
Jacob Sheldon-Collins, a freshman, came in late in the game for 1 at bat, going 1-1 but driving in 2 RBI.
James Darcy was on the roster to pitch but was not used.
Sam Thornton (ACT), Fort Hays State University are 3-1 so far this spring with Sam Thornton hitting .421.
On 8 hits from 19 at bats Sam has scored 3 runs and driven in 8 RBI and 1 strike out.
Greg Mosel(NT), Daniel Lee(SA), Redlands Community
College have a 5-1 start to the year winning 5 straight before losing to Cowley County 15-4 on the 10 Feb after winning the day before 10-7. Daniel is hitting .300 for the season so far.
Greg retains a 0.00 ERA in his 4 innings pitched against Richland College.
Grant Piccoli (NSW) Western Nebraska Community College has an ERA of 6.00 in his first game of the season giving up 2 earned runs on 6 hits in 3 innings of relief. Grant is a freshman.
Joshua Spence (QLD), Pitcher at Frank Phillips College has an ERA of 1.8 in 10 innings has had 5 hits for 2 earned runs scored whilst striking out 9.
Melbourne born Brooks, was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 20th round of the MLB Rule 4 Draft out of the University of Utah.
The former MLBAAP player joined two of his Utah teammates in the draft making it the first time since 2004 the University had three players drafted.
Majoring in Exercise and Sport Science in his studies, Brooks has made his name at the ‘Utes’ for the past four years as the starting shortstop; he hit 0.304 and was fifth in the league with ten home runs.
James Darcy, also a Victorian native, won the National Junior College Athlete Association (NJCAA) Championship with the Western Iowa Community College last week.
Darcy, who also credits the MLBAAP in his development, holds a 2.16 ERA as pitcher for the Iowa Reivers in his freshman year.
Congratulations to James Brooks on your MLB Draft and James Darcy on your NJCAA Championship win. We look forward to following both of your careers as they progress.
Jarryd Klemm in 18 games for the Ft McMurray Oil Giants is hitting .491 overall.Jarryd has scored 15 runs, 15 RBI, and has 5 homeruns to his credit.
On the mound in 7.1 innings Jarryd has an ERA of 0.00
Kyal Williams has a batting AVG of .267 and on the mound is 0-2. The Austin Blue Sox are 2-6 on the season.
Daniel Devonshire is hitting .231 for the Miller Express
On the year Alex, who attended Clarendon Community College hit .465 and a slugging AVG of .677.
Alex will attend Texas Pan-Pacific in the fall.
There are 150 colleges trying for the opportunity to get to Grand Junction Colorado. Each has a 25 man roster but only the winners share the honors and are presented with their Championship Ring.
Many Australian players have been there, many have come away with the feeling “if only” .
Alex Johnson in 2008 with Grayson Community College against Josh Spence (Central Arizona) and now James Darcy of Iowa Western.
Many spend their baseball careers wanting a ring, many are disappointed, and those who wear them do so with pride.
Congratulations James on joining the fraternity.
By Bert Sahlberg
LEWISTON, Idaho - (Box Score) Jake Stone’s two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning put Tennessee Wesleyan ahead for good and Taylor Oldham followed with a three-run home run to help power the Bulldogs past Rogers State (Okla.) 10-6 on Friday night for their first Avista NAIA World Series title.
Tennessee Wesleyan, the No. 4 seed at the tournament, finishes the season at 53-12. The Bulldogs were making their third straight appearance in the tournament. After going 0-2 the first two years, Tennessee Wesleyan put on an offensive show in rolling to the title in the 10-team double-elimination tournament at Harris Field.
Despite falling behind 6-2 after three innings, the Bulldogs scored three runs in the sixth and five more in the eighth to claim the win. Tennessee Wesleyan relief pitchers Corey Rhoney and Corey Collins also held the Hillcats on three hits over the final 6.1 innings.
Rogers State was making its first appearance in the Series and finishes the season at 49-16. The Hillcats were the No. 9 seed in the tournament.
Catcher Dale Ricketts (VIC) went 1-3 today as TWC won the Avista-NAIA World Series. Dale has hit in every game, usually a double. I am reliably informed that Dale holds the record for the number of doubles hit in tournament history with 5.
Dale totaled 14 doubles,12 runs, 41 RBI and 9 home runs and a batting AVG .291 for the season.