Fielding team – NMS Baseball http://nmsbaseball.com/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 21:11:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://nmsbaseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-54-150x150.png Fielding team – NMS Baseball http://nmsbaseball.com/ 32 32 Cal Fingleson keeps baseball in the family – The Australian Jewish News https://nmsbaseball.com/cal-fingleson-keeps-baseball-in-the-family-the-australian-jewish-news/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 21:11:17 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/cal-fingleson-keeps-baseball-in-the-family-the-australian-jewish-news/ Teenager Cal Fingleson used to play baseball, soccer, and tennis in roughly equal proportions, but baseball has now become his primary focus, and for good reason. Fresh off the NSW squad that will compete in the 2022 Australian Under-16 Baseball Championships in Brisbane from July 2-10, the talented outfielder is following an incredible family baseball […]]]>

Teenager Cal Fingleson used to play baseball, soccer, and tennis in roughly equal proportions, but baseball has now become his primary focus, and for good reason.

Fresh off the NSW squad that will compete in the 2022 Australian Under-16 Baseball Championships in Brisbane from July 2-10, the talented outfielder is following an incredible family baseball tradition.

Baseball player Cal Fingleson wearing his NSW uniform.

His grandfather Frank played baseball in the early 1970s for the South African men’s national team.

And his father, Gavin, got his start as a member of a NSW youth team that won a national title, and went on to represent Australia at three Baseball World Championships, a Baseball World Classic and the Athens Olympics in 2004, when Australia won. silver.

After making a mini comeback in 2017 when he played 1.5 seasons for the Sydney Blue Sox, Gavin turned to coaching and is the current head coach of the NSW U17 team.

“I’m really proud to represent NSW U16s and to be where my dad was 30 years ago,” Cal said. The AJNadding: “It’s always been on my mind – to see if one day we can both say we helped NSW win gold at the National Championships, that would be very special.”

“I also see it as a step towards a future career as a baseball player.

“And I thought dad being the coach as well might seem strange at first, but it’s not because my teammates know he has the experience to prepare the team well.

“We had six weeks of training together twice a week, and last week we went to three a week, plus a few practice matches.”

Gavin Fingleson, Cal’s father, played baseball for Australia in the 2004 Olympics.

The 15-year-old Moriah College student came through the junior ranks playing for Cronulla in South Sydney, before joining Baulkham Hills Baseball Club, where he plays in the U18 NSW Youth League.

An athletic, precise defenseman with quick reflexes – whether trapping runners at second base or throwing shots when parked at short stop – Cal sees his strengths as “working really hard and giving it his all.” for the team”.

“Fieling is the biggest part of my game, and what I love the most…I love defending runs, applying pressure and being in the action.

“Stick is a craft that is always developing – I love it too, and as I get bigger and physically stronger it will get better.”

Cal also enjoys playing against older players in the NSW U18 competition, describing it as “certainly a step up, but a good challenge”.

And he is grateful to Frank for being a constant source of encouragement.

“Grandfather attends all my games!” »

For Frank, it’s just a joy to see representative baseball stay in the family.

“It’s wonderful,” Frank said, “because I had followed Gavin as he rose through the baseball ranks, and now I have the opportunity to follow Cal.”

Cal Fingleson when he played junior baseball for Cronulla.

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Former UMaine shortstop Jeremy Pena placed on Houston Astros injured reserve with thumb injury https://nmsbaseball.com/former-umaine-shortstop-jeremy-pena-placed-on-houston-astros-injured-reserve-with-thumb-injury/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 21:52:21 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/former-umaine-shortstop-jeremy-pena-placed-on-houston-astros-injured-reserve-with-thumb-injury/ Former University of Maine player and current Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena, considered the American League’s Rookie of the Year nominee, was placed on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday after suffering a thumb injury while diving for a ball in Monday’s game against the Texas Rangers. An MRI revealed no significant damage, but it […]]]>

Former University of Maine player and current Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena, considered the American League’s Rookie of the Year nominee, was placed on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday after suffering a thumb injury while diving for a ball in Monday’s game against the Texas Rangers.

An MRI revealed no significant damage, but it will be at least a week before he swings a bat, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Pena, 24, is hitting .277 with nine home runs and 27 RBIs for the Astros.

He replaced All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa, who signed a free agent contract with the Minnesota Twins in the offseason.

Pena is currently third on the team in hits with 53 and batting average and fourth in home runs, RBIs and runs scored (27).

He’s tied for second on the team in stolen bases with six and he’s yet to be caught.

Pena has played in 54 games and has 13 multi-hit games, including four with three hits.

He has a .333 on-base percentage, a .471 hitting percentage and a .805 OPS (on-base plus hitting percentage).

The Astros’ 2018 third-round draft pick is tied for first in strikeouts with 48.

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Athlete of the Week – Grosse Pointe News https://nmsbaseball.com/athlete-of-the-week-grosse-pointe-news/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 15:12:00 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/athlete-of-the-week-grosse-pointe-news/ Open the audio article player By Mike Adzima | on June 15, 2022 Courtesy pictureThis spring, Jonathan Drake became the first player in southern baseball history to be honored as MAC Red’s Most Valuable Player. For a program as historically successful as the Grosse Pointe Sud baseball team, it is difficult to come […]]]>
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This spring, Jonathan Drake became the first player in southern baseball history to be honored as MAC Red’s Most Valuable Player.

For a program as historically successful as the Grosse Pointe Sud baseball team, it is difficult to come across many “firsts” for the program.
With state championships, league championships and more on its way, the Blue Devils baseball program recently achieved two milestones it had never had before: the first came in the form of a team distinction, when South finished as the only regular season champion in the MAC Red; the second came when senior Jonathan Drake became the first player in Southern baseball history to be named MAC Red Division Most Valuable Player.
“It’s amazing and I honestly didn’t know I was the first from the South to get that red MVP from MAC,” Drake said. “It’s a great achievement and I want to thank the organization and my parents for all and all their hard work. I was very proud.
While being MVP this season in baseball, Drake started his sports career many years ago playing football. He spent his fall high school season on the gridiron as a running back and linebacker for the Blue Devils. However, Drake found himself in love with baseball, from the first chance he had to play Little League Baseball and never looking back.
As he continued to play football, baseball became where Drake really wanted to make his mark and the game he worked tirelessly to improve for years.
“It started to get fun in Little League when I saw all these kids around the world playing it,” Drake said. “There are so many different aspects of the sport with hitters and defensemen. There is so much joy and fun in sports. My parents pushed me to work harder because they saw the potential I had and I saw it too. I started begging them to go practice and go play.
His work ethic made Drake an ideal fit for South’s baseball program from the start. With the program’s winning pedigree, Drake is the kind of athlete who knows what kind of hard work and commitment it takes to meet and exceed those expectations.
According to Drake, learning from a Hall of Fame head coach in Dan Griesbaum Sr. and a veteran staff is one of the biggest benefits of playing for a program like South. Without their teaching, their motivation and their recommendations, reaching an MVP level of play might not even have been possible.
“They push me to go to different workouts at places like 2SP Sports and the Macomb Batting Cages,” Drake said. “All the summer training and winter shots we do, they really taught me my technique.”
The work ethic isn’t the only thing that made South the perfect place for Drake during his high school baseball career. While hard work and success are always nice, for him one of the best things about being a Blue Devil is the feeling of family.
“It’s a great team,” said the MAC Red MVP. “They make you feel at home and they treat you as if you were one of their children. It is a very complete organization. »
Great coaching and years of hard work cemented Drake as a key player in South’s roster for his senior season this spring. At home plate, on the field and on the mound, he was able to put on some big performances in different places for the Blue Devils throughout the season.
From hitting home runs to shutting things down on the mound, Drake certainly played his part in helping the Blue Devils win an elusive MAC Red title this year. That’s exactly why he was named MAC Red’s MVP and All-Star team member for the MAC vs. OAA All-Star game on June 21.
Memories of this season and all of his time in South will certainly stay with Drake as he heads to Xavier University, where he will play baseball as an extra. Reaching the next level has always been one of his goals, and this season has helped him brighten his future while securing his legacy in Blue Devils history.
“I wanted to go out with a bang,” he said. “I wanted to do my best for the team. I wanted to accomplish a lot of things and I made the All-Star Game, led the team in average and got MAC Red MVP. I wanted to go out with a bang because it’s my last season and I wanted to get noticed, and I really think I succeeded.
To nominate a future athlete of the week, visit grossepointenews.com/athlete-of-the-week.


Sean Cotton, Owner and Publisher
Jody McVeigh, Editor-in-Chief

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DTM Imola – The show moves on to the next round https://nmsbaseball.com/dtm-imola-the-show-moves-on-to-the-next-round/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 15:29:47 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/dtm-imola-the-show-moves-on-to-the-next-round/ Tosa, Rivazza, Tamburello… names that make the hearts of motorsport fans beat faster. For the third race weekend of the 2022 season, the DTM will make its first guest appearance in its long history at the famous Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola. And, as it should be for the premiere, the DTM will […]]]>

Tosa, Rivazza, Tamburello… names that make the hearts of motorsport fans beat faster. For the third race weekend of the 2022 season, the DTM will make its first guest appearance in its long history at the famous Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola. And, as it should be for the premiere, the DTM will have a record number of starters: 30 cars, six different brands, drivers from 15 nations. On the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix circuit, two legendary sports car brands, Ferrari and Lamborghini, have their home match in the DTM. The “Motor Valley”, where Ferrari has its headquarters in Maranello and Lamborghini in Sant’Agata Bolognese, is only a good hour from Imola.

Ferrari, which celebrates its 75th anniversary as a sports car manufacturer this year, is once again represented in the DTM by the Red Bull AlphaTauri AF Corse team. Brazilian Felipe Fraga and New Zealander Nick Cassidy will be on the grid as drivers. Lamborghini participates in the DTM with a total of six cars: the Austrian team Grasser Racing Team enters the Huracán for its first year in the series for the two Italians Mirko Bortolotti and Alessio Deledda, the Swiss Rolf Ineichen and the Austrian Clemens Schmid, while The T3 Motorsport team is joined by British Esmee Hawkey and Danish Nicki Thiim, son of DTM champion Kurt Thiim.

Gottfried Grasser, GRT Team Boss: “Next to the Red Bull Ring, Imola, Lamborghini’s home race, is where our hearts beat the highest. We are delighted to participate in the DTM on this legendary circuit. We will welcome many friends and partners of Automobili Lamborghini. The headquarters of Sant’Agata Bolognese is only an hour’s drive away. Our goal, of course, is to be ahead of the pack in races. We will have to wait and see how well we succeed. We had not had the opportunity to test at Imola before. We can take advantage of past experience, but for a successful weekend we need to make the most of the practice sessions to find the right basis. It will be very exciting and we are excited for the Italian DTM week.”

Bortolotti in particular, already on the podium in a DTM appearance last year, is performing well in his first full season in the series. At the season opener in Portimão, he secured the first DTM pole position for the Lamborghini brand and achieved two podium finishes. At the Lausitzring he finished sixth in both races and comes to Imola for the home race in second place in the standings behind two-time Lausitzring winner Sheldon van der Linde (RSA, Schubert Motorsport, BMW).

Felipe Fraga also made a strong DTM debut in the Ferrari Red Bull with second place and the extra point for Autohero’s fastest lap in Sunday’s race at Portimão. In Lausitz, however, the Brazilian had a weekend to forget: on Saturday he retired early, and on Sunday he was unable to start the race after his car caught fire during qualifying. But he has already proven that he can drive at the front of the pack. Of course, the AF Corse team has a lot planned for the home race.

But nothing is given for free in the DTM, so one can also be curious about the other teams with Audi, BMW, Mercedes-AMG and Porsche. Many have already tested at Imola and naturally want to do particularly well in Ferrari and Lamborghini territory. The first two race weekends have already shown that it’s tight between the different brands. In Portimão, where Lucas Auer (AUT, Team WINWARD, Mercedes-AMG) and Nico Müller (SUI, Team Rosberg, Audi) took the wins, and at the Lausitzring, where Sheldon van der Linde dominated with two Schubert-BMW wins , drivers from five of the six DTM brands have already scored podium finishes. This will continue in Imola.

Timo Glock, who effectively retired from the DTM at the end of last season but is now making a guest appearance in Team Ceccato’s BMW M4, will also be there. His team leader is none other than Roberto Ravaglia, 1989 DTM champion with BMW. So there are plenty of reasons to look forward to the third DTM 2022 race weekend. Either live on location in Italy (tickets at tickets.dtm.com and 01806 991166), on ProSieben (streaming starts on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.) or stream on grid.dtm.com. It pays to be there!

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Former Airdrie player signs with AJHL team for next season – DiscoverAirdrie.com https://nmsbaseball.com/former-airdrie-player-signs-with-ajhl-team-for-next-season-discoverairdrie-com/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 15:08:13 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/former-airdrie-player-signs-with-ajhl-team-for-next-season-discoverairdrie-com/ A hockey player from Cochrane who has played for several Airdrie teams during his career has signed a contract to play in the Alberta Junior Hockey League for the 2022-23 hockey season. Damon Agyeman, 20, has signed with the Grande Prairie Storm, joining the club from Ontario’s junior reign of the United States Premier Hockey […]]]>

A hockey player from Cochrane who has played for several Airdrie teams during his career has signed a contract to play in the Alberta Junior Hockey League for the 2022-23 hockey season.

Damon Agyeman, 20, has signed with the Grande Prairie Storm, joining the club from Ontario’s junior reign of the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL). The league was founded in 2012 and has more than 60 organizations across the United States, with teams in the National Collegiate Development Conference (NCDC), Premier, Elite, EHF, 18U, 16U, 15U and High youth divisions. Performance.

Agyeman, who is 6’3″ and tips the scales at 190 pounds, had one goal and 17 assists as a defenseman in 16 games for the Reign during the 2021-22 hockey season. He made a big impression in the second half of the regular season, eventually being named the team’s top defenseman.Agyeman’s USPHL debut was at the Boston Showcase in Massachusetts.His presence on Reign’s roster played a role important on the team that made the playoffs in its inaugural season.

Agyeman spent two seasons, 2014-15 and 2015-16, as a member of the AAA Airdrie Xtreme U15 club where he scored seven goals and 12 points. He finished the 2015-16 campaign with four games for the AA AC Avalanche U15s, collecting two points in four games before moving to the Airdrie Bisons of the AAA U18s in the 2017-18 season where he scored two goals and two assists.

He then spent one game with the Storm at the end of that season before joining the Bisons for the 2018-19 campaign, collecting 10 points in 30 games. Agyeman had brief stints with the AJHL’s Drumheller Dragons and the Western Hockey League’s Medicine Hat Tigers before joining the Reign for the 2021-22 hockey season.

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When the lights shone the brightest, All Region MVP Braden Hartley produced https://nmsbaseball.com/when-the-lights-shone-the-brightest-all-region-mvp-braden-hartley-produced/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 22:22:48 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/when-the-lights-shone-the-brightest-all-region-mvp-braden-hartley-produced/ By The Staff of The Chronicle Few pitchers can say they faced two of the top three teams in the state and dominated offensively and defensively. Ultimately, after playing in Washington State’s top 2A baseball league, Rochester’s Braden Hartley can say he dominated. During the year, Hartley pitched 42 ⅔ innings in eight starts, with […]]]>

By The Staff of The Chronicle

Few pitchers can say they faced two of the top three teams in the state and dominated offensively and defensively.

Ultimately, after playing in Washington State’s top 2A baseball league, Rochester’s Braden Hartley can say he dominated.

During the year, Hartley pitched 42 ⅔ innings in eight starts, with a 1.15 ERA, 78 strikeouts, and only seven earned runs allowed. At plate, the junior batted for a .414 batting average with 22 runs scored, .580 on-base percentage, .621 hitting percentage and 10 doubles.

But when it mattered most, when Hartley was playing against 2A state champion Tumwater or third league runner-up WF West, he played his best ball.

Against those two teams, Hartley pitched a total of 12 ⅔ innings, allowing only three hits, no earned runs, and striking out 25 batters. His numbers helped the Warriors sweep the Bearcats in a huge late-season streak in the spring.

For Hartley, something was just different in those games.

“They are the best dogs in our league, it amplifies the atmosphere of the game,” he said. “It makes you really competitive.”

After a rocky start to the season for the Warriors, which saw them drop some streaks they could have won, Rochester needed streak wins just about every game.

Although several players came to life for the Warriors when it mattered, Hartley was at the center of it all.

“He always seemed to rise from the occasion when it mattered,” Warriors coach Brad Quarnstrom said. “He gets up for these games. You can see the competitive advantage coming out of it. In this match against Chehalis, he showed more courage and tenacity than I had seen in a long time.

His trainer said what separated Hartley from the rest of his competition was his intelligence. Although the junior spent tons of time in the offseason with his summer league team and in the weight room, his calm, analytical demeanor helped him mow down batters all season.

“It’s his intelligence,” Quarnstrom said. “He picks up on little things during an at-bat and adapts. He’s a very calm, humble guy. He always pays attention to the little things around him.

And after all was said and done, despite the Warriors only missing one game of the district playoffs in a playoff last spring, Hartley garnered a ton of respect from his fellow coaches. around the 2A Evergreen Conference. WF West coach Bryan Bullock said he was one of the best pitchers he had seen in the state after the Bearcats were swept by the Warriors, and Hartley won a first team all league honors after districts.

Upon earning MVP honors, Hartley said he was honored to be recognized in the room full of talent on The Chronicle’s versatile team.

“It means a lot,” Hartley said. “All these guys are really tough here. It is a great accomplishment and I am grateful for it. »

All-sector team

Along with Hartley, 14 other players from Lewis and South Thurston counties were selected to The Chronicle’s baseball team this spring. Read the full list below.

Brock Bunker, WF West

One of the Bearcats’ most consistent hitters and infielders, Bunker batted .323 with 27 runs scored and 15 RBI, helping WF West to a third-place trophy after a strong season.

In the infield, Bunker had a .912 save percentage with 50 assists, four double plays and just eight errors in 27 games.

Austin Chapman, Napavine

Chapman led the Tigers with an average of .521 in 77 plate appearances, with 20 RBI, 32 runs scored and one homer to his name. Chapman was instrumental in a strong district run that saw Napavine earn a first-place trophy and a state bid, earning a first-team full C2BL honors.

Ashton Demarest, Napavine

One of the top catchers in his league, Demarest had a .983 field percentage on 118 chances, rarely committing an error, while averaging .372 at the plate with 22 runs scored, 25 RBIs and 10 doubles.

Demarest also assisted on the mound, pitching 35 innings with just 18 earned runs, 29 strikeouts and a 3.60 ERA.

Gavin Fugate, WF West

Earning a first-team 2A EvCo full honor, Fugate hit .407 with 22 RBI, 26 runs scored and had a .970 field percentage on first base.

Fugate committed just four errors in 27 games, proving to be one of the best infielders and bats in a strong league.

Tony Groninger, Rochester

After a slow start, Groninger had another strong season as a senior, batting for .328 with 11 runs scored and 14 RBI.

On the mound, Groninger had a 3.36 ERA with 14 strikeouts in 16 ⅔ innings. The Elder Warrior will bring his talents to Centralia College next spring on the diamond.

Conor Gilreath, Toledo

Helping the Riverhawks to a third-place finish in the league, Gilreath was one of the best batsmen on his roster, batting for a .382 batting average with 22 RBI, 23 runs scored, one homer and 11 doubles.

Gilreath earned first-team full C2BL honors for its strong season.

Landon Hawes, Rochester

Another strong Warrior senior, Hawes hit for a .357 batting average with 23 runs scored and 11 RBI at the plate, while also shooting .923 fielding percentage, making four double plays and racking up 33 assists at the shortstop.

Hawes earned a first team full 2A EvCo honors for his efforts.

Garrett Keaton, Pe Ell-Willapa Valley

About as hard as a bat you’ll find in Tier 2B, Keaton raked for the Titans, batting for a .554 batting average with two home runs, 36 RBIs, 36 runs scored and 16 stolen bases.

Keaton wasn’t too shabby on the mound either, earning a 2.35 ERA with 61 strikeouts in 41 ⅔ innings.

Jeremy Larson, Onalaska

After a strong season with the Loggers, Larson earned a first-team C2BL full honor, pitching 43 ⅔ innings with a 2.88 ERA, 59 strikeouts and just eight walks as one of the most accurate pitchers in the county. of Lewis.

Larson was also a stallion at the plate, batting for an average of .294 with 17 runs scored.

Logan Moore, WF West

The Bearcats’ most consistent pitcher and hitter, Moore was a workaholic on the mound, pitching 59 innings with 82 strikeouts, going 8-3 and having a 1.78 ERA.

At plate, Moore smashed four homers with 28 runs scored and 26 RBI, helping him earn a first-team 2A EvCo all-honor.

Gavin Parker, Napavine

No stranger to teams in all regions, Parker batted for a .391 batting average with 10 doubles, 14 RBIs and 29 runs scored for the Tigers this season.

Throwing the most innings for Napavine, Parker had a 3.69 ERA in 43 ⅔ innings with 38 strikeouts. Parker also had a perfect fielding percentage on 51 total chances at pitching and catcher.

Tristan Perceval, Adna

The Pirates’ ace all season, Percival had a ridiculous 0.66 ERA in 32 innings pitched, with 64 strikeouts and 26 walks, and just three earned runs against him all year.

Percival also batted for a .650 batting average with 6 RBIs.

Caiden Schultz, Toledo

Leading the Riverhawks on the mound all year, Schultz went 4-2 with a 2.40 ERA, pitching 46 ⅔ innings, allowing just 16 earned runs with 88 strikeouts.

Schultz also hit .350 on the year with nine doubles, two home runs, 20 runs scored and 15 RBIs.

Cody Strawn, Tenino

Helping the Beavers to a solid rebounding season, Strawn was 4-0 in his mound starts, with a 2.60 ERA over 39 innings pitched with 44 strikeouts.

At plate, Strawn hit .403 with nine doubles and a home run, earning him a first team 1A Evergreen All-Honors and helping the Beavers finish second in the league.

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Windies take on Pakistan and Heat in ODI opener https://nmsbaseball.com/windies-take-on-pakistan-and-heat-in-odi-opener/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 06:09:50 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/windies-take-on-pakistan-and-heat-in-odi-opener/ MULTAN, Pakistan, CMC – West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran is confident his men can overcome the challenge of extreme heat in Pakistan that the regional side will face as they take on a formidable home side in an important one-day international series (ODI ). Coming straight from chilly Amsterdam where they won the ODI series […]]]>

MULTAN, Pakistan, CMC – West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran is confident his men can overcome the challenge of extreme heat in Pakistan that the regional side will face as they take on a formidable home side in an important one-day international series (ODI ).

Coming straight from chilly Amsterdam where they won the ODI series against the Netherlands 3-0, the Caribbean men will play today, Friday and Sunday at the Multan International Cricket Stadium in temperatures forecast to be over of 45 degrees Celsius.

Despite concerns over the weather on both sides, Pooran told reporters at yesterday’s virtual press conference ahead of the first match that the men in maroon did well in their training session earlier today and he expected it to continue.

“Guys are doing well. The medical team is doing everything possible to ensure that we are protected,” he said, adding that the weather in the Caribbean was “pretty similar” and that would benefit the crew.

“I don’t think the heat will be too much of a problem, honestly, after what I saw this afternoon. But I hope everything will be fine and I hope things will turn out in our favor.

A victory in this ODI series, which was originally scheduled for last December but was delayed due to COVID, is not just for bragging.

The tour is part of the ICC ODI Super League, and the Caribbean team will have a chance to earn points as they try to automatically qualify for the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India.

Pooran declined to make any predictions for upcoming matches, pointing out that a match is won on the day, by the team that “does the most good things for a longer period”.

However, he said West Indies, ninth in the ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings, were ready to take on the number five-ranked side after sweeping the Netherlands last Saturday.

“I don’t want to spoil anything, but I think we are going in a very good direction. The guys are in a very good headspace,” said the skipper.

“The team has responded well in tough situations and that’s something I want to see us adopt here as well. Obviously it’s going to challenge world class bowlers, world class batsmen [playing for Pakistan] but I want us to rise to the challenge and hope for the best. If we can get our catch, run a few errands, you never know what might happen. The game can turn into a few balls.

“We have the confidence and the ability to beat 50 overs but it’s just now the consistency,” he added.

Pooran said the improved fielding could also be the difference between a win and a loss for West Indies. He stressed that dropped catches, as seen in the Dutch series, should be avoided.

“If we can take the majority of our catches, that’s a box we would obviously tick. It could be game-changing for us, so we’re definitely looking to capitalize on our catches and play better as a team,” he said. he declares.

The West Indies team arrived here on Monday, with the exception of Keemo Paul who was a late addition and was due to arrive late yesterday.

Today’s game starts at 4:00 p.m. local time (7:00 a.m. Eastern Caribbean/6:00 a.m. Jamaica).

FULL TEAM: Nicholas Pooran (Captain), Shai Hope (Vice-Captain), Nkrumah Bonner, Shamarh Brooks, Keacy Carty, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Shermon Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Keemo Paul, Anderson Phillip, Rovman Powell, Jayden Seales, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh Jr.

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Willson Contreras tops sales power chart – NBC Chicago https://nmsbaseball.com/willson-contreras-tops-sales-power-chart-nbc-chicago/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 14:06:57 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/willson-contreras-tops-sales-power-chart-nbc-chicago/ Cubs Trade Chip Power Rankings, Free Willy Edition originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago The Cubs have spent 21 innings over the past two nights showing national viewers exactly what this season is about, whether they’re saying it out loud, denying it or obscuring it. Which made those two games a pair of extra commercials […]]]>

Cubs Trade Chip Power Rankings, Free Willy Edition originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The Cubs have spent 21 innings over the past two nights showing national viewers exactly what this season is about, whether they’re saying it out loud, denying it or obscuring it.

Which made those two games a pair of extra commercials for what the Cubs are buying at the trade deadline.

“Our goal is to build something really special, like last time,” team president Jed Hoyer said recently. “And I think sometimes to do that you have to have a long-term view.”

It’s a distinguished way to spin it.

Here’s the most direct way ESPN’s Buster Olney observed on Sunday night: “Last year we saw a massive sell-off by the Cubs. This summer there is going to be another liquidation, let’s face it.

Rotate it if you want. Spin it over and over again (where it stops, no one knows).

But the fourth-place Cubs (23-32) have the price tags printed and the auction house open.

They’re a bit short of launch, at least until Wade Miley and possibly Drew Smyly return from the injured list.

But relievers, batters and a field specialist? They are open for business.

Power rankings from this week’s Cubs trade deadline:

1. Willson Contreras (last week: 3). Need a receiver? Need a bat? The best receiver in the game right now looks a lot like the best overall hitter that could be available on the market, increasing in market value almost every week.

The pending free agent’s OPS is at .916 and ranked fifth in the National League after another big week, this time in the nine-game week against division leader Milwaukee and the second-placed Cardinals. .

The numbers: 11 for 30 (.367) with a 1.233 OPS, six walks, three homers and a bone bruise that didn’t cost him a game.

And in case you’re wondering, the bigger question isn’t whether the Cubs reconsider and start talking about extension with the veteran who just turned 30 who has been an exceptional youth mentor. players this season, including rookie sensation Chris Morel.

The question is whether he will still wear the Cubs uniform when he plays in the All-Star Game next month.

2.David Robertson (last week: 5). The biggest jump in the polls is the rental veteran who could draw even more buzz than Contreras if he continues the kind of work he’s been doing all season in his first full season since 2019.

He has a 7 out of 9 chance to save chances with a 2.22 ERA and last week showed the value of his impact versatility in three scoreless outings which included a save and – in the nationally televised game from Saturday – a multi-inning hot spots appearance in which he went 3-3 with the bases loaded in the seventh, knocked out Paul Goldschmidt.

He finished that outing by inducing a late-inning grounder from Goldschmidt after charging the bases with two outs in the ninth.

Anyone fancy jumping into the market for a bullpen piece?

3. Ian Happ (last week: 2). The perception that Ian Happ may be had at the deadline is not going to go away until the Cubs show an interest in extending him past his final year in club control next year.

So far, another big week (1,129 OPS) against the division bigwigs has allowed Happ to be as good – and importantly, as consistent – ​​both at the plate and on the field as he is. has done in his career.

The price goes up if he wins a first All-Star bid — for trade suitors and for any potential Cubs expansion.

Which probably means fans should enjoy Happ’s breakout season while he remains on the roster.

4. Mychal Givens (last week: NR). The right-handed veteran makes his power ranking debut just in time for a return trip to Baltimore to face the team that drafted him in the second round in 2009.

Another rental, the closer ex-Orioles quietly went 4-0 with a 3.22 ERA with a 12.1 strikeout rate (per nine innings) which is just behind Robertson’s 12.5 on the team. He is coming off a May 2.25 in which he knocked out 63% of the batters he faced.

5.Andrelton Simmons (last week: NR). Another newcomer to the standings, the four-time Golden Glove winner has backed up that pitch reputation with brilliant play since his debut in mid-May after opening the season at IL nursing a shoulder problem.

He’s perfect and affordable for a team that has a lot of strikes but needs to beef up its run prevention for October, right the White Sox?

*Checks MLB batters*

OK, maybe another team that actually hits.

Dropped: Marcus Stroman (last week: 1; gave up a career-high nine points), Drew Smyly (last week: 4; 15-day IL, oblique).

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Howell and Olson named to ABCA/Rawlings All-America teams https://nmsbaseball.com/howell-and-olson-named-to-abca-rawlings-all-america-teams/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 15:12:17 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/howell-and-olson-named-to-abca-rawlings-all-america-teams/ History links ABCA / Rawlings Full Version GREENSBORO, NC — Augustana baseball saw two of its players earn All-America honors, announced by the American Baseball Coaches Association. Carter Howell was named to the NCAA Division II All-America First Team. Will Olson was named to the NCAA […]]]>

GREENSBORO, NC — Augustana baseball saw two of its players earn All-America honors, announced by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

Carter Howell was named to the NCAA Division II All-America First Team. Will Olson was named to the NCAA Division II All-America Third Team.

Carter Howell

Howell earns ABCA/Rawlings All-America honors for the second time in his Augustana career. He previously earned Second-Team All-America honors in 2021. Howell earned D2CCA and NCBWA First-Team All-Region honors in 2022. From 61 games, Howell reached .396 with 68 points scored, 91 hits hits, 11 doubles, three triples, 17 home runs and 74 RBIs.

Howell stole 23 bases on 25 attempts and had 91 hits. It also has a .691 SLG% and a .447 OB%.

Will Olson

This is Olson’s second ABCA/Rawlings All-America honor after receiving All-American third-team honors in 2021. Olson also earned NCBWA second-team honors and D2CCA second-team honors at the 2022 season. He has a .379 batting average and has consistently been one of the Vikings’ best hitters this season.

The senior catcher had 75 hits, 15 doubles, 12 home runs, 63 RBIs and started in 56 of the 58 games he has played this season. Behind the plate, Olson’s field percentage sits at .987.

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Teams are elected by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Div. II All-America Committee.

First-team ABCA/Rawlings All-Region selections are nominated for ABCA/Rawlings All-America honors. ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove winners for all divisions will be announced on Wednesday, June 22.

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McAdoo named to US college baseball team https://nmsbaseball.com/mcadoo-named-to-us-college-baseball-team/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 21:58:54 +0000 https://nmsbaseball.com/mcadoo-named-to-us-college-baseball-team/ History links Courtesy of San Jose State Athletics TUCSON, Ariz. – Charles McAdoo was named a second-team All-American, announced Thursday by Collegiate Baseball. McAdoo is the first Spartan to make the All-American Collegiate Baseball team since Aaron Bates on the freshman team in 2003 and San Jose State’s first All-American since Zack […]]]>

Courtesy of San Jose State Athletics

TUCSON, Ariz. – Charles McAdoo was named a second-team All-American, announced Thursday by Collegiate Baseball. McAdoo is the first Spartan to make the All-American Collegiate Baseball team since Aaron Bates on the freshman team in 2003 and San Jose State’s first All-American since Zack Jones in 2010.

McAdoo set a new school single-season record by reaching base safely in 44 consecutive games and helped the Spartans claim a 30-win season for the first time since 2011 and a berth in the Mountain West Championship Game for the very first time.

  • Second year from Antioch, California.
  • 2022 All-Mountain West First Team
  • Named Mountain West Player of the Week (5/16)
  • Had the second-best team batting average of .345
  • Finished the season with a career-high 79 hits, 12 home runs, 47 runs and 63 RBIs
  • His 12 home runs were good for the team’s second and eighth in the Mountain West
  • Led the team in doubles (23) while placing third in the MW
  • Had a career day of four hits and four runs scored while tying the SJSU record with nine RBIs against the Air Force (5/15)
  • Went 2 for 6 with four RBIs in Spartans 15-6 win over Nevada to head to MW Championship Game (5/28)
  • 0.971 Pitch Percentage

#SpartanUp


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