Let’s take a quick look at a few players who have put up good numbers since Monday of this week…. and remember, I’m just one guy, so it’s hard to look at all the boxscores. So if you, Brilliant Reader, know of someone who went nuts in a game, feel free to drop me a line.
- Arkansas lefthander Lael Lockhart (Woodstock 2019) threw very, very well against TCU on Monday, allowing two hits, one earned run, two walks, and struck out eight in 4 1/3 innings pitched. Arkansas went on to win, 4-1. Lockhart did not throw a pitch for the Bandits in ’19 (he was resting his arm), but he was the 5th best hitter that summer.
- On Tuesday, two Houston Cougars went nuts against A&M-Corpus Christi. Brad Burckel (Waynesboro 2019) went 2-4 with three runs, three RBIs, a home run, and two stolen bases, and Tyler Bielamowicz (Waynesboro 2018) went 2-3, with three runs, an RBI, hit-by-pitch, and home run. Houston won, 12-8.
- Also on Tuesday, Thomas Francisco (Charlottesville 2019) went 3-4, with a run, three RBIs, and home run for East Carolina against Duke. Francisco was the 7th best hitter in 2019.
- In UNC-Greensboro’s wild 16-14 win over NC State on Tuesday, a player from each side contributed mightily to his team’s attack. For Greensboro, Josh Madole (Harrisonburg 2018-19) went 3-5, with two runs, a walk and an RBI. For the Wolfpack, Jonny Butler (Winchester 2018) went 2-3, with three runs, four RBIs, a hit-by-pitch, and a home run. Madole was the 11th best hitter in 2019.
- I guess I’ll just keep mentioning South Carolina’s Wes Clarke (Waynesboro 2019), since he just continues to hit home runs. On Tuesday, against Winthrop, Clarke went 3-3, with four runs, three RBIs, two walks, and three home runs. Three more home runs! In his first four games, he’s gone 10-13, with 11 runs, two doubles, six home runs, 12 RBIs, and seven walks against no strikeouts. He’s lugging 2.308- no big deal. He was also named Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball and D1baseball .com. (Oh, ad he was ATVL’s 2nd best hitter in the league in 2019.)
- Alabama State defeated Samford 11-9 on Tuesday, with Alabama’s Cristopher De Guzman (New Market 2018) going 3-4, with a run, four RBIs, double, and stolen base. On the other side, Samford’s Sonny DiChiara (Strasburg 2019) went 1-2, with three runs, three walks, and a double. DiChiara was a top hitter in 2019.
- Yesterday, Georgia Southern defeated Charleston 18-7, and Christian Avant (Front Royal 2018) went 4-5, with two doubles, four RBIs, and walk.