Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

College Baseball Newsbeat

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

17-year Navy veteran to make his NCAA pitching debut

Cool to add some veteran presence.

Yes, after 17 years of active duty in the Navy, Holcomb will pitch in an NCAA game for the first time on Tuesday night for the Jacksonville University Dolphins.

From the Jacksonville University website:

“I’m like a little freshman trying to get that spot and do some damage out there on the mound,” said Holcomb who turns 35 next week. “Where I am at in my life, I’ve surpassed a lot of my dreams. I found a role around here and stayed attached to the program and the guys welcomed me in.”

...

“I was accepted into the Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program (MECP) here at JU,” said Holcomb of his decision to enroll as a student-athlete, “After I get my degree, I’ll have the chance to serve for six years. I love serving my country. If I can do 40-years serving and retire, that’s what I want to do.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 28, 2015 at 10:46 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: college baseball, jacksonville, navy veteran

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Philly.com: Phillies lose to University of Tampa, 6-2.

UT, ranked No. 1 in Div. II, tied it at 2 when Phillies reliever Nefi Ogando walked in a run with the bases loaded. That prompted a mid-inning pitching change to Hector Neris, who promptly gave up a grand slam to UT shortstop Giovanny Alfonzo.

The Phillies loaded the bases in the ninth, but Cord Phelps grounded out to the pitcher to end it.

A couple of days old, but still a fun story.


Wednesday, February 04, 2015

JuCo team to sign first female pitcher; daughter of former MLB closer

History will be made when the Bossier Parish Community College baseball team signs pitcher Sarah Hudek, the first female to play baseball at BPCC, to the roster. She is also one of the first females to play at the collegiate level.

Hudek, the daughter of former MLB pitcher and All-Star, John Hudek, earned her baseball scholarship from head coach Aaron Vorachek and will make it official when she signs with the team at a ceremony in her hometown of Houston at 6 p.m. on Wednesday….

“This is not a gimmick and I could care less about media attention,” Vorachek told the Shreveport Times. “I’m signing her to help us win ballgames.”...

Like her father, Hudek’s pitches pack a powerful punch. The 5-10 left-hander throws 82 miles per hour.

“I grew up around pro baseball and I’ve had the opportunity to pick the brain, not only of my dad, but of other major leaguers he is friends with,” Hudek said. “I have a fastball, change-up, curve and I’m working on a cutter.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 04, 2015 at 03:16 PM | 71 comment(s)
  Beats: college baseball, john hudek, junior college, women in baseball

 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Brian
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-29-2015
(3 - 10:24am, May 29)
Last: Tom Nawrocki

NewsblogFire Ben Cherington and John Farrell? That’s not going to happen - Sports - The Boston Globe
(60 - 10:23am, May 29)
Last: Jim Furtado

NewsblogLet's play two: Baseball would be better with a split season | FOX Sports
(8 - 10:23am, May 29)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogThe Expanded Strike Zone: It’s Baaaack… – The Hardball Times
(2 - 10:18am, May 29)
Last: Yeaarrgghhhh

NewsblogIn Which Derek Norris is Blamed for Home Run Problems, Plight of Humankind | Padres Public
(12 - 10:13am, May 29)
Last: Petunia inquires about ponies

NewsblogMontreal Mayor Wants Regular-Season MLB Games in the City in 2016
(5 - 10:13am, May 29)
Last: Rusty Priske

NewsblogJoe Kelly: Perennially an Adjustment Away | FanGraphs Baseball
(17 - 10:12am, May 29)
Last: The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott)

NewsblogThe Accurate RBI Record of Babe Ruth | SABR
(22 - 10:08am, May 29)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogFor de Blasio, a Red Sox Fan, the Simple Pleasure of Baseball Gets Complicated
(4 - 10:08am, May 29)
Last: Nasty Nate

NewsblogESPN: Crasnick: Harper Taking Baseball By Storm
(58 - 10:05am, May 29)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogOTP - May 2015: Jeb Bush would like to watch baseball with Teddy Roosevelt and Pitbull
(4542 - 10:04am, May 29)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogOak Mountain's David Dahl suffers lacerated spleen in collision in minor league baseball game | AL.com
(1 - 10:01am, May 29)
Last: AROM

NewsblogAdams might miss rest of season : Sports
(33 - 9:57am, May 29)
Last: Non-Youkilidian Geometry

NewsblogGrant Balfour Leaning Toward Retirement
(2 - 9:54am, May 29)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogOT: Soccer March 2015
(1221 - 8:33am, May 29)
Last: Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

Page rendered in 1.1519 seconds
57 querie(s) executed