Baseball – Chatham Journal Newspaper http://chathamjournal.com Experience the World of Chatham County, NC Thu, 22 Feb 2018 23:16:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i1.wp.com/chathamjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/10888465-four-newspaper-pile-isolated-on-white-background-Stock-Vector-newspaper-icon-headline-5580d7a0v1_site_icon.png?fit=32%2C32 Baseball – Chatham Journal Newspaper http://chathamjournal.com 32 32 Experience the World of Chatham County, NC Baseball – Chatham Journal Newspaper Experience the World of Chatham County, NC Baseball – Chatham Journal Newspaper http://chathamjournal.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://chathamjournal.com/category/sports/baseball/ TV-G 63016882 ACC Baseball Weekly – Feb. 22-26 http://chathamjournal.com/2018/02/22/acc-baseball-weekly-feb-22-26/ Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:42:55 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=8473 Greensboro, NC – A trio of Atlantic Division teams remain perfect on the young season as Clemson, Florida State, and Louisville all sit at 4-0 heading into the second weekend … Nine ACC teams are ranked in a national poll…

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Greensboro, NC – A trio of Atlantic Division teams remain perfect on the young season as Clemson, Florida State, and Louisville all sit at 4-0 heading into the second weekend … Nine ACC teams are ranked in a national poll this week, led by Florida State, Miami, and North Carolina who are ranked in the top 10 in at least one poll.

ACC Baseball Schedule for February 22-26Two ranked series highlight this weekend’s schedule … #21 Clemson hosts #17 Dallas Baptist, and Miami has three against #1 Florida in Coral Gables … Boston College also has one game against an Indiana team that is ranked in a handful of polls as the Eagles head to Port Charlotte to face three Big Ten teams … #7 North Carolina has a three-game series against East Carolina, with Friday’s game in Greenville, Saturday’s in Durham, and Sunday’s in Chapel Hill.

Danny Hall could reach a major milestone this weekend … the Georgia Tech coach sits on 1,198 career wins, and will be the seventh active coach to reach 2,000 career victories with two more wins … When he reaches the milestone, he will be the fourth active ACC coach with that many, joining Florida State’s Mike Martin, Miami’s Jim Morris, and North Carolina’s Mike Fox … No other conference has more than one active coach with at least 1,200 career victories.

Highlights of opening weekend included Notre Dame taking two of three at No. 9 LSU … Junior Eric Gilgenbach keyed the Fighting Irish by batting .385 with three home runs and nine RBIs in the three-game series … That included a two-homer, seven-RBI game in Sunday’s win that clinched the series … Gilgenbach hit a three-run homer to give Notre Dame the lead in the fourth inning, then capped the win with a grand slam in the ninth … He also made several key defensive plays in right field.

Two ACC players were named Collegiate Baseball National Players of the Week … Notre Dame’s Eric Gilgenbach was recognized after leading the Irish to the series win at No. 9 LSU … Freure made two relief appearances and struck out 13 batters over 6 2/3 innings.

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Powerade State Games high school baseball coaches announced http://chathamjournal.com/2017/04/05/powerade-state-games-high-school-baseball-coaches-announced/ Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:26:07 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=7509 Durham, NC – The Powerade State Games High School Baseball Showcase will take place June 14-18 at the UNC Greensboro Baseball Stadium.  The High School Baseball Showcase pits the best 20 underclassmen players from eight North Carolina regions against each…

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Durham, NC – The Powerade State Games High School Baseball Showcase will take place June 14-18 at the UNC Greensboro Baseball Stadium.  The High School Baseball Showcase pits the best 20 underclassmen players from eight North Carolina regions against each other to battle it out in front of over 80 college and professional scouts for the gold, silver and bronze medals.

powerade state games of north carolinaThe coaches have been selected for each regional team and are listed below with their high school in parentheses and the head coach listed first:

Region 1 – Greg Clifton (Faith Christian), Justin Hill (Currituck), Axel Smith (Oakwood School), Buck Edmundson (Fike)

Region 2 – Robby Lasater (W. Carteret), Jackson Massey (N. Lenoir), TJ Spivey (W. Brunswick), Aaron Rimer (Topsail)

Region 3 – Guy Civitello (Leesville Road), Mike Carroll (JF Webb), Adam Weaver (Corinth Holders), Pete Shankle (Voyager Academy)

Region 4 – Kelly Chavis (St. Pauls), Chad Hill (Scotland County), Brett Harwood (Whiteville), Samuel Thorndyke (Fairmont)

Region 5 – Landon Kimrey (N. Guilford), Jake Smith (Randleman), Brad Bullard (West Forsyth), Clark Erskine (McMichael)

Region 6 – Clinton Koppe (E. Mecklenburg), Allan Chapman (W. Lincoln), Philip Russ (Bessemer City), Michael Causey (Southlake Christian)

Region 7 – Jack Moss (Forbush), Jeff Peck (Statesville), Mike Windish (Ashe County), Jeff Burchett (Mooresville)

Region 8 – Tony Wall (Chase), Bill Hillier (Asheville), Brandon Ball (W. Henderson)

Only high school underclassmen (2018-20 graduates) are eligible to participate.  To register, view regional maps, view tryout dates & locations, or for other general information on the High School Baseball Showcase, please visit www.poweradestategames.org.

The Powerade State Games of North Carolina is gearing up for an exciting year of competition in the Piedmont Triad.  The 31st annual Powerade State Games begin on June 3rd and conclude on June 25th, hosting competitions in Burlington, Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem.  Registration is now open for all sports.  Athletes can visit www.poweradestategames.org to register for each event.

The Powerade State Games will host two athlete parties in 2017.  The Opening Party will be held at Airbound Trampoline Park in Winston-Salem on June 16th.  The Closing Party will be held at Airbound Trampoline Park in Greensboro on June 24th.  Both parties will feature free jumping for the athletes as well as t-shirts, drawstring bags and a Powerade water bottle.  The ceremonial cauldron will be lit and available for photo opportunities as well.  Visit www.poweradestategames.org for more information.

The 2017 Powerade State Games of North Carolina corporate partners include: Powerade, BB&T, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC, Lowes Foods, Greensboro Convention & Visitors Bureau, Visit Winston-Salem, Burlington Alamance County Visitors Bureau, High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau, Visit NC, Sheetz, Jimmy John’s Sandwiches, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Liberty University, Bojangle’s, Greensboro Sports Commission, Systel and York Properties. It is not too late to be part of this year’s Powerade State Games; to become a sponsor contact North Carolina Amateur Sports at 919-361-1133 ext. 233.

North Carolina Amateur Sports (NCAS) is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that annually hosts the Powerade State Games of North Carolina and Cycle North Carolina.  NCAS is dedicated to the promotion of health, physical fitness and the Olympic Movement in North Carolina.  For more information on NCAS and its events, please visit www.ncsports.org.

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2016 ACC Baseball Tournament schedule http://chathamjournal.com/2016/05/24/acc-baseball-championship-schedule/ Tue, 24 May 2016 16:11:48 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=6339 Durham, NC – The 2016 ACC Baseball Tournament marks the second year of a four-year run at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The event will run from May 24 to May 29. Below is the planned schedule of games to be…

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Durham, NC – The 2016 ACC Baseball Tournament marks the second year of a four-year run at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The event will run from May 24 to May 29. Below is the planned schedule of games to be played.

Tuesday, May 24

#7 Duke vs. #10 Wake Forest, 11 a.m. (RSN)

#8 Boston College vs. #9 Georgia Tech, 3 p.m. (RSN)

Wednesday, May 25

#4 Florida State vs. #5 NC State, 11 a.m. (RSN)

#1 Miami vs. #8 Boston College/#9 Georgia Tech, 3 p.m. (RSN)

#2 Louisville vs. #7 Duke/#10 Wake Forest, 7 p.m. (RSN)

Thursday, May 26

#3 Virginia vs. #6 Clemson, 11 a.m. (RSN)

#4 Florida State vs. #8 Boston College/#9 Georgia Tech, 3 p.m. (RSN)

#1 Miami vs. #5 NC State, 7 p.m. (RSN)

Friday, May 27

#2 Louisville vs. #6 Clemson, 11 a.m. (RSN)

#3 Virginia vs. #7 Duke/#10 Wake Forest, 3 p.m. (RSN)

#5 NC State vs. #8 Boston College/#9 Georgia Tech, 7 p.m. (RSN)

Saturday, May 28

#6 Clemson vs. #7 Duke/#10 Wake Forest, 11 a.m. (RSN)

#1 Miami vs. #4 Florida State, 3 p.m. (RSN)

#2 Louisville vs. #3 Virginia, 7 p.m. (RSN)

Sunday, May 29

ACC Championship, Noon (ESPN2)

2016 ACC Baseball ChampionshipLeague Notes

The 2016 ACC Baseball Championship marks the second year of a four-year run at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, which has hosted the event four times since 2009.  The city of Durham has hosted the ACC Baseball Championship on nine previous occasions, including seven at DBAP. Florida State enters this year’s event as the ACC’s defending champion, having defeated NC State in last year’s title game.

Durham Bulls Athletic Park has been the site of two ACC Baseball Championship attendance milestones. The 2013 Saturday night crowd of 11,392 that saw North Carolina edge NC State 2-1 in 18 innings stands as the record attendance for a college baseball game in the state of North Carolina. Last year’s ACC Championship Game crowd of 9,759 for Florida State’s 6-2 win over NC State marked the largest title game crowd in the event’s 42-year history.

Coastal Division champion Miami and Atlantic Division champion Louisville enter the 2016 ACC Baseball Championship as the top two seeded teams for the second consecutive year. Miami holds the No. 1 overall seed after posting the highest winning percentage in conference play at .750 (21-7). The Hurricanes finished the regular season at 43-10 overall. Louisville, which earned the top seed last season in its first year as a league member last year, finished 22-8 (.733) in ACC play this year. The Cardinals own the ACC’s top overall record at 46-10 (.811).

Defending NCAA champion Virginia (36-18, 19-11) is seeded third in this year’s ACC Championship, while Florida State (34-19, 16-10) will defend its ACC title as the No. 4 seed.

In addition to going after an ACC title during this week’s ACC Championship, league teams will be trying to improve their positioning for spots in the NCAA tournament field, which will be announced on Memorial Day. Led by No. 1 Louisville, a nation-leading 11 ACC teams are currently ranked among the top 35 of the most recent RPI, and the ACC is the top-ranked conference. The ACC has sent at least seven teams to the NCAA tournament each of the past seven seasons and 10 of the past 11 years.

In addition to the top four seeds in this year’s championship, seven other ACC teams have eclipsed the 30-win plateau in 2016 with NC State at 34-14, Clemson 38-18, Boston College 31-19 and Wake Forest at 32-23 among Atlantic Division teams. A glance at Coastal Division overall records finds Duke at 33-21, Georgia Tech at 35-20 and North Carolina at 34-21.

 

ACC Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year Seth Beer of Clemson is tied for the conference lead in home runs with 15 and ranks third in RBIs with 60 in 54 games. Beer is batting .378 to rank sixth in the conference and is second in slugging percentage (.694), third in on-base percentage (.528) and is tied for second in total bases (2.31 per game) …. ACC Pitcher of the Year Drew Harrington of Louisville enters the postseason with an 11-1 record and ranks third in the conference with a 1.66 ERA. Harrington has struck out 71 batters while walking just 22 in 92 innings and has allowed only three home runs this season … Dan McDonnell of Louisville was voted ACC Coach of the Year by his peers for the second year in a row after guiding the Cardinals to their second-straight Atlantic Division crown and a top-five national ranking. Louisville brings a nine-game winning streak into the ACC Championship.

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2016 ACC Baseball Championship schedule of events & initiatives http://chathamjournal.com/2016/05/24/2016-acc-baseball-championship-schedule-events-initiatives/ Tue, 24 May 2016 15:56:25 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=6336 Durham, NC – Below is information on a number of initiatives surrounding the 2016 ACC Baseball Championship. For more information on each, please click the link in the title. Stadium Policies & Information Information on Durham Bulls Athletic Park policies…

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Durham, NC – Below is information on a number of initiatives surrounding the 2016 ACC Baseball Championship. For more information on each, please click the link in the title.

Stadium Policies & Information

Information on Durham Bulls Athletic Park policies and attractions is available here: http://atmilb.com/1YyIIqj. The sale of beer and wine to those of legal age will be extended to all ticketed patrons. The alcohol policy enforced by the Durham Bulls at games will be in effect for the 2016 ACC Baseball Championship.

 

Coverage & Social Information

The 2016 ACC Baseball Championship will be played May 24-29 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The first round and pool play games on TuesdaySaturday will be televised on RSN. RSN coverage details can be found at http://theacc.co/base16rsn. The 10-team tournament will conclude with the championship game at noon on Sunday, which will be nationally televised by ESPN2. Following each game, postgame press conferences with the head coach and selected players will be streamed live on theACC.com. Fans can view these at http://theacc.co/base16pressers.

Fans can find complete coverage of the week and join in the conversation by liking the ACC’s official Facebook page; following @theACC and @ACCBaseball on Twitter, following @ACCSports on Instagram and Snapchat or by searching for #ACCBase. The ACC Digital Network will capture the Must See Moments, unique performance plays and sound with all highlights available at theACC.com.

ACC Championship App

The Official ACC Championship App can be found as a free download in the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores. The app is the go-to resource for fans attending the game by offering a more complete experience with in-depth game coverage, event guide, maps, social streams, live stats, news and video. The app is available for download on Apple (http://apple.co/1SAFDTj) and Android (http://bit.ly/1S1Yaba).

Military Appreciation Day

The ACC will honor America by recognizing the men and women of the Armed Forces during the ACC Baseball Championship Game on Sunday, May 29. The All Veteran Group Parachute Team will be delivering the game ball. The group of former and present military members has conducted over 50,000 parachute jumps and will have three members parachute into the ballpark prior to the game. The first pitch will be thrown by Lieutenant Colonel Dwyer of the United States Army, who has served four combat tours in Afghanistan.

ACC FanFest

ACC FanFest will take place from 2-7 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 and 9 a.m.-noon on Sunday, May 29 during the 2016 ACC Baseball Championship. The free event will include autograph signings with ACC baseball players on Saturday, May 28 from 2-3 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. ACC FanFest will be held on Blackwell Street outside of the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Open to the public, the event will feature ACC Corporate Champion attractions, inflatables, food and beverages, an official championship merchandise store, music, novelty stations and fun for the entire family.

Triangle Youth Classic

The ACC, in partnership with the Triangle Sports Commission, N.C. Development Baseball and the Durham Bulls, will host the Triangle Youth Classic at the ACC Baseball Championship (TYC at ACCBC). The youth baseball tournament for 12U, 11U, and 10U travel baseball teams will be held in conjunction with the ACC Baseball Championship.

Education Day

The ACC will host Education Day during the 2016 ACC Baseball Championship Game on Thursday, May 26. Approximately 300 students from Dynamic Community Charter School, East Chapel Hill High School, Granville Central High School, The Hawbridge School, JF Webb High School, Kerr Family YMCA, Leesville Road High School, Mintz Christian Academy, Murdoch Developmental Center, BART-Murdoch, Project SEARCH/ABSS and Walter M. Williams High School will attend the 11 a.m. game.

Teachers of the Year

The ACC continued an initiative to recognize local Teachers of the Year by inviting them to ACC Championship events. The Durham Public Schools Teacher of the Year finalists and their guests were invited to attend the championship game of the ACC Baseball Championship.

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2016 ACC Baseball Championship: The 2016 ACC Baseball Championship will be played May 24-29 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina. The first round and pool play will be broadcast on RSN, with the championship game on Sunday televised on ESPN2.  To purchase tickets and for more information on the full week of ACC festivities visit http://theacc.co/BASEChamp.

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