Feb 14, 2011 | Dan Thompson | 349 views
2011 College Season Kicks Off
First baseman Kevin Nickel is off to a tremendous start at the plate, as the UBC Thunderbirds make their early season tour through California.
Kevin already has six hits, including two mammoth home runs. He has counted five RBIs and scored four runs. Congratulations on a great start so far Kevin! Teammate and fellow alumni, Graeme Carey also recorded his first hit for two RBIs in a game versus Concordia College (CA).
On the NJCAA Division I front, the Volunteer State Pioneers racked up their first victory of the season with a win over Campbellsville College. The Pioneers lead by two runs heading into the ninth inning, then handed the ball over to Terrier alumni Graham Tebbit. Graham struck out two, and recorded his first career college save.
Over in the NCAA D 1 America East Conference, Chad Marshall and Joel Stubbs top the annual College Baseball Insider coaches poll. Stubbs is going into his sophomore year at Binghamton University and garnered enough votes to be ranked the number one infielder with the strongest arm. Good luck this year Joel!
Marshall, shortstop at Stonybrook University was ranked the conference's best baserunner, toughest hitter to strike out and best defensive infielder. Chad is going into his senior year at Stonybrook and has had a stellar college career. He has helped the Seawolves win the America East conference title two of the past three seasons.
Chad was the Terriers shortstop on their 2006 PBLO and World Series Championship team. Congratulations to Chad on all his accomplisments and best of luck this year.