Feb 20, 2017 | Dan Thompson | 249 views
2017 College Round Up.....Week One
The 2017 college baseball season kicked off this past week. In the coming months we will highlight Terrier alumni as they compete at their various levels of the NCAA, NJCAA and NAIA divisions.
Kyle MacDonald led the NJCAA D1 Crowder College Roughriders to a 7-1 start. In 29 at bats Kyle is hitting. 414 with three homers, nine RBI and eleven runs scored.
Jake Sims, who is already committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide next year got off to a hot start at the plate for Roane State.
Jake has six hits, seven RBI and five runs scored in six games
RHP Sam Turcotte made his NCAA D1 debut for Stony Brook in Lake Charles Louisiana this past weekend. Sam entered the game with the Seawolves trailing Missouri State 6-0. He was outstanding in his four innings of work, allowing just two hits while striking out three.
On Sunday, Stony Brook fell 6-3 to Rhode Island. CF Toby Handley had all three RBI for the Seawolves.
Catcher Matt Volmer of the St. Francis Cougars got his first hit of the young NAIA season in a 3-2 loss to the Jarvis College Bulldogs. Matt also had a three RBI game last week as the Cougars opened their season on a tour of Texas.
In other NAIA action Shane Clarke scored two runs in Missouri Valley's 6-5 win over Wiley College.
In Boiling Springs North Carolina the Canisius Golden Griffins opened the 2017 campaign with a 10-7 victory over Garner- Webb.
- 3B Liam Wilson scored three times, had a hit and two walks in the win.
- LHP Zach Sloan got the start, went 4.1 innings with no decision.
Luke Tevlin of the Binghamton Bearcats got his first hit of the season in the BU opener. Luke was 1-2 in an 8-4 loss to nationally ranked New Mexico.
The Niagara University Purple Eagles opened up in Waco Texas versus Baylor University.
- Joel Brophy was 1-2 and 2-5 with a stolen base and run scored in Saturday's DH.
- 2B Geoff Seto chipped in with a hit and an RBI but it was not enough as NU dropped both games.
- Catcher Joe Tevlin also made his NCAA D1 debut for Niagara. Joe smacked his first college career hit, was 1-3 with a walk and an RBI.