Saturday, March 24, 2007

Waterloo adds two more pitchers

  • Ball State RHP Brenden Stines picked up his second win of the spring today, striking out seven in 6.1 innings against Akron.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Eau Claire signs a pair of Lobos

Eau Claire has signed two pitchers from New Mexico. LHP Bobby LaFromboise was drafted in the 24th round of the 2005 draft by the White Sox. Bobby is 4-1, 3.12 with 48 strikeouts and one save this spring. He pitched 8 strong innings today giving up four hits and one run while striking out six and walking none. RHP Shane Dyer was drafted by the Rockies in the 24th round in the 2006 MLB draft. Shane is 1-1 in 5 appearances this spring. Another Lobo who has previously been announced as returning, Ian Hollick has a 9 game hitting streak going and was 2for5 today with 2 RBI. Eau Claire alum Matt Foote had 2 steals today to give him a team high 14 this spring for New Mexico.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Mallards in the Big Ten

Big Ten Players Continue Hot Start to 2007
Madison, WI – March 19, 2007. The Mallards were well represented by Big Ten Conference teams last weekend. Leading the charge was University of Iowa infielder Travis Sweet who had six RBI’s and scored three runs on five hits during a Friday doubleheader against Dallas Baptist and Fresno State. He is now hitting .364 and leads the Hawkeyes with 16 hits and 13 runs in 10 games. Other future Mallards had noteworthy performances over the weekend as well. Below is a complete listing (in alphabetical order) of these seven players’ accomplishments.
Jordan Comadena, C/OF, Jr., Purdue. Comadena’s blistering start to the 2007 season continued as he had two RBI’s and scored five runs on six hits that included a lead-off home run in a three-game series versus Samford last weekend. He is now hitting .442 and leads the Boilermakers in runs (17), doubles (9), home runs (4), RBI’s (16), and walks (13).
Dusty Napolean, C/1B, Jr., Iowa. Napolean had eight RBI’s on five hits during a two-game Friday/Saturday series versus Dallas Baptist. His 15 RBI’s lead the Hawkeye’s squad.
Eric Nielson, C, So., Purdue. Nielson continued to make the most of his playing time and is now hitting .462 (6-13) after adding three hits in two games versus Samford.
Chris Roberts, OF, Jr., Michigan State. Roberts drove in the game-winning run with an RBI double in the top of ninth inning to lead the Spartans to a 4-3 victory over Oklahoma Friday. He also collected two hits in Sunday’s game.
Joseph Spiers, SS/1B, Jr., San Diego State. Spiers’ four hits and two RBI’s helped lead the Aztecs to two wins over UCLA last weekend.
Daniel Webb, OF, Jr., Illinois. In two games versus Yale and Jacksonville State University Webb had two RBI’s and scored four runs on three hits, including one double. He is now batting .308 for the season.
Brandon Wikoff, INF/P, Fr., Illinois. Wikoff scored two runs and had three hits in a 17-5 win over Yale on Sunday. He upped his average to .400 and is now tied for the team lead with 18 hits.
The Madison Mallards open the 2007 season against the Eau Claire Express on Thursday May 31, 2007. Group and season tickets are on sale now. Single game tickets go on sale Saturday, April 28. For more information please call the Mallards ticket office at 608.246.4277 or log onto

Signings Around The League

  • Rochester has signed C Derek Norris of Delta State. He has a team high 4 HR this spring and is on a 5 game hitting streak.

  • The Express have also signed their first ever ACC player in LHP Elliott Ogawa from Georgia Tech. The freshman did not give up a hit in his only appearance this spring.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Thunder Bay Additions

Thunder Bay has announced the signings of three players from the University of Illinois at Chicago. RHP Steve Crnkovich is 1-2, 2.48 with 19 strikeouts so far this year. He only gave up one run on three hits in eight innings against #1 ranked Vanderbilt on March 10. INF Mike Kaffel has not commited an error this spring. C Erik Whinery has caught 40% of those attempting to steal on him this spring.

The Border Cats also have signed four players from Belmont University. RHP Eric Diaz has only walked one in seven appearances this spring. RHP Chris Manning led Belmont with 10 saves last year and already has 4 saves this spring. INF Brandon McCall is hitting .271 with 3 HR and 3 steals this season. LHP/OF Carlo Testa is 2-0 with 20 strikeouts in 4 starts and has 1 HR and 2 steals this spring.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

A few sites I like to visit. is a site that every Brewer fan should frequent. I haven't found a fan site for any team that has as much to offer as they do.

DTFC Minnesota Twins Forum doesnt have a high volume of posts, but they have high quality info.

If you want to read about the Cape Cod League then you must check out CodBall.

I also check out New York Collegiate Baseball League Blog a few times a week. There will be a few players in the Northwoods League this summer that played in the NYCBL in the past.

The College Baseball Blog is constantly updated with news on whats happening in college baseball.

A site I just found is College Baseball Summer Leagues!. Andrew has news on the many different summer leagues and their players. Make sure to check out his interview with future Madison Mallard Aaron Bray here.

Former Wisconsin Woodchuck and current Minnesota Twin Pat Neshek has his own blog.