Post Tournament News

All Tournament Teams released their attempt at forming a 18 person all tournament team from the weekend. Not an easy thing to do when picking from 18 teams playing 24 games.

Notables for Michigan:

  • Starting Pitcher – Eric Katzman (Michigan, LHP, Jr.)
  • Relief Pitcher – Tyler Burgoon (Michigan, RHP, So.)
  • RF -Nick Urban (Michigan, Sr.)
  • DH – Jake McLouth (Michigan, Fr.)

Notably absent? Kenny Fellows. The guy bats .541 with a run, 2 RBIs, and 2 assists in the outfield and he gets nothing. Those 4 times being caught stealing hurt him as he lost the chance to score a few more runs.

Big10 Player of the Week

Nick Urban took Big10 POTW honors this week. Tyler Burgoon and Eric Katzman get the shaft. I can understand Eric Jokisch (NU) getting the nod for the complete game, but Drew Rucinski (OSU)? Let us compare:

Burgoon, Tyler (2-0)

Appearance IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
2 4.0 3 0 0 0 4 14 14
Total 5.0 3 0 0 0 4 17 17

Rucinski, Drew (1-0, 1 Sv)

Appearance IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
1 3.1 1 0 0 1 3 1 13
2 3.0 2 0 0 0 3 10 10
Total 6.1 3 0 0 1 6 21 23

I mean the guy gave up a walk for crying out loud. And sacrifices? Burgoon scoffs at the sort. He just gets outs.

Poll Watching

Michigan slides up in most polls with the 4-0 start.

Poll Current LW
NCBWA 25 30
Collegiate Baseball 28 29
BaseballAmerica NR NR
Rivals NR NR
USA Today/ESPN 37* TBA

*In others receiving votes section

No love yet from Rivals, who generally is very reluctant about mid majors/teams not from the SEC/Big12/Pac10/Big West/ACC. RPI hasn’t been posted anywhere I’ve seen yet.  Coaches poll (USA Today) haven’t posted yet, it will be updated as it comes in.

This news update will probably be put through on Thursday on Varsity Blue, once I collect all the pertainent information.


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