Metairie, LA – In recognition of 15 years of hosting the Wally Pontiff, Jr. Classic at the Shrine on Airline, the New Orleans Baby Cakes will retire Pontiff’s jersey number 31 during a ceremony on Friday, July 27 when the Baby Cakes host the Tacoma Rainiers.
“I was blown away when I was told the Baby Cakes would be retiring Wally’s number,” said his father, Wally
Pontiff, Sr. “It is a tremendous honor and means a lot to us. The organization has been so good to us and the connection has been great for the last 15 years.” Continue reading “New Orleans Baby Cakes to Retire Wally Pontiff’s No. 31”
There were only three games on the SEC docket Wednesday, with Tennessee, Kentucky and Miss. State all collecting non-conference wins.
Luke Becker hit a go-ahead solo home run in the seventh inning as Kentucky defeated Western Carolina 7-5. Alex Rodriguez went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Wed., April 11)”
A total of 12 SEC teams were in action on a busy Tuesday night on the diamond.
Florida ran its winning streak to eight straight games over in-state rival Florida State with a 6-3 win at Dick Howser Stadium in Tallahassee. The Gators are 13-1 in their last 14 games with the Seminoles, after sweeping the three-game series this year.
Arkansas, Georgia and Ole Miss had big neutral site wins on Tuesday.
Arkansas scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat Grambling 7-6 in front of 8,719 fans at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock. Eric Cole capped the comeback with a 2-run single.
Georgia posted a 6-3 win over Clemson in front of 5,801 fans at SRP Park in North Augusta, Georgia. Michael Curry capped the Bulldogs five-run third inning with a three-run home run.
Ole Miss scored six runs in the third inning en route to an 11-3 win over Southern Miss in front of 5,772 at Trustnark Park in Pearl.
Texas A&M got two RBIs from Will Frizzell, Cole Bedford and Hunter Coleman in a 6-5 win over Texas in front of 7,537 fans at Blue Bell Park.
Here are Tuesday’s SEC recaps: Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Tuesday, April 10)”
Arkansas freshman Heston Kjerstad delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Razorbacks completed a three-game sweep of Auburn. Arkansas trailed 4-0 after three innings but rallied for the win. Eric Cole stroked a game-tying, two-run single in the seventh inning.
Florida, Kentucky and Miss State closed the weekend with series clinching wins. MSU got a walk-off, two-run home run for a 7-5, 11-inning win over rival Ole Miss. Kentucky hit four home runs in its 10-5 win over South Carolina. Tristan Pompey, Troy Squires, Luke Heyer and Luke Becker were a combined 8-for-15 with seven runs scored, four home runs and seven RBIs out of the top four spots in the batting order.
Florida posted a 6-4, 11-inning win over Tennessee in game one of Sunday’s double header at Tennessee but saw its nine-game winning streak end with a 6-4 loss in the night cap.
Here are Sunday’s SEC recaps: Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Sunday, April 8)”
Hank Aaron became baseball’s all-time home run leader on April 8, 1974 when he launched his 715th career home run off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Al Downing.
Today is the 44th anniversary of this historic baseball event.
via Henry Aaron hits home run No. 715 | Baseball Hall of Fame
Florida (22), South Carolina (15), Miss. State (13) and Arkansas (13) all scored double figures to highlight Saturday’s scoreboard. The Gators scored as many runs on Saturday as Alabama, Missouri, Texas A&M, LSU, Vanderbilt and Georgia combined.
Florida scored an SEC high 22 runs in the blowout win at Tennessee. Deacon Liput, JJ Schwarz and Blake Reese all scored three runs. The Gators had two 7-run innings and one 5-run inning. A total of 11 different Gators scored a run in the win. Florida is riding an eight-game winning streak and head coach Kevin O’Sullivan picked up his 200th career SEC win on Saturday. Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Saturday, April 7)”