UNF Quick Update

UPDATE (3:30pm):  Brandon Sinnery is starting for Michigan, he went 0.1 innings this weekend giving up a hit and a walk.  Also, I missed the 2000 game against the Osprey, who we are 0-1 against, so this is a vengeance game.  Oaks still isn’t listed on the depth chart, despite being listed in the weekly press release.  Seems odd.  Anyone with information, please leave a comment.

Baseball Stream – via Atlantic Sun IPTV, but it’s $5.99 pay per view.  Seems pricey, but at least its out there.

White Out the Wolverines – UNF is planning a White Out for the game tonight.  Make sure you fans going to the game wear something Maize as their colors are White and Navy.  You’ll stand out like a sore thumb, announcing the Michigan presence.  First pitch is 7pm, pitchers are still TBA.  I’m going to guess Mike Wilson for Michigan just because we haven’t seen him yet.

All BigEast/Big10 Challenge PlayersCollegebaseball360.com 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 teams not from the SEC/Big12/Pac10/Big West/ACC. RPI hasn’t been posted anywhere I’ve seen yet (ncaa.com or boyd’s world), which isn’t surprising due to the minimal number of games so far. Coaches poll (USA Today) haven’t posted yet, it will be updated if/when it come in today

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  1. Other Chris says...

    During that USF chat, the USF rep said the UM communications staff reported Oaks as sick and didn’t travel with the team. Allegedly, he was one of the live chat participants, and I believe that the participant AT/Amanda T was Chris Berset’s girlfriend back in Virginia.

    They all changed monikers more than the WLA, so who knows what was up.

  2. Yeah, I remember seeing some of that too, but the whole changing monikers (oddly I thought they were the WLA intentionally trying to be ridiculous under code names) had me confused. Thanks for the explanation.

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