May 15, 2013 A 'tireless worker,' Hursh leading OSU hurlers
After missing all of 2012 due to Tommy John surgery, Oklahoma State right-hander Jason Hursh entered this season with just 30 collegiate innings under his belt. But by taking a professional approach to his craft, the redshirt sophomore has developed into the Cowboys' ace, sporting a 2.67 ERA in 91 innings.
May 07, 2013 Nevada's Shipley maturing into total package
Poised to become the first first-round pick in school history, Nevada hurler Braden Shipley has developed a devastating changeup to go with his mid-90s fastball. Two years removed from playing shortstop, the junior is learning to stay within himself on the mound. Through 87 innings, he's 7-2 with a 2.49 ERA.
May 02, 2013 60-man Golden Spikes watch list released
USA Baseball released its 60-man midseason Golden Spikes Award watch list on Thursday, bringing the organization one step closer to naming the top amateur baseball player in the country.
May 01, 2013 Healy holding down middle of Oregon's order
Oregon first baseman Ryon Healy has always been able to hit, but his power has blossomed as a junior this spring, helping him take his game to another level. Through 43 games, Healy is batting .347/.411/.588 with a Pac-12 Conference-leading nine home runs and 42 RBIs.
April 23, 2013 Rice's Kubitza wreaking havoc with sharp slider
For Rice right-hander Austin Kubitza, the key has always been harnessing the life on his fastball well enough to throw strikes; extreme movement is a double-edged sword. But although he has 37 walks in 67 innings, the junior's biting slider and deceptive delivery have contributed to a 6-2 record and 1.22 ERA through 11 starts.
April 16, 2013 UNC's Moran exceeding sky-high expectations
Colin Moran entered his junior season saddled with the weight of a skyscraper of expectations resting on his broad shoulders, but the 2011 national Freshman of the Year has lived up to his billing as one of the nation's premier players, hitting .406/.522/.659 with 55 RBIs in 35 games.
April 10, 2013 N.C. State's Turner assuming leadership role
Trea Turner established himself as one of college baseball's most dynamic players as a freshman last year. But as a sophomore, Turner has proven that he can also handle hitting in the No. 3 spot in North Carolina State's order. In just 25 games, he's hitting .429/.500/.704 with 28 RBIs.
April 02, 2013 Katz meow: LSU slugger leading nation in RBIs
Louisiana State first baseman Mason Katz has posted staggering numbers as a senior this spring. He ranks second in the nation with 13 home runs, and he leads the country in RBIs (49) by a wide margin. He's batting .419/.504/.886 with more walks (16) than strikeouts (15).
March 26, 2013 Poised, polished Pierce paces Southern Miss.
Right-hander Andrew Pierce, the 2012 Conference USA Newcomer of the Year, gives Southern Mississippi its best chance to win, and that's exactly what the Golden Eagles did Friday against Rice. Pierce tossed seven innings of one-run ball in a 10-1 victory and improved his record to 5-1 on the season.
March 19, 2013 San Diego's Bryant blasts four HRs vs. BYU
Drawing comparisons to former collegiate standout and MLB All-Star Troy Glaus, San Diego third baseman Kris Bryant went deep four times and walked off twice in a weekend series against BYU. His 14th-inning big fly in the finale, his third of the day, sealed a three-game sweep for the Toreros.
March 12, 2013 Ziomek's work ethic paying off for Vanderbilt
Through four weeks, few if any college pitchers have been better than Vanderbilt's Kevin Ziomek. The junior left-hander is 4-0 with a 0.87 ERA and has 46 strikeouts, seven walks and a .118 opponents' average over 31 innings.
March 05, 2013 Notre Dame's Mancini mashes in Irish Classic
It's not easy to hit home runs at USA Baseball's National Training Complex, but Notre Dame first baseman Trey Mancini did it twice this past weekend, even with temperatures around 40 degrees and winds swirling.
February 26, 2013 Stanford's Appel dominates Fresno State again
Stanford senior right-hander Mark Appel hurled his second straight complete game against Fresno State on Friday, allowing one run on three hits and striking out 11 in a 3-1 win.