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Big Weekend for Incoming 2017 Loggers

College baseball is back! This past weekend was the start of the collegiate baseball season for incoming 2017 Loggers. It was a big weekend for many players with plenty of highlights to share. 

Pitchers

  • Grant Ford got his first start as a freshman this past weekend for Nevada striking out one in four innings pitched. Despite the loss, Ford looks to make an impact as a RHP in his first season with Nevada.
  • Michael Plassmeyer from Missouri got the win from the mound, where he struck out one in his five innings pitched with an era 3.60. Plassmeyer's performance helped launch Missouri to a 27-9 win over Eastern Michigan.
  • In addition, Missouri's TJ Sikkema had an impressive showing as he made his first apperance on the mound. Sikkema struck out eight at the plate while compiling just a 1.69 era in his five innings pitched in the 6-5 win over Eastern Michigan.
  • UC-Davis's Orlando Razo made his first debut back from an injury that occured in 2015. Razo assisted in the 8-3 win over UNLV with his three strikeouts in six innings pitched.
  • John Sheaks also made his Long Beach State debut as the junior right-hander tossed 5.1 innings of four-hit baseball, striking out two before becoming the tough-luck loser against visiting Oklahoma.

Position Players

  • One of the biggest weekend performances came from Washington freshman, Nick Kahle. With success behind and at the plate, Kahle hit .500 with a 2B and HR resulting in 5 RBI to jolt the Huskies to a 8-1 win over Santa Clara.
  • Arizona's Mitchell Morimoto was on fire at the plate this past weekend. In addition to solid defensive play, Morimoto went 6 for 11 with 4 RBI including a 2B and HR to boost his team in a weekend sweep of Eastern Kentucky.
  • In Texas A&M's sweep over Bowling Green, Jorge Guiterrez contributed 3 RBI as he went 4 for 5 this past weekend.

With the collegiate baseball season now in full swing, be sure to check back here for weekly updates on your incoming Loggers!