A handful of 2014 Loggers had big games over the weekend, and also a former Logger made a big impact en route to a huge upset. Matt Warren (Creighton), Jerrod Bravo (Sacramento City CC), and Ty Provencher (Long Beach State) all continued their dominant seasons this past weekend, and all three of the will be taking the field at Copeland Park for the Loggers in 2014. Along with Provencher, another Long Beach State Dirtbag and former two- year Logger veteran, Josh Frye, helped LBSU pull off the series upset of #1 ranked Cal Poly over the weekend.
Warren's magnificent season stayed the course on Friday night in Omaha as the host Blue Jays opened a three- game series against Butler with a 8-1 victory. Warren took the bump for Creighton and pitched seven innings, allowing one earned run on six hits, and fanning two. The sophomore improved his record to 9-0 and continues to be one of the top pitchers in all of college baseball.
Bravo's season at Sacramento City CC also has been sensational. The sophomore catcher from San Jose, CA, wrapped up the regular season batting .358, while plating 27 RBI's, and posting a .491 on- base percentage. He has a played a crucial role in guiding the Panthers to a #10 ranking in junior college heading into the Nor- Cal playoffs.
Provencher and Frye both came up big this weekend as Long Beach State pulled of the series upset of #1 ranked Cal Poly. Frye started game two, and pitched eight innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits and striking out six. He improves to 4-0 on the season, and continues his streak of scoreless innings as it now reaches 30. Provencher picked up the save in the rubber match as the Dirtbags beat the Mustangs 1-0. Provencher pitched 2 1/3 innings, allowing no runs or hits, and striking out three.