Weekend Recap – March 12, 2018
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Cal’s Lee, Duke’s Mann with late-inning fireworks
La Crosse, Wis. – The Duke Blue Devils took two out of three in the club’s conference opener against #18 Virginia thanks to extra inning heroics from a pair of future Loggers. Freshman ca
tcher Mike Rothenberg started Duke’s rally in the bottom half of the 11th inning with a one-out infield single, later advancing to second with two outs and a pinch hitter due up in a 2-2 game. Freshman outfielder and 2018 Logger Steve Mann stepped to the plate and laced a pinch-hit single through the left side, scoring Rothenberg from second in walk-off fashion. Mann’s clutch hitting gave the Blue Devils their 11th win in 12 games, placing them #21 in the latest Top 25.
Returning Logger Korey Lee had a big day in game two of Friday’s doubleheader for the Cal Bears. Lee’s three RBI game was capped off with a go-ahead solo home run in the 7th inning, leading the Bears to a 10-9 victory over Brown and eventual series sweep on the weekend.
Sean Frontzak made another impressive relief appearance for St. Louis, as he allowed just one hit and one unearned run in 2.1 innings of work on Saturday. Frontzak helped hold the Billikens’ lead in a 6-4 victory over Oakland, part of SLU’s weekend sweep and six-game win streak. Frontzak’s ERA remains at 0.00 after seven appearances for the Billikens this season.
Madonna’s Tyler Butzin tossed another gem in Saturday’s loss to Georgetown College as the lefty struck out 11 with six hits and two runs allowed over 8.0 strong innings. Butzin is up to 43 strikeouts in just 27.0 innings, holding opponents to a .184 batting average.
USC’s big win over #11 UCLA at Dodger Stadium on Sunday came in large part because of a pair of Loggers. Future Logger Jamal O’Guinn tied the game with a 7th inning RBI before former Loggers outfielder Lars Nootbaar blasted a solo home run in the 8th to put the Trojans up for good in a 3-2 victory over the Bruins.
Other notables: Returning Logger Pete Hamot had a great performance on the mound for Lewis University, tossing 8.0 innings while racking up 10 strikeouts and allowing only one run in the Flyers’ 10-1 win over Missouri-St. Louis. Nova Southeastern righty Brady Acker tossed 7.0 innings, allowed two runs and struck out nine in his best start of the early season. Junior Brhet Bewley also had a productive weekend, crushing a three-run homer and adding three walks in San Diego’s March 9 game at Houston.
Stay tuned for updates on how your Loggers are performing this spring as conference schedules continue to open up next weekend. Roll Logs!