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Miller and Filby Dominant in Relief

 

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Miller and Filby Dominant in Relief

La Crosse, Wis. – The final weekend of non-conference play in Division I was highlighted once again by outstanding pitching from two freshmen Loggers on the west coast. UCLA (No. 2), Arkansas (No. 15), Texas (No. 19), and South Carolina (No. 22) all remain in the D1Baseball Top 25 Poll heading into their conference schedules next weekend.

Jack Filby continued his dominance out of the UCLA bullpen, tossing a scoreless inning in back-to-back games over the weekend as the Bruins went 2-1 at the Dodger Stadium Classic Tournament. Filby boasts a 1.29 ERA and eight strikeouts over 7.0 innings this season for the second ranked club in the nation. UCLA opens up Pac-12 Conference play against the defending national champion Oregon State Beavers (No. 3) in a Top 5 matchup beginning Friday night.

San Diego right-hander Jake Miller extended his scoreless streak to 17.2 innings after earning his second victory of the season in 1.2 innings of work on Saturday. The Toreros swept the Seattle Baseball Showcase Tournament with comeback wins over Coastal Carolina and Minnesota before finishing the weekend with a 5-3 victory over Indiana to improve to 12-4 on the season.

Bryce Blaum’s power surge continued as Texas A&M finished the week 4-1 to improve to 15-3 on the season. The junior leadoff hitter went 7-for-18 including his 4th HR of the season and reached base ten times to improve his OPS to .935. The Aggies moved up to No. 19 in the nation and will open up their SEC schedule against the No. 1 ranked Vanderbilt Commodores next weekend.

Freshman outfielder Trey Harris has made an immediate impact in the Arkansas (12-2) lineup, batting fifth as the Razorbacks’ designated hitter. Harris went 4-for-11 last week, improving his batting average to .278 with a .798 OPS on the No. 14 ranked club in the nation.

2019 Loggers’ pitchers shined all weekend at their respective schools as freshman LHP Tyler Shingledecker (Penn State) threw 1.1 scoreless against Central Florida, returning Loggers LHP Jon Meyerring (Miami – Ohio) tossed 2.0 clean innings in a win over Youngstown State, and freshman RHP Clayton Nettleton (Iowa) tossed 2.0 shutout against Evansville in his second appearance of the season.

The 2019 Loggers roster is available online as the college baseball season kicks into full gear next weekend with a full slate of conference matchups.

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