Friday, March 25, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
|WSU's Butch rocking a Sweets cap.|
WSU won behind a dominating performance by LHP Adam Conley (probably 15 MLB scouts sitting by us behind the dish - all with radar guns). The lefty junior (read: draft eligible) touch 96 MPH last night while darting in and out of the strike zone with his breaking ball. I would be surprised if he is not selected in the first 12 rounds of the MLB draft in June. My heart was pulling for the Wolverines (alma mater prejudice). Heaps and Kallunki struggled, although Austin hit the ball hard - very hard - in his third at bat (and reached on an error in that AB), but the Wolverines early season offensive struggles continued. I will chalk it up to playing on a carpet (the whole field is field turf - a little weird!) and that it was weather better suited for football or outdoor hockey. Jacobs was a catalyst at the top of the order for the Cougars, going 2-4 with a run scored. It will be a great experience to have the Tri-Cities native playing so close to home this summer in Walla Walla.