The CP baseball community was hard at work at the high school, college and professional levels this past weekend. Here’s a quick look at some of the more interesting highlights:
Cory Gearrin (Braves) earned a win with a strong inning of relief and some fortunate timing. After throwing a scoreless 8th inning with Atlanta down 1-0 to the Dodgers, Cory watched his offense score 3 runs in the bottom of the inning and put him in the position to earn his first win of the season. Box Score
Tim Collins (Royals) struck out a pair of batters in a scoreless inning of relief against the Athletics. Tim has now recorded 15 strikeouts in 14 innings of work in 2013. Box Score
Nick McBride (Rangers AAA) was promoted from the high-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans to the Rangers triple-A affiliate, the Round Rock Express. Nick has yet to have his first appearance since joining the Pacific Coast League. Nick’s Bio
Ryan Leach (Franklin Pierce) pitched 6 innings of 1-run relief to help lead the Franklin Pierce Ravens to a 5-1 victory over Wilmington University and earn a trip to the NCAA Division-II College World Series. Recap
Mark Stefaniak (Worcester Academy) struck out an impressive 15 Phillips Exeter batters in a win on Saturday. Mark will head to Tufts University to pitch in the fall. Recap
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Chad Jenkins (Blue Jays) earned a win in his first start of 2013 on Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park. Working on a tight pitch count, Chad went 5 innings, striking out 2 and allowing just 2 runs. Box Score
TJ McFarland (Orioles) threw 2.2 innings of scoreless relief on Friday night against the Twins. TJ now has a solid 2.76ERA in his rookie MLB season. Box Score
Tim Collins (Royals) worked 1.2 innings of scoreless relief against the visiting Yankees on Sunday. Tim struck out 2 and allowed a single hit. Box Score
Steve Cishek (Marlins) earned a save in a 5-4 win over the Dodgers on Friday. Steve struck out 2 and did not allow a hit in the inning. Box Score
Cory Gearrin (Braves) threw another inning of scoreless relief on Friday night, followed by .2 inning of scoreless work on Saturday, lowering his ERA to a 1.13 on the season. Cory’s Bio
Burke Badenhop (Brewers) threw 2 innings of 1-hit relief with 4 strikeouts in a win against the Reds on Saturday. Box Score
Tyler Beede (Vanderbilt) extended his national-best win streak to start the season to 13-0 with a win over the Kentucky Wildcats. The Commodores are now the #1 team in the country. Box Score
Jake Cintolo (Suffolk U) was selected to the Capital One Academic All-District Team. Jake is hitting .400 on the season and is currently in the Top-25 nationally in both the runs scored and doubles offensive categories. Story
High School Baseball Update
LS Baseball – The Boston Globe featured the quirky pre-game routines for Sid Warrenbrand (known as Eduardo Grande at CP) and Alex Wieland. These two qualify as the most quirky high school clients to walk through our doors on a daily basis, so there is nothing surprising about hearing they carry the same habits on to the baseball fields. This is definitely a well-researched story seeing as how they took the time to interview Matt Blake for this piece… Article
With the baseball season in full-swing, and the collegiate baseball schedules wrapping up in the coming weeks, things are beginning to get exciting around CP. As it turns out, the “quiet time of year” at our facility has been not-so-quiet after all in 2013…and we love it!
Here’s a look at some of the news & highlights relating to CP for the past seven days:
Successful Seminar — From April 19-21st, we hosted the most recent installment of the Elite Training Workshops. The good people from the Fitness Consulting Group lined up an impressive panel of speakers, including our own Eric Cressey and Tony Gentilcore, and the event seemed to be a great success. Thank you to all who attended.
Team USA Opportunity — Following in the steps of Tim Collins (Pan-Am Games / WBC) and Steve Cishek (WBC), long-time CP athlete Tyler Beede was selected to the Team USA Collegiate Baseball summer roster. Ty passed on a summer in the Cape in ’12 in favor of a ton of hard work in the gym here at CP, and it appears to have paid off in the form of a 10-0 record at Vanderbilt University along with the prestigious honor of representing his country. Article
Summer Baseball Considerations — Along those same lines, Eric published a 3,000+ word piece discussing the factors that should be considered when deciding on summer baseball plans at a collegiate level. This is a thought-provoking article that all members of the CP-Baseball Family will appreciate. Read it!
No-Hitters – In the past five days, we’ve seen not one, but TWO no-hitters thrown by CP high-school athletes. Congratulations to Alex Person who blanked the Brockton HS squad on Monday, and to Kevin Superko, who handled the Milton squad in similar fashion. Check out the recaps: Person and Superko
MLB News – CP athletes also left their mark several times this week at the highest levels of professional baseball. With eight CP guys currently on big league rosters, we do our best to stay on top of their performances. For a complete list of our athletes playing professional ball, check out our CP Pro Family page. Here’s a look at a few notable performances from this past week:
Cory Gearrin (Braves) has managed to post a 0.00 ERA through 10.2 innings (11 appearances), including 5 different scoreless innings in the past seven days. Stats
Tim Collins (Royals) has allowed just a pair of hits in 5 appearances, striking out 9 through 7.2 innings in 2013. Tim earned the win in Thursday’s victory over the Tigers with a perfect inning, and two more strikeouts in the 9th inning of a tie game. Stats
TJ McFarland (Orioles) is holding his own as a rookie in the big leagues, posting a 2.38 ERA through 11.1 innings of work, including a scoreless inning against the Athletics on Thursday. Stats
Check back to the CP blog this coming Monday for our CP Baseball Weekend Roundup!
It was a great weekend for the CP baseball family. With the list of CP athletes stepping on to baseball fields everyday growing quickly, it is getting tough to highlight all of the great performances each weekend! For those interested in keeping tabs on our entire professional baseball crew, check out the new CP Pro Family page here.
For those of you who’d rather just have a few links thrown your way, here are a couple of noteworthy performances from MLB, Milb, NCAA and high school baseball:
Steve Cishek (Marlins) earned his first save of the season with a scoreless 9th at Cincinatti on Friday night. Box Score
Corey Kluber (Indians) earned his first win of the season after 4IP of scoreless relief in a 19-6 win over the Astros. He struck out 4 and allowed just 2 hits on the day. Box Score
Cory Gearrin (Braves) extended his streak of 8.2IP of scoreless relief with 2 solid outings this weekend. Cory’s Bio
TJ McFarland (Orioles) struck out 3 more in 2.2 innings of relief on Sunday against the Dodgers. He has now struck out 14 batters in 10.1 innings of work during his rookie season. TJ’s Bio
Burke Badenhop (Brewers) threw a perfect 9th inning in a 5-1 win over the Cubs on Saturday. Box Score
John Andreoli (Cubs-A) went 4-4 with a walk, a RBI and a pair of runs scored in a tough loss on Saturday to the Tampa Yankees. John is batting an impressive .356 on the season. Box Score
Tyler Beede and Mike Yastrzemski (Vanderbilt) helped #3 Commodores win 2 of 3 in a weekend series at Georgia. Tyler improved his ’13 record to 10-0 with another strong start on Saturday and Mike put together an impressive weekend at the plate, going 6 for 11 with 2BB, 3RBI and 3 runs scored.
Tim Corey (Colby) had a big Saturday, finishing 4-for-4 with a pair of runs and two RBI in the opening game of a doubleheader against Tufts, followed by a game-tying RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning of the nightcap. Recap
Ryan Pocock (Westford HS) hit a game-winning 8th inning solo HR to snap a 3-3 tie against Westboro. Recap
The CP baseball community was busy putting up good numbers this weekend. Here are some of the highlights:
- Steve Cishek (Marlins) earned his 8th and 9th saves on Friday and Saturday in wins over the Rockies. Stats
- Bryan LaHair (Cubs) was 1-3 with 2RBI, 2BB and 2SB in Saturday’s 9-7 win over the visiting Reds. Box
- Cory Gearrin (Braves AAA) struck out the side in consecutive one inning appearances. Stats
- Mike Dowd (Mariners A) was 3-4 at the plate with a double and 1RBI. Box
- Anthony Seratelli (Royals AAA) was 4-4 on the day with a run scored in a 5-3 Omaha win. Stats
- Dan Langfield (Reds A) was dominant in 3IP, piling up 7 strikeouts and just one walk and no hits. Box
CP athletes are getting the job done on the mound this week in MLB…
- On Tuesday, Tim Collins (Royals) tossed 2 scoreless innings of relief against the Indians. Box
- Last night, Cory Gearrin (Braves) continued the trend, going 2.1 scoreless (3k) in his first relief appearance since being called up earlier in the week to the big club. Box
- Despite Gearrin’s efforts to keep a 4-2 game within reach for the Braves, fellow CP athlete Steve Cishek (Marlins) closed out the win for Miami. Steve earned his 5th save of the season and has strung together 15 consecutive scoreless appearances. Box
- Tonight, Corey Kluber (Indians) will make his first big league start against the Royals at Kaufman Stadium. If all goes well, we may have the chance to see both Corey and Tim make contributions in the game. Preview
Steve Cishek (Marlins) tossed a scoreless inning of relief in the Marlins’ 5-3 win over STL. Steve recorded his 8th hold of the season and now has a 2.53ERA in 2012. Stats
Cory Gearrin (Braves AAA) was selected to the AAA All-Star Game after posting first half numbers including 3-0 with a 1.34 ERA in 25 relief appearances for Gwynette this season. Corey has saved 7 games in 2012. Story
Kevin Youkilis (White Sox) was 3-4 with a run scored and a pair of RBI in the Chicago’s 12-5 win in MIN. Box
Ryan Flaherty (Orioles) made a pinch-running appearance late in the Orioles 8-6 win over the Pirates and went on to make a play in right field worthy of the #8 spot on today’s Sports Center Top 10 Plays of the Day. Check it out before the day is through.
Steve Cishek (Marlins) hit fellow CP athlete Kevin Youkilis with a pitch during last night’s game…awkward. Steve ended up throwing a scoreless inning in the 2-1 defeat. Box
Cory Gearrin (Braves) pitched for the second consecutive night against the Yankees, striking out one and allowing a hit in .2 innings of work. Box
Cory Gearrin (Braves) made his first appearance since being called up to the big leagues, tossing two scoreless innings of relief in a Braves loss to the Yankees at Turner Field. Box
Steve Cishek (Marlins) got a hold, throwing an inning of scoreless relief in a win against the Boston Red Sox. Box
Anthony Seratelli (Royals AAA) went 2-5 with a double and a run scored in an Omaha win in Iowa. Box
Cory Gearrin (Braves) was called back up to the big-league club this weekend. Congrats, Corey! Story
Ryan Flaherty (Orioles) was 1-3 with an RBI in the O’s walk-off win against the Phillies. Box
Eric Eadington (Dodgers A) earned his 7th save of the season in Saturday’s Rancho Cucamonga 4-2 win. Box
Max Perlman (A’s A) 5IP in Saturday’s game, allowing 3 hits and a single run. He did not factor in the decision. Box
Anthony Seratelli (Royals AAA) was 1-3 with an RBI in an 8-6 Storm Chasers win on Sunday. Box