Rays Heat Up as Regular Season Winds Down
Weeks 11 and 12 of college baseball are in the books, and pretty much every team in the country has one week left of conference play, followed by a conference tournament and NCAA tournament play if they get that far. They Rays program has had a heck of a year in college baseball, and that success continued on the field in weeks 11 and 12.
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Rudy Rott went 6-for-17 this weekend. Rott for his career now sits at 274 hits. That puts him in second place all time for Ohio baseball. The record currently stands at 286 hits. Rott has a weekend left of play, along with the conference tournament if Ohio holds its current position in the standings.
Jack Eagan threw a scoreless 1.1 innings for the nation’s sixth-ranked team, Mississippi State as they swept in state rival Ole Miss.
Zach Gilles went 11-for-31 for Central Michigan. Teammate pitchers Jack Collins and Grant Frazer put up 5 innings and 4 ⅔ innings respectively. Collins allowed one earned, and Frazer allowed 2 earned.
Walker Jenkins, Adam LaRock, Derek Lee, Carl Valk and Eliot Turnquist has helped Madison College has earned the No. 1 seed for the Region IV Tournament and will host the regional at Robin Roberts Field starting Friday.
Jenkins went 10-for-27 with 10 runs, six RBIs three walks and six stolen bases over the past two weeks. Jenkins is hitting .329 on the year and is a perfect 25-for-25 on stolen base attempts.
LaRock is hitting .350 to go along with four home runs and 37 RBIs for the season.
Turnquist has thrown 26 innings on the year allowing only nine hits while striking out 41.
Connor Rutherford finished a stellar season at Lewis University. Rutherford was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District team as well as being named to the All-GLVC 2nd team.
Sam Lund earned a win on senior day for Bradley. For the 2 week stretch, Lund won two ball games, punching out 11 in 11 ⅓ innings, allowing just 2 earned runs.
Jack Bredeson threw a scoreless inning for the Michigan Wolverines.
Aaron Mutter went 1-1 on the two week stretch for Winona State, striking out 14 in 13 innings, allowing just 3 earned in that period.
Trevor Olson went 1-1 over this 2 week stretch, while earning the win in his Friday night relief appearance against Vilanova.
Ben Carew continued his ridiculous season with a 11-for-24 two week run. Carew is now hitting .403, and is 20-for-20 in stolen bases. Fellow Kent State teammate Kian O’Brien hit .400 for the two week period, going 10-for-25. O’Brien is now hitting .331 with 7 HR’s. Connor Wollersheim earned a win and a no decision. For the season, Wolly is sporting a 3.95 ERA in his 13 starts. In those 82 innings, Wollersheim has punched out 73 batters.
Logan Michaels is still hitting .319 for Virginia, who took 2 of 3 from Louisville this week.
Alec Trela was 9-for-31 for the two week set of games with a homer versus South Florida for the Memphis Tigers.
Ryan Schmitt had scoreless outings versus Indiana and Purdue. Schmitt now has 27 innings in 21 appearances for the Illini, with a 3.0 ERA on the year.