Baseball Fall Practice News & Notes: Nov. 8

News and notes from fall baseball practice earlier today.

Wednesday, November 8th

Top Performers

1B Yonder Alonso: 2-for-5, 1 double, 1 RBI

OF Dennis Raben: 3-for-5

OF Blake Tekotte: 2-for-5, 1 double, 1 run

OF Chris Borgognoni: 2-for-4, 1 double, 1 run

Pitching Performances

LHP Teddy Kaufman: 3 IP, 1 run allowed, 4 hits, 3 strikeouts, 1 walk
Fastball = 86 MPH

RHP Alex Koronis: 3 IP, 0 runs allowed, 5 hits, 5 strikeouts, 0 walks
Fastball = 91 MPH

LHP Eric Erickson: 3 IP, 1 run allowed, 4 hits, 5 strikeouts, 0 walks
Fastball = 86 MPH

RHP Michael Rudman: 3 IP, 2 runs allowed, 3 hits, 3 strikeouts, 3 walks
Fastball = 88 MPH

News and Notes

• Freshman SS Ryan Jackson continues to impress with his defensive ability. Today Jackson showed nice range on a ground ball that was hit toward the gap at shortstop. Jackson got to the ball, stopped, pivoted and threw the speedy Nick Freitas out at first base.

• LHP Eric Erickson led the team in strikeouts today. Erickson got the majority of his strikeouts with a breaking ball that is anywhere from 68-71 MPH.

• Good to see OF Dennis Raben have a productive day at the plate. Raben has been getting good contact on the ball all spring; he has just not been getting the ball into the gaps of the defense. Today Raben pulled the ball for all three of his hits.

• The most impressive stat of the day: all four of the pitchers combined to allow just four walks while facing 60 batters.

• RHP Alex Koronis has a great pickoff move.

• Freshman C Jason Hagerty had his best day defensively this fall. Hagerty made no mistakes in the field; he did not let any pitches get by him.

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