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Giants' Peavy makes surprise visit to patients at hospital

Create: 06/14/2016 - 22:58

San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy visited the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Tuesday as a volunteer with Musicians on Call, a non-profit organization that brings live music to hospital patients.

There, Peavy was able to speak to the patients about keeping their heads up even when faced with tough challenges. When asked about coming to speak to the patients, Peavy responded with the following:

Florida punches final ticket to Omaha ending the Super Regionals

Create: 06/14/2016 - 16:12

Sixty-four teams began their journey for college baseball’s greatest reward, and now only eight teams remain. With the University of Florida’s bats clinching the decisive Game 3 against in-state rival Florida State on Monday, the Gators punched the final ticket to Omaha.

It's safe to say that this NCAA postseason has been one of the most entertaining in the recent years. From upsets, to top plays, to “what did I just see” moments, these games have been filled with nonstop action and enjoyment. So which teams advanced? Here are the results from the NCAA Super Regionals.

Rays' nice gesture to help the Orlando victims

Create: 06/14/2016 - 15:41

The Tampa Bay Rays are the closest MLB franchise to the city of Orlando and they plan to honor the community in response to the deadly nightclub shooting which occured over the weekend.

The Rays will be hosting a "Pride Night" and 100 percent of the proceeds that night will go to the Pulse Victims Fund to benefit the victims of the Orlando massacre. "Pride Night" will also include a blood drive before the game and passing out of “We Are Orlando” shirts to all the fans in attendance.

What a baseball player looks like

Create: 12/28/2015 - 15:46

Ask a professional scout or a D1 recruiting coordinator what they are looking for in a player, and the answer starts with, “6-2+, 185 lbs.+, long and lean frame.” Oh sure, you can have them get around that with skill sets that include 92 MPH velocity, 6.6 60 times or the propensity to hit the ball 450 feet. All of the measurables are sought, projected and discussed to exhaustion in draft rooms and coaches offices on a daily basis. The great thing about baseball is that the “immeasurables” contribute to results on the field as much or more as the previous talked about things.

A champion's mentality

Create: 12/28/2015 - 15:27
Ben Leeper

I have been a huge fan of Southlake Carroll right-handed pitcher Ben Leeper since I first saw him at the age of 14. I had gotten wind of the smallish red-headed RHP by word of mouth from some of the Southlake faithful. When I wandered over to Carroll High School to see him for the first time, it didn’t take long for me to verify his prowess. This 5’10” righty was electric. The ball exploded out of his hand, and it was obvious that I should have purchased sight unseen. Over the next few years of coaching against Ben and watching him develop, I got to see a special competitive spirit.

The Recruiting Process

“The Recruiting Process” is an educational program to assist players and parents with the excitement and anxiety associated with college recruiting:

For the Parents:

  • Scholarship availability at each level of college baseball
  • Insight to what College Coaches are looking for
  • How to support and promote your athlete
  • Maintaining perspective in ways to cherish and enjoy watching your athlete play this great game.

For the Players:

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