College World Series update
If you had told me that Mike Leake would have a 6-0 lead in a College World Series game, I would’ve been willing to say the game was over. But I guess that’s why Texas is the top-ranked team in the CWS. The right-hander, taken 8th overall by the Reds in the Draft, had his worst start of the year and didn’t make it out of the fourth inning. Up next for ASU is an elimination game against Dustin Ackley and the North Carolina Tar Heels.
Some top hitting peformers in Omaha thus far, focusing on drafted talent:
Dustin Ackley, UNC (Mariners, 1st round, No. 2 overall): 7-for-11, 3 RBIs
Jermaine Mitchell, LSU (White Sox, 1st round, No. 23): 3-5, two doubles in 2nd game; 3-8 overall
DJ LeMahieu, LSU (Cubs, 2nd round, No. 79): 6-10, four runs scored
Kyle Seager, UNC (Mariners, 3rd round, No. 82): 5-8, HR, 2 RBIs
On another note, looks like second-round pick Marc Krauss (Diamondbacks) will make his debut tonight for the South Bend Silver Hawks in the Midwest League. You can listen to the game here at 5:30 p.m. ET (it’s actually a doubleheader with yesterday’s rainouts).
No. 10 pick Drew Storen still seems on pace to make his pro debut tomorrow for Hagerstown and I’m efforting to find out when No. 4 pick Tony Sanchez will play for West Virginia.