Monday, June 16, 2008

College World Series- Florida State vs. Miami (Big VBL Flavor)

Waiting for a call from Bruce Alger to see if the Rebels once washed out home game against Harrisonburg will be played tonight, I started watching the elimination game of the College World Series. I was amazed by the amount of former Wranglers and other VBL players involved in the contest.

The most famous alum is probably Yonder Alonso (Luray '06), the first baseman was just drafted 7Th overall but the list doesn't stop there. Starting pitcher Elih Villanueva (FSU) was playing for Luray last year while attending Miami-Dade CC. Adan Severino (Luray-'07) is playing left field for the Hurricanes after spending last summer here as a member of Broward CC.

The Canes center fielder all season (every game) is former River Bandit Blake Tekotte and the starting pitcher for Miami is David Guiterrez (Luray '07). Miami leads 6-2 in the top of the eight inning and you can bet that head coach Jim Morris will turn the ball over to closer- you guessed it- Carlos Guiterrez (Luray '07). I had the privilege of covering Carlos last summer in his first game back from arm surgery.....Dennis Raben (Staunton '06) is also starring for the Canes

A large number of VBL players playing on the national stage! As I finished typing the post, Blake just crushed his second home run in two CWS games to push the Canes lead to 7-2!

Drafted- Alonso (1ST-/7), Carlos (1ST-27), Raben (2ND-66) and Blake (3RD-101) went in the first 3 rounds and Enrique Garcia (Winchester '05 & '06) (24/719) joined Adan (26/786) as other Canes drafted.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is alot of the former Valley Leaguers playing in the FSU-MIA game and even Waynesboro is still waiting for LSU to get done for a few of them to join us and if I am right a few more VLB teams has some LSU Tigers to come.

I do hope that Harr-NM gets to play I am headed to the Generals game here at 6:30 for the game against Luray and I think there is a great chance to get it in. I'll be texting the score every 2 innings Jerry.

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Looking forward to the updates. Our bus headed that way @ 5:30 and the sky is looking better by the minute!

Anonymous said...

Waynesboro defeated Luray 3-0 in 6 1/2 innings, game was offically called about 10:25. Evan Webb hit a solo HR in the 1st, Jacke Healey had a RBI double in the 2nd, and Brandon Sizemore had a solo HR in the 3rd, which was all the scoring in the game. Talking about Sizemore he hit his 3rd HR in 4 games (all 3 at home) and has 6 RBI's. He has to be getting some votes atleast for Player of the week and atleast an early candiate so far for VLB Player of the Year, another player having a great early start is Adam Liberatore. He pitched 6 shoutout innings, gave up 4 hits, and if I am correct 9 K's. He is now 2-0 with 23K and an ERA under 1.00 atleast right now. Way to go Adam and Brandon.

Luray stars was Austin Markel with a double and a great catch in the fourth inning. Owen Reid was the Wranglers starter only giving up 3R,4H.

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