Men's Baseball Blog

League Debut in St. Mary's series

Feb 23, 2012 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 5:39 pm | Permalink

BYU's baseball team made its debut in the West Coach Conference.  Going into the game first-year pitching Coach Wally Ritchie said the feelings are different for him compared to when he was a Major League pitcher because, "I can't get in there and compete myself," saying he now depends on players following his tutelage.

Dominican Republic Tour--KBYU News Eleven Feature & Final BYU Baseball Statistics

Dec 02, 2011 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 8:25 pm | Updated: January 13, 2012 4:48 pm | Permalink

Click here to see Christine Assily's KBYU News Eleven video feature on the Dominican trip & service.

 

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Day 6: Royals/Beach

Nov 25, 2011 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 8:04 pm | Updated: November 25, 2011 8:37 pm | Permalink

Today was our last game of the series in the D.R. We left the hotel at 8:00 a.m., for the Royals' compound. However, we weren't expecting the delay we encountered. We were on two buses, the first carrying a trailer full of the baseball equipment. The road we were traveling on was a dirt/clay road and with all the rain they've been getting, it was extremely muddy. Needless to say, the road won. The team had to unhook the trailer and push the bus back onto the road. Then they had to drag the trailer back to meet the bus.

Game 4 Line Score

Nov 25, 2011 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 12:48 pm | Updated: November 26, 2011 6:39 pm | Permalink

BYU 4, D.R. Royals 3
BYU   000   200   020--4  8  0
DRR   020   000   001--3  5  1
Miller, Milke (3), Keysor (7), Hutchings (9), Oslund (9) and Guenther.
Rosario, Brazoban (4), Fernandez (8), Polanco (9) and P. Gonzales.
WP-Keysor
LP-Fernandez
Save-Oslund
2B-Belter (DRR), Bueno (DRR)

Click here for game story now posted.

Day 5: Red Sox/Thanksgiving

Nov 24, 2011 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 8:47 pm | Updated: November 24, 2011 9:20 pm | Permalink

We got on the bus at 8:00 a.m., and drove for about 40 minutes to the DR Red Sox complex. They have nice facilities with a couple of fields and dormitories for the players. Today felt like the hottest day so far that we've had since being here. We aren't quite sure what the temp was, but it had to be in the 90s at least. Coupled with the humidity, the players were drenched in sweat within minutes. Hot day, but a great one because we won, 16-2. Lots of guys were able to contribute with runs and hits.

Game 3 Line Score

Nov 24, 2011 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 6:10 pm | Updated: November 24, 2011 8:01 pm | Permalink

BYU 16, DR Red Sox 2
BYU   250   016   011—16  22  0
DRR   001   000  100 — 2  10  3

Poulson, Coombs (6), Welch (7), Parry (8) and Guenther, Hernandez (6).
Montas, Torrealba (2), Perez (4), Garcia (6), Abreu (6) and Suarez.
WP-Poulson
LP-Montas
2B-Guenther (BYU), Caldwell 2 (BYU), Hall (BYU, Garcia (RS), Margot (RS)
3B-Brugman (BYU), Lopez (BYU)
HR-Estrella

Day 4: Service

Nov 24, 2011 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 5:28 pm | Permalink

Today (Wednesday) was full of service opportunities for the baseball team.  Five Star Legacy Foundation organized the entire day for us to provide things to those in need throughout the day.  It was a long and busy day, but we got so much accomplished.

More Info on BYU Baseball Facebook Page

Nov 23, 2011 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 2:40 pm | Updated: November 23, 2011 3:28 pm | Permalink

You can get more information on BYU baseball's Facebook page, like this photo below from the Domincan Republic.

You can see more photos on this other Facebook page we have mentioned before.

Day 3: Rangers/Historic Tour of DR/Dominican Pro Baseball Game

Nov 23, 2011 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 6:23 am | Updated: November 23, 2011 7:38 am | Permalink

There's never a dull moment in the DR. At least there hasn't been for us. It was another busy day full of great activities.  We started out the day at 8:00 a.m., as we headed to the DR Rangers' compound for BP.  They had two nice fields as well as dormitories and training/weight rooms. The Marlins' facilities were also right next door.

Game 2 Line Score

Nov 22, 2011 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 9:47 pm | Updated: November 22, 2011 10:58 pm | Permalink

BYU 8, DR Rangers 2
BYU   003   021   200--8  12  0
DRR   100   001   000--2  5  2

Anderson, Westensee (6), Howard (8) and Guenther, Jarvis (7)
Pena, Rojas (3)

WP-Anderson. LP-Rojas
2B-Whitney (BYU)
3B-Frampton (BYU)
HR-Brugman (BYU)

Click here for a more detailed account of Game 2