ESPNU TELEVISING AGAIN: It was released a couple days ago that BYU's game at Gonzaga will be televised by ESPNU/WatchESPN, Saturday, May 20, 7:30 p.m. PT. ESPNU televised the BYU-Santa Clara game last year in Provo.
NOMINATED FOR CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT: Brock Hale
3.47 cumulative grade point average, majoring in pre-business; Bo Burrup
3.44 GPA, majoring in pre-communications; and Nate Favero
3.33 GPA, majoring in political science have been nominated for the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District team.
Pitching coach Jeremy Thomas
added five baseballs from teams representing five new conferences who had games with BYU this school year: Michigan State with the Big 10, Georgia Tech with the ACC, Kennesaw State with the Big South Conference, Georgia State with the Sun Belt Conference, and Connecticut with the American Athletic Conference. Coach Thomas now has 28 baseballs in that collection, including a couple College World Series baseballs.
WALK-UP MUSIC: Here are the names of walkup songs (the non-R rated segments) for several of the BYU Cougars:</p>
: Or this could be called #mustachemafia Part II. Relief pitchers Mason Marshall
and Rhett Parkinson
started their mustaches a couple weeks ago and the Cougars have gone 10-2 in that period.The fad may be gaining momentum again.
In addition to the summer assignments mentioned in our March blog, Cam Richins
will be playing for the Chico Heat in Chico, California, where Keaton Kringlen
and Daniel Schneemann
played last summer.
PRO ASSIGNMENTS: Here is what we've learned of pro assignments of former Cougar baseball players for this month after the completion of spring training:
Jaycob Brugman –AAA Nashville Sounds in Tennessee
Taylor Cole –AAA Buffalo Bisons in New York
Jacob Hannemann –AAA Iowa Cubs in Des Moines
Adam Law –AA-Arkansas Travelers with Marcus Littlewood and in Little Rock
Kolton Mahoney –Low A Charleston Riverdogs in South Carolina
Adam Mille –Still rehabbing at the Diamondbacks Facility in Arizona
Mike Rucker –Low A South Bend Cubs in Indiana
BROCK HALE TIME OFF:
Because of a knee strain suffered in the Oregon game the first part of this month, BYU's leading hitter Brock Hale
had time to work on other statistics.While the Cougars were at the Pacific series, Hale remained behind to continue rehabbing his knee and spent added time in a mathematics lab at BYU studying for a test in in Math 118 and got a pleasing test score.
Check out this notation of "Impending doom" in this link pointed out by the astute eye of David Richey from Ogden, whether it be the intended comment about the rainy weather at game one at Pacific earlier this month or the prediction of Maverik Buffo
's 6-0 shutout thanks to Bronson Larsen
's grand slam: http://byucougars.com/node/116517/#ui-tabs-1
FORGOT IN FEBRUARY TO MENTION:
"I'm really impressed with BYU. I felt like every pitcher that they ran out there was good, their left side of the infield made some really good plays and up and down their lineup they can really hit," said Coach Danny Hall of Georgia Tech.http://www.ramblinwreck.com/sports/m-basebl/recaps/021717aac.html
Here are two scriptures referenced on BYU players' gloves: 1) on Pete Nielsen
's glove is Isaiah 12:2--Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.; and 2) on one of the gloves used by Noah Hill
is James 1:12--Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Hill also has initials representing an acronym from his high school team: FBL, enscribed on the same glove and written inside his ball cap. And then there's this emblazoned in Spanish on Brennon Anderson
's glove: La Leyenda (meaning "The Legend")