Tim Fletcher Show: College World Series + Byrd Golfer Leading the Way
What you missed on The Tim Fletcher Show.
Virginia shut out Vanderbilt, 3-0 Tuesday night, setting up a winner take all showdown in the College World Series Championship tonight in Omaha.
The Cavaliers are looking for their first national title in baseball while the Commodores are searching for their second straight championship.
Virginia used a pair of pitchers, Adam Hasely and Josh Sborz in the quieting of Vandy's bats and Thomas Woodruff provided ample offense with two RBI in the win. Hasely is typically the Cavaliers centerfielder and had not pitched sine May 23rd. Inserted into the pressure-cooker, the freshman pitched into the sixth inning before giving way to Sborz, who ran his consecutive innings scoreless streak to 27.
Last year, these same two teams went the distance with Vanderbilt winning game three for their first title.
Former Fair Park and LSU star Mo Claiborne is hosting his annual free football camp this Saturday at Independence Stadium. The camp features a pair of sessions, one for 5-12 year olds and another for 13-18 year olds. The fourth year cornerback with the Dallas Cowboys will lead the camp, along with some of his friends from the NFL.
Registration begins for the younger group at 7:30 a.m. with camp starting at 9:00 a.m. The session for the teenagers starts at 1p.m. with registration opening at 11:30 a.m. Both sessions are limited to the first 150 participants.
Byrd standout and future LSU Tiger, Phil Barbaree, Jr. birdied six of his first 12 holes Tuesday and stands atop the leaderboard at the prestigious Rolex Tournament of Champions according to the Shreveport Times. The top event on the AJGA Tour is being played at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon. The high school junior to be at Byrd has a two shot lead over three golfers in the 72-hole event.
Arkansas outfielder Andrew Benintendi was named the 2015 Golden Spikes Award winner, beating out LSU's Alex Bregman, Vanderbilt's shortstop Dansby Swanson and pitcher Carson Fulmer for the honor bestowed upon college baseball's best player.
Benintendi led the SEC with a .376 average and 20 home runs, also adding a healthy 62 RBI and 24 stolen bases. Boston selected him 7th overall in the MLB Draft earlier this month. Bregman was the second pick overall by Houston.
LSU legend Ben McDonald made the presentation and still remains the Tigers only Golden Spikes Award winner.