Archive for the ‘Baseball’ Category

Final Spring Fling for Arch

Right hander Chris Archer took the mound on Tuesday for his final spring appearance prior to his opening day start in Pittsburgh.  Archer sported a fastball between 92-94 MPH with an occasional new found change-up.  Archer was supposed to face a squad of Blue Jays minor leaguers but the games were cancelled because of the […]

New Zealand on the Hill

Connor Gleeson of Auckland, New Zealand, shown here throwing a bullpen session is a pitcher for South Florida State College.  The team was in Clearwater to play St. Petersburg College at the Jack Russell Memorial Stadium.  Because baseball is a fairly new sport to those in New Zealand as compared to other country’s Gleeson said, […]

Tornadoes Lose Locker Room

The Clearwater HS Tornadoes  baseball team locker room will soon have to be vacated at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium on April 4th to make way for the Dunedin Blue Jays.  Also having to move will be the St. Petersburg College squad whose clubhouse will be used by the visiting teams.  Dunedin will play 50 of […]

Parent Parking Problems

After closing the citizen owned Louis A. Vanech Recreational Complex to the public on February 11th this year it’s now blocked off totally for construction purposes.  The parking problem this has created for the parents and students at the Garrison-Jones Elementary School has yet to be alleviated putting both students and their parents at risk […]

Go for the Gusto

RHP Ryan Gusto out of Charlotte, N. C. sported a 93-94 MPH fastball for the Florida Southwest College on Monday against St. Petersburg College at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium.  Scouts were in attendance to check the young man out.

Ties in Baseball? Its a Spring Thing

The box score from last night between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Pittsburgh Pirates had no pitchers of record, no winner no loser. The 2 hour and 49 minute affair before just under six thousand fans in Bradenton at LEMCO park ended in a 6-6 tie. Only in the spring practice games game do […]

Arrieta Rocked as Bucos Pound Phils

Phillies starter Jake Arrietta was light up like a the Rockefeller Christmas tree by the Pirates which ended in an 11-2 Pirate drubbing. In 3 1/3 innings the Pirates had six hits, scored five runs all earned off Arrieta. Arrieta issued three walks and gave up two bombs one to Adam Frazier and one to […]

FSL Jays at Home in Clearwater

CLEARWATER, FLA.–The Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida will be returning to professional baseball on April 7th this year when the Florida State League Dunedin Blue Jays take over as tenants. The Dunedin team is being displaced by the construction that will be taking place at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin.    […]

Twins Pitching shuts down Bucs

Four shut-out innings from Martin Perez and the Minnesota were well on their way to a 10-1 bouncing of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Perez picked up the win to go to 1-0 on the spring The Twins got to Pittsburgh starter Clayton Holmes and the big blow was a three-run homer by LaMonte Wade in the […]

Reid-Foley, Bichette, Alford lead Rout

BRADENTON, FLA.–Right-hander Sean Reid-Foley got the win throwing four no hit innings as the Toronto Blue Jays SS beat the Pittsburgh Pirates SS 11-0 in Grapefruit League play.     Reid-Foley walked one and struck out four who along with three Blue Jay relievers allowed the Pirates just three hits.     Leading the Blue Jays offence […]