Conference Tourney Wednesday wrap-up

Just wanted to compile some notes about how some of the bigger draft prospects fared in conference tourney play yesterday:


Vandy’s Pedro Alvarez went 1-for-4 in a 7-3 win against Florida. Dominic de la Osa went 2-for-4 with a stolen base.

Georgia was upset by Ole Miss, 4-1. Gordon Beckham went 0-for-3 with a walk. Ole Miss ace Lance Lynn certainly didn’t hurt his stock any by going 6 2/3, allowing four hits and one run while striking out 12 against the top-seeded Bulldogs. Ole Miss closer Scott Bittle came on and struck out four over 2 1/3 IP to seal the win.


2nd-seeded Miami had little trouble with Clemson, winning 8-1. Yonder Alonso went 1-for-3, as did Jemile Weeks. Dennis Raben went 1-for-4.

Florida State beat Wake Forest, 8-3. Possible No. 1 overall pick Buster Posey went yard twice, to give him 19 on the year, and drove in three runs. Wake’s Allan Dykstra homered as well.

Virginia had an exciting 11-inning win over top-seeded North Carolina, 8-7. Greg Miclat went 1-for-5 and stole his 30th base of the year. David Adams went 2-for-6 with an RBI. UNC catcher Tim Federowicz had two hits and 2 RBIs.

Conference USA

Tulane was upset by Marshall, 10-5, and RHP Shooter Hunt did not have his best day. The righty, who I had projected to go No. 11 to the Rangers in my most recent mock draft, gave up six runs (five earned) on six hits and five walks over six innings. He did strike out nine.

Those are the highlights. Back with more later on.


  1. jfish26101

    I know this is a draft blog but I’m curious what you think of Dustin Ackley? His numbers his first 2 seasons have been pretty good but a lot of people on the net have expressed concerns about his transition to wood and where he is going to play. I personally used to think he could play 2B and be in a mold of say Chase Utley (not saying he would be as good as Chase just sort of that kind of player).

  2. draft

    Sorry, you’re not allowed to ask about a non-draft eligible player here. I’ve got a difficult enough time trying to keep track of the 2008 class. Now you want me to know what’s going on with a Class of ’09 guy? I’m not some kind of machine, man!

    In all seriousness, ask me that next February…

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