Aces in favor of new, flat-seam baseballs

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Seeking the right balance between offense and pitching, college baseball will be played this season with flat-seam baseballs that researchers have found fly up to 20 feet farther. The change is to combat a recent ‘dead-bat’ era that began in 2011, when the current standards were introduced for metal bats at the college level. The less-lively bats have… Read more »

UE baseball adds commitments from high school teammates

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Shawnee Mission Northwest (Kansas) High School seniors Brandon Gomer and Nathan Reeder verbally committed to the University of Evansville on Saturday. The pair made official visits to UE on Friday, according to this story by Prep Baseball Report Kansas. Reeder, a 5-foot-10 outfielder who bats and throws left-handed, announced the players’ decision on Twitter Saturday morning…. Read more »

Teppen ties UE’s all-time saves record

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After stopping five shots during the University of Evansville men’s soccer team’s 3-1 loss to St. Louis on Saturday, Eric Teppen finds himself in some pretty good company. The senior goalkeeper from Harrison High School has 248 career saves, tied with Aces Hall of Fame member Trey Harrington for the school record. Harrington set basically… Read more »

Freeland helping Asheville Tourists in playoffs

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Former University of Evansville left-hander Kyle Freeland is getting his first taste of professional playoff baseball. Freeland, who started the summer in Rookie ball with the Grand Junction Rockies, has appeared in five games with the Low-A Asheville Tourists. He earned the win in his latest start on Thursday, allowing two runs in five innings as the… Read more »

Left-handed pitcher commits to Evansville

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Alex Weigand, a left-handed pitcher from Bradley-Bourbonnais (Illinois) Community High School, announced his commitment to the University of Evansville Saturday on Twitter. Glad to say I have committed to University of Evansville to play division 1 baseball! #GoPurpleAces — Alex⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (@alexwegs) August 9, 2014 The class of 2015 prospect went 6-2 with a 1.22 earned-run… Read more »

Former UE batterymates meet in minors

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Kyle Pollock and Kyle Freeland — catcher and ace pitcher, respectively, on the University of Evansville’s 2014 baseball team — squared off for the first time as pros Thursday night. Freeland started on the mound for the Grand Junction (Colorado) Rockies while Pollock was behind the plate and batting fifth for the Idaho Falls Chukars, a… Read more »

Updates on Kyle Freeland, Mislav Brzoja and a UE men’s basketball target

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Some news and notes regarding University of Evansville athletics: — Former UE left-hander and 2014 MLB first-round draft pick Kyle Freeland made his second professional start Monday night for the Grand Junction (Colorado) Rockies, Colorado’s Rookie League affiliate. Freeland tossed three innings, allowing four hits and one earned run while striking out two. In his first appearance,… Read more »

Freeland throws two scoreless innings in pro debut

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Kyle Freeland’s much-hyped professional debut was short-lived, but the two innings he did pitch were characteristic of his stellar performance at the University of Evansville. The Colorado Rockies’ 2014 first-round draft choice made his professional debut Wednesday night with Colorado’s Rookie League affiliate — the Grand Junction (Colorado) Rockies — and threw two shutout innings… Read more »

UE summer baseball assignments

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The University of Evansville athletic department released the summer-league destinations of 17 baseball players. The Aces will play in eight different collegiate leagues across the country, from the nearby Dubois County Bombers (Joe Redburn, Eric McKibban) to St. Cloud, Minnesota (Matt Rodgers, Northwoods League), to Marysville, California (Alex Gould, Horizon Air Summer Series). Here is… Read more »

UE’s Freeland No. 8 pick in Baseball America Mock Draft 3.0

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Kyle Freeland, University of Evansville’s left-handed ace, was tabbed as the No. 8 overall pick in the Baseball America Mock Draft 3.0. The projection has the Denver native going to his hometown Colorado Rockies. Freeland, a junior, had been projected as the No. 4 pick in the Mock Draft 2.0, but struggled in his final start of… Read more »

UE baseball needs some MVC tourney magic for NCAA bid

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Considering the Missouri Valley Conference is the sixth-best baseball league in the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI), one would guess that the outright regular-season champion is a lock for an NCAA tournament bid, right? Wrong. The University of Evansville, after dropping a 9-1 decision to No. 8 seed Southern Illinois on Tuesday, is in serious danger… Read more »

Freeland listed as No. 5 draft prospect by Baseball America

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University of Evansville junior Kyle Freeland was ranked No. 5 on Baseball America’s list of top 100 prospects for the upcoming MLB draft. Freeland, who is 9-1 with a 1.75 ERA this season, is the third left-handed pitcher on the list. Brady Aiken (Cathedral Catholic High School, San Diego) is the top prospect and Carlos… Read more »