UE baseball summer league assignments

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The University of Evansville announced on Tuesday the summer-league baseball assignments of 11 of its returning players. Here is where the Aces are heading: PLAYER TEAM LEAGUE RHP Ryan Brady Dodgers St. Louis Metro RHP Nicholas Eggemeyer Hoptown Hoppers Ohio Valley RHP Brian Jestice NW Indiana Oilmen Midwest Collegiate RHP Brent Jurceka Waterloo Bucks Northwoods… Read more »

Updates on Kyle Freeland, other former Aces in minor leagues

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Nearly two months into the minor-league baseball season, here is how several former University of Evansville players are faring: — Left-handed pitcher Kyle Freeland, the No. 8 overall pick to the Colorado Rockies in 2014, hasn’t pitched in a game this season as he is rehabilitating from shoulder fatigue. Freeland recorded a 3-0 record and 1.15… Read more »

Former Aces begin minor league seasons

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Thursday is minor league opening day, which means several former University of Evansville baseball players are set to begin their respective seasons. Here is where the former Aces landed: — Right-handed pitcher Sam Johns is opening the season with the Single-A Hagerstown (Md.) Suns of the Washington Nationals organization. — Catcher Kyle Pollock is playing for the… Read more »

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 »