Thursday, April 21, 2016

News digest, April 21

Furman baseball players and coaches get their hair cut atop the
first-base dugout at Fluor Field in Greenville after Wednesday night's 14-4
loss to South Carolina. The event signified the end of the team's annual
Vs. Cancer fundraiser. The team raised more than $40,000 this year, the most
in the nation among baseball teams participating in the event.  (Photo
from Furman Baseball's Twitter feed)

Paladins raise $40,000
At last report, Furman's baseball team had raised a nation's best $40,001 this year in its Vs. Cancer fundraiser to fight cancer. The campaign came to an official close after Wednesday's game with South Carolina. Furman players and coaches had their hair cut on the dugout to show their solidarity with the cancer battle. Furman has raised more than $125,000 over the last four seasons. A link to Furman's team page follows. I'm sure donations would be accepted, whether it counts in the official total or not.

4 state players on top pitcher watch list
Clemson's Pat Krall and South Carolina's Josh Reagan, Clarke Schmidt and Braden Webb are on the initial watch list of the college baseball pitcher of the year award selected by the National Collegiate Baseball Hall of Fame.

Four state players on Golden Spikes Award watch list
Clemson's Seth Beer and Chris Okey and South Carolina's Clarke Schmidt and Braden Webb are on the midseason watch list for the Golden Spikes Award, given to the top amateur baseball player in the country.

* has South Carolina as the No. 8 national seed and Clemson, Coastal Carolina and College of Charleston as at-large selections in its latest weekly projection of the NCAA Tournament field.
D1 brackets

* Baseball America has USC as the No. 6 national seed, Coastal Carolinas as a regional host and Clemson and College of Charleston as at-large teams in its tournament projection.
BA brackets

* has USC as the No. 5 seed, Clemson and Coastal Carolina as regional hosts and College of Charleston as an at-large team in its projection.
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