This weeks Voting for the Jaw Bats Series of the week was the closest that it has been all year! Only being separated by a handful of votes. This weeks series brings two teams together that have a huge history of deciding who will conference and going to the World series its self.
#1 San Jac (38-9) vs #36 Blinn (30-13)
Both teams are riding big Streaks into the weekend. San Jac is on a 14 Game Win Streak while Blinn is on a 5 Game.
San Jac is the most consistent faces in Grand Junction. With the most Juco World Series appearances (22), 5 National titles (1985-1987,1989-1990) and going each of the last three years playing in the last two National Championship series and just fall short both times. To go with the Resume of World series appearances their alumni is just as impressive. They have two potential Hall of Famers in Andy Petite and Roger Clemens, and Big Leaguers such as Brandon Belt, Matt Albers, David Rollins, Sean Nolin, and Daniel Stumpf.
This years team has been one of the most consistent teams in the country at the plate. As a team, they are hitting .336 with a .433 OBP. They have 67 Home runs (12th in the country), 25 Triples (12th in the country), and 199 extra base hits (10th in the country). At the plate this week look for these guys to continue to tear up the base path:
Fr OF Alerick Soularie (Tennessee Commit)-.412 BA, .497 OBP, 14 Doubles, 7 Triples (9th in the country), 8 HR, 36 RBI’s
So INF/P Sergio Macias (Faulkner University Commit)- .314 AB, .408 OBP, 14 Doubles, 3 Triples, 11 HR, 62 RBI’s
So C Herbert Iser (Dallas Baptist Commit)-.351 BA, .403 OBP, 6 Doubles, 2 Triples, 8 HR, 34 RBI’s
So C/DH Jacob Matheny (Mizzou Commit)- .391 BA, .473 OBP, 8 Doubles, 2 Triples, 8 HR, 34 RBI’s
On the mound is almost as impressive as how these guys hit. With a team ERA of 2.53 (8th in the country) and an Opposing Batting average of .205 (3rd in the country) if the runners do get on they have a hard time getting around to score. On the mound this weekend they will have these guys throwing:
So LHP Jacob Cantleberry (2017 All-American) (Mizzou commit)- 10-1(Tied at 2nd in the country in wins), 55.2 IP, 2.10 ERA, 66 K’s. 88-90, Plus Plus Changeup
So RHP Luke Matheny (Uncommitted) (Son of Cardinals Manager, Mike Matheny) 5-0, 38.2 IP, 2.33 ERA, 34 K’s. 88-90. Four pitch guy, strike Thrower.
Fr LHP Rylan Kaufman- 5-1, 36.2 IP, 2.21 ERA, 45 K’s. 91-93, 76-78 CB
So RHP Devon Roedahl (All-Conference 2017) (Univ. Of Houston Commit)-6-2, 48.0 IP, 2.81 ERA, 52 K’s. 89-91, 82 Split.
Out of the pen, they have any number of guys to go to but none more impressive then Fr RHP Trey Dillard 0-0, 7 Saves, 13.2 IP, 1.32 ERA and 25 K’s. 95-97, 86 Hammer CB. He is projected to be a Top 3 Round guy in this upcoming draft and is the #1 Juco Prospect in the Country.
Blinn has been to Grand Junction 6 times with the most recent coming in 2014 where they finished in the top 5.
This year they are hitting .285 as a team, with a .402 OBP with 38 HR, 115 Extra Base Hits. At the Plate look for these guys to have big weekends:
So C Bandon Ashy (Uncommitted)- .343 BA, .426 OBP, 8 Doubles, 1 Triple, 5 HR, 38 RBI
Fr C/OF Alec Sanchez -.393 BA, .503 OBP, 10 Double, 2 Triple, 6 HR, 36 RBI
Fr INF Gray Rodgers- .321 BA, .465 BA, 8 Doubles, 1 Triple, 2 Hr, 24 RBI
On the mound, it is nothing to not look at. With a Team ERA of 4.13, .270 Batting Average Against. They don’t let many people on base. On the mound this weekend they will have these guys throwing:
So RHP Andrew Morgan (Incarnate Word Commit)-4-1, 35.1 IP, 3.57 ERA, 30 K’s. 85-88 great location with Fastball
Fr RHP Jacob Millender- 4-1, 48.1 IP, 3.72 ERA, 48 K’s. 88-91 with a Plus Breaking Ball
So LHP Kyle Gray (Auburn Commit)- 6-1, 60.0 IP, 2.40 ERA, 82 K’s. 88-90 Plus Breaking Balls
Fr RHP Kasey Kalich- 3-1, 40.1 IP, 4.46 ERA, 40 K’s. Has hit 94 with Fastball.
Out of the pen look for them to go to Fr RHP Bryce Miller- 14 App, 5-1, 3 Saves’s, 19.0 IP, 5.21 ERA, 24 K’s
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