Updated Pitching Match-Up
Sunday 2/26 - 1pm CT SECN+
VU Freshman RHP Drake “Safari Planet” Fellows (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
v. UIC Sophomore RHP Reid “Coat Factory” Birlingmair (1-0, 1.35 ERA)
The Birlingmair Coat Factory wrapped up the Prairie View A&m Fightin’ Prairie Dogs in a warm embrace of competitively priced fleece and down. He threw 6 & 2/3 IP, allowing 1 R, 4 H, 0 BB, and K’d an otherworldly 10. This was, without a doubt, the most dominant pitching performance of the year for the Flames. However, he is not a soft-tossing lefty, so we’re fine.
Meanwhile, Drake (nee Brian) Fellows went all Safari Planet on the USD Toreros last Sunday in the rubber game that gave us the series win. After speaking briefly with a camel, Fellows went 6 strong innings, holding the denizens of the city that’s German for “a whale’s vagina” scoreless. USD never really threatened to score, either, as the Drake allowed only 2 H and 1 BB (while K-ing 5). One of the biggest question marks entering the season was who would follow Wright and Raby in the rotation. Last Sunday, Fellows wrote his name in that slot in pen.
Advantage: Safari Planet.
Yesterday’s PIBB ICE MVP
Though Patrick “Mad Dog” Raby had another one of the efficient performances we have come to expect, the can of PIBB ICE goes to the freshman right fielder so nice they rhymed him thrice: JJ “Say Hey Hey” Bleday.
While Jeren Kendall had a horrific day at the plate (0-4, 4 Ks), Bleday more than picked up the slack in the 2 hole, batting 3-4 with 2 2Bs and 3 RBI. On the season, Bleday is batting .350/.519/.550 with 4 2Bs and 8 RBI. Corbs absolutely made the right call moving the freshman up in the lineup, and you can see the young right fielder’s confidence growing daily. While no one expected him to make up for Bryan “The Aluminum Foil” Reynolds’ production right away, if he wants to... I’ll allow it.
See you in the comments.
Hugs and kisses,
Andrew VU ‘04.