Welcome back to the virtual Shark Park -- seems like ages since we've been here -- for the first of a three-game set between USC Beaufort and Sun Conference opponent Webber International.
Things are under way, with Sand Sharks starter Jared Campbell keeping the Warriors off the board in the first. The weather appears a bit ominous, but we'll cross our fingers and hope for a swift pitchers' duel.
As I'm sure you know, the USC Beaufort baseball team is in Daytona Beach, Fla., for a three-game series today and Saturday against Embry-Riddle, the No. 11 team in the nation and the top team in the Sun Conference. We weren't able to make the trip, so you won't be able to get your blog fix, but I wanted to offer a couple of alternatives.
The Sand Sharks are about to go for the sweep, as they try to push their winning streak to 10 games. USCB's 21 runs in the opener are a season-high (and thus a school record) topping its output in a 19-1 win against Fisher College. We'll see if the bats can keep it up against what's left of Florida Memorial's pitching staff, which can't be much, considering they've used eight pitchers already and don't have a real deep roster to begin with.
Welcome back to the virtual Shark Park. Sorry for the late start; I had a little domestic crisis (if you know how to clean ballpoint pen ink off a dryer drum, feel free to post your suggestions here *sigh*) so I'm running behind getting this initial post together.
Today's doubleheader (weather permitting) will wrap up a three-game Sun Conference series after the Sand Sharks took the opener 12-11 in 10 innings yesterday. I'll start a new thread for the second game, so things don't get too unruly with the number of comments.
It feels like ages since we've gotten together here at the virtual Shark Park, but in reality it was only eight days ago that some of you wandered around in the cyber-wilderness of this new blog server while others followed along as USCB swept Rochester College to really get its winning streak cranked up. Well, we chopped down all the cyber-trees, so you should be able to see clearly today as the Sand Sharks try to push their winning streak to eight games and break above .500 in Sun Conference play.
Today's game is the first of a three-game series with Florida Memorial, which is still looking for its first conference win after getting swept by Embry-Riddle and Northwood, the top two teams in the conference standings.
As many of you brought to my attention the past two days, we had an issue with the blog, which kept you poor isolated souls from keeping up with the Sand Sharks the past couple of games.
Well, I'm pleased to inform you the issue appears to be resolved. At the risk of getting too inside baseball, the problem had to do with the way our new blog software interacts with Internet Explorer, such that people using IE couldn't see any comments posted to the blogs. Long story short, the problem is fixed, but the trade-off is all the comments from the previous blogs were wiped out.
Welcome back to the virtual Shark Park, where the second of a two-game series between USC Beaufort and Rochester (Mich.) College is under way. The weather is outstanding, so if you can get out here today, by all means do it.
Hey baseball fans, I'm back at the ballpark for the first live blog from the friendly confines of Shark Bites' new server. If you missed my post earlier today, notice that we're at a new URL and adjust your bookmarks accordingly.
You might have noticed the virtual Shark Park moved to a new corner of cyberspace (and if you didn't, please take note and update those bookmarks now). Our blogs have been "migrated" to a new server, which hopefully will mean more timely updates during the game, not that you poor folks marooned at work would know the difference. Unfortunately, it also means all the comments from the old live blogs are gone, victims of the move, so all my old posts look kind of lame, like I gave you the lineups and left you high and dry after that.
Anyway, it's been a little over a week since we got together, and since we're in these new digs, I figured I would invite you over to show you around the place and get you primed for today's game, the first of two against Rochester (Mich.) College. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m., so mosey on over here this afternoon to follow the action.
Welcome back to the virtual Shark Park, where USC Beaufort is about to take on Brewton-Parker College in one nine-inning game this afternoon. This is a rematch of a Feb. 10 meeting, which the Barons won 10-6 in Mount Vernon, Ga.
Here are today's lineups:
Blake Sanders SS
Vince Ratto RF
Derrick Fox 3B
Evan Pedrick DH
Tony Voiro 1B
Kyle Smith C
Brandon Stevens LF
Kale Lewis 2B
Chris Dykes CF
Ben Gillespie P
Dustin Britt SS
Brett Wheeler LF
Jon Schmidt 1B
T.J. Kemp DH
Zach Rossetti 3B
R.J. Neal CF
DeShontay Berry RF