Generals Return Home For A Win
The Victoria Generals got back to action with a win. Monday night at Riverside, the Generals downed the Acadiana Cane Cutters, 8-2. Cole Wisneski pitched five shutout innings to get the win. Former East Titan Trent Brown drives in two runs.
Oklahoma’s quarterback competition took an unexpected twist at the Major League Baseball draft.
Sooners signal-caller Kyler Murray, the favorite to replace Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield this season as Oklahoma’s starter, was selected ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics. The speedy Murray has been a major league prospect since high school. He played outfield for the Sooners this baseball season and hit .296 with 10 homers, 13 doubles and three triples in 189 at-bats.
Still, his selection so early in the first round was a surprise, and could mean a change in careers for the former five-star recruit.
Murray was one of the most celebrated high school players in Texas history, going 42-0 as a starter and leading powerhouse Allen High to three state titles before signing with Texas A&M in 2015.
Griffin Conine homered twice and Duke earned the first super regional berth in school history by sweeping two games from Georgia on Monday, beating the Bulldogs 8-5 and 8-4 in the NCAA Tournament.
Jimmy Herron and Zack Kone also homered in the winner-take-all game to send the second-seeded Blue Devils (44-16) into a best-of-three super regional series at No. 9 national seed Texas Tech this weekend.
Kone’s three-run homer in the third put Duke ahead 3-2, and Conine – who also homered in the first game – followed with a solo shot. The son of former major leaguer Jeff Conine also connected in the seventh.
Mitch Stallings (4-5) struck out six in seven innings for the Blue Devils, who won four straight in the losers’ bracket after dropping their opener against Troy to extend their second NCAA appearance since 1961.
Michael Curry homered for the top-seeded Bulldogs (39-21).