While most of the sports world tuned into USA-Canada hockey this afternoon, I took in some rare spring sunshine and my first college baseball game of the 2010 campaign. My first game of the year was the University of Washington Huskies versus the Fresno State Bulldogs -- the battle of the dogs. (Believe it or not in this canine classic a Wolfe was followed in the lineup by a Lamb!)
I was excited to see the game in hopes of catching two future Cape Leaguers and see two former ones. Orleans' 2009 rosterees Josh Poytress (LHP) got the win today, and Danny Muno went 0-3 with a walk.
The new Cape Leaguers from Fresno State are outfielder Dusty Robinson and a RHP, Derek Benny. Dusty struggled at the plate today against a very competent sophomore Andrew Kittredge for the UW Huskies. Why the Cape League is so slow to recruit talent from the UW (where Tim Lincecum's jersey is retired out in right field) I will never know. Kittredge kept the Bulldogs off balance all day with a low-90s fast ball followed by a deadly curveball that breaks in sharply on lefties and away on righties.
Benny pitched Friday night giving up 6 runs on 7 hits.