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Meet The Opponents: Kennesaw State

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As you guys may know, I do a feature during the Basketball Tournament called Meet the Opponents. The idea popped into my head today to do one for our opponents and visitors to Patterson Stadium this weekend, The Kennesaw State Owls. Many reasons came to mind. A lot of us don’t know much about them. They are not a huge name. Most importantly, this is my story and I will write about whatever I want. Ok, the last reason had zero affect on why, but it’s my story and I can just make up a reason if I want. On a serious note, I hope you enjoy the tidbits and facts also known as Meet The Opponents.

Kennesaw State

  • Located in Kennesaw, Georgia. Is in the Metro Atlanta area
  • School Mascot is Scrappy the Owl
  • Has only been a D1 school for 5 years
  • 32 players have been drafted by MLB clubs with 5 making rosters

 

Famous Alumni:

Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, visiting History professor

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Ty Pennington, host of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

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Susan Sewell, VP Media Relations, ABC Television

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Willie Harris, Washington Nationals Major League Baseball player, World Series Champion with Chicago White Sox, 2005

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At least we know they have fun in Kennesaw

 

TWEETS:

 

 

 

These guys are pumped….

 

Here are their new uni’s……

https://twitter.com/KSUOwlsBaseball/status/474381264884355072

 

 

2014 Campaign:

40-22 (17-9 Atlantic Sun)

  • 3-0 vs Georgia Southern
  • 2-1 vs Alabama
  • 2-0 vs Georgia

Max Pentecost is the man on this owls team. he leads the team in runs (59),hits (110), Doubles (23), HR (9), RBI (58), Total Bases (164), Slugging % (.631) and BB (29). You name it, he can do it. He is similar to the dynamic player we faced in the Regionals from uk, AJ Reed. As far as pitching is concerned, the owls don’t have much depth and boast a team ERA of 3.41. Jordan Hillyer is their ace with an ERA of 3.55 and a record of 7-3.  So I know you all are salivating, we have a cupcake Super-Regional, all of the normal things you think of when you see KSU across from you. But there is just something about this team. They defeated Alabama twice and crushed Ga Southern in the regionals. They will have the Cinderella momentum behind them. Everyone will be cheering for them across America as well. Here’s where I believe Louisville will have the advantage, team speed. Kal Simmons and Dylan Ivey have combined for 39 errors this year in the infield. As fast as we are we can surely force more of those this weekend. We are a small-ball team and don’t need to hit it out to win. My prediction 2-0 sweep and on a roll on our way to Omaha. #RollMaha. Ok that may not catch on, who cares, see you at the Jim!

Go Cards!

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*Below are full team stats

Batting:

Player avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb slg% bb hbp so gdp ob% sf sh sb sba po a e fld%
Pentecost, Max .423 62-62 260 59 110 23 2 9 58 164 .631 29 4 25 6 .483 3 1 17 19 355 32 10 .975
Liquori, Alex .366 49-47 172 37 63 13 5 1 42 89 .517 17 2 36 2 .427 1 4 7 11 89 0 3 .967
Way, Bo .358 58-57 232 40 83 16 2 2 31 109 .470 16 4 21 3 .404 3 6 11 15 147 4 4 .974
Bennett, Colin .309 23-13 55 9 17 0 0 2 8 23 .418 13 2 13 1 .457 0 0 1 1 33 2 0 1.000
Morgan, Brennan .291 55-52 203 40 59 6 2 4 40 81 .399 20 6 31 5 .368 2 2 2 3 122 12 1 .993
Bruce, Jacob .277 61-60 256 55 71 12 4 1 28 94 .367 15 5 31 7 .327 2 9 12 18 118 4 1 .992
McGowan, Chris .271 60-57 218 29 59 7 2 4 44 82 .376 22 2 42 2 .337 4 4 2 3 479 25 7 .986
Bahnick, Matt .269 48-45 156 12 42 6 0 2 15 54 .346 8 0 30 5 .299 3 7 1 1 22 60 11 .882
Simmons, Kal .268 60-60 261 43 70 5 1 1 26 80 .307 22 4 32 4 .328 6 6 3 4 112 184 23 .928
Motley, Justin .261 38-13 69 13 18 5 1 1 9 28 .406 4 4 11 3 .325 3 0 1 2 41 1 0 1.000
Nixon, Cornell .230 46-37 122 15 28 3 0 0 15 31 .254 13 4 27 0 .315 4 7 4 5 64 117 10 .948
Ivey, Dylan .167 31-24 84 8 14 0 0 0 4 14 .167 6 1 21 4 .228 1 3 1 1 38 58 14 .873
Howell, Jeremy .164 46-18 67 5 11 0 0 0 8 11 .164 11 1 13 0 .291 0 5 0 0 13 42 3 .948
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Erwin, Chris .333 22-14 21 2 7 1 1 0 4 10 .476 1 1 2 1 .391 0 1 0 0 7 8 0 1.000
Wynn, Clint .281 13-7 32 8 9 2 0 0 3 11 .344 2 0 5 0 .324 0 0 0 0 44 4 4 .923
Banks, jonathan .000 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Britt, Eric .000 6-0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0 .500 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1.000
Hawkins, Kendall .000 8-3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.000

Picked off: Simmons, Kal (2), Bruce, Jacob (2), Pentecost, Max (2), McGowan, Chris (1), Morgan, Brennan (1), Ivey, Dylan (1)

Pitching:

Pitching
Player era w-l app-gs cg sho sv ip h r er bb so 2b 3b hr ab b/avg wp hbp bk sfa sha
McCalvin, Justin 2.09 5-3 38-0 0 0-5 16 60.1 40 19 14 18 60 5 0 2 206 .194 1 4 2 4 5
Connell, James 2.14 7-3 35-0 0 0-4 2 46.1 44 15 11 14 65 5 0 1 179 .246 1 8 2 1 6
Bergen, Travis 2.39 9-4 16-15 0 0-2 0 94.0 94 29 25 14 75 13 0 1 366 .257 0 7 0 0 6
Erwin, Chris 3.16 3-1 15-8 0 0-2 0 42.2 44 20 15 24 33 3 1 1 164 .268 2 8 0 1 6
Friese, Gabe 3.19 2-2 17-8 0 0-1 0 73.1 76 32 26 15 41 10 0 3 290 .262 2 6 0 3 5
Hillyer, Jordan 3.55 7-3 17-17 1 0-1 0 96.1 95 49 38 37 73 20 0 0 368 .258 6 13 1 5 11
Solomon, Will 4.85 1-0 17-1 0 0-1 0 26.0 28 19 14 10 20 5 1 1 104 .269 3 2 0 3 2
Harsh, Nathan 4.92 3-3 16-8 0 0-1 0 53.0 56 33 29 25 42 7 1 1 202 .277 3 9 0 3 7
McArthur, Cole 5.02 1-1 14-1 0 0-0 0 28.2 38 18 16 15 15 7 0 5 111 .342 0 1 1 2 3
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Hawkins, Kendall 2.70 1-1 6-3 0 0-0 0 13.1 17 8 4 8 8 4 0 0 55 .309 0 3 0 1 0
Ward, Mason 4.36 1-0 10-0 0 0-0 0 10.1 7 8 5 9 8 1 0 0 37 .189 2 1 0 2 0
Lowman, Will 4.50 0-0 11-1 0 2-0 0 10.0 7 5 5 11 9 1 0 0 33 .212 1 0 0 0 0
Austin, Andrew 7.25 0-1 13-0 0 0-0 0 13.2 18 13 11 10 6 3 0 0 54 .333 1 3 0 1 2
Bancroft, Benjamin 13.50 0-0 1-0 0 0-0 0 2.0 3 3 3 1 3 0 0 0 9 .333 2 0 0 0 0

Pickoffs: McArthur, Cole (5), McCalvin, Justin (3), Erwin, Chris (3), Solomon, Will (1)

 

Fielding:

Player c po a e fld% dp sba csb pb ci
Motley, Justin 42 41 1 0 1.000 1 0 0 0 0
Bennett, Colin 35 33 2 0 1.000 4 0 0 0 0
Erwin, Chris 15 7 8 0 1.000 1 7 1 0 0
McArthur, Cole 11 0 11 0 1.000 0 2 2 0 0
McCalvin, Justin 11 0 11 0 1.000 1 5 0 0 0
Harsh, Nathan 9 1 8 0 1.000 0 5 3 0 0
Austin, Andrew 7 2 5 0 1.000 1 1 1 0 0
Lowman, Will 4 2 2 0 1.000 0 0 2 0 0
Ward, Mason 3 2 1 0 1.000 0 6 0 0 0
Britt, Eric 2 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Hawkins, Kendall 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 4 2 0 0
Morgan, Brennan 135 122 12 1 .993 2 20 2 3 0
Bruce, Jacob 123 118 4 1 .992 1 0 0 0 0
McGowan, Chris 511 479 25 7 .986 25 0 0 0 0
Pentecost, Max 397 355 32 10 .975 1 41 21 4 2
Way, Bo 155 147 4 4 .974 0 0 0 0 0
Liquori, Alex 92 89 0 3 .967 0 0 0 0 0
Hillyer, Jordan 24 6 17 1 .958 0 8 5 0 0
Nixon, Cornell 191 64 117 10 .948 15 0 0 0 0
Howell, Jeremy 58 13 42 3 .948 3 0 0 0 0
Friese, Gabe 17 5 11 1 .941 0 4 4 0 0
Bergen, Travis 16 1 14 1 .938 0 7 4 0 0
Simmons, Kal 319 112 184 23 .928 27 0 0 0 0
Wynn, Clint 52 44 4 4 .923 4 0 0 0 0
Bahnick, Matt 93 22 60 11 .882 4 0 0 0 0
Ivey, Dylan 110 38 58 14 .873 11 0 0 0 0
Connell, James 18 4 11 3 .833 0 6 3 0 0
Solomon, Will 3 0 2 1 .667 0 3 2 0 0
Bancroft, Benjamin 0 0 0 0 .000 0 3 0 0 0
Banks, jonathan 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0
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