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Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
Arizona celebrates their CWS championship. (AP Photo/Eric Francis)
The Arizona Wildcats capped off a dominant College World Series Monday night in Omaha, Nebraska with their defeat of the South Carolina Gamecocks by a final of 4-1. South Carolina, seeking their third straight CWS title, could not get anything going offensively as they were limited to just 9 hits and 2 runs by Arizona pitching during the best-of-3 championship finals. A 5-1 Wildcats victory on Sunday night set the stage for the eventual title clinching win on Monday night. Tied 1-1 heading into the 9th inning, Arizona scored 3 runs in the top half of the inning leaving only 3 more outs for a title. The Gamecocks threatened in their final chance at the plate by loading the bases with only 1 out. But winning pitcher Matthew Troupe drew a line out and fly out to end the game and send the champion Wildcats rushing onto the field for a celebratory dog pile. Junior Robert Refsnyder collected Most Outstanding Player honors by going 10-21 with 5 RBIs and 6 runs, including the winning run in the final game, during the 5 games in Omaha. The title is the 4th in the history of the Arizona program with their last championship coming in 1986.
Arizona accomplished their championship run with a high scoring offense, powered by Louisville Slugger baseball bats. The same Louisville Slugger Omaha, Exogrid and Z-1000 models that were used by the Wildcats are available now at Baseball Rampage.
Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
As reported in ThePostGame by Yahoo Sports, Nike has released every college under contract from using their bats next season. None of the top 20 teams in college baseball used Nike bats this season. For those who did, power and offensive numbers were reportedly down significantly. Alabama’s baseball team has seen a decrease in offense by 86.6% over the previous 3 years.
Nike has pulled all college approved bats from their online store. The report doesn’t include any data on high school approved Nike bats. Visit ThePostGame to read more about the issue.
Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
Baseball season may be winding down but Baseball Rampage has some hot news. We’ve recently acquired Baseball Warehouse.
Baseball Warehouse has been selling baseball equipment in stores, catalogs, and online for over 20 years. Their wide selection of products and expertise in the baseball industry is unquestioned.
Baseball Rampage will be bringing back the Baseball Warehouse website but with even better features, functionality, and our always customer friendly policies. Baseball Warehouse customers can now expect to receive Rampage Bucks rewards, Free Shipping over $99, Free Return shipping, and our “No Sweat” Guarantee. Throw in our team rewards, wide selection, and great customer service and it’s a match made in heaven.
Start shopping at Baseball Rampage or visit www.baseballwarehouse.com when the new website launches next week.
Thursday, August 18th, 2011
The Little League World Series is a 16-team pool play baseball tournament held each August in South Williamsport, Pa. The teams consist of players who are between the ages of 11 and 12. It is one of eight championship tournaments put on by Little League International. The others are Junior League (13-14), Senior League (14-16), Big League (16-18), Little League Softball (11-12), Junior League Softball (13-14), Senior League Softball (14-16) and Big League Softball (16-18).
The first Little League Baseball World Series was played in Williamsport in 1947. Today marks the 65th Little League Baseball World Series and will be broadcasted live on ESPN.
A full schedule can be found at the league’s official website. Find Little League Approved Baseball Bats at Baseball Rampage.
Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
As riots spread across Britain for the third day, Amazon..co.uk aluminum baseball bat sales soared by 6,000%. Everything from baseball bats, police nightsticks, and other weapons are on the list of hot-selling items in Amazon.co.uk’s sports shop on Tuesday.
The top item, an aluminum baseball bat, gained a whopping 6,541% on its “sales rank” over the past 24 hours. Amazon’s “movers and shakers” list tracks items that are showing the biggest spike in sales that day.
Amazon.uk users posted reviews of the aluminum bat on Tuesday, referencing the riots with humor and caution.
“This bat is perfectly weighted and will suit any UK shop-owner looking to protect their property,” reviewer Harry Fish wrote about the suddenly popular Rucanor bat. “Thanks to the ergonomic handle, one easy swing should be enough to shatter patellas, skulls or any other bone on your targeted looter.”
“Ordered 2, one for home & one for the shop,” another shopper wrote in reply to Fish’s review. “Now lets see the idiots try & loot our shop.”
Read the full article at money.cnn.com.
**Baseball Rampage does not condone violence when using our products. Baseball Rampage does not ship outside the USA at this time.
Friday, July 15th, 2011
Milwaukee Brewer’s first baseman Prince Fielder’s 3-run blast off C.J. Wilson of the Texas Rangers in the 4th inning proved the difference in the National League’s 5-1 victory over the American League Tuesday night. The win gives the National League its first back-to-back All-Star game victories since the 1995-1996 seasons. Prior to last year’s NL victory, the AL had won 13 consecutive All-Star Games.
Adrian Gonzalez of the Boston Red Sox delivered the first blow of the game with a solo home run in the 4th inning off Cliff Lee to give the AL a 1-0 advantage. However in the bottom half of the same inning, Fielder’s home run gave his team the lead for good giving way to a dominant display of pitching from the National League bullpen. The American League failed to score the remainder of the game managing only 2 hits in the final 5 innings of 7 different NL relievers. Tyler Clippard of the Washington Nationals recorded the Win for the NL while C.J. Wilson took the Loss. Giants and National League manager Bruce Bouchy turned to one of his own, the bearded hero of last season’s World Series, Brian Wilson, to record the Save. Prince Fielder received MVP honors for his game deciding 3-run home run.
The victory for the National League grants its World Series representative home field advantage for the 7-game series against its American League counterpart in October.
Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
The Dayton Dragons have set the record for consecutive sellouts by a pro franchise in North America. An overflow crowd of 8,688 witnessed the 815th straight sellout at Fifth Third Field on Saturday night, when the Dragons surpassed the mark set by the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers from 1977-95.
Once it became official, the game was stopped for an on-field ceremony with a long standing ovation. Streamers in the team’s green and gold colors were released over the crowd, and unveiled a plaque emblazoned with the No. 815 on the outfield fence. The Dragons are planning a larger celebration for July 23, and with more than 8,000 people on the waiting list for season tickets, the streak doesn’t look likely to end anytime soon.
“You can tell every regular was there, no one was giving away their tickets,” Daniel Renken said. “If you go down the third base line, you can see all the fans who are always there. And it was a great feeling to come down the line and say hi to every one of them.”
Fifth Third Field’s actual capacity is 7,290 fans and features 29 luxury suites.
Thursday, June 30th, 2011
Baseball Rampage would like to congratulate the University of South Carolina on winning the NCAA Division-One College World Series. South Carolina (55-14) is the first team to ever go 10-0 in an NCAA tournament and the first since Oregon State in 2007 to go unbeaten in a CWS. The Gamecocks have a streak of 16 NCAA tournament wins and 11 straight in the CWS, both the longest all-time. South Carolina is the sixth team to win consecutive national titles and first since Oregon State in 2006-07.
South Carolina won with the help of the Rawlings 2011 5150 Alloy BBCOR (-3) Adult Baseball Bat, running the bases in their Under Armour uniforms, and catching with Louisville Slugger Catcher Gear. All available at BaseballRampage.com.
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
Jennie Finch, former Chicago Bandits and U.S. Olympic softball pitcher, and husband, Casey Daigle, pitcher in the San Francisco Giants organization, are welcoming their second son, Diesel Dean Daigle. Their new arrival weighed in Sunday at 8 pounds, 2 ounces and 22 1/24 inches long. He joins big brother Ace Shane, 5, at home.
“Casey and I are excited for our sweet precious Baby D!,” Finch told People. “Ace couldn’t be any more pumped to be a big brother to Diesel.”
Finch added, via her Twitter account:
“Our sweet precious Baby Diesel! Thank you all for your sweet prayers, praise God he is doing wonderful!”
Get the full story at People.com
Friday, May 13th, 2011
As reported on the Washington Post by Dave Sheinin, Bryce Harper, catcher for the Hagerstown Suns, recently switched to contact lenses. Normally this wouldn’t be such a huge deal but since the switch Harper’s game has seriously improved and he’s giving all the credit to his new HD vision. He was recently seen by Washington Nationals’ team optometrist, and was told he was blind as a bat, and wondered how he hit the ball before.
Since being fitted with the new contacts, Harper’s batting went from .231 to hitting a singled, doubled, home-run and drove in six runs all in one night.
“It was like I was seeing in HD,” Harper said, who is now hitting .480.
Harper went on to say that he knew he needed contacts in college, “But I tried them for a while in high school, and they gave me headaches really bad. So I just got by without them. But these are a new kind of lenses, and they really help. The difference in vision is huge.”
So there you have it, contact lenses have come a long way and with the advanced technology such as more oxygen to the eye and better moisture, contact are definitely a viable option for anyone. Even if you are the number one pick in baseball.
Read the full article from the Washington Post by Dave Sheinin here: Bryce Harper’s Switch to Contact Lenses Has Him Laying Waste to South Atlantic League Pitching, then go get your eye exam, buy contact lenses, and watch your hitting explode.
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