Braves top Phillies, extend winning streak to three

...singled past Uribe at third base. The ball bounced into foul territory as Rupp ran for second. Simmons beat Gomes, the left fielder, to the ball and threw to Peterson, who made the tag as Rupp slid into second.Rupp was called safe before the call was...

Virginia's 3-0 win over Vandy forces Game 3 in CWS finals

...national title on Wednesday. Virginia (43-24) will be looking for its first.Haseley, the Cavaliers' regular center fielder, hadn't pitched since May 23. The freshman gave coach Brian O'Connor all he could have hoped for, working into the sixth...

Streaking Nationals shut out Braves

...ninth.Washington has won eight straight games against the Braves. Every Nationals batter had at least one hit.Braves right fielder Nick Markakis' streak of 398 games with an error, a record for non-pitchers, ended when he bobbled Denard Span's first-inning...

GreenJackets look to key players for potential second-half run

...place in the second half. There are some keys to the team that could help boost their standing.Augusta has relied on center fielder Johneswhy Fargas for most of the first half as the leadoff hitter and team's best defender. He finished at .293 with a...

North Augusta's Rashad Byrd named South Carolina baseball player of the year

...a senior yet. Byrd was named The Augusta Chronicle's All-Area South Carolina Baseball Player of the Year.The center fielder and pitcher entered his junior year on the baseball field fresh off earning The Chronicle's South Carolina Football Player...

Ex-MLB player Darryl Hamilton killed in apparent murder-suicide

PEARLAND, Texas - Former Major League Baseball player Darryl Hamilton, a standout center fielder and a member of the New York Mets team that reached the 2000 World Series, was killed in a murder-suicide in a suburban Houston...

Garcia heads GreenJackets All-Stars getting recognition

...representative will be the focus of much attention for his prospect status.The GreenJackets are sending catcher Aramis Garcia, center fielder Johneshwy Fargas and pitchers Raymundo Montero and Mark Reyes to the game at Asheville's historic McCormick Field. The game...

Yankees' Alex Rodriguez gets 3,000th hit of his career

...anticipation, Rodriguez sent a high drive to right field. He held onto the bat as he took a few steps toward first base, and right fielder J.D. Martinez bumped into the wall as he backed up.The crowd roared as the ball sailed a half-dozen rows into the seats...

Braves complete sweep of Mets

...Eveland struck out pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr.The game's defensive highlight came in the second when center fielder Cameron Maybin raced toward second base before making a diving catch of Kevin Plawecki's shallow fly ball.

Cavaliers advance to CWS finals rematch against Commodores

...Waddell pitch 429 feet over the center-field wall after JJ Schwarz walked leading off.After Pavin Smith tripled over center fielder Buddy Reed's head and scored on a sacrifice fly for Virginia in the fourth, Bader homered leading off the fifth to make...