High school baseball

In this Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, photo, Oakland Athletics rookie pitcher Nathan Patterson tosses a baseball, in Mesa, Ariz. Patterson earned a contract after hitting 96 mph on the radar gun at a fan pitching challenge at Colorado’s Coors Field. He made his last appearance for the A’s in rookie league on Aug. 25, allowing a hit in 2 2/3 innings with two strikeouts against the Cleveland Indians. (AP Photo/John Marshall)
August 25, 2019 - 11:14 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nathan Patterson never even made the varsity baseball team as a middle infielder during high school back home in Kansas. In fact, he'd strayed far from the game — running his own landscaping business and working various other jobs that included sales and software — before...
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In this July 25, 2019, photo, Ofunato High School pitcher Roki Sasaki on the bench watches Hanamaki Higashi High School players celebrate their 12-2 win in their final baseball game at the Iwate Prefecture qualifier in Morioka, northern Japan. A decision by the high school's manager Yohei Kokubo not to use his star pitcher Sasaki in the final for the prestigious national tournament has the Japanese sporting fraternity up in arms. The gamble ended in defeat, and Ofunato was inundated with phone calls from people demanding an explanation. It sparked harsh criticism of the coach but also a wider debate about the popular tournament’s win-at-all-costs approach, with even Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish weighing in. (Kyodo News via AP)
July 30, 2019 - 9:02 pm
TOKYO (AP) — A decision by a high school baseball coach to rest his star pitcher in a crucial qualifying game for the prestigious national tournament has the Japanese sports fraternity up in arms. The gamble ended in defeat, and the Ofunato High School was inundated with phone calls from people...
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June 10, 2019 - 6:26 pm
ROME, Ga. (AP) — Dallas Keuchel dominated in his first minor league game since signing with the Atlanta Braves, pitching one-hit ball for seven scoreless innings for Class A Rome on Monday night. Keuchel, the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner, struck out nine against Charleston in the South Atlantic...
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Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announces Adley Rutschman, a catcher from Oregon State University, as the No. 1 selection by the Baltimore Orioles in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft, Monday, June 3, 2019, in Secaucus, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
June 05, 2019 - 6:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — This one was for Doc. Toronto selected Florida high school pitcher Braden Halladay , a son of the late Roy Halladay, in the 32nd round of the Major League Baseball draft Wednesday — the round matching his father's Blue Jays uniform number. The younger Halladay is a right-hander like...
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Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announces Adley Rutschman, a catcher from Oregon State University, as the No. 1 selection by the Baltimore Orioles in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft, Monday, June 3, 2019, in Secaucus, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
June 04, 2019 - 7:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Grant McCray will get a chance to leave his mark on professional baseball — but he'll have a tough time making one as dramatic as his famous father. The Florida high school outfielder, drafted in the third round by San Francisco on Tuesday, is the son of former big league outfielder...
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From left to right, prospects Brett Baty, Brennan Malone, Daniel Espino and Jackson Rutledge pose for photos after the first round of the Major League Baseball draft, Monday, June 3, 2019, in Secaucus, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
June 04, 2019 - 6:56 am
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Pitchers took a backseat at the Major League Baseball draft. On a night when a record 22 position players and nine shortstops were chosen in the first round, the rebuilding Baltimore Orioles went for a cornerstone at catcher, selecting Oregon State switch-hitter Adley...
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Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announces Adley Rutschman, a catcher from Oregon State University, as the No. 1 selection by the Baltimore Orioles in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft, Monday, June 3, 2019, in Secaucus, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
June 03, 2019 - 10:07 pm
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Adley Rutschman heard the chatter for months that he'd be the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft. The switch-hitting Oregon State catcher just kept slugging at the plate and throwing out would-be basestealers all season from behind it — making it an easy call for...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2019, file photo, Adley Rutschman catches for Oregon State during an NCAA college baseball game against Washington State in Corvallis, Ore. The Baltimore Orioles lead off the Major League Baseball Draft for the first time in 30 years and Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman is a heavy favorite to be selected No. 1 on Monday night, June 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch, File)
June 02, 2019 - 10:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Adley Rutschman has been a powerful presence at the plate and a formidable force behind it for Oregon State. That tantalizing combination could make the switch-hitting catcher the No. 1 overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft Monday night. Baltimore leads things off for the...
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