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Pleskoff Scouting Report: Jeremy Hazelbaker

TEAM: St. Louis Cardinals AGE: 28 POSITION: Outfielder BATS: Left THROWS: Right HEIGHT: 6-foot-3 WEIGHT: 190 lbs. ACQUIRED: Fourth-round selection by the Boston Red Sox in the 2009 First Year Player Draft out of Ball State (Indiana) University. STRENGTHS Given his recent chance to play at the big league level, Hazelbaker has flashed tools that have improved and grown over...
Via Today's Knuckleball
29 days ago

Hazelbaker 1st Cardinals reserve to homer, triple in same game

Although the St. Louis Cardinals lost 12-7 to the Arizona Diamondbacks, their latest random success story just added a first in team history. As well as an all-time obscure stat grab, via the Elias Sports Bureau (hat tip to Cardinals communications director Chris Tunno) Rookie outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker is the first Cardinal ever to hit a home run and a triple in a game in which...
Via Today's Knuckleball
April 26, 2016

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April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeremy Hazelbaker making most of long-shot opportunity with Cardinals

He was unemployed. He thought his career might be over. He figured it would take a couple of days for him to land another job, but it was taking longer.The Dodgers released outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker on May 1, released him at 27, released him due to his measly .644 OPS in 58 plate appearances at Double-A."It was a stressful time, without a doubt," Hazelbaker says. "This is what...
Via Fox Sports
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Unknown Jeremy Hazelbaker has come a long way to reach the Cardinals

Jeremy Hazelbaker is 28 years old. He has been around for a while, even if you didn't notice until now. People say the Cardinals get lucky, and sure they have their share of luck. Pete Kozma hit like an All-Star for one month. Allen Craig, Matt Carpenter, and Matt Adams all came out of seemingly nowhere to contribute for the Cardinals. Ryan Ludwick was a minor league free agent brought...
Via Viva El Birdos
April 12, 2016

Could Jeremy Hazelbaker Make The Cardinals' Roster?

The Cardinals signed Jeremy Hazelbaker to a minor league deal in early May 2015 after he was released by the Dodgers, following extremely underwhelming stints with the Dodgers' AAA and AA affiliates. Hazelbaker impressed with AA Springfield in the Texas League with a .897 OPS in 40 games, earning him a quick call-up to AAA Memphis, where Hazelbaker spent the last 58 days of the...
Via The Sports Quotient
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Tennessee State to host College Insider Tournament, absorb costs

Tennessee State had a good season, and they aren't ready to let it end yet. TSU has accepted a bid to the College Insider Tournament, but unlike the other three HBCUs in the tournament, they've decided host a game.TSU (20-10) will host Ball State on Tuesday at 7 p.m. TSU Hosts Ball State in the 1st round of the CIT on Tues, March 15 at 7PM in Gentry Center. Be there! #BigBlueRising...
Via HBCU Gameday
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Miami (Ohio) upsets Ball State 49-47 in MAC 1st round

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Eric Washington had 15 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and hit two free throws with 3.2 seconds left as eleventh-seeded Miami (Ohio) beat No. 6 seed Ball State 49-47 on Monday night in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament. Ball State's Franko House powered his way inside the paint and made a layup with 32.5 seconds left to tie it at...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

UIL Boys Basketball State Tournament TV & Webcast coverage

FOX Sports Southwest, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and NFHS Network will combine to televise and webcast the UIL boys basketball state tournament March 10-12 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Games are scheduled to be televised on FOX Sports Southwest, FOX Sports Southwest Plus, and Time Warner Cable SportsChannel. See schedule below for details. NFHS Network will provide live...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Ball State rains 3s in 115-79 rout of Eastern Michigan

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Sean Sellers scored 26 points - including a career-high seven 3-pointers - and Ball State made a school-record 18 of 39 from long distance to beat Eastern Michigan 115-79 on Saturday and sweep the season series. It's the first time the Mid-American Conference's West Division leader has scored more than 100 points against a Division I opponent since its 105-104...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Calhoun, Ball State beat Northern Illinois 63-59

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Bo Calhoun had 10 points and a career-high 15 rebounds as four other Ball State players scored in double figures and the Cardinals beat Northern Illinois 63-59 Friday night. Franko House and Francis Kiapway scored 11 apiece, while Jeremie Tyler and Sean Sellers each added 10 points for Ball State. Five Cardinals (18-9, 9-5 Mid-American Conference) scored during...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Ball State leads MAC West after sweeping Miami (Ohio) 73-56

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) Franko House went 13 for 13 from the free-throw line to finish with 19 points and Ball State completed a season sweep of Miami (Ohio) with a 73-56 victory and took over sole possession of the Mid-American Conference West Division on Tuesday night. The Cardinals entered the game tied with Toledo atop the division, but the Rockets were knocked off by Central Michigan...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Ball State slips past Central Michigan 75-63

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Bo Calhoun scored 22 points while grabbing 14 rebounds and Ball State pulled away late in the second half for a 75-63 win over Central Michigan on Saturday. In a close game, Ball State (16-9, 7-5 Mid-Atlantic Conference) took the lead for good with the first of two free throws from Calhoun, which came during a decisive 8-0 run that made it 65-58 with...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Ball State rallies to beat Western Michigan 75-71 in OT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Jeremie Tyler scored five of his 19 points in overtime, and Franko House had a career-high nine assists as Ball State rallied from a nine-point deficit and beat Western Michigan 75-71 on Saturday. Ball State (15-8, 6-4 Mid-American Conference), which hit 15 3-pointers, pulled into a first-place tie with Central Michigan atop the West Division standings. The...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Ball State rallies to beat Bowling Green 72-64

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) Franko House and Francis Kiapway scored 16 points apiece, and Ball State rallied from 13 down in the second half to beat Bowling Green 72-64 on Tuesday night. The Cardinals (14-8, 5-4 Mid-American Conference) snapped a seven-game skid against Bowling Green (13-9, 4-5), which has lost four straight at home. Zack Denny made four 3-pointers and finished...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

MAC suspends two officials from controversial Ball State-Eastern Michigan game

The Ball State Cardinals beat the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday in double overtime in one of the craziest and most controversial endings that we have seen the entire 2015-16 college basketball season. Ball State’s Francis Kiapway won the game with a buzzer-beating three-point shot in a sequence where multiple fouls, two jump balls, and two travels could have and, admittedly...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

MAC suspends two refs for blown calls in wild ending of Ball State-Eastern Michigan

The MAC Conference announced on Sunday evening that two referees from the officiating crew that worked the Ball State-Eastern Michigan game have been suspended.To call the ending of Ball State's double overtime win at Eastern Michigan on Saturday would be an understatement.The referees allowed multiple held balls, traveling violations and personal fouls to go uncalled, as a wild...
Via Fox Sports
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

MAC referees suspended after Saturday’s Ball State-Eastern Michigan fiasco

Saturday’s MAC matchup between Ball State and Eastern Michigan appeared to be one of the poorer ends to a basketball game we’ve seen in some time, at least from an officiating standpoint. During a second overtime, the Cardinals tried to foul EMU players or tie up the ball, yet the referees allowed play to continue without a whistle. Ball State’s Ryan Weber finally stole the...
Via The Comeback
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

2 MAC officials suspended after crazy finish to game

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) The Mid-American Conference has suspended two officials who failed to blow a whistle during the chaotic final seconds of a double overtime game between Eastern Michigan and Ball State. In a statement Sunday, the conference said errors in judgment ''must be met with swift and firm disciplinary action.'' Ball State defeated Eastern Michigan with a 3-pointer...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Refs miss eight calls, allowing Ball State to hit game-winner

Eastern Michigan led Ball State 87-85 with only seconds remaining in double overtime. What unfolded next was the worst display of officiating -- or lack thereof -- by an entire crew. That is not hyperbole.The three referees let more than a handful of fouls, travels, held balls to go uncalled, leading to Francis Kiapway's game-winning 3-pointer from the top of the key as the Cardinals...
Via Fox Sports
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

The worst-officiated basketball sequence of all time? You be the judge

Human beings are imperfect. This very much includes referees. Being a sports official is extremely difficult. Most kids (except for special cases such as Joey Crawford) dream of being athletes, not referees. Athletes get saluted after hitting game-winning shots. Referees want to leave the court anonymously and quickly. The less they are seen or thought of, the better. It’s a tough...
Via The Comeback
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Ball State shocks Eastern Michigan 88-87 in 2OT

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) Francis Kiapway hit seven 3-pointers - including one in the last second of the second overtime - to give Ball State an 88-87 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday. Ty Toney's acrobatic layup plus a free throw put the Eagles up 87-86 with 26.5 seconds left. Kiapway, who finished with 22 points, missed a 3 with 16.7 seconds remaining. The Eagles' Brandon Nazione...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Ball State rallies late to edge Miami (Ohio) 48-46

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Jeremiah Davis sank a jumper at the buzzer for the win as Ball State rallied late in the second half to edge Miami (Ohio) 48-46 on Saturday. After trailing the entire game, Ball State went on top 44-43 on a Ryan Weber 3-pointer with 2:38 to play. Then Davis broke a 46-46 tie on a jumper with a second remaining for the win. Weber and Jeremie Tyler finished with...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Alabama’s Derrick Henry to declare for 2016 NFL Draft

It has been a magical season for Derrick Henry. The Alabama Crimson Tide running back went for over 2,000 yards in 2015, setting the SEC’s single season record. Along the way, he won plenty of honors, including the Heisman Trophy before scoring three touchdowns in the national title game win over Clemson. As it turns out, that game will be the last time Alabama fans will see Henry...
Via Gamedayr
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Weber scores 26, Ball State beats Western Michigan 74-64

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) Ryan Weber made 10 of 12 field goals and scored a career-high 26 to lead Ball State to a 74-64 win over Western Michigan on Tuesday night. Franko House scored 15, on 6-of-7 shooting, while Jeremie Tyler added 11 points for Ball State (11-5, 2-1 Mid-American Conference). Naiel Smith had six rebounds, seven assists and two steals. Weber capped a 16-3 run with...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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