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June 2, 2014

College Baseball Notebook: Mayer named to all-regional team

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Bucknell sophomore catcher Jon Mayer was named to the All-Charlottesville Regional Tournament Team. In Saturday’s win over Liberty, Mayer went 2-for-3, including a game-changing two-RBI double in the second inning to give the Bison a 5-2 lead. Mayer was Bucknell’s only selection all the all-regional squad that was dominated by host Virginia.

DEPEW TAKES IN THE SIGHTS: He may be retired, but former Bucknell head baseball coach Gene Depew just can’t seem to stay away. Depew was present at the 2014 Charlottesville Regional as an official for the College World Series. Depew, who retired in 2012, sat behind section 105 at Davenport Field taking in this weekend’s action in Charlottesville.

The former 30-year veteran skipper kept a close eye on his alma mater and met with former protégé and current Bucknell head coach, Scott Heather, after each of the Bison’s games this weekend.

Bucknell’s stadium was dedicated in Depew’s name in 2003.

 

MAYER HONORED: Bucknell sophomore catcher Jon Mayer was named to the All-Charlottesville Regional Tournament Team. In Saturday’s win over Liberty, Mayer went 2-for-3, including a game-changing two-RBI double in the second inning to give the Bison a 5-2 lead. Mayer was Bucknell’s only selection all the all-regional squad that was dominated by host Virginia.

OGREN’s STREAK ENDS: Left fielder Joe Ogren’s eight-game hit streak came to an end in Friday’s blowout loss to Virginia. Ogren was hitless again against Liberty, but the Jackson, N.J., native scored the tying run in the bottom of the first inning.

The sophomore got his bat going once again in the first inning on Sunday with a double in the Arkansas game, but would end up being thrown out while trying to reach third base.

ROUND ROBIN: The Bison got the full Charlottesville Regional experience, competing against all of the other three teams in the tournament. Bucknell knocked off Liberty 5-2, but gave up a combined 20 runs against Arkansas and Virginia. Following the loss to the Razorbacks, Heather went in depth on just how tough the regional was.

“I thought all three teams had their strengths that could impact games.”

“Liberty, with their power-hitting and really quality pitching; we were lucky to play them on a windy day and the wind blowing in a lot of fly ball outs.”

“Arkansas, they do it with quality pitching, and they scrap up there at the plate. I thought they had a great approach offensively (on Sunday).

“UVa is what they always are: Pitching and defense are their strengths, but they’re probably the most complete team that I have seen in my time in college baseball. They have power, speed, and quality arms on the mound.”

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