By: Dutchmen Front Office
2013 Dutchmen Derrick Armstrong (Mississippi State)
April 23rd, 2014
Derrick Armstrong (Mississippi State): 2013 Dutchmen outfielder Derrick Armstrong currently leads the #21 nationally ranked and last year's College World Series finalist Mississippi State Bulldogs (26-15) with a .337 batting average. He also has 11 RBI, scored 21 runs, and a team-high 13 stolen bases. Armstrong has played in 37 of the team's 41 games.
Kevin Landgrebe (Texas A&M Corpus Christi): Recently signed Dutchmen pitcher Kevin Landgrebe picked up two wins for the Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders. In a 4-3 win for the Islanders at Northwestern State, the right-hander came out of the bullpen and threw 2.2 innings without surrendering a hit or a run and struck out two batters. Earlier in the week, Landgrebe was the winning pitcher in a 7-5, 13-inning affair. He pitched the final 2.0 innings with one walk and one strikeout. On the year, he is 4-3 with a 4.60 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 31.1 innings.
James Locklear (Rider): In a thrilling 10-9 victory against Niagara, recently signed Dutchmen outfielder James Locklear went 4-for-5 with two runs scored. He is a .234 hitter for the Broncs this season to go with 20 RBI. In addition, Locklear has six extra-base hits and has drawn 16 base on balls.
Bradley Noland (North Alabama): 2013 Dutchmen infielder Bradley Noland was 2-for-2 for the North Alabama Lions in a 4-0 loss last week to Lander University. A year ago, Noland wrapped his junior season at North Alabama with a .276 batting average and 22 RBI. As a member of the Dutchmen in 2013, he was a .297 hitter with 24 RBI.
Taylor Alvarez (Lander): Ironically, the winning pitcher in Lander's 4-0 win over North Alabama was 2012 Dutchmen pitcher Taylor Alvarez. The right-hander's complete game shutout was his eighth win of the season for the Bearcats. Overall, he is 8-2 in twelve starts with a 4.09 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 72.2 innings.