Mack Draft: – Robert Stephenson, Kyle Robinson, Hudson Randall, Logan Ehlers, Tony Renda

Alhambra (Martinez, CA) RHP Robert Stephenson threw a no hitter with 12 strikeouts last week in his first start. Tonight, the righty threw his 2ndno-hitter in a row. Fourteen innings into the 2011 season and Stephenson has yet to allow a hit. The righty now has 22 strikeouts with just 2 walks (3 HBP).

Arkansas’ Kyle Robinson: The Razorbacks captured a dominating 15-6 victory over Milwaukee to start the weekend and Robinson again had a productive performance. The talented outfielder knocked in four runs against the Panthers. He’s now hitting .514 with a double, two triples, two homers and 18 RBIs. He also is slugging .829 and has a fantastic .525 on-base percentage.

Hudson Randall – We’ll start with Florida Saturday starter Hudson Randall, and it was nice to catch him after seeing Johnson pitch to open the season a few weeks ago. This was my second or third look at Randall, as I recall being impressed with the way he threw the ball a year ago, and is yet another Florida product expected to go in the early rounds of next year’s draft.

Nebraska freshman lefthander Logan Ehlers has been suspended for 60 percent of the regular season because his adviser had contact with a professional team on his behalf last summer. Nebraska is appealing the NCAA’s ruling, but as it stands Ehlers will not be eligible until April 12. Ehlers was an eighth-round pick by the Blue Jays out of Nebraska City (Neb.) High last June. He reportedly turned down an $800,000 offer from the club, but his adviser broke the NCAA’s “no agent” rule when he had contact with Toronto in the Cape Cod League.

Tony Renda’s box score from Sunday doesn’t tell the whole story, as he went 1-3 with a run and HBP. This guy seemed to hit the ball on the screws every time he was at the plate. He led off the game against UCONN be hitting a ball directly up the box against Barnes, and proceeded to hit hard line drives in his following at bats and looked like he could have gone 4 for 4 with a few doubles had he found the gaps. The comparisons to Pedroia are starting to come to fruition. –


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