Tomorrow, two local Washington DC teams will face each other in Florida in a Spring Training showdown. Care to guess which teams those are? Are you stumped? It’s Georgetown University’s baseball team will play an exhibition style game versus the Washington Nationals.
Don’t expect the replica watches | replica watches uk Nats to send out many of their stars for the game but do expect some top Nat prospects as it appears that 2011 draftee Matt Purke will be the Nats starter for the game, and the Nats first pick in the 1st round of the 2011 draft, Anthony Rendon, may also start the game which will make this a fun game to watch.
We heard that ‘special’ 19 year old sophomore will be playing in the game. No, not a sophomore from Georgetown, the #1 baseball prospect Bryce Harper is now a sophomore of sorts in his 2nd year of pro ball, and he could play in the game. We don’t expect Ryan Zimmerman, Jayson Werth, Michael Morse or Stephen Strasburg; however, there will be enough going on to keep the game fun.
This also gives the Georgetown program a great opportunity to face legitimate pro players, and give enough Georgetown players some time to day dream that maybe one day they could play Major League ball one day. Rand Ravnaas and Steve Anderson of Georgetown are two of the many Georgetown players looking to make an impression in this game and if they start the game against Purke, it will be lefty on lefty match-ups so not sure how head-coach Pete Wilk will pencil in his starting lineup.. Corbin Blakey and Mike Garza are two players thought to be in Georgetown’s starting lineup for the game.
Head Coach Pete Wilk has put together a nice looking squad for this year with Rand Ravnaas off to a great start to the season. This game won’t count against the Hoyas collegiate record of course, but Wilk wants his players to show they can match-up against the pros!
After the former TCU Horned Frog Matt Purke gets in his innings, the Nats have penciled in a conglomeration of Minor League names that are MLB hopefuls such as Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Rafael Martin, Waldis Joaquin, Jeff Fulchino, and Atahualpa Severino. This sets up some interesting match-ups with many left-handed and right-handed pitchers.
These games for the underdogs are also great for life long memories and campus bragging rights!
We don’t have Georgetown’s line-up at this time, but we anticipate that the Nats will start with this line-up:
Steve Lombardozzi, 2B
Xavier Paul, LF
Bryce Harper, RF
Tyler Moore, 1B
Brett Carroll, DH
Anthony Rendon, 3B
Corey Brown, CF
Andres Blanco, SS
Sandy Leon, C