Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Report: Matt Hall likely to leave ASU Baseball Program

According to Jeff Metcalfe of the East Valley Tribune, infielder Matt Hall is set to leave ASU and is looking at transferring to either Auburn or Alabama. Matt Hall hit started 45 games last season for the Devils while posting a .313 batting average. He struggled late in the season and was benched after regional play in favor of C.J. Retherford. The loss of the Junior from Scottsdale (Horizon High) isn't good for the program, and it'll be interesting to see who takes over the third base position and if this puts a strain on recruiting in the valley.

On the flip side, former Kentucky outfielder Jason Kipnis has completed his academic eligibility requirements and is transferring to Arizona State. Kipnis is currently knocking the cover off of the ball for the Covington Lumberjacks of the Virginia Alley Summer League.

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