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The 2015 NCAA Baseball Tournament is well underway, but one of the Super Regionals match-ups hit close to the heart for Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy and Colorado Sky Sox infielder Matt Clark as their alma maters faced off in a best of three series.
Luc’s University Louisiana-Lafayette faced off against Matt’s Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge. It was the first time ever that the two schools met in a super regional…. And it led to some fun Twitter banter which garnered some attention during Sunday’s game broadcast:
On Saturday night June 6, LSU defeated Louisiana-Lafayette, 4-3 and Matt was pretty pumped.
And Sunday, June 7, as Lucroy was watching on the plane from Minnesota to Pittsburgh, LSU defeated his Ragin’ Cajuns, 6-3 to take the series and advance to their 17th College World Series in Omaha.
Matt sent Luc a shirt and, a man of his word, Luc donned the tee shirt, took a photo and posted it to Twitter for the world to see:
“It’s especially great to see Luc in purple because of the rivalry between the two schools,” Matt said. “It’s been so heated that they actually stopped play each other for a number of years, so seeing Luc in purple is the icing on the cake.”
Luc attended the University of Louisiana-Lafayette for three seasons where he was a First Team All-Sun Belt Conference selection in 2007 and became one of the most successful players in Ragin’ Cajuns history. Over his career, he set the school record in doubles (54), runs batted in (184), and total bases (414) as well as recording the second most career hits (241) in just three seasons. Luc led the Ragin’ Cajuns to two NCAA Regional appearances (2005, 2007) in his freshman and junior seasons respectively.
Matt attended Riverside (CA) Community College before transferring to Louisiana State University, where he helped the Tigers to the 2008 College World Series (and tied for the 2008 NCAA lead in home runs with Gordon Beckham at 28).
“Seeing LSU go back to Omaha is always unbelievable, but that’s what they expect out of the program every single year. It’s Omaha or bust in Baton Rouge and if they don’t make it, the season is a failure,” Matt told me. “LSU games in Omaha feel like home games because of how many fans travel to watch them play from all over the country and it was awesome to be part of it in 2008. The tournament always brings back some great memories.”
Kelci, 9, and her family traveled from Milwaukee down to Arizona to take a behind-the-scenes tour of Maryvale where she had the chance to meet with several Brewers players & coaches during batting practice (including her favorite player, Carlos Gomez) and also threw out the first pitch–to another favorite, Jonathan Lucroy.
Today, we were happy to have Kelci out to visit us again, this time at Miller Park. She was here today to film a video with Time Warner Cable Sports:
While here, Kelci and her mom, Karen, were interviewed and in between filming, Kelci found time to work on her homework… with a little help.
Mike Fiers, Matt Garza and Kyle Lohse “pitched in” to help her list off the state capitals. (For those scoring at home, Kelci told me later that Matt Garza was the most helpful at this task).
Kelci also got a giant hug from her favorite player, Carlos Gomez, after reuniting with him:
She even pitched a little pitcher’s batting practice to Kyle Lohse:
Here are a few more photos from Kelci’s afternoon at the ballpark:
As I write the Brewers are leading 5-0 in the first, including home runs by Scooter Gennett and Adam Lind, so it looks like her special day is going to be capped off by a pretty good game, too.
When you’re through enjoying a tasty beverage at Miller Park this season, you can take home one of these new souvenir cups from Delaware North:
Currently, Carlos Gomez and Scooter Gennett are featured, but you’ll also see Jonathan Lucroy, Ryan Braun and Matt Garza throughout the season.
A new Jonathan Lucroy Women’s Player Tee is now available in the Brewers Team Stores at Miller Park.
This was the winning design voted on at last year’s Brewed for Her event and is exclusive to the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park.
The shirt comes in sizes Small-XXL and retails for $39.
Although this tee is exclusive to the store at Miller Park, fans can also check out all the other brand new Brewers gear at brewers.com.
Last night on SportsCenter, host John Anderson talked about the Opening Day Excuses, notes that were authored by several of our players to help Brewers fans get out of any obligations and ensure they can watch the Brewers play on Monday.
A Green Bay native, Anderson is a big fan of the Crew and expressed his desire to get a note as well.
Well, today, he got his wish thanks to one Jonathan Lucroy:
Hope that works and we #SeeUApril6, John!
Back by popular demand, T-Shirt Fridays will return to Miller Park for the 2015 season. All fans in attendance during each of the seven Friday home games from June through August will receive a complimentary Brewers–themed T-shirt (available in both medium and extra-large sizes). And for the first time, fans decided the designs for each of the seven T-Shirt Friday giveaways through an online vote earlier this year.
Down in Arizona, we had an early shipment of the t-shirts delivered to Maryvale and several of the Brewers players were excited to get the shirts–and model them–for us.
Take a look:
Tickets for the T-Shirt Friday dates (as well as all of the other home games) are on sale now at brewers.com.
We are pleased to welcome another special guest to today’s game. Thanks to Make-A-Wish Wisconsin and Arizona, today is Adam’s Wish Day at Maryvale.
Adam Fritz, 16, and his family traveled from New Berlin, Wisconsin to fulfill Adam’s wish to attend Brewers Spring Training and meet Ryan Braun.
Prior to the start of the Brewers vs. Reds game, Adam took a behind-the-scenes tour of Maryvale where he received his own uniform and had the chance to meet with several Brewers players during batting practice.
He also enjoyed some quality one-on-one time with Ryan Braun, talking with him and even getting to play catch.
Adam is a pitcher on his high school team back home and Ryan was very impressed by his arm.
“My favorite part was getting to meet Ryan Braun,” Adam told me. “We talked about baseball, where I’m from…and he told me I’m an inspiration to him.” Ryan, who gave Adam his batting gloves straight off his hands after BP, also surprised Adam with a baseball bat inscribed, “To Adam, Continued success in all that you do! Keep fighting! All my best-Ryan Braun.”
Adam also threw out the first pitch:
Here are a just a few photos from Adam’s special day:
Adam was accompanied by his parents, Kevin and Michele; his brother, Austin and his brother’s girlfriend, Lizzy. The family is here for the week and plans to tour Chase Field and attend another Brewers game at Maryvale.
We have a special guest with us at today’s game. Thanks to Make-A-Wish Wisconsin and Arizona, today is Kelci’s Wish Day at Maryvale.
Kelci, 9, and her family traveled from Milwaukee, Wisconsin down to Arizona on Saturday. They’re here until Wednesday and today and tomorrow are the crux of the trip–she’s fulfilling her wish to attend Brewers Spring Training.
Prior to the start of the Brewers vs. Royals game, Kelci took a behind-the-scenes tour of Maryvale, had the chance to meet with several Brewers players & coaches during batting practice (including her favorite player, Carlos Gomez) and also threw out the first pitch–to another favorite, Jonathan Lucroy:
Tomorrow, she has the opportunity to tour Chase Field and attend the Brewers game again.
When I asked Kelci why this was her wish, she said, “I like watching baseball.”
When I asked her why, she said, “There are barely any fights. I like how they bat and stuff.” Seems like as good a reason as any!
Here are a just a few photos from Kelci’s special day:
Kelci was accompanied by her parents, Dewey and Karen; her sister Kylee; her aunt, Lynn; and her grandmother, Ann.
If you’ve been following along, then you know that MLB Network has set out to find the “Face of MLB” by creating a bracket-style tournament with results determined by fans on Twitter and Facebook. In Brewers “Face of the Franchise” preliminary round, Brewers fans could nominate a player candidate to be the Face of our franchise on social media and you selected Jonathan Lucroy as the Face of the Brewers.
MLB Network has created a bracket that seeds clubs against each other based on how they finished the 2014 season.
Last month, Luc was pitted against the San Diego Padres’ Matt Kemp in Round 1 of the competition and won handily:
Thank you to all who voted–but today we need your help again!
Today, Luc is taking on the San Francisco Giants’ Buster Posey. You have until 7am CT tomorrow to cast your votes.
Here’s how to make them count:
Any tweet containing both #JONATHANLUCROY and #FACEOFMLB will count toward our totals. Each fan can vote up to 25 times from an account.
Retweets also count, so be sure to follow @Brewers to help spread the word.
On Facebook, you’ll need to visit MLBNetwork’s Facebook Page and comment on the Lucroy vs. Posey post using both #JONATHANLUCROY and #FACEOFMLB. This is very important…only comments that contain both hashtags made on that particular Facebook post will count and each fan may only vote once.