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Gray challenging Appel for No. 1

Updated: April 1, 2013, 11:24 AM ET
By Christopher Crawford

This week's schedule was a little on the crazy side because of the Easter weekend, but there was still plenty of quality baseball to behold, including the best tournament, talent-wise, of the 2013 season. The battle for No. 1 on the board may be getting tighter, and the potential return of one of the best hitters in the class could add some much needed depth to this year's draft.

• Once again, both Mark Appel and Jonathan Gray were outstanding in their starts, with each going on Thursday because of the holiday. Appel shut out a solid Washington State lineup, going the distance for the third time in six games with 10 strikeouts and just one walk. The Stanford right-hander did hit three batters, but gave up only four hits and threw just 110 pitches.

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