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July 13-19, 2009
Virginia Tech head coach Pete Hughes has agreed
to a contract extension through the 2014 season. It adds three
years to the two remaining on the current deal. Hughes was
offered the head coaching position at Washington, but declined.
Hughes has posted a record of 78-84 in three seasons with the
Hokies, including a mark of 32-21 in 2009.
Appalachian State pitcher Aubrey Edens signed a
professional contract with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks of the
independent Northern League. He was 12-9 in four seasons with
the Mountaineers with 39 starts, 64 appearances and 240 innings
pitched. Edens had six wins and 62 strikeouts this past season
as a senior.
left-hander Justin Marks (left) has signed a professional
contract with the Oakland Athletics. Marks was a third-round
selection of Oakland, the 92nd overall pick. The Big East
Pitcher of the Year and a second team All-American, Marks was
11-3 this past season with 129 strikeouts in 105 innings.
Shane Davis has been hired as an assistant coach
at Cleveland State. Davis is a former catcher and four-year
letterman at Eastern Michigan. Davis was a volunteer assistant
at Air Force this past season, working with the bullpen and
catchers and assisting with the hitters.
Clemson baseball and head coach Jack Leggett have
launched JackLeggett.com for a multimedia look at the Tiger
program. The site features video highlights of past seasons, a
virtual tour of Doug Kingsmore Stadium, and a sampling of
Leggett’s favorite iPod selections.
Seton Hall hurler Sean Black has signed with the
New York Yankees. He will start with Staten Island in the New
York-Penn League. Black was taken in the seventh round by the
Yankees. He was 4-6 in 13 starts with the Pirates this past
season with a 3.99 ERA. Black fanned 70 in 85.2 innings.
Schnabel (left) has been named assistant coach and recruiting
coordinator at his alma mater, East Carolina. He will also work
with the infielders. Schnabel has been an assistant for the past
two seasons at Liberty. Prior to that, he was an assistant for
two years at Army. Schnabel is a 2000 graduate of ECU, where he
started for two years at second base for the Pirates.
Charlotte skipper Loren Hibbs has promoted
pitching coach Brandon Hall to associate head coach. Hall is
entering his eighth season with the 49ers and his fifth as
recruiting coordinator. In 11 years as an assistant at two
schools, Hall has coached teams which have won five
regular-season championships and six of his pitching staffs have
been ranked nationally in ERA, including No. 1 in 2007 (2.64).
Saint Louis head coach Darin Hendrickson was one
of the batting practice pitchers for the American League prior
to the MLB All-Star Game at Busch Stadium. Hendrickson has been
a BP pitcher for the Cardinals since 1997. Several activities
related to the All-Star Game were held on the SLU campus,
including the Junior RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities)
opening ceremonies at Robert R. Hermann Stadium and the MLB
All-Star Fantasy Camp, which took place at the Billiken Sports
Jones (right) of Long Island has signed with the Seattle
Mariners. The second pick of the fourth round, Jones will start
with the Class-A Everett AquaSox. A two-way player with the
Blackbirds, Jones will play professionally as an outfielder. He
batted .364 this past season with nine homers, 32 RBI and 20
William & Mary third baseman Tyler Stampone has
signed a free-agent contract with the Baltimore Orioles. He will
report to the GCL Orioles in the Rookie Gulf Coast League.
Stampone led the Tribe in 2009 with a .382 batting average, 20
doubles, 39 walks and an on-base percentage of .509.
Dartmouth head coach Bob Whalen has promoted
assistant Nicholas Enriquez to top assistant. Enriquez has been
on Whalen’s staff for the past five seasons. The Big Green
reached the NCAA Tournament in 2009 for the first time in 22
years. Enriquez coaches the outfielders and assists with the
hitters and recruiting.
Baylor’s Dustin Dickerson and Shaver Hansen have
signed professional contracts. Dickerson was the sixth-round
pick of the Florida Marlins and will report to the Jamestown
Jammers of the New York-Penn League. He batted.377 with 10 home
runs and 47 RBI this past season. Hansen was chosen in the sixth
round by the Seattle Mariners and will join the Clinton
Lumberkings of the Midwest League. He hit .330 in 2009 with 17
homers and 59 runs driven in. Four other Baylor draftees remain
unsigned: Craig Fritsch (8th round, Detroit Tigers), Kendal Volz
(9th round, Boston Red Sox), Adam Hornung (19th round, Los
Angeles Angels) and Raynor Campbell (31st round, Cleveland
Mike Federico has been named pitching coach at
Southern Miss. Federico played for the Golden Eagles from
1995-97 as a catcher and was a graduate assistant from 1998-99.
He most recently was the top assistant at Memphis.
LSU right-hander Louis Coleman has signed with
the Kansas City Royals and will join the Burlington (Iowa) Bees
in the Class A Midwest League. Coleman was 14-2 with a 2.93 ERA
during his senior campaign with 142 strikeouts and 23 walks in
129 innings. Coleman was SEC Pitcher of the Year and a first
(Marks photo by Jimmy Jones, other photos courtesy of ECU & LIU Media Relations Offices)