July 19, 2009


Lineup Card


Lineup Card is a new feature on CollegeBaseballInsider.com, highlighting notes from around college baseball.


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.


Louisville 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.


Nick 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 Center.


James 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 steals.


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 Indians).


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 team All-American.


(Marks photo by Jimmy Jones, other photos courtesy of ECU & LIU Media Relations Offices)