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Duke senior first baseman Nate Freiman was named
ACC Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year and headlined the
All-ACC Academic Baseball Team. He was a First Team Academic
All-American and graduated with a 3.83 GPA in history with a
minor in math. Duke’s career home run leader, Freiman was an
eighth-round selection of the San Diego Padres. He led the Blue
Devils in 2009 with a .352 batting average, 20 home runs and 62
Clemson will hold its third Alumni Baseball
Weekend on Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 30 and 31. More than 150
former Tigers are expected to return. There will be a golf
tournament on Oct. 30 at 9 am at Boscobel Country Club. The
Alumni Game will occur later in the day at Doug Kingsmore
Stadium. There will be a tailgate picnic on Oct. 31 prior to the
football game against Coastal Carolina. Contact Roberts Balliet
in the baseball office at 864-656-1940 or by email at email@example.com.
Former South Alabama pitcher Greg Johnson signed
a free agent contract with the Chicago White Sox. He was
assigned to the Great Falls Voyagers of the Pioneer League.
Johnson was 4-6 with two saves this past season with a 5.94 ERA
in 50 innings. Three of his wins came against SEC opponents (Ole
Miss, Mississippi State, Alabama).
Former Georgia Tech standout Rhett Parrott will
become the volunteer assistant at Duke. He will assist with the
pitchers, run the outfield program, break down video and
coordinate the camps for the Duke Baseball Academy. Parrott
posted a mark of 20-11 in three seasons with the Yellow Jackets.
He was a ninth-round selection of the St. Louis Cardinals in
2001 and pitched in the minors for five seasons, rising as high
Chris Ramirez has been promoted to top assistant
at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Ramirez enters his third season
with the Islanders. He will work with the outfielders, coach
third, oversee recruiting, handle team travel, coordinate
equipment and apparel contracts and serve as the liaison to the
Center of Athletic Academic Services. Ramirez is working on his
M.B.A. at TAMUCC.
Jerry Shank has been named an assistant coach at
Hartford. He will be the pitching coach and recruiting
coordinator. Shank was at Canisius the past two years after two
seasons at Ohio Valley University. Shank started his collegiate
career at Hampden-Sydney before transferring to Eastern
Mennonite for his final two seasons, where he earned a degree in
history in 2005.
Two former Citadel players will be inducted into
the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame. Donald Morillo was an
honorable mention All-American for the Bulldogs in 1995. He led
the Southern Conference in ERA, saves and appearances in 1995,
as well as being named SoCon tourney MVP. Morillo signed a
free-agent contract with the Texas Rangers and played for the
Charleston RiverDogs in 1996. Doug Pounder led the Bulldogs to
the 1971 Southern Conference title by going 10-1 with a 1.28
ERA. He was inducted into The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame in
Dave Nakama will be the top assistant for Lindsay
Meggs at Washington. He will coordinate all the hitting, assist
with team defense and oversee the outfielders. Nakama has
coached the past eight seasons at Stanford.