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Auburn pitcher Brent Schoening (left) passed away on August 16
after a lengthy battle with leukemia. Schoening, 31, was 29-9 in
three seasons with a 4.02 ERA. He is third in school history
with 327 career strikeouts and fifth with 29 career wins.
Schoening was all-SEC and third team All-America as a junior in
1999. He was a fifth-round pick of the Minnesota Twins in 1999
and spent seven seasons in the minors.
Rusty Filter has left San Diego State after 16
seasons to become pitching coach at Stanford. Filter worked with
2009 National Player of the Year Stephen Strasburg for the past
three years. Filter has had four of his former pitchers work in
the major leagues this season: Aaron Harang with Cincinnati,
Royce Ring with St. Louis, Jason Masterson with Boston and Alex
Hinshaw with San Francisco. He earned a degree in physical
education from SDSU in 1990.
SportsTravel magazine announced that the 2009 Big
East/Big Ten Baseball Challenge has been nominated for a 2009
SportsTravel Award. The event drew nearly 17,000 fans over three
days to the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area.
Former Arundel High School head coach Bernie
Walter will be the director of operations at Maryland. Walter,
the winningest coach in Maryland public school history, coached
at Arundel for 36 years. His teams won a state-record 10
championships and 15 regional titles. A three-time national
coach of the year, Walter posted a career mark of 609-185
(.767). He is a member of the American Baseball Coaches
Association Hall of Fame.
Zach Farry has been hired as pitching coach at
Maryland-Eastern Shore. A native of Charlotte, N.C., earned a
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing at Francis Marion. Farry was an
honorable mention All-American his senior season, setting a
school record with 13 saves.
Ground was broken for a new clubhouse at Western
Kentucky. The Paul Orberson Clubhouse should be ready for the
2010 season at an estimated cost of $800,000. It will be
adjacent to Nick Denes Field and will be linked to the indoor
batting facility. The 4,200 square-foot clubhouse will house a
head coach’s office and two assistant coaches’ offices, an
equipment room, locker room, players’ lounge and on-site
Former Georgia Southern pitcher Kyle Kamppi
signed a professional contract with the independent Evansville
Otters. He was 3-2 with eight saves this past season in 31
appearances. Kamppi fanned 40 in 37.2 innings.
Former Longwood outfielder Brett Mooney has
returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach. He will be the
hitting and infield coach, recruiting coordinator and first base
coach. Mooney has been a health and physical education teacher
at Salem High School in Virginia Beach since March 2006. He also
coached baseball and volleyball. Mooney earned a Bachelor of
Science degree in Physical Education from Longwood in 2005. He
was a two-year captain for the Lancers. Mooney had a
career-batting average of .321 in four seasons with 32 doubles,
12 homers, 85 RBI and 110 runs.
Oklahoma City head coach Denney Crabaugh and
assistant Keith Lytle have been named university employees of
the year for 2008-09. The Stars were 53-9 and tied for third at
the NAIA World Series. Crabaugh has a record of 1,039-322-2 in
21 years at OCU. He is a member of the NAIA Hall of Fame and
the Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Crabaugh
was twice named NAIA Coach of the Year and Oklahoma Baseball
Coaches Association Coach of the Year three times.
Wichita State will install GameDay Grass by
AstroTurf at Eck Stadium and the new Bombardier Learjet Indoor
Practice Facility. Since it was built in 2978, Eck Stadium has
had an AstroTurf branded synthetic turf surface on the infield.
The outdoor portion of the project should be completed by the
end of September and the indoor portion should be finished by
the end of October.
The Maryland Baseball Golf Classic will be held
on Friday, Oct. 2, at the recently renovated University of
Maryland Golf Course. New head coach Erik Bakich and his staff
are looking for players, foursomes and sponsors for the event.
Contact Jim Delean at
email@example.com for more information.
Former Seattle Mariners catcher Bill Haselman
will be a volunteer assistant on the staff of Lindsay Meggs at
Washington. Haselman, who spent 13 years in the major leagues,
will work with the UW catchers, assist with the hitters and
coach first base. He spent three years at UCLA before being a
first-round selection of the Texas Rangers. He was also a
quarterback on the Bruins football team. Haselman played with
Texas, Seattle, Boston and Detroit. He was also a bullpen coach
and first base coach with the Red Sox. Haselman has also worked
in Seattle-area sports radio.
James Mansinger has been named pitching coach at
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. He will also be responsible for camps
and field maintenance. Mansinger was an assistant and head coach
at Texarkana College for eight seasons. He posted a record of
207-97 in five years as head coach, winning three Region XIV
East Conference titles. Mansinger led the Bulldogs to the Junior
College World Series in 2005. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in
Physical Education from Hardin-Simmons and a Masters degree from
Justin Seely has been promoted to assistant coach
and recruiting coordinator at Texas A&M. He was a volunteer
assistant with the Aggies in 2009, working with the outfielders,
assisting with on-campus recruiting and coaching first base.
Seely played and coached at Nebraska. He was a starter on the
Cornhuskers’ first two College World Series teams in 2001 and
2002. Seely earned a degree in history from Nebraska in 2003.
Eric McQueen has been named director of
operations at Tennessee. He will manage all baseball camps,
oversee the student managers, serve as academic liaison to the
Thornton Athletics Student Life Center and assist with on-campus
recruiting. McQueen was a volunteer assistant for the past two
seasons at Kennesaw State. He played four seasons at Georgia
Tech and three seasons in the Colorado Rockies organization.
Greg Moore will be the pitching coach at
Washington after eight seasons as an assistant at San Francisco.
He pitched at Long Beach CC before transferring to USF, where he
was a pitcher and catcher. Moore won the team’s most
inspirational player award in consecutive years and the award is
now named after him. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education
and received a Master’s degree in Sports and Fitness Management
in 2001. Moore is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Education.
(photo courtesy of Auburn Media Relations Office)