August 16, 2009


Lineup Card


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


August 10-16, 2009


Former 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 training room.


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 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 Texas A&M-Texarkana.


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)