Sept. 13, 2009


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Sept. 7-13, 2009


Jedd Soto has received a three-year contract extension as head coach at Saint Mary’s through the 2012 season. Soto has 135 wins in six seasons with the Gaels. Saint Mary’s was 28-27 this past season, including 9-12 in the West Coast Conference. The Gaels had four players taken in this year’s MLB Draft.


Baylor will hold its annual Burgers on the Berm on Friday, Sept. 18, at Baylor Ballpark. The event starts at 6 p.m. and admission is free, but donations are accepted to support the Baylor Diamond Girls. The Bears will hold an intrasquad scrimmage during the evening.


Austin Peay has added Joel Mangrum as assistant coach and Justin Dedman as volunteer assistant. Mangrum will be responsible for pitching and recruiting. He had the same duties for three years at Milligan College. Mangrum is a 2005 graduate of Mississippi College. Dedman coached for four seasons at his alma mater, Denison College. He was an assistant for three years before becoming interim head coach in 2008. Dedman led the Redmen to a 27-18 record.


Jason Lefkowitz has been hired as an assistant at UC Santa Barbara. Lefkowitz, who played at Loyola Marymount, worked at Brown since 2006 as assistant coach and camp director. John Kirkgard, who has been an assistant with the Gauchos for the past 13 years, has become director of baseball operations at UCSB.


Kyle Bunn has been hired as pitching coach at Alabama. He worked the past two seasons at Clemson. Bunn was pitching coach at Ole Miss for six years. A native of Georgetown, S.C., Bunn is a 1999 graduate of The Citadel.


Maryland-Eastern Shore will hold its annual alumni game on Saturday, Oct. 24. The 2010 Hawks will play the alumni following a home run derby, which begins at noon. Lunch will be served at 3:30 p.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with batting practice at 10:30 a.m. In the event of rain, the event will be moved to Saturday, Oct. 31. For additional information, contact assistant coach Eric Armstrong at 410-651-8908.


Jay Uhlman will be the volunteer assistant at Oregon. He will work with the offense, instructing hitters and coaching base runners. Uhlman will also work with the infield defense. He was an assistant the past eight years at Nevada, his alma mater.


Portland will hold its alumni weekend Sept. 18-20. Alumni batting practice will be on Friday at 5 p.m. The alumni game will be on Saturday at 1 p.m., followed by a barbeque. A golf tournament will be on Sunday at Langdon Farms at 9 a.m. For additional information, contact assistant coach Tucker Brack at 503-943-7732.