Oct. 11, 2009


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Oct. 5-11, 2009


After playing its home games at The Pipe Yard Stadium in Lorain, Ohio, the past three seasons, Cleveland State announced its new home will be at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon, Ohio, for the next two years. It is also the home of the Lake Erie Crushers of the Frontier League. The stadium holds 5,000 and has artificial turf.


The Tennessee baseball team will help raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for the third consecutive year by participating in the Light the Night Walk on Oct. 29. The Volunteers have raised nearly $15,000 over the past two years.  UT will accept donations at the remaining Orange and White World Series games.


Renovation is underway at Bucknell’s Depew Field, including installation of synthetic FieldTurf. Renovations will continue next summer with new dugouts, fencing and backstops. Fundraising efforts for fan seating area, field lighting and scoreboards are on-going.


Former Illinois outfielder Brady Ballard was named general manager of the Daytona Cubs, a low-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. Ballard, who played for the Fighting Illini from 2000-01, was assistant GM in Daytona for the past four years. He batted .325 in two seasons for Illinois with 37 doubles and 79 RBI.


USF players participated in the second annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes”, marching in high heels to support the fight to end rape, sexual assault/battery and gender violence. The event was hosted by N.I.T.E. (Necessary Improvements to Transform our Environment) and REAL (Relationship Equality and Anti-violence League).


Baylor and Texas have rescheduled their fall scrimmage for Sunday, Oct. 25, at 1 p.m. at UFCU Disch-Falk Field in Austin. Admission is free. The game was originally scheduled for Oct. 4, but was postponed due to inclement weather.


Iowa Central defeated Iowa 6-5 in fall exhibition action. Dallas Burke went 3 for 4 for the Hawkeyes with an RBI single and a double. Mike McQuillan and Dan Sheppard each had two hits for Iowa.


Hofstra adds James Lally and Kelly Haynes as assistant coaches. A 2007 graduate of St. John’s, Lally will be the pitching coach for the Pride. He was an assistant at Archbishop Molloy High School last year. Haynes, a 1996 graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne, will work with outfielders and hitters as well as coach first base. He coached at his alma mater for eight years.


Stanford will hold its Alumni Day on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Sunken Diamond. The Old-Timers Game will be at noon, followed by this year’s team against the younger alumni at 1:30 p.m. A barbeque will follow the games.


Former Georgia All-America pitcher Brian Powell passed away Oct. 5 at the age of 35. Powell pitched for the Bulldogs from 1993-95, posting a 19-14 record with a 3.80 ERA. He is second in school history with 17 complete games, 352 strikeouts and five shutouts. Powell led the SEC with 135 strikeouts and 147 innings pitched in 1995. He was a second-round pick of the Detroit Tigers in 1995 and reached the Major Leagues in 1998. Powell pitched in the big leagues for six seasons with Detroit, Houston, San Francisco and Philadelphia. He is survived by his wife and three children.


Former LSU standout Aaron Hill was named the American League’s Comeback Player of the Year in voting by 30 MLB.com beat reporters. The Toronto Blue Jays second baseman batted .286 with 36 home runs, 37 doubles and 108 RBI. Hill missed most of 2008 after suffering a concussion in late May.


Clemson has hired Dan Pepicelli as its pitching coach. He has been head coach at Saint John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y., for the past nine seasons. A 1990 graduate of SUNY Cortland with a degree in economics/management science, Pepicelli was head coach at Hartwick College for two years prior to his stint at Saint John Fisher.


Western Carolina will hold its Alumni Weekend on Oct. 23-25. A golf tournament will be held on Friday afternoon, followed by a party at O’Malley’s Pub and Grill in Sylva. There will be an intra-squad scrimmage Saturday morning followed by alumni batting practice. There will be a baseball tailgate prior to the Catamounts’ home football game against Wofford. Greg Parsons was named inaugural president of the “1002 Club”, a baseball booster organization.