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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
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
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.