Nov. 30, 2009


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Nov. 16-30, 2009


The Georgia Tech baseball team will help raise money for injured Georgia freshman Chance Veazey. The Yellow Jackets will walk through the tailgate area from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, prior to the Georgia-Georgia Tech football game, collecting money for Veazey, who recently suffered a severe spinal cord injury. The money will be sent to the Athens First Bank and Trust to the “Prayers for Chance” fund to help with Veazey’s medical expenses. Click here for Nov. 19 story on medical update on Veazey.


East Carolina head coach Billy Godwin has received a contract extension through the 2014 season. Godwin has led the Pirates to three consecutive NCAA Regional appearances in four seasons. ECU was 46-20 this past season, hosting and winning a regional. The Pirates were the regular-season champs in Conference USA. Godwin has posted a record of 161-90 in four seasons at ECU.


BYU recently completed a two-day boot camp, a series of drills and exercises designed to create better team unity. The players reported at 6 a.m. on Friday. The team was broken down on Friday and built back up on Saturday, learning to work in unison and to follow directions. The BYU coaching staff went through a similar two-day boot camp this past August and thought the team would benefit from the experience.


Connecticut announced that seniors Matt Burnett and Trent DeLazzer, along with juniors Elliot Glynn and Mike Olt, will be captains for the 2010 season as voted by the team. Burnett redshirted in 2008 and batted .311 this past season in 59 games with 45 runs and 49 RBI. DeLazzer was 1-0 in eight appearances in 2009 with 10 strikeouts in 14 innings. Glynn was 5-4 with 58 strikeouts in 73.2 innings this past season. Olt batted .301 in 38 games in 2009 with eight home runs in a season cut short by injury.


Monmouth has added Karl Nonemaker and Jim Belanger to its coaching staff. Nonemaker will be the recruiting coordinator and will work with the position players. He was a four-year starter at Vanderbilt and a 20th-round draft choice of the Philadelphia Phillies in 2002. Nonemaker coached for three seasons at Auburn and for two years at the Delbarton School in Morristown, N.J. Belanger will be the pitching coach. A native of Queens, N.Y., Belanger pitched at Louisville and was a volunteer assistant for the Cardinals in 2009.


Kansas will have three Jayhawks play next summer with the Walla Walla Sweets, an expansion team in the West Coast Baseball League: sophomore catcher James Stanfield, freshman infielder Jordan Dreiling and freshman infielder Kevin Kuntz.

Former Cal State Northridge standout P.J. Rousey has signed with the Los Angeles Angels. The right-hander appeared in 25 games in 2009, posting a 1.93 ERA in 18.2 innings.


Duke and the Durham Bulls have reached an agreement to have the Blue Devils play 18 home games in 2010 at Durham Bulls Athletics Park, the home of the Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. It will be the first time since 1931 that Duke will play home games away from Jack Coombs Field on campus.


Former Ole Miss third baseman and current outfielder with the Florida Marlins, Chris Coghlan was named the National League Rookie of the Year by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Coghlan hit .321 with an on-base percentage of .390. He hit nine home runs and scored 84. Coghlan played for the Rebels from 2004-06 before being picked by the Marlins in the Supplemental First Round of the MLB Draft in 2006, the 36th overall pick. He was the highest drafted Rebel in program history. Coghlan hit .342 at Ole Miss with 251 hits, 181 runs and 131 RBI.


For the 2010 Louisville Baseball Leadoff Dinner, National League Rookie of the Year and Florida Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan and New York Mets outfielder Jeff Francoeur will headline the guest list. The dinner, sponsored by Republic Bank, will be on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center.


Jeff Stevens is the new volunteer assistant at East Carolina. He played for head coach Billy Godwin at Louisburg College before playing two seasons at Pittsburgh. A native of Danville, Va., Stevens signed a free-agent contract with the Atlanta Braves in 2006 and spent four years in minor league baseball.