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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
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