Jan. 24, 2010
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Jan. 18-24, 2010
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball program
will join the Corpus Christi Police Athletic League on Saturday,
Jan. 23, on the rebuilding and clean up of a youth baseball
field at 4236 Baldwin. The field will be named P.A.L. West. One
group will work in the morning from 9 a.m. to noon, with the
second working from 1 to 4 p.m.
(left) is the new Director of Baseball
Operations at Ole Miss. He will be responsible for travel
arrangements, budget management, equipment inventory, on-campus
recruiting, serving as strength and nutrition liaison and
assisting with management of the Bullpen Club. Dedman was a
volunteer assistant the past five months at Austin Peay. He was
assistant coach for two seasons and head coach for two years at
his alma mater, Denison, where he posted a .363 career batting
average in 91 games.
Cal State Fullerton skipper Dave Serrano was one
of 15 coaches to contribute to the American Baseball Coaches
Association’s recently released book entitled “Practice Perfect
Baseball,” edited by former Fresno State coach Bob Bennett. The
coaches share their approaches, experiences and philosophies on
every facet of practice. Serrano’s entry is “Building a Pitching
Staff.” Other contributors include Ed Cheff (Lewis-Clark State),
Pete Dunn (Stetson), Dan Hartleb (Illinois), Steve Jaksa
(Central Michigan), Tim Jamieson (Missouri), Mark Johnson (Sam
Houston State), Keith Madison (Kentucky), Sean McNally (Duke),
Dave Perno (Georgia), Gary Pullins (BYU), Terry Rooney (LSU),
Gary Ward (New Mexico State) and Bob Warn (Indiana State).
The UT Arlington office of sports information
selected its 2000’s All-Decade team.
Catcher: Adam Moore (2006)
First Base: Darrell Preston (2001-04)
Second Base: Craig Martin (2000-01)
Shortstop: K.J. Hendricks (2001-02)
Third Base: Ryan Roberts (2002-03)
OF: Michael Choice (2008-09), Hunter Pence
(2003-04), Daniel Ortmeier (2000-03)
DH: Andrew Kainer (2008-09)
Utility: Matt Otteman (2008-09)
Pitcher: Aaron Pullin (2001-04), Pierce Loveless
(2000-03), Nathan Long (2006-09), Dillon Gee (2005-07)
Relief Pitcher: Mike Snapp (2001-04)
Click here for corresponding honors and statistics.
One current and one former Rice Owl were honored
at the 2010 Houston Area Baseball Awards Dinner. Sophomore third
baseman Anthony Rendon was named the 2010 Greater Houston
Preseason College Player of the Year. Houston Astro All-Star
Lance Berkman earned the Allen Russell Distinguished Achievement
Award. Rendon, a preseason All-American, batted .388 with 20
home runs and 72 RBI as a freshman. Berkman passed the 300-homer
mark in his 11th season with the Astros in 2009. Berkman has had
at least 24 doubles and 70 runs in each of the past 10 seasons.
Troy head coach Bobby Pierce will be inducted
into the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on
Jan. 22. He has a record of 246-162 in eight seasons at Troy.
Pierce spent six years at Alabama-Huntsville, including a No. 1
ranking in Division II. He was an assistant at Alabama for five
seasons. He led Chipola Junior College to five state tournament
berths in Florida, including a state title in his first season
Fresno State will hold its Golf Classic and 23rd
annual Double Play Dinner on Feb. 12. The Alumni Game and BBQ
will be at Beiden Field on Feb. 13 beginning at 2 p.m.
Former Kansas hurler Paul Smyth was named the
Short-Season Reliever of the Year by Minor League Baseball.
Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 35th round this past
June, Smyth did not allow an earned run in his first
professional season, covering 36.1 innings and 25 games between
Vancouver and Kane County. He allowed 16 base runners (12 hits,
four walks) with 37 strikeouts.
Clint Stoy has been hired as a volunteer
assistant at New Mexico. He will assist with hitting and with
the outfielders. Stoy has also been an assistant at Labette
Community College, Nicholls State and Crowder College. Stoy
played at Cowley County Community College and at Southern Miss.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Sports Administration and
Coaching from Southern Miss and a master’s degree in Education
from Southwest Missouri State.
Rutgers head coach Fred Hill, entering his 34th
season as a collegiate coach and 27th with the Scarlet Knights,
will have his jersey number retired at Montclair State, where he
was head coach from 1977-83. Hill’s No. 24 will be retired in a
ceremony on Feb. 13 at the Mayfair Farms in West Orange, N.J.,
beginning at 5:30 p.m. Hill posted a record of 148-92-1 (.619)
in seven seasons at Montclair State. He guided them to their
first three NCAA Division III Tournament appearances and its
first trip to the Division III World Series in 1983.
(right) has been named as assistant coach
at UT Arlington. He was team chaplain in 2008 and a volunteer
assistant in 2009. Hendricks will help with hitting, defense and
base running. He was a two-year letterman for the Mavericks in
2001-02. Hendricks was MVP of the 2001 Southland Tournament,
batting .391. He was a two-time all-SLC pick and led the
conference in steals each year. Hendricks played six seasons of
Miami (Ohio) head coach Dan Simonds has named
former RedHawk George Stegmiller honorary coach for the 2010
season. Stegmiller was at Miami from 1999-2003 and played all
nine positions during his career. He joined the U.S. Marine
Corps in 2004 and became a Naval Aviator. Stegmiller was
deployed to Iraq from November, 2008, to May, 2009. He was
recently promoted to Captain and is set to deploy to Afghanistan
William & Mary’s baseball team participated in
New Kent Elementary’s Reading Month. Each player read to a class
and answered questions for more than two hours. It is the second
consecutive year that the Tribe has participated in the event.
Baylor will host its second annual Meet the Team
dinner on Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Galloway Suite at Floyd Casey
Stadium. Former Bear All-American and current Texas Ranger
starting outfielder David Murphy will be the guest of honor.
Coastal Carolina will hold its third annual “Step
Up to the Plate” kickoff dinner on Jan. 28 from 6-9 p.m. at the
Chesapeake House in Myrtle Beach. Proceeds will go to the Mike
Pruitt Scholarship Fund and the Grand Strand Miracle League.
Fans will be able to meet the 2010 team and participate in a
The Illinois baseball team and the Fighting
Illini Dugout Club will host the annual Hot Stove Banquet on
Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. at the I Hotel. Randy Wells, second-year
pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, will be the keynote speaker. Wells
was 12-10 with a 3.05 ERA in 27 starts in 2009.
Alabama will hold its annual Fan Day on Feb. 6,
consisting of a kid’s clinic from 9-11 a.m. at Sewell-Thomas
Stadium, Grand Slammers preseason barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to
1:30 p.m. in the Coleman Coliseum CAVE, and a scrimmage at 2
p.m. at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.
(photos courtesy of Ole Miss & UTA
Media Relations Offices)