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July 12-18, 2010
George Springer of Connecticut had three hits,
including two doubles, as Team USA won 5-3 Sunday in Durham,
N.C., to complete a five-game sweep of Korea and improve to 6-0.
Sean Gilmartin of Florida State fanned five in 3.1 innings of
relief to earn his second victory. Peter O’Brien of Bethune-Cookman
added two hits for Team USA.
Ryan Wright of Louisville had a RBI triple to
snap a scoreless tie in the eighth as Team USA topped Korea 1-0
Saturday in Durham, N.C. Kyle Winkler of TCU tossed two
scoreless innings in relief with two strikeouts to earn the win.
Gerrit Cole of UCLA worked the final two innings with two
strikeouts to record the save. Jackie Bradley Jr. of South
Carolina had his second three-hit game.
Brad Miller of Clemson, Peter O’Brien of Bethune-Cookman
and Nick Ramirez of Cal State Fullerton each homered as Team USA
defeated Korea 4-1 Friday in Cary, N.C. Matt Barnes of
Connecticut allowed three hits and one run in six innings with
nine strikeouts to earn the victory. Noe Ramirez of Cal State
Fullerton surrendered one hit over the final three innings with
four strikeouts to notch his second save.
Team USA announced that infielder Jason Esposito
of Vanderbilt was added to the roster to replace injured Anthony
Rendon of Rice.
Logan Darnell of Kentucky signed with the
Minnesota Twins after being taken in the sixth round of this
year’s draft. The junior left-hander will report to the
Elizabethton Twins. Darnell was 5-3 with one save and a 5.62 ERA
this past season for the Wildcats. He walked 28 and struck out
55 in 73.2 innings.
Toby Bicknell has been hired as an assistant
coach at Air Force. Bicknell spent the past two seasons at
Davidson and coached for two years at Clemson. A former third
baseman at Wingate, Bicknell is entering his 13th season as a
Frank Maldonado was named volunteer assistant at
USF. He will work with the infield and on base running.
Maldonado was an assistant for the past five seasons at Tampa.
He also coached at California Lutheran and Barstow Community
James Madison head coach Spanky McFarland
received a contract extension through the 2014 season. The CAA
Co-Coach of the Year, the Dukes were 30-23 overall this past
year. JMU was 18-6 in conference play to take the regular-season
title. McFarland is 403-330-2 in 13 seasons with the Dukes.
Southeastern Louisiana head coach Jay Artigues
will participate in the “Softball for Soldiers” celebrity event
on Friday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Oak Villa Softball
Complex in Baton Rouge. The proceeds will benefit wounded
soldiers from Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. Celebrities expected
to play include Ben McDonald, Joe Horn, Ricky Blanton, Trent
Johnson, Rudy Macklin and Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden.
Artigues also withdrew his name from the
coach-in-waiting position at South Alabama to remain at
Southeastern Louisiana. The coach will be an assistant for the
Jaguars in 2011 before taking over for Steve Kittrell in 2012.
Artigues has record of 166-121 in five seasons with the Lions.
Jim Kais has returned to his alma mater, USC
Upstate, as an assistant coach. He was an assistant at Waldorf
this past season, working with hitters and catchers. Kais was a
catcher with the Spartans from 2002-05.
Scott McGough of Oregon struck out nine in five
innings as Team USA topped Korea 8-1 on Thursday. Ryan Wright of
Louisville led the offense with three hits, including a RBI
single in the sixth to put Team USA ahead to stay.
Sonny Gray of Vanderbilt, Kyle Winkler of TCU and
Noe Ramirez of Cal State Fullerton combined on a no-hitter with
13 strikeouts in a 3-0 win Wednesday over Korea in Cary, N.C.
Gray (1-0) fanned nine in six innings, retiring 13 of the first
14 he faced. Gray set down six of the seven hitters he faced
before Ramirez struck out the side in the ninth for the save.
Jackie Bradley Jr. of South Carolina had a RBI groundout in the
first. Nick Ramirez of Cal State Fullerton and George Springer
of Connecticut had RBI doubles in the eighth.
Chris Holick has been hired as an assistant coach
at Ohio State. He will coach the infield and outfield defense,
bunting and base running, and be the baseball camp coordinator.
Holick has been an assistant coach at Kent State, Arizona State
and FIU. He played two years at Indiana (1996-97) and two years
at Kent State (1998-99).
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Bryce Harper of Southern Nevada received the 33rd
USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award as the top amateur baseball
player. He became the second junior college player to earn the
honor, joining Alex Fernandez of Miami Dade in 1990. Other
finalists included Chris Duffy of UCF, Yasmani Grandal of Miami
(Fla.), Drew Pomeranz of Ole Miss and Chris Sale of FGCU. Harper
hit .443 this past season with 31 home runs and 98 RBI. He was
the top overall pick in this year’s MLB draft.
Dietrich (left) has been hired as pitching coach at UC Irvine.
Dietrich has been Director of Baseball Operations the past three
years at UCI. He was recruiting coordinator and pitching coach
at Cal State Los Angeles from 2006-07, helping the Golden Eagles
reach the Division II College World Series. Dietrich also
coached at Irvine Valley College and spent two summers as
pitching coach for the Hyannis Mets in the Cape Cod League
(2004, 2005). Dietrich pitched at Santa Ana Community College
and at Pepperdine. He pitched professionally in the Colorado
Rockies system for four seasons.
Former Duke head coach Tom D’Armi passed away on
July 10 at the age of 75. D’Armi coached the Blue Devils from
1978-84 and was 125-987-2. He was also the director of athletic
facilities and game management for all the school’s sports,
amassing 28 years of service when he retired in 2004. D’Armi was
an All-America soccer player at East Stroudsburg and graduated
in 1960. He earned a master’s degree from North Carolina in
2961. D’Armi was head coach at West Georgia, posting a record of
59-13 and three conference titles. He was inducted into the West
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1990. D’Armi was an assistant at
Mississippi State from 1966-73. He was an assistant to Enos
Slaughter at Duke in 1977. D’Armi also trained heavyweight
boxing champ Floyd Patterson, was general manager and head coach
for the Milan (Italy) franchise in a professional baseball
league, and authored the book “Daddy, Will You Play Catch With
USF head coach Lelo Prado released a statement
Tuesday on the passing of New York Yankees owner George
Steinbrenner: "I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of
George Steinbrenner. Mr. Steinbrenner has done so much for the
University of South Florida, USF Baseball, the Tampa Bay
Community and the game of baseball and I will be eternally
grateful for his efforts. Baseball has lost an icon and model
for success. USF Baseball sends our condolences to the
Steinbrenner family and the entire Yankee organization."
Rutgers first baseman Jaren Matthews has signed
with the Cincinnati Reds. A two-time All-Big East selection,
Matthews was selected in the 32nd round of this year’s MLB draft
by the Reds. He reported to Cincinnati’s Rookie League team in
the Arizona League. Matthews hit .305 this past season with 17
doubles, seven homers, 44 runs and 44 RBI.
Former UC Irvine assistant Ted Silva has been
named pitching coach at Loyola Marymount. Silva has worked with
Anteater hurlers the past three seasons. Silva and LMU head
coach Jason Gill were teammates at Cal State Fullerton in 1994,
helping the Titans reach the College World Series. The pair
coached together in 2005 and 2006 at Fullerton, taking two Big
West Conference titles and reaching Omaha in 2006. In three
seasons with the Titans (1993-95), Silva posted a record of 26-7
with 26 saves and a 2.92 ERA. He spent five seasons in the Texas
Jason Arnold was named pitching coach at Georgia
State after two seasons at Bethune-Cookman. A native of
Melbourne, Fla., Arnold played at UCF from 1998-2001. GSU head
coach Greg Frady was an assistant then for the Golden Knights.
Arnold was a second-round pick of the New York Yankees in 2001.
He also spent time in the Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue
Jays organizations. Arnold was inducted into the UCF Athletics
Hall of Fame in 2006.
(photo courtesy of UCI Media Relations Office)