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July 26-31, 2010
Infielder Jimmy Roesinger of Dayton became just
the second player in Coastal Plain League history to play all
nine positions in the Fayetteville SwampDogs’ 5-2 loss to the
Wilmington Sharks on July 30. He had four putouts and two
assists, including throwing out a runner trying to steal third
while catching. Roesinger took the mound in the ninth with the
score tied at 2-2 and retired the side in order with one
strikeout. Roesinger went 1 for 2 at the plate with three walks
and four steals.
Josh Jordan has been promoted to top assistant
and recruiting coordinator at Appalachian State and Chris Moore
has been hired as an assistant coach. Jordan enters his fifth
year with the Mountaineers. Along with his new duties, Jordan
will continue to work with the catchers and outfielders. Moore
will work with the infielders and hitters and assist with
recruiting. A graduate of Western Carolina, Moore coached at
Davidson, Lander and West Georgia. He was drafted in the 11th
round of the 1999 draft by Colorado and spent four years in the
Former Tulane All-American James Jurries has
returned to his alma mater as the volunteer assistant coach.
Jurries batted .361 in four seasons with the Green Wave with 344
hits, 66 doubles, 62 homers, 257 RBI and 284 runs. Tulane went
to four NCAA Regionals and reached the 2001 College World
Series. Jurries was taken in the sixth round of the 2002 draft
by Atlanta and spent five seasons in the Braves organization,
including four at Triple A. For the past two seasons, he has
been a teacher and head baseball coach at Brazoswood High
School, his alma mater.
Nick Ramirez of Cal State Fullerton drove in Ryan
Wright of Louisville in the bottom of the 11th as Team USA edged
Chinese Taipei 8-7 Sunday evening in pool play of the V FISU
World University Championships at Meiji Jingu Stadium in Tokyo,
Japan. Brian Johnson of Florida earned the win, allowing four
hits and one unearned run in three innings with five strikeouts.
Wright homered in the ninth to tie the game at 6-6 and both
teams scored one in the 10th.
UT Arlington All-American outfielder Michael
Choice has signed with the Oakland Athletics. Choice, the 10th
overall pick in the 2010 draft, will receive a $2 million
signing bonus. Choice will report to the spring training
facility in Phoenix, Ariz., and will eventually join the
Single-A affiliate in Vancouver. The Southland Conference Player
of the Year, Choice batted .383 this past season with 16 homers
and 59 RBI.
Notre Dame has added Joe Hastings and Jesse Woods
as assistant coaches. Hastings, a former All-American first
baseman at East Carolina, was an assistant the past four seasons
at Boston College. He will be recruiting coordinator as well as
hitting and infield coach. Hastings also coached at Virginia and
VMI. Woods worked the past three years at Boston College. He
will work with the outfielders as well as assist with hitting
and recruiting. Woods also coached for three seasons at his alma
mater, Wheaton College. He helped Wheaton reach the Division III
National Championship game in 2006.
Sonny Gray of Vanderbilt struck out a career-high
14 in setting a USA FISU single-game record as Team USA thumped
Sri Lanka 15-0 in five innings in the opening game of the V FISU
World University Championships Friday afternoon at Utsumi
Shimaoka Ball Park in Tokyo, Japan. Gray allowed one hit and two
base runners. George Springer of Connecticut and Nick Ramirez of
Cal State Fullerton both homered to lead the 12-hit attack.
Jason Esposito of Vanderbilt had a three-run double in a
five-run fourth. Mikie Mahtook of LSU had three hits and three
Brandon Nolen will be the volunteer assistant at
Middle Tennessee. He will work with the catchers, assist with
hitting and help with on-campus recruiting. Nolen was an
assistant for three seasons at Ensworth High School in
Nashville, Tenn. Nolen was also an assistant for four years at
Volunteer State Community College. While in college, Nolen was a
student assistant coach at UT Martin.
Former Rutgers standout Jeff Frazier has been
promoted to the Detroit Tigers. Frazier hit .273 with 32 doubles
and 23 home runs at Triple-A Toledo this season. Frazier was
taken by the Tigers in the third round of the 2004 draft. He has
played seven seasons in the Detroit and Seattle organizations.
Former Western Carolina pitcher Greg Holland has
been called up to the Kansas City Royals. He was a 10th-round
pick of the Royals in 2007. Holland was 3-3 with three saves at
Triple-A Omaha with a 3.81 ERA. He struck out 60 in 56.2
Former Mississippi State standout Mitch Moreland
has been called up to the Texas Rangers. The first baseman and
outfielder hit .289 at Triple-A Oklahoma City with 12 home runs
and 65 RBI. He was taken in the 17th round by the Rangers in
Ryan Wright of Louisville had three hits,
including a home run, and two RBI as Team USA topped Chinese
Taipei 9-1 Wednesday at Hsinchuang Field to split the four-game
series. Jackie Bradley Jr. of South Carolina and Brad Miller of
Clemson both added three hits. Brett Mooneyham (2-0) of Stanford
allowed two hits and one run in three innings with four
strikeouts to earn the victory.
Former Major League pitcher Josh Newman has
returned to his alma mater, Ohio State, as a volunteer assistant
coach. Newman was a Buckeye from 2001-04. A native of
Wheelersburg, Ohio, Newman graduated from OSU in 2004 with a
degree in history. He is third on Ohio State’s career lists with
32 wins, 369 innings and 291 strikeouts. Newman was a three-time
Academic All-Big Ten selection. He was taken by the Colorado
Rockies in the 19th round of the 2004 draft and made his Major
League debut on Sept. 12, 2007.
The Citadel head coach Fred Jordan and former
Bulldog Lee Glaze will be inducted into the Charleston Baseball
Hall of Fame. Jordan has 666 wins in his 19 years at The
Citadel. The Bulldogs won their fifth Southern Conference title
and made their seventh NCAA tourney appearance in 2010. Glaze
was an all-conference performer in baseball and football. He was
the Southern Conference Athlete of the Year in 1986.
Pete O’Brien of Bethune-Cookman hit his fourth
homer of the summer and knocked in two as Team USA topped
Chinese Taipei 6-3 Tuesday evening at Hsinchuang Field. Gerrit
Cole (2-0) of UCLA allowed two hits and one unearned run with
two walks and four strikeouts to earn the victory. Matt Barnes
of Connecticut fanned six in four innings before Noe Ramirez
worked a perfect ninth for his fourth save.
Oregon State infielder Carter Bell is a member of
the Canadian National Team and will head to Japan for the World
University Baseball Championship. Canada will face Chinese
Taipei, Sri Lanka and the United State in pool play. A native of
Courtenay, S.C., Bell hit .254 in 56 games for the Beavers this
past season with 12 doubles, two homers and 15 RBI.
The Cape Cod League All-Star Game will be held on
Wednesday, July 28, at Fenway Park in Boston.
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Rising senior Zach Taylor of Evansville pitched
the first perfect game in Coastal Plain League history on July
22 as his Wilmington Sharks blanked the Fayetteville SwampDogs
13-0 at Buck Hardee Field in Wilmington, N.C. Taylor needed just
117 pitches and recorded 13 groundouts, 10 flyouts and four
strikeouts. He raised his record to 3-1 with a 1.82 ERA for the
Sharks. Taylor’s family was in attendance from Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Jake Angier has been hired as an assistant coach
at North Dakota State. Angier, 25, was a graduate assistant at
South Dakota State for the past two seasons. He played for the
jackrabbits in 2006 and 2007 before becoming a student
assistant. A native of Bellevue, Wash., Angier pitched at Big
Bend Community College before transferring to SDSU.
Team USA fell 1-0 to Chinese Taipei on Monday
evening at Hsinchuang Baseball Field for its second straight
defeat. Pinch-hitter Yen-Wen Kou had a RBI single with two outs
in the bottom of the ninth to score Hsien-Hsien Yang from third.
Tyler Anderson of Oregon struck out five in six scoreless
innings with one hit and one walk. Team USA was held to three