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October 18-24, 2010
Kirk McConnell has been named volunteer assistant
at Ole Miss. He spent the past four years at Northeast Texas
Community College as recruiting coordinator and worked with
outfielders, base runners and hitters. McConnell also coached at
Missouri State and Southern Arkansas. McConnell played at
Arkansas and Missouri State before spending two professional
seasons with the River City Rascals of the Frontier League.
Khayyan Norfork of Tennessee has been selected to
represent the university at the inaugural NCAA Student-Athlete
Leadership Forum this weekend at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in
Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The senior second baseman is one of 400
participants who will participate in numerous leadership-related
activities, including team-building exercises, NCAA and
Divisional Governance sessions and service activities.
Southern Miss will host William Carey in an
exhibition game on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. at Pete Taylor
Park. Admission is $5.
Mississippi State with hold three Homecoming
scrimmages this weekend at Dudy Noble Field: Friday, Oct. 22, at
3:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m. and Sunday, Oct. 24, at
3 p.m. All games are open to the public. The five-game Bulldog
World Series will be held Oct. 26-31.
Cal will host its Alumni Game on Sunday, Oct. 24,
at 1 p.m. at Evans Diamond. The event is open to the public with
no admission fee. The Bullpen Club Golf Classic will be on
Monday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. at the Contra Costa Country Club in
Alex Hudak went 2 for 2 with a pair of two-run
homers as Florida Atlantic blanked the British Columbia Twins
Thursday in exhibition action. Colby Gratton added two hits,
including a double and a triple, two runs and two RBI.
Tennessee raised more than $5,000 in
participating for the fourth straight year in the Leukemia and
Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk on Thursday evening.
Head coach Todd Raleigh, his staff and the entire team
participated. Raleigh walked in honor of his oldest brother,
John Raleigh III, who died from Hodgkin’s disease at the age of
William and Mary has selected senior Logan
Billbrough and juniors Chris Forsten, Stephen Arcure and Matt
Davenport as team captains for the 2011 season. Billbrough went
5-3 last season with 64 strikeouts. Forsten was a captain last
season as he hit .289 with 19 doubles. Arcure batted .339 in
2010, an improvement of more than 100 points over his freshman
average. Davenport was 8-2 with a school-record 1.96 ERA in
being named First Team All-CAA.
Texas A&M will hold its best-of-three Fall World
Series at Olsen Field next week. Game 1 will be Tuesday, Oct.
26, with games each of the next two days. Each contest will
begin at 3 p.m., with games open to the public with no admission
Defending national champion South Carolina will
hold its Garnet & Black World Series this weekend at Carolina
Stadium. Friday’s game begins at 3:30 p.m., while contests on
Saturday and Sunday will both start at 1:30 p.m. All games are
open to the public.
Illinois State will begin its Fall World Series
on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m. at Duffy Bass Field. Game 2 will
be Friday at 3 p.m. The series will conclude at noon on
Saturday. All games are open to the public with no admission
Jim Duffy has been hired as hitting coach at
Seton Hall. Duffy also coached with the Pirates from 2003-08. He
played at Seton Hall from 1992-96 and was a three-time All-Big
East selection. Duffy was an All-American and New Jersey College
Player of the Year in 1995. He signed a free agent contract with
the Houston Astros and rose as high as Double-A before retiring
in 2000 to pursue coaching.
Former LSU standout and current Los Angeles
Dodgers second baseman Ryan Theriot will host the first Ryan
Theriot Celebrity Golf Classic on Nov. 12 at The Carter
Plantation in Springfield, La. Proceeds will benefit the
National Wildlife Federation’s Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Fund,
as well as the Autism Society of America Greater Baton Rouge
Chapter and Fore! Kids Foundation.
Auburn will hold its three-game Fall World Series
this week: Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 3:45 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22, at
3 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. Each seven-inning
scrimmage at Plainsman Park is open to the public without
admission fee. Friday’s game will precede the annual Home Run
Derby, with proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Club of Lee
Oregon State will start its annual Orange and
Black World Series at Goss Stadium on Monday, Oct. 18, Tuesday,
Oct. 19, Wednesday, Oct. 20 and Thursday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m.
each day with no admission fee. Saturday’s series finale will be
at Medford’s Harry & David Field at noon. Admission to
Saturday’s contest is $5 for adults and free for children 13 and
younger, with proceeds benefiting the Medford Youth Baseball
Middle Tennessee will begin its three-game
Blue-White Series on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m. Game 2 is
Friday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. Following homecoming on Saturday, the
series will conclude on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m.
Texas Tech will hold its annual Red & Black
Series next week at Dan Law Field with no admission fee: Oct. 24
at 4 p.m., Oct. 25 at 3:30 p.m., Oct. 26 at 3:30 p.m., Oct. 27
at 5 p.m. and Oct. 28 at 5 p.m.