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November 22-30, 2010
MacMillan (left) has been hired as an assistant coach at
Arkansas-Pine Bluff. He will be the recruiting coordinator, work
with the pitchers and infielders, and assist with the day-to-day
operations of the baseball program. MacMillan was an assistant a
year ago at Arkansas-Monticello after serving as head coach at
Victory College before the school eliminated its athletic
programs. MacMillan was head coach at Memphis University School
for eight years. He played four years at Ole Miss, earning a
bachelor’s degree in managerial finance.
Bobby Valentine, former major league player and
manager and current ESPN analyst, will be the featured speaker
for the ninth annual Step Up to the Plate event at Virginia on
Saturday, Jan. 29, at John Paul Jones Arena. The event will
include dinner, an autograph session and silent and live
auctions. Valentine played at USC before an 11-year major league
career as a utility player for five organizations. He managed
the Texas Rangers, New York Mets and the Chiba Lotte Marines in
Adam Wainwright, pitcher for the St. Louis
Cardinals, and Rick Sweet, manager of the Louisville Bats, are
scheduled to appear at the 2011 Republic Bank University of
Louisville Baseball Leadoff Dinner on Friday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m.
in the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center. Wainwright
was 20-11 this past season and was second in Cy Young Award
voting. Sweet is 466-394 in six seasons with the Bats. He was a
catcher in professional baseball for nine years, including three
seasons in the major leagues.
Fred Jordan, head coach at The Citadel, has
announced the formation of the “Diamond Dogs Club,” a support
group for Citadel Baseball. The club will support and aid
financially the baseball program. Col. Jim Scott ’69, a former
pitcher for the Bulldogs, is the inaugural president, with Tom
O’Brien ’78 as vice president. Assistant coach Randy Carlson is
the team’s liaison to the group.
The player and coaches from the 2010 Clemson
baseball team will receive their College World Series rings
Tuesday evening prior to the Tigers’ men’s basketball game
against Michigan. Clemson was 45-25 this past season and reached
Omaha for the 12th time.
Duke continued its community service on Nov. 20
as the baseball team split into four groups to work at a Habitat
for Humanity build, a cleanup of Burch Avenue Park, built a
baseball field at Forest View Elementary School and helped at
the Emily Krzyzewski Center.
Former Eastern Michigan shortstop and Hall of
Famer Terry Collins has been named manager of the New York Mets.
Collins played for the Eagles from 1968-71 and helped EMU win
the 1970 NAIA National Championship. The 61-year-old Collins was
the Mets’ minor league field coordinator this past season. He
managed the Houston Astros (1994-96) and the Anaheim Angels
(1997-99), posting a career record of 444-434.
More than 1,500 mourners filled Abe Martin Field
Monday afternoon to celebrate the life of the late Southern
Illinois head coach Dan Callahan.
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Bowling Green held its annual post-season banquet
this past weekend. Winners included:
Commissioner’s Award (MAC academic excellence) –
Jon Berti and Patrick Martin
Scholar-Athlete Award – Logan Meisler and Patrick
Don Woods Freshman/First-Year Player of the Year
– Matt Pitzulo
Mr. Versatility Award – Clay Duncan and Denny
Fireman Award (Relief Pitcher of the Year) –
Ken Schoeni Mr. Falcon Award – Mark Galvin and
Coaches Award – Brennan Smith and Derek Spencer
Golden Glove Award – TJ Blanton
Hitter of the Year – Denny Vaughn and Jon Berti
Aaron Lawnizak Mr. Hustle Award – Clay Duncan
Most Valuable Pitcher – Kevin Leady
Most Valuable Player – TJ Blanton and Jon Berti
(photo courtesy of UAPB Media Relations Office)