August 21, 2011
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August 15-21, 2011
Travis Beazley has been named pitching coach at
VMI. This past year, Beazley was an assistant at his alma mater,
Randolph-Macon. He was an All-American for the Yellow Jackets,
graduating in 2006. Beazley was picked in the 38th round of the
2006 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox and spent three years in
Wally Crancer will be the volunteer assistant
this season at Georgia Tech. The former Yellow Jacket will work
primarily with the outfielders and will assist with the hitters.
Crancer spent four seasons in the Baltimore Orioles minor league
system, retiring in May of 2010. He batted .345 as a two-year
starter at Georgia Tech from 2006-07 with 22 doubles, 14 homers
and 82 RBI in 90 starts after transferring from Riverside
(Calif.) Community College.
Texas A&M will hold walk-on tryouts beginning on
Sept. 15. There is a mandatory meeting on Sept. 8 at 6 p.m.
Students will need proof of a sports physical done in the past
six months as well as results from a sickle cell blood test.
Former UC Davis head coach Rex Peters has been
named an assistant coach at UCLA. He will serve as hitting and
outfield coach. Peters led UC Davis for nine years, taking the
program from Division II to Division I. The Aggies reached the
NCAA Tournament in 2008, their first year as a member of
Division I and the Big West Conference. Prior to his arrival at
UC Davis, Peters was head coach at Chapman University for nine
seasons. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education
from Cal State Fullerton in 1989 after helping the Titans reach
the College World Series in 1988. Peters has a master’s degree
in education, with an emphasis in physical education, from Azusa
Kansas State will launch K-StateHD.TV on August
30, a high-definition digital network for athletic and
university programming. All home baseball games are expected to
be broadcast through the subscription service.
Michael Williams, a catcher at Kentucky, will
return for his senior season. Williams was taken in the 37th
round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the San Francisco Giants. He
batted .264 this past season with seven home runs and 23 RBI.
Elon pitcher John Brebbia, the 2011 Southern
Conference Pitcher of the Year in voting by the media, has
signed with the New York Yankees. Brebbia was 7-1 with three
saves and a 1.76 ERA in 27 relief appearances this past season.
He walked eight and fanned 35 in 41 innings.
Cincinnati signee Jackson Laumann has signed with
the Atlanta Braves. A first baseman and pitcher from Boone
County High School, Laumann was pitched in the 31st round of the
2011 MLB Draft.