Sept. 11, 2011
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Sept. 1-11, 2011
John Duffy and Brian Meagher have returned to La
Salle as members of Mike Lake’s staff. Duffy was pitching coach
for the Explorers from 2004-07. The Richmond alum was head coach
at Germantown Academy for three seasons from 2008-10, winning a
pair of Pennsylvania Private School State Championships and a
national ranking in all three years. Meagher will be the
volunteer assistant after graduating from La Salle in 2010. He
will work with the infielders as well as handling administrative
and operational duties. Meagher coached the infielders at
Monsignor Bonner High School in 2011.
Jason Beverlin has added Barrett Shaft and Kenny
Smith to his staff at Bethune-Cookman. Shaft will work with the
hitters and oversee the outfielders and first basemen. Shaft was
the volunteer assistant at Tennessee this past season. He is the
career hits leader at Western Carolina. Smith played three
seasons at UNC Wilmington and earned a degree in accounting
before playing his final season at Western Carolina as he
completed a master’s degree in accountancy. Smith was the 2007
Southern Conference Player of the Year as he belted 20 home
runs. He played professionally in the Texas Rangers organization
before spending two seasons as the volunteer assistant at UNC
The Citadel has begun fall practice, which will
conclude with the annual best-of-three World Series on Oct. 14,
16 and 18 (if necessary).
Eric Milton returns to his alma mater as
Maryland’s volunteer assistant. He will work primarily with the
catchers and will assist in all facets of coaching. Milton
pitched for the Terps from 1994-96 and was a first-round pick of
the New York Yankees in 1996. He was an All-Star for the
Minnesota Twins in 2001 and also pitched for the Philadelphia
Phillies, Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Cal State Fullerton will not play its three-game
series at Hawaii on April 27-29. The Rainbows had their WAC bye
weekend moved. The Titans will not play at Pepperdine on May 22.
Fullerton will have a 54-game spring schedule after playing a
pair in the fall at Vanderbilt on Oct. 22-23.
Eastern Michigan will hold a scrimmage against
the Ontario Nationals 18U on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 1 p.m. at
Oestrike Stadium. The Nationals are part of a player development
program divided into four age divisions from 12 to 18 years of
Arkansas will start fall practice on Friday,
Sept. 9, at 2 p.m. All Razorback practices are open to the
public. The annual Cardinal-White seven-game series will begin
on Oct. 15.
Nicholls State will hold its second annual
Colonel Baseball Alumni Day on Saturday, Oct. 22. The Homecoming
parade will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by a baseball
exhibition game against Millsaps at 11 a.m. A tailgate gathering
for alumni, fans and friends will be held prior to the 5:30 p.m.
Former Cal State Fullerton standout Brett Pill
became the 110th player to homer in his first Major League
at-bat. He went deep on Sept. 6 for the San Francisco Giants at
Petco Park in San Diego. Pill is the third player this season to
homer in his initial at-bat, joining former Virginia Cavalier
Brandon Guyer of Tampa Bay and former USC Trojan Tom Milone of
Washington. Former Titan Tim Wallach also accomplished the feat
Louisville started practice on Sept. 6 and will
hold a Red-Black Scrimmage on Friday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. The
contest will be open to the public and will precede the
Cardinals’ football game against FIU.
Dave Nakama has been promoted to associate head
coach at Washington. He will continue to coordinate the
recruiting as well as work with the hitters, but will also help
to shape the future of the program. Nakama enters his third
season with the Huskies. He spent 10 years as an assistant at
Stanford after serving as head coach at San Francisco State.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi began fall practice on
Friday, Sept. 2. The Islanders Fall World Series will be on Oct.
7-9 at Chapman Field.