Nov. 6, 2011
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Nov. 1-6, 2011
Jack Giese has been named pitching coach at
Oklahoma. He worked the past two years with the Hudson Valley
Renegades, the Class A affiliated of the Tampa Bay Rays. Giese
worked with the pitchers at Howard College from 2007-10.
Andrew Carden has been hired as director of
operations at South Alabama. He has been an assistant coach at
Central Alabama Community College for the past three seasons.
Carden lettered for four years at Cumberland University from
2003-06 and was a graduate assistant at Cumberland for two
Butler has begun a $100,000 field upgrade at
Bulldog Park, which includes new dugouts, new brick wall and VIP
seating area behind home plate, new backstop and netting, and a
large patio area for parents and fans. The patio area also
includes a special section of engraved paver bricks.
Baseball Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda will speak
at Davidson on Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Duke Family
Performance Hall in the Knobloch Campus Center. The event will
benefit the Davidson baseball scholarship fund. Lasorda won
1,599 games and two World Series titles in 20 years as the
manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is currently a Special
Advisor to the Chairman of the Dodgers.
Cal State Fullerton will hold its annual Dinner
with the Titans fundraiser on Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. at the Yorba
Linda Country Club. The 35-man Titan roster will serve as the
wait staff. Head coach Rick Vanderhook will speak, as will
former Titans and current major leaguers Justin Turner (New York
Mets) and Ricky Romero (Toronto Blue Jays). There will also be a
Kentucky will conclude fall practice with its
annual Fall World Series on Friday at 3 p.m. and Saturday at 10
a.m. at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
Austin Peay will wrap up fall practice with its
annual Red-Black World Series this weekend: Friday at 6 p.m.,
Saturday at 5:15 p.m. and Sunday at 1:15 p.m. The contests are
open to the public and admission is free.
Cincinnati will hold its annual Scout Day on
Friday. The Red/Black World Series will be held Nov. 18-20 at
Marge Schott Stadium.
Former Long Beach State standout and current
Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki won both the Silver
Slugger and Gold Glove awards in the National League. He is the
only player to capture both awards in each of the past two
seasons. Tulowitzki batted .302 with 30 home runs and 105 RBI.
He committed just six errors in 140 games.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi will have major
renovations done to Chapman Field. The field will have new dirt
and sod along with a new irrigation system. An eight-pole
lighting system and new seating will also be added.
Texas Rangers lefty Derek Holland will speak at
Eastern Kentucky’s 11th annual Diamond Dinner on Jan. 29 at 5
p.m. at the Keen Johnson Building. Holland allowed two hits in
8.2 innings in a Game 4 World Series victory over the St. Louis
Former Volunteer and current New York Mets
pitcher R.A. Dickey will be inducted into the Tennessee Baseball
Hall of Fame at the 2012 Leadoff Banquet on Jan. 18. Dickey is
the only three-time First Team All-American in program history.
He pitched for the Volunteers from 1994-96 and was the 18th
overall pick in the 1996 MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers. He has
pitched for the Rangers as well as the Mariners, Twins and Mets.
Jacoby Ellsbury became the first former Oregon
State player to win a Gold Glove. Ellsbury won the award as an
outfielder for the Boston Red Sox with 388 putouts and six
assists with no errors in 1,360 innings.
Loyola Marymount held a Halloween practice in
costumes on Monday.
click here for video highlights of the practice
Tim Tadlock has returned to his alma mater, Texas
Tech, as associate head coach. Tadlock, 42, worked for the past
six years at Oklahoma, helping the Sooners reach the College
World Series in 2010. Tadlock played for the Red Raiders from
1990-91. He was an assistant at Hill College for four seasons
before becoming head coach at Grayson County Junior College,
leading the Vikings to consecutive National Junior College
Athletic Association World Series titles in 1999 and 2000.
Tadlock was 435-127 (.774) in nine seasons at Grayson and served
as director of athletics from 2000-05.
The Virginia Tech baseball team raised $5,000 for
its “Shave for the Brave” event on Oct. 31, 10 times more than
it collected a year ago. Nearly 50 people associated with the
program shaved their heads in support of childhood cancer
research. The Hokies presented the check to Melina Brown, the
mother of Levi, who is an adopted member of the Tech baseball
team and was diagnosed with medulloblastoma when he was four.
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at
LSU will hold a blood drive during the Purple-Gold World Series
at Alex Box Stadium on Nov. 1, 3 and 4. The first two games
begin at 3:45 p.m., while the finale starts at 3 p.m. The blood
drive will be held from 3-7 p.m. each of those days.
Ohio State will host a ceremony on Nov. 3 at 3
p.m. at Bill Davis Stadium to recognize Nick Swisher for his
gift of $500,000 for a new turf field. Swisher will also be
introduced at halftime of Saturday’s OSU football game with
Indiana. Swisher was an outfielder for the Buckeyes from 2000-02
and was the 2000 Big Ten Freshman of the Year. He also was a
two-time first team All-Big Ten selection. Swisher was the 16th
overall pick in the 2002 MLB Draft by the Oakland Athletics and
currently is a member of the New York Yankees.
Virginia has released its 2012 schedule and
season tickets are now on sale for Reserved Seat, Reserved
Bleacher and General Admission.