July 22, 2012
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July 16-22, 2012
Gonzales of Gonzaga fanned nine in eight innings as Team USA
edged The Netherlands 4-3 Sunday to claim the bronze medal at
Honkbal Week. Gonzales allowed six hits and one run with no
walks to earn the victory. The Netherlands scored a pair in the
ninth to narrow the margin to one before Dan Child of Oregon
State struck out the final batter of the game to earn his second
save. Kyle Farmer of Georgia drove in a pair. Under head coach
Dave Serrano (pictured), Team USA finished its summer schedule
with a 12-5 mark, including 5-2 during Honkbal Week.
Former Oklahoma State head coach Frank Anderson
has been hired as pitching coach at Houston. Anderson led the
Cowboys to six NCAA Tournaments in his first eight seasons and
surpassed 40 wins in three consecutive seasons (2006-08). OSU
won the 2004 Big 12 tourney title, its first in program history.
Prior to joining OSU, Anderson was pitching coach at Texas from
2000-03, helping the Longhorns win the 2002 national
championship. He was also an assistant at his alma mater,
Emporia State (1983-85), at Howard College (1987-89) and at
Texas Tech (1990-99).
Cuba scored three in the eighth and a pair in the
10th to nip Team USA 5-3 Saturday in the semifinals of Honkbal
Week. The Americans built a 3-0 lead before Cuba pushed across
three in the top of the eighth. Cuba tallied two in the top of
the 10th and held Team USA scoreless in the bottom of the frame.
Austin Cousino of Kentucky went 3 for 4 with a run.
South Alabama Director of Athletics Dr. Joel
Erdmann will join the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament
selection committee. His initial term will begin on Sept. 1,
2012 and run through Sept. 1, 2016.
All-American hurler Daniel Bibona (left) has returned to UC
Irvine to serve as the volunteer assistant. Bibona pitched for
the Anteaters from 2007-10 and was the first UCI player to be
named Big West Pitcher of the Year in consecutive seasons. The
lefty helped the Anteaters reach four NCAA Regionals. He was an
eighth round pick of the St. Louis Cardinals. Bibona replaces
Bob Macaluso, who was elevated to a full-time assistant
Carlos Radon of NC State and Dan Child of Oregon
State combined on the shutout as Team USA edged The Netherlands
1-0 Thursday in front of a soldout crowd at Pim Mulier Stadium.
The Americans now enter the medal rounds at Honkbal Week and
will be off Friday before facing the winner of Cuba-Netherlands
on Saturday. Rodon fanned nine in seven innings with seven hits
and two walks. Child hurled two perfect innings to earn the
save. He struck out the first four batters he faced. Michael
Lorenzen of Cal State Fullerton was hit by a pitch with the
bases loaded in the top of the fifth to force in the game’s lone
Howell (left) has been named pitching coach at Georgia Tech.
Howell served in the same position at UNC Wilmington for the
past five years, helping the Seahawks reach the NCAA Tournament
in 2008 and 2012. A native of Millers Creek, N.C., Howell played
three seasons at Appalachian State before finishing his college
career at North Carolina, from which he received a bachelor’s
and master’s degree. After a four-year professional career,
Howell was an assistant at UNC for two seasons, working with the
pitching staff and coaching first base.
Cass Hargis has been selected to be the volunteer
assistant as his alma mater, Southeastern Louisiana. A 2011
graduate, Hargis is the program’s career leader in hits and
runs. He spent the past year coaching baseball and football as
well as teaching at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Hammond. A
native of Meraux, La., Hargis will work with the outfielders,
help with the hitters, coach first base and serve as camp
Kyle Farmer of Georgia and Johnny Field of
Arizona delivered RBI doubles in the bottom of the eighth as
Team USA edged Chinese Taipei 2-0 Wednesday during Honkbal Week
in The Netherlands. The Americans are 3-1 in pool play and
secured a spot in the medal rounds. Jake Reed of Oregon earned
the win in relief, while David Berg of UCLA fanned two in the
ninth to record the save.
Mike Ranson has been hired as an assistant coach
at Furman. He will handle the duties of pitching coach after
serving as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Delaware
the past two seasons. Ranson succeeds Chris Edwards, who stepped
down to pursue a law career. After playing at Lynchburg, Ranson
was a graduate assistant for the Hornets before working as
pitching coach at Wingate and Limestone.
Hughes (left) has been named director of operations at Texas
Tech. He played under Red Raiders head coach Tim Tadlock at
Grayson County College and Oklahoma. Hughes was assistant
director of event management at OU this past year. He earned a
degree in human relations from Oklahoma in 2008 and a master’s
two years later from OU in adult and higher education with an
emphasis in intercollegiate athletics administration.
Brandon Sizemore will serve as volunteer
assistant coach at College of Charleston. He was a graduate
assistant this past season for the Cougars and replaces Brent
Walsh, who was with CofC for the past four years. Sizemore
played for the Cougars in 2008 and 2009, earning All-America
honors. He had 82 RBI in 2008, the seventh-highest total in the
nation, and led the team with 74 RBI in 2009. Sizemore was
drafted in the 30th round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Milwaukee
Brewers and played two years in their system.
Team USA dropped to 2-1 in pool play in Honkbal
Week with a 3-2 loss to Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Jose Trevino of
Oral Roberts went 3 for 4 with one RBI for the Americans.
Carolina pitching coach Dan Roszel (right) has been promoted to
associate head coach. He has helped the Pirates go 77-45-1 over
the past two seasons with a pair of NCAA tourney appearances.
Roszel has worked with six All-Conference USA selections and
seven MLB Draft picks. Roszel also coached at College of
Charleston, Florida Gulf Coast, Gardner-Webb and Lake City
Community College. Roszel is a 2000 graduate of North Florida,
owning a degree in criminal justice with a minor in political
Andrew See has been hired as pitching coach at
Duke. He spent the past six seasons as pitching coach and
recruiting coordinator at Ohio Univerity. See was an assistant
with Duke head coach Chris Pollard at Appalachian State from
2004-06. See played for three seasons at Ohio from 1999-2001
after transferring from Georgia. He played centerfield and first
base while also pitching for the Bobcats. He played
professionally for the Chillicothe Paints in the Frontier League
from 2001-03. See earned a bachelor’s degree in sport industry
from Ohio in 2002 and received a master’s degree in coaching
education and athletic administration of Ohio in 2003.
Jacob Wells has been named coordinator of
baseball camps at Mississippi State. As well as directing the
summer and winter baseball camps, Wells will also be the
volunteer assistant coach for the Bulldogs. He spent the past
five seasons at Marion Military Institute, including head coach
for the past two years. He played at Blinn College, Lurleen B.
Wallace Community College and the University of Montevallo,
where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in
Kinesiology/Health Promotions in 2005.
The Iowa baseball program will hold its seventh
annual Iowa Baseball Golf Outing on Friday, Sept. 7, at Blue Top
Ridge Golf Course in Riverside, Iowa. The four-person best ball
format will have a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Tee box sponsorships
are also available.
(photos courtesy of UT, UCI, GT, OU & ECU Media Relations