August 5, 2012
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Frawley (left) of Coastal Carolina was named the 2011-12 Big
South Conference Male Student-Athlete of the Year, as voted by
the league’s sports information directors. A First Team Academic
All-American in 2012, Frawley graduated magna cum laude in
physics with a 3.94 GPA this past May. A semifinalist for the
Johnny Bench Award, Frawley was picked by the Toronto Blue Jays
in the eighth round of the 2012 MLB Draft. He batted .296 this
past season with 25 runs and 27 RBI.
Michael Rogers has been named pitching coach at
Appalachian State. Rogers was a two-time All-American hurler at
NC State when ASU head coach Billy Jones was an assistant with
the Wolfpack. Rogers was picked in the second round of the 2004
MLB Draft by Oakland and spent four years in the A’s system. He
pitched for two seasons in independent leagues. For the past two
years, he has operated the Michael Rogers Baseball Academy in
his hometown of Hamilton, N.J.
Senior catcher Jeff Melillo of Rutgers set a
record in the New England Collegiate Baseball League with an
on-base percentage of .548, eclipsing the mark of .526 set by
Mike Tamsin in 2008. Melillo led the NECBL with a batting
average of .404. His Newport Gulls went 31-10 and claimed the
No. 1 seed in the East Division.
Former Connecticut standout Mike Olt has been
called up from Double-A by the Texas Rangers. He was leading the
Texas League in home runs (28) and slugging percentage (.579).
Olt was second in the league with 82 RBI. He was the 49th player
selected in the 2010 MLB Draft.
Robbie Monday has joined the staff at his alma
mater, UNC Wilmington. Monday played for the Seahawks in 2009
and 2010, setting a program record with a slugging percentage of
.620. He was an assistant this past season at Barton.
Matt Duval has been named volunteer assistant at
Siena. Duval was recruiting coordinator at Benedictine College
and was an assistant at his alma mater, Mt. Aloysius, and at
Burlington College. He has also coached in the Coastal Plain and
Perfect Game summer collegiate baseball leagues.
Alex Guerra will become the volunteer assistant
coach at UCF, while Rich Witten is the new director of baseball
operations. Guerra batted .311 in three seasons at Radford
before becoming director of operations at UCF this past year.
Witten recently graduated from Coastal Carolina and was a First
Team All-Big South performer with the Chanticleers.
Chris Moore will remain on staff as an assistant
coach at Appalachian State and has been promoted to recruiting
coordinator under head coach Billy Jones. Moore was the hitting
coach with the Mountaineers for the past two seasons, helping
ASU set a school record with 41 victories in 2012 with its first
Southern Conference title since 1987, first NCAA Regional since
1986 and first NCAA postseason win since 1973. Moore played at
Western Carolina from 1996-99 and coached at Davidson, Lander
and West Georgia before arriving in Boone.
Arizona State head coach Tim Esmay will be an
instructor during the inaugural USA Baseball 14-U National Team
Development Program from Aug. 3-9 in Cary, N.C. The program is
making its debut this summer.
(photo courtesy of Coastal Carolina
Media Relations Offive))