August 12, 2012

Lineup Card


Lineup Card is a feature highlighting notes from around college baseball.


August 6-12, 2012


Former Chanticleer Matt Schilling (left) has returned to Coastal Carolina as a volunteer assistant coach. Schilling played at Coastal from 1993-94 and coached the Chants from 1995-2000. He will coach first base, while working with the hitters and infielders. Schilling will also be director of the Chanticleer Baseball Camps. He has spent the past 12 years as senior director of on-field instruction at Baseball Factory in Columbia, Md. Schilling was an associate scout with the Atlanta Braves for three years.


Jim Roberson has been named pitching coach at Dayton. He replaces Todd Linklater, who is now coaching at Ball State. Roberson was administrative and operations assistant for the Flyers for the past two seasons. Roberson was pitching coach for two years at Lincoln Memorial University while working on his MBA. He pitched for four years at Defiance College, graduating in 2006 with a degree in management with a minor in economics.


Creighton has added Spencer Allen and Tom Lipari to its staff. Allen coached the Bluejays in 2005 and 2006, primarily working with the outfielders and catchers. Allen coached at Purdue for two seasons before spending the past three years at Washington State. Allen played at Iowa State from 1999-2001. Lipari is a native of Omaha and coached at Pittsburgh for the past two seasons, primarily working with the pitchers. He was a volunteer assistant at Michigan State from 2007-08 before serving as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Youngstown State for two years. Lipari played two years at Indian Hills Community College before playing at New Orleans for two seasons in 2001-02.


Ty Megahee has been elevated from volunteer assistant to full-time assistant coach at Auburn. He was the volunteer assistant for the past three seasons for the Tigers and replaces Link Jarrett, who was named head coach at UNC Greensboro. Megahee played two years at Mercer and was a volunteer assistant for three seasons. He spent one year at Monmouth before arriving at Auburn.


BYU has hired Trent Pratt, Brent Haring and Jeremy Thomas as assistant coaches under new skipper Mike Littlewood. All three worked with Littlewood over the past three seasons at Dixie College, earning a conference crown and an NCAA Tournament berth. Pratt played two seasons at Arizona State before transferring to Auburn. He played four years of professional baseball. Haring coached at Harding, Mt. Olive, College of the Ozarks and Southern Virginia before arriving at Dixie. He played two years at SVU and earned a bachelor’s degree before receiving a master’s degree from Harding. Thomas will be the volunteer assistant, serving as pitching coach. He coached at Dixie from 2006-12 and played at BYU from 1987-88.


Adam Revelette has been named director of operations at Baylor. He will coordinate practice and game video as well as team and recruiting travel. Revelette will manage equipment and assist with on-campus recruiting visits, compliance and student-athlete services. He was pitching coach for the past two seasons at Transylvania University in Kentucky. Revelette was general manager of the Lexington Hustlers in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League for the past three years. He has also been associate editor of Inside Pitch magazine. Revelette pitched two years at Dayton and two seasons at Kentucky before a four-year professional career.


Shaun Larkin has been added to the staff at Fresno State as an assistant coach. He played for FSU head coach Mike Batesole at Cal State Northridge and was the starting second baseman for the 2002 Big West championship squad. He was a ninth-round selection of the Cleveland Indians in the 2002 MLB Draft. Larkin spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach for the Matadors.


Robert Vaughn has been selected as an assistant coach at Maryland. He will work with catchers and hitters as well as serving as recruiting coordinator. He was a volunteer assistant for the past two seasons at Kansas State. Vaughn was a three-year starter at catcher for KSU prior to a two-year professional career.


Mark Hayes is the new volunteer assistant at Duke. He will coach third base, work with the hitters and outfielders, and manage the program’s camps. Hayes was head coach at Pfeiffer for the past eight years, posting a record of 201-230-1. He was an assistant at Pfeiffer from 2001-04 under Chris Pollard, current Duke head coach. Hayes earned a bachelor’s degree from Lenoir-Rhyne and a master’s degree from Pfeiffer.


Former Buffalo hurler Steve Geltz has been promoted to the Major Leagues by the Los Angeles Angels. He is the first former Bull to reach the big leagues since Joe Hesketh. Geltz pitched in both AA and AAA this season, posting a 2.09 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in 51.2 innings.


Former LSU right-hander Will Harris has been called up to the Colorado Rockies. Harris was 2-0 with a 1.02 ERA with the AAA Colorado Sky Sox this season in 13 games. He fanned 20 in 17.2 innings. Harris played for the Tigers from 2003-06 and was a ninth-round selection of Colorado n 2006.


Former Middle Tennessee head coach Steve Peterson, who recently retired after 25 year as head coach, will be honored at a reception on Aug. 14 at the Rose and Emmett Kennon Hall of Fame. The event starts at 5 p.m. and is open to the public.


Missouri State and Drury, separated by less than two miles, will hold the “Battle for Bell” on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at Hammons Field. The nine-inning exhibition contest will assist former MSU shortstop and Glendale High School head coach Howard Bell in his battle against Lou Gehrig’s disease. Bell, diagnosed with ALS in December, played for Bears head coach Keith Guttin (left) and was Mid-Continent Player of the Year in 1986. Bell was an assistant for more than a decade with Panthers head coach Mark Stratton before taking over as skipper of the Falcons in 2005. Advance tickets are $5 and day-of-game tickets will be $10 for this first meeting between MSU & DU on the diamond.


Robert Woodard has been named pitching coach at UNC Wilmington. He succeeds Jason Howell, who left the Seahawks to join the staff at Georgia Tech. Woodard has coached at North Carolina for the past two seasons. He posted a record of 34-5 in four seasons as a pitcher with the Tar Heels, the most victories in program history. Woodard was 22-0 at Boshamer Stadium and was a three-time All-ACC performer.


Gettys Glaze and Tom Hatley will join John Rhodes as members of the Class of 2012 for the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame. Glaze was a member of The Citadel’s 1990 College World Series squad and was one of the few to pitch and catch in the same game in Omaha. Glaze was selected in the 15th round of the 1992 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox. Hatley was an assistant at The Citadel before becoming head coach at James Island High, leading the Trojans to AAA state titles in 1994 and 1996. He currently coaches at James Island Charter High.


Former Chestnut Hill assistant Bryan Torresani has been added to the staff at La Salle. Torresani has spent the past five seasons with the Griffins, including the past three as pitching coach. Torresani played at Penn State-Abington before transferring to Division III Elizabethtown.


Former All-American Mike Benjamin has been named an assistant coach at his alma mater, Arizona State. Graduate manager Greg Bordes will step in as volunteer coach for the Sun Devils. Benjamin, who played at ASU with head coach Tim Esmay, was the volunteer assistant for the past three seasons. He will continue to coach third and work with the infield as well as manage the team’s run game. Benjamin played 13 seasons in the Major Leagues with San Francisco, Philadelphia, Boston and Pittsburgh. Bordes spent four seasons as a student-athlete and two as a graduate manager at Arizona State before becoming an area scout for the New York Mets last spring.


Troy rising junior Danny Collins set records in the New England Collegiate Baseball League with 19 home runs, .818 slugging percentage, 29 extra-base hits and 130 total bases. He was second in the league with 62 hits, 37 runs and a .390 batting average for the Laconia Muskrats.


Former Florida Atlantic infielder Dickie Hart has returned to FAU as hitting and infield coach. He coached at Tarpon Springs High School near Tampa for the past three years. Hart was 5A Pinellas Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2012 Pinellas County Coach of the Year after posting a 24-5 record. Hart was also an associate scout with the Tampa Bay Rays. He was a volunteer coach at FAU in 2003 while working on a master’s degree in business with a concentration in sports administration.


Former Florida Atlantic hurler Mickey Storey was called up by the Houston Astros on August 3 and retired the two Braves he faced that evening in Atlanta. Storey went 7-4 with a 3.05 ERA in Triple-A Oklahoma City. He fanned 72 in 65 innings while walking 14.


(photos courtesy of Coastal & MSU Media Relations Offices)