Oct. 14, 2012
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Oct. 8-14, 2012
SIUE standout John “Champ” Summers (right) passed away on Oct.
11 from kidney cancer. Summers played basketball and baseball
for the Cougars, hitting .340 during the 1971 season and scored
772 points in 41 games (18.8 ppg) on the hardwood. Summers was
inducted into the SIUE Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006. He signed
with the Oakland Athletics as a free agent in 1971 and spent 11
seasons in the Major Leagues with the Detroit Tigers, Chicago
Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants and the San Diego
Padres. Summers was hitting coach for the New York Yankees under
Bucky Dent from 1989-90. He was the first field manager for the
Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League.
The ACC will expand its baseball championship to
10 teams beginning with the 2014 season. The six-day event will
feature a double-elimination format from Tuesday through Friday.
Saturday’s semifinals will be a pair of single-elimination
games, with the Championship Game on Sunday.
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Former Tennessee hurler R.A. Dickey of the New
York Mets recorded 20 victories this season, adding to the list
of former SEC pitchers to have reached 20 wins.
R.A. Dickey, Tennessee (20 in 2012)
Cliff Lee, Arkansas (22 in 2008)
Tim Hudson, Auburn (20 in 2000)
Frank Lary, Alabama (21 in 1956)
Spud Chandler, Georgia (20 in 1943 & 1946)
Rip Sewell, Vanderbilt (21 in 1943 & 1944)
Tommy Bridges, Tennessee (22 in 1934, 21 in 1935,
23 in 1936)
Ben Cantwell, Tennessee (20 in 1933)
Doc McJames, South Carolina (27 in 1898)
Larry Williams has been added to Bob Mumma’s
staff at UMBC. He will work with the infield defense as well as
help with hitting, bunting and base running. Williams played in
the Pittsburgh Pirates system from 1970-75 before becoming a
coach and scout. He coached at the University of Pittsburgh
before serving as a scout for the Pirates from 1980-87. Williams
took a position as an associate scout with the Chicago Cubs in
2007. He retired a couple years ago and wanted to return to
Tennessee will hold a free youth clinic on
Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9-10 a.m. at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
Players from age six through the eighth grade are invited to
attend. The Volunteers will hold a practice following the clinic
and will scrimmage at noon.
A&M head coach Rob Childress (left) will be inducted into the
Northwood University Athletics Hall of Fame on Nov. 10.
Childress was a two-time all-conference pitcher and helped the
Knights capture a pair of NAIA conference titles. He earned a
bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northwood in
1990. Childress was an assistant for two years at Northwood. He
has posted a record of 289-153-2 in seven seasons with the
Aggies with six straight NCAA Tournament appearances and a trip
to the College World Series in 2011.
The Fall Baseball Bash for Southeastern Louisiana
has been moved to the Pennington Student Activity Center to
accommodate a larger crowd. The event includes dinner, silent
auction and chance to talk baseball with the coaching staff and
former Lion players. The event starts at 7 p.m.
Arkansas begins its Cardinal-White series this
week: Thursday and Friday at 3 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. All games
are free and open to the public.
Steven Brown and Dan Scott have joined the staff
at Eastern Kentucky. Brown will serve as pitching coach after
holding the same position at Jackson State Community College
this past year. Brown started his collegiate career at Orange
Coast College and pitched for two seasons at Trevecca Nazarene.
Scott will be the volunteer assistant for the Colonels after
being an assistant this past season at Belmont Abbey College. He
graduated from Florida State in 2009.
Phil Disher and Jake Wald have been hired at
Georgetown. Disher will be an assistant coach with the Hoyas
after working the past two years at Wofford, where he worked
with the hitters and catchers. He played four years at South
Carolina, earning a degree in exercise science with a minor in
coaching in 2007. Wald will serve as the volunteer assistant
after holding the same position at George Washington a season
ago. He graduated from GW in 2002 with a degree in psychology.
Wald was taken in the 11th round of the 2002 MLB Draft by the
San Francisco Giants and played seven years in their
organization. He concluded his professional career in 2010 in
the Arizona Diamondbacks system.
Casey Gaynor has been hired as an assistant coach
at his alma mater, Rutgers. The former hurler will primarily
work with the pitchers. Gaynor completed his four-year
collegiate career in 2010 and is first in career numbers with 52
starts and 317 innings. He played professionally for two years.
Pledges have exceeded $1 million for the
Continuing the Legacy project for renovations at Southern
Illinois’ Abe Martin Field. The project will include renovations
to the seating bowl, press box and dugouts as well as the
addition of lights, a synthetic playing surface with a new
drainage system and a security fence around the facility.
Construction will begin following the 2013 campaign and should
be completed prior to the start of the 2014 season.
Georgetown had more than 40 former players return
this past weekend for Homecoming Weekend, organized by former
All-Big East first baseman Ryan Craft, who graduated in 2006.
Mississippi State will hold its Alumni Weekend
this weekend, starting with golf at 1:30 p.m. on Friday. Batting
practice and a home run derby will start at noon on Saturday,
followed by an alumni game and fall practice scrimmage.
Southern Miss will begin its best-of-five Breast
Cancer Awareness World Series on Oct. 16 at 3:15 p.m. at Pete
Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field. All games are free, but donations
will be accepted on behalf of the Pink Ribbon Fund.
Louisville will begin its seventh annual Pizza
Bowl Series on Oct. 10 at 3 p.m. at Jim Patterson Stadium. The
Cardinals will play on Friday at 3 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m.
The games are free and open to the public.
Alabama will have three scrimmages this week at
Sewell-Thomas Stadium: Thursday and Friday at 3 p.m., with a
10:30 a.m. start on Saturday. Admission is free.
Kentucky will hold three scrimmages this weekend
at Cliff Hagan Stadium: Friday at 2 p.m., Saturday at 12:15 p.m.
and Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
Texas Tech will start its annual Red & Black
Series on Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin
Park. It will continue on Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. and conclude on
Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. All games are free and open to the public.
South Carolina will have three scrimmages this
weekend at Carolina Stadium: Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at noon
and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
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