Nov. 11, 2012
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Nov. 1-11, 2012
Former Hartford head coach Jeff Calcaterra has
joined the staff at Harvard. He will be the top assistant and
recruiting coordinator. Calcaterra was an assistant at his alma
mater, Indiana, for 11 seasons before going to Hartford. He was
head coach of the Hawks from 2005-11.
Sophomore infielder Andres Vazquez of Rutgers
will play for the Philippines National Team in a qualifier for
the 2013 World Baseball Classic. The team will face Thailand on
Nov. 15 in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Chinese Taipei and New
Zealand will also participate in the modified double-elimination
New Mexico head coach Ray Birmingham will be
inducted into the Lea County Athletic Hall of Fame in Lovington,
N.M., on Nov. 13. Birmingham’s hometown of Hobbs is located in
Lea County in southeastern New Mexico. He coached at the
University of the Southwest for two years before posting a
record of 765-255-2 in 18 seasons at New Mexico Junior College,
including a national championship in 2005. Birmingham is also a
member of the National Junior College Athletic Association Hall
Baylor will hold its annual Burgers on the Berm
event on Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. at Baylor Ballpark. Admission is
free, but donations are accepted to support the Baylor Baseball
Utah will host “An Evening with Tommy Lasorda” on
Feb. 11 at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel. The fundraiser
will have a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.
Virginia will hold its 11th annual Step Up to the
Plate fundraiser on Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the John Paul Jones
Arena. ESPN analyst Tim Kurkjian will serve as host. Former
Cavalier Javier Lopez, a three-time World Champion now with the
San Francisco Giants, will be honored. Silent and live auctions
will also be held at the event.
Belmont will hold its first Basebald Fundraiser
on Feb. 19. Players and coaches will shave their heads following
the Vanderbilt game to raise awareness for childhood cancer.
Kansas State will put season tickets on sale
starting Nov. 12 for its 31-game home schedule. Packages range
from $75 to $125.
Former Tennessee Vol and current San Diego Padres
third baseman Chase Headley added a Silver Slugger award to his
Gold Glove. Headley batted .286 this past season with 31 home
runs and led the National League with 115 RBI.
Cincinnati will hold its three-game Red & Black
World Series this weekend, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m., Nov. 10 at noon and
Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. All games will be at Marge Schott Stadium.
Former North Florida player Andrew Hannon was
recently promoted from graduate student assistant to volunteer
assistant with the Ospreys. He will work with the infielders,
oversee the baseball camps, handle all equipment, assist with
day-to-day operations throughout the season and help with
on-field activities during practice and on game days. The
Jacksonville native had a career batting average of .327 at UNF.
During his collegiate career, Hannon played all four infield
positions as well as in the outfield and as designated hitter.
He was an assistant coach with the La Crosse Loggers of the
Northwoods League during the summers of 2011 and 2012. He helped
the Loggers win the league championship this past summer.
of the ULM baseball program recently participated in the third
annual “Stand Up For an Abused Child” event, sponsored by CASA
(Court Appointed Special Advocate) of Northeast Louisiana. CASA
staff and more than 100 volunteers stood to bring awareness to
the issue of abuse and neglect inflicted on an average of 1,000
children a year in Northeast Louisiana.
FIU head coach Turtle Thomas recently co-chaired
the Arthritis Foundation “Let’s Move Together” Walk in Hialeah,
Fla. Thomas was the community chair along with Jorge L. Orbay,
M.D., of the Miami Hand and Upper Extremity Institute.
Members of the baseball and softball teams at
Florida State recently joined athletes from the Miracle League
for the Miracle Sports Seminole Showdown. Miracle Sports of
Tallahassee is a program of the Florida Disables Outdoors
Alabama has season tickets now on sale for its
31-game 2013 home schedule at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Prices
range from $60 for grandstand general admission to $125 for
reserved chair back. Single game and minipacks will go on sale
on Jan. 28.
Pepperdine began its annual Blue and Orange World
Series this past weekend. Game 3 of the best-of-five series will
be Wednesday at 2:45 p.m., with Games 4 and 5 on Saturday and
Sunday at 1 p.m. at Eddy D. Field Stadium. Games are free and
open to the public.
(photo courtesy of ULM Media Relations Office)