June 30, 2013
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Wichita State head coach Todd Butler has added
Brian Walker and Scott Gurss to his staff. Walker will serve as
an assistant coach. He spent the past three years at Arkansas,
including the past two campaigns as volunteer assistant at his
alma mater. Walker will assist with recruiting, hitting,
catching and pitching as well as coach third base for the
Shockers. Gurss will be the director of operations. He was
hitting coach and recruiting coordinator at Neosho County
Community College this past year. Gurss was at Arkansas for two
seasons with Butler. He will be responsible with day-to-day
operations off the field, including team travel, on-campus
recruiting and all camps at WSU.
Tony Vitello has been named assistant coach and
recruiting coordinator at Arkansas. He spent the past three
seasons at TCU after eight years at Missouri. Vitello earned
three letters at Missouri, receiving Academic All-Big 12 honors
as a senior.
Stadium Journey magazine rated Mississippi
State’s Dudy Noble Field as the top ballpark in Division I.
South Carolina’s Carolina Stadium was No. 2, followed by
Arkansas’ Baud Stadium, Nebraska’s Haymarket Park and Texas’
UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
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LSU freshman shortstop Alex Bregman won the 2013
Brooks Wallace Award as the nation’s top shortstop. A native of
Albuquerque, N.M., Bregman hit .369 with 18 doubles, seven
triples, six homers and 52 RBI. He helped the Tigers win the
Baton Rouge Regional and Super Regional to advance to the
College World Series.
Ole Miss catcher Stuart Turner won the Johnny
Bench Award. Turner threw out 51 percent of attempted
base-stealers (21 of 41). He batted .374 with 15 doubles, five
homers, 44 runs and 51 RBI. Turner was an All-American and Gold
Tulane Hall of Famer and former player and coach
Milt Retif will receive the Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports
Leadership Award by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association at
the 2013 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction. Retif played
shortstop for the Green Wave from 1952-55 and posted a record of
123-73 from 1967-74.
LSU again led the nation in attendance, drawing
473,298 in 43 dates. The Tigers have led the country in total
attendance in 18 consecutive seasons and in average attendance
in 17 of 18 years.
2013 NCAA BASEBALL HOME ATTENDANCE
1. LSU 11,006
2. Mississippi State 7,617
3. South Carolina 7,445
4. Arkansas 8,335
5. Ole Miss 7,996
6. Texas 5,793
7. Florida State 4,594
8. Texas A&M 4,523
9. Clemson 4,751
10. Florida 3,511