College Baseball News & Notes 07-30-09

3385369 Head Coach Scoot Googins Adds Nick Otte to Coaching Staff

CINCINNATI – Xavier baseball head coach Scoot Googins has announced the addition of Nick Otte to the XU coaching staff. He will serve primarily as the pitching coach for the Musketeers after serving three years as an assistant at Miami (Ohio).

During his time at Miami, Otte was responsible for overseeing the progress and development of the outfielders. Additionally, he designed and implemented a year-long speed and development program for the team as well as a strength and power program for the pitching staff.

Prior to his stint at Miami, Otte spent two years as the first assistant at Georgetown College overseeing several aspects of the team. He served as the recruiting coordinator, strength and conditioning coordinator and pitching coach while also coordinating outfield play and base running. Otte coached the Mid South Conference and Region IX Player of the Year and in his second year lowered the team ERA from 5.23 to 4.13. FULL STORY

OU Summer League Update No. 3

NORMAN, Okla. — Throughout the summer, SoonerSports.com will bring fans weekly updates of current Sooners competing in the numerous summer baseball leagues around the country. Fans can also access information on former Sooners playing in Major League Baseball and its minor league affiliates.

The third installment, along with links to each of the players’ statistics, are listed below:

SUMMER COLLEGIATE LEAGUE
Kennedy Winn is helping keep the Brazos Valley Bombers in the middle of the Texas Collegiate League race with a record of 17-19, placing them third in the standings. Winn has started seven out of eight games pitched and has recorded a 2-0 mark through 37 innings pitched with an ERA of 4.54 and 27 strikeouts.

On the West Coast, Jarrett Semler (Newport Beach Storm) has also produced a winning record going 2-1 through 19 innings pitched with an ERA of 5.21 and 10 strikeouts. He has also started in three out of six games pitched.

Player Team – League
Caleb Bushyhead Peninsula Oilers – Alaska Baseball League
Jason Chowning Hyannis Mets- Cape Cod League
Christopher Elllison Peninsula Oilers – Alaska Baseball League
Casey Johnson – Hyannis Mets- Cape Cod League

Tyler Ogle- McKinney Marshals- Texas Collegiate League

Levi Rhoades- Yorkton Cardinals- Western Major Baseball League
Michael Rocha Bourne Braves – Cape Cod League
Jarrett Semler Newport Beach Storm – 2009 NBC College League Team (Calif.)
Kennedy Winn Brazos Valley Bombers- Texas Collegiate League

LSU’s Mathews Named Summer League All-Star

BATON ROUGE — LSU reliever Spencer Mathews represented the Thomasville (N.C.) HiToms this week in the Coastal Plain League All-Star game in Wilmington, N.C.

Mathews, a sophomore from Lake Charles, La. pitched a scoreless fifth inning in the game, allowing no hits and fanning two batters. The contest ended in a 2-2 tie after 10 innings.

Mathews, who made five relief appearances during LSU’s 2009 national championship season, has been a solid arm out of the bullpen for the HiToms this summer. He has a 3-3 record with a 2.11 ERA, 29 strikeouts, seven walks and one save in 21 appearances.

He has also held opponents to a .250 batting average in 42.2 innings of work.

Celebrating its 13th season, the Coastal Plain League features 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, visit the league web site at www.coastalplain.com.

Jake Buchanan Continues Mastery In Cape League

RALEIGH, N.C. – Jake Buchanan continues to roll for Cotuit as the summer season winds down in the Cape Cod League. Buchanan followed up back-to-back complete games last week with a seven-inning outing at Brewster on Monday. He allowed two runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out six in the 5-3 victory.

To show how well Buchanan has pitched this summer, that outing actually raised his ERA for the summer. Through six starts, Buchanan (3-1) has posted a 0.84 ERA in 43 innings, including the two complete games. He has walked six and struck out 38. The league is hitting just .209 off the Wolfpack righty. FULL STORY

Cal State Northridge Baseball Summer Report #6

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. – Now that the start of the 2009 academic year is less than a month away, staff members Nick Bocanegra, Lauren Olivas, and Jaclyn Rymer provide the latest information about the performances of your Matadors as they begin to close out their respective summer campaigns in this week’s summer baseball/softball report. FULL STORY