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Columbia promotes Pete Maki to Associate Head Coach

NEW YORK – Columbia’s Pete Maki was promoted to associate head coach recently, head coach Brett Boretti announced. Maki is in his sixth season as the Lions’ pitching coach and recruiting coordinator.

“Pete has been an enormous part of our program since the day he arrived here,” Boretti said. “His development of our pitching staff is an instrumental part of our success. I am excited to have him be our associate head coach.”

In each of the past three seasons, Columbia’s pitching staff has ranked among the top two Ivy League teams in earned run average. During Ivy League play in 2012, Columbia’s pitching staff led the league in earned run average, opposing batting average, strikeouts and hits allowed.

Senior right-hander Pat Lowery was named first team All-Ivy League and Stefan Olson gained honorable mention All-Ivy honors for the second straight year. After the 2012 season, Lowery was selected in the 21st round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

The two All-Ivy League pitchers named in 2012 added to the total of nine All-Ivy League pitchers in Maki’s five years as Columbia’s pitching coach.

Columbia will begin its 2013 season with an opening weekend series at Lamar beginning March 1.

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