SEATTLE – Jordon Twohig, who led Ohlone College (Fremont, Calif.) to the California state junior college championship in 2010, has been named as an assistant coach at Washington, head coach Lindsay Meggs announced on Monday.
In May, Twohig wrapped up his second season as the head coach at Ohlone by winning the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) crown with a 16-10 win over the College of San Mateo in the title game.
The 2010 NECBL All-Star Game took place this year at Cardines Field in Newport Rhode Island which serves as the home of the Newport Gulls franchise. The NECBL features players from power conference teams like Vanderbilt and Georgia while also having players from lesser known schools like Nova Southeastern and UMass-Lowell.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — USA Baseball announced Tuesday the selection of Southern Nevada’s Bryce Harper as the recipient of the 2010 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award (GSA). This year marks the 33rd consecutive year that the Golden Spikes Award has been presented to the nation’s premier amateur baseball player.
In partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) and Major League Baseball Advanced Media, the interactive media and Internet company of MLB, the award was presented at MLB All-Star FanFest in Anaheim. In conjunction with the presentation, an award show highlighting the five finalists for the GSA was aired simultaneously on www.GoldenSpikesAward.com, www.USABaseball.com and www.MLB.com.
One of the biggest stories since the 2009 MLB Draft is Bryce Harper who is expected to be the next “big” thing in college baseball. Harper is expected to go number 1 in the 2010 MLB Draft in June as he decided to skip his final two years of high school to play for College of Southern Nevada making him eligible for the upcoming draft.
Steve Hertz who has served as the Miami Dade College Baseball coach for the last 26 seasons is set to retire at the end of the 2010 seasons. Hertz’s teams have been ranked in the top 10 nationally on 10 separate occasions (1986, ’87, ’88, ’92, ’96, ’98, 2001, ’07, ’08, and ’09). He led the Sharks in 2001 to the State and Gulf District Championship while getting a fifth place finish at the JUCO World Series.
James Wernke who was set to pitch for the Santa Ana College baseball team in a couple of months went missing on Sunday. Wernke recently signed a letter of intent to play with Long Beach State beginning in the 2011 season.
The CBB continues our countdown for the 2010 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the list today with number 40 in our countdown with Arizona State senior outfielder Kole Calhoun. He is from Buckeye Arizona and attended Buckeye High School where he was a four year letter winner while being named All-State twice. He was also named Skyline Region player of the year in 2006 and West Valley player of the year in 2005.
The St. Louis Community College district announced that seven out of the 22 sports offered in the 2009-2010 school year will be cut at the end of the year. This includes two baseball programs being cut at the Forest Park and Florissant Valley campuses. It is always a tough day for any student-athlete to see the program ending. Lets hope these student-athletes can find a place to play next year.
Baseball America recently put out their Top 25 College Baseball and High School Prospects for the 2010 MLB Draft. The college rankings are led by Bryce Harper who has received national attention for skipping his final two years of high school to play college baseball with Community College of Southern Nevada. The rest of the top five is Anthony Ranaudo from LSU, Deck McGuire from Ga Tech, Levon Washington from Chipola JC, and Chris Sale from Florida Gulf Coast. The rest of the top 25 is available below.
Tyler Junior College’s head baseball coach Jon Groth put in his resignation on Monday. He had spent the last 17 years in charge of the program accumulating 451 wins at the school after he restarted the program in 1992. He also won the National Championship in 2007 which was the first in school history. This is an interesting move as Tyler Junior College was kicked out of the Metro Athletic Conference and would become an independent for the 2010 season. It seems that Coach Groth didn’t want to become an independent school again like they were last in the 2003-2004 school year. Continue reading →