Tag Archives: Central Florida

College Baseball News and Notes 08/05


Furman Head Baseball Coach
Furman Head Baseball Coach- Ron Smith

Furman Baseball Adds Right-handed Pitcher

Furman baseball coach Ron Smith announced today the signing of pitcher Mike Waller to a national letter of intent. FULL STORY

This is the UCF Baseball Coaching Staff – Part Two with Jeff Palumbo

8/4/2008 – It’s August. At this point of the year, several Major League Baseball clubs are already out of the race. In the American League East, the last 10 years have been dominated by the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox as they have finished first and second in nine of those seasons. So boy it must be tough for Baltimore native and UCF assistant baseball coach Jeff Palumbo. FULL STORY

Baseball Names Conner Director of Baseball Operations

Marshall University head baseball coach Jeff Waggoner recently named Chad Conner the Director of Baseball Operations for the 2009 season

College Baseball News and Notes 07/31

Jon Luke Jacobs was the VBL Pitcher of the Week


Auburn Baseball Summer Update: July 31

A weekly look at how current Auburn baseball players are faring in summer collegiate leagues around the country FULL STORY

Summer Diamond Notes #6: Lee Zerrusen, Crestwood Panthers

Hey, Illini fans, Lee Zerrusen coming to you fresh off a week-long trip to Japan. During the spring, I was offered a spot on a team with players from colleges and high schools all over the country traveling overseas to play against Japanese university and club teams. I was able to play under fellow Illini Billy Barrett’s high school coach Jim Hall. FULL STORY

This is the UCF Baseball Coaching Staff – Part One with Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith- Volunteer Asst Coach UCF


July 30, 2008

ORLANDO, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) – It’s time to get excited because opening day is less than seven months away! Ok, when you say it like that it deflates your balloons a tad. But there’s no reason to remain anxious for that first pitch in a stadium filled with dizzying aromas of burgers and leather gloves.

A brand new coaching staff will await UCF fans on Feb. 20, and www.UCFAthletics.com sat down with each of them so the community could get to know what these Knights are all about. Volunteer assistant coach Aaron Smith happily agreed to serve as part one of this four-part series, and he quickly admitted that the state of Florida is a whole new experience.

Continue reading This is the UCF Baseball Coaching Staff – Part One with Aaron Smith

Lara signs with Padres

HOLLYWOOD, FL – July 1, 2008, Robert Lara, a 6’2 205 lbs pitcher out of University of Central Florida has signed with Dynasty Athlete Representation, LLC. Lara was selected in the 19th round by the San Diego Padres in the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft and is currently playing for the Arizona League affiliate. Through five games with the club, Lara is batting .500 with a home-run and six RBIs. In his very first at bat with the Padres, he smacked a home-run. Continue reading Lara signs with Padres

DeMarini Experience enhances this weekend’s UCF homestand

ORLANDO, FL – APRIL 18TH, 2008 – The University of Central Florida (UCF) Knights are going after the top team in their conference, and one of the top teams in the nation. They’ll have three chances to knock the Rice Owls off their perch atop the Conference USA standings and they’ll be swinging DeMarini bats to do so. Continue reading DeMarini Experience enhances this weekend’s UCF homestand

Augie and Company getting a transfer?

P4150376.jpg picture by dbfootballWith this being the last year that a player may transfer with out having to sit out a year look for more of this in the coming weeks as we are two weeks away from the Spring Semester for most schools.

Word is that Hunter Hill a two way star player from Prestonwood Christian Academy will be transferring this Spring semester. Hunter originally signed with University of Central Florida but, has been granted a release form the university and will be here ready to go for the spring semester. During his senior season at Prestonwod Christian Academy Hunter went 11-0 on the mound and he slugged 5 home runs. Hunter was also a team mate of Current Horn Cameron Rupp. Cameron was the Catcher for Hunter during their days at Preston Wood Christian Academy.

Photo courtesy of Donald J Boyles