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HYANNIS, Mass. – Most Valuable Player Phil Ervin (Samford), Top Pitcher and Outstanding Pro Prospect Sean Manaea (Indiana St.) and Batting Champion Patrick Biondi (Michigan) top the list of players selected to the Cape Cod Baseball League Post-Season All-League Team. Continue reading
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Sweet-swinging outfielder and the league’s top hitter Patrick Biondi (Michigan) of the Cotuit Kettleers earned recognition as the Cape Cod Baseball League’s Coca Cola Player of the Week. Continue reading
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan baseball program and head coach Erik Bakich announced today (Thursday, July 5) the hiring of Sean Kenny and Nick Schnabel as assistant coaches. Kenny will serve as the Wolverines’ pitching coach, while Schnabel will be Michigan’s recruiting coordinator.
“Sean and Nick are among the best in the nation at what they do,” Bakich said. “We are fortunate to have them join our staff and help lead Michigan baseball back to a championship level.” Continue reading
College Baseball Daily has learned through multiple sources that Maryland head coach Erik Bakich will be the next head coach at Michigan. An official announcement is expected later today. Stay tuned to CBD for more information.
UPDATE: Michigan Press Release announcing hire of Erik Bakich:
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – University of Michigan director of athletics Dave Brandon announced today (Wednesday, June 27) that Erik Bakich has been hired as the 19th head coach in Wolverines baseball history. Bakich (pronounced back-itch) comes to Ann Arbor after spending the past three seasons as the baseball coach at the University of Maryland (2010-12).
Rich Maloney, who posted a 256-144-1 (.640) record as the head baseball coach at Ball State from 1996-2002, will return as the program’s head coach, according to Ball State director of intercollegiate athletics Bill Scholl.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Rich Maloney back to the Ball State family and the Muncie community,” Scholl says. “He was an integral part of continuing the outstanding tradition of Ball State baseball in his previous tenure with the Cardinals, and we are looking forward to his return. Coach Maloney has built an outstanding resume as a collegiate head coach and his proven track record was a key factor in his hiring at Ball State.” Continue reading
Here is your Cape Cod Baseball League Recap for June 14th.
Cotuit Kettleers 3 Hyannis Harbor Hawks 2
Michigan’s Patrick Biondi went 2-2 with a run scored and two runs driven in to lead Cotuit to a 3-2 win over Hyannis. Continue reading
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Director of Athletics Dave Brandon announced Tuesday (May 22) that the University of Michigan Athletic Department and head baseball coach Rich Maloney have mutually agreed to not extend his contract, which ends June 30, 2012. Maloney finished his 10th season as head coach this past weekend. Continue reading
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Park Ridge, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference announced on Friday the sites for its 2013 and 2014 baseball tournaments. The 2013 Big Ten Baseball Tournament will be held at Target Field in Minneapolis, the home of Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins, marking the first time that the event will be held at a Major League Baseball facility. The 2014 tournament will be held at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., the site of the NCAA Division I Men’s College World Series.
The Big Ten Baseball Tournament has been played as a neutral-site event in Columbus, Ohio, since 2009. The event was held at Huntington Park, the home of the Triple-A Columbus Clippers, in 2009 and 2011 and will be played at that ballpark May 23-26, 2012. The tournament was held at Ohio State’s Bill Davis Stadium in 2010. Prior to 2009, the Big Ten Baseball Tournament was played at the site of the regular-season champion or the champion from a pre-selected division, with the exception of 1993 and 1994, when it was held in Battle Creek, Mich.
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan baseball program and head coach Rich Maloney have announced the addition of Wayne Welton as its volunteer assistant coach, it was announced today (Tuesday, Dec. 13).Welton will work with the Wolverine outfielders as well as helping out in the day-to-day activities of Michigan baseball.
“Wayne was a great high school coach and athletic director and has been working our camps since I’ve been a head coach here,” Maloney said. “Wayne’s very well respected in the baseball community. He’s been the president of the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association in the past and has built a strong reputation for being an outstanding baseball coach. I think Wayne brings his wealth of experience that will be very beneficial to our staff and players.”