Wednesday, June 3, 2015

News digest, June 3

Pucetas joins Pioneers staff
Former major-leaguer and Spartanburg County native Kevin Pucetas has joined the Spartanburg Methodist College staff as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator.

SEC hogs Golden Spikes Award
The four finalsts for USA Baseball's 2015 Golden Spikes Award all hail from SEC schools: Andrew Benintendi of Arkansas; Alex Bregman of LSU, Carson Fulmer of Vanderbilt and Dansby Swanson of Vanderbilt.

Crohan, Okey may represent USA
Winthrop's Matt Crohan and Clemson's Chris Okey have been invited to tryouts for U.S. Collegiate National Team by USA baseball. Okey was on the team last season. The Americans will play a series of exhibition games over the summer.

Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger freshman all-American team

Ryan Brown, College of Charleston; Charlie Carpenter, USC Upstate; Bobby Holmes, Coastal Carolina; Carter Love, College of Charleston; Reed Rohlman, Clemson

NAIA all-American team
Honorable mention:
Ashly Morris, USC Beaufort

Polls junior college

1. Northwest Florida State. 25. USC Sumter.

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