In an effort to resuscitate its flailing softball program, Stanford is welcoming home one of its all-time greatest players.The Cardinal announced Tuesday that they have hired Jessica Allister as head coach, replacing Rachel Hanson, who resigned last week after a woeful three-year run.A second-team All-America catcher for the Cardinal in 2004, Allister played in the only two Women’s College Wolrd Series appearances in school history (2001 and 2004).“I am thrilled to welcome Jessica back to Stanford to lead the program she helped build,” athletic director Bernard Muir said in a statement.Jessica has established herself as an excellent coach and I believe she will push our student-athletes to be their best on the field, in the classroom and in the community.Allister, who graduated with a degree in economics, was a three-time all-conference selection and played in NCAA Regional tournaments in all four years as a player.Having played with her at Stanford, and watching her lead the team to two Women's College World Series appearances, she understands how to win at the highest level.
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- Jessica Allister hired as Stanford softball head coach
By Mike Lerseth - Tuesday Jul 18, 2017
- Mike Neu named Cal’s head baseball coach
By Steve Kroner - Wednesday Jul 5, 2017
Cal has replaced head coach David Esquer with a man who was Esquer’s pitching coach for four seasons with the Bears, Mike Neu.The Bears made the announcement Wednesday that Neu, who spent the past two seasons as Pacific’s head coach, is returning to Berkeley to take over the program.In his final season with the Bears, Cal posted a 3.03 ERA, the team’s second-best mark since 1976, and made it to the final game of the Texas A&M Regional.During his first tenure here,” athletic director Mike Williams said in the school’s statement, “Mike displayed a keen understanding of what it takes to recruit and develop student-athletes for success both on the field and in the Berkeley community as a whole.The Bears will return the bulk of their starting position players, including first baseman Andrew Vaughn, who was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year after hitting .349 with 12 homers.
- Mariners send top prospect O’Neill to Cardinals for Gonzales
By Associated Press - Friday Jul 21, 2017
While Seattle will have Gonzales under club control for a number of seasons, he may not be the impact arm to help the Mariners in this year’s chase for a wild-card spot in the American League.“Marco is a quality athlete with high character and a strong pitching pedigree who we feel fits our roster well in both the near and long term,” Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto said in a statement.O’Neill, 22, was considered one of the top prospects in Seattle’s farm system and had been on a tear of late at Triple-A Tacoma with five home runs in his past five games.“This was more of a traditional trade in the sense that O’Neill was an outfielder with upside in the Mariners organization and Gonzales was a pitcher with upside in our organization,” Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said in a statement.The Cardinals also activated outfielder Randal Grichuk (lower back injury) and reliever Zach Duke (Tommy John surgery) from the disabled list and recalled catching prospect Carson Kelly from Triple-A Memphis.St. Louis also designated catcher Eric Fryer for assignment and optioned right-hander Sam Tuivailala and outfielder Magneuris Sierra to the minors.During Friday’s game against the Cubs, Cardinals outfielder Jose Martinez was struck on the left side of his head by teammate Matt Carpenter’s eighth-inning foul ball while he was sitting in the dugout.Cincinnati pitcher Brian Hunter was suspended for 80 games under baseball’s minor-league drug program following a positive test for a banned performance-enhancing substance, and Los Angeles Angels pitcher Greg Belton and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ivan Vieitez have been banned 50 games each after positive tests for prohibited stimulants.
- Hugh Freeze out as Mississippi head coach: ‘personal misconduct’
By David Brandt - Thursday Jul 20, 2017
Mississippi head coach Hugh Freeze resigned Thursday after university officials found a “pattern of personal misconduct” that started with the school’s investigation into a call to an escort service.Freeze’s resignation brings a stunning end to a five-year tenure in which he led the Rebels to a Sugar Bowl victory, but also endured a wide-ranging NCAA investigation into rules violations.“In our analysis, we discovered a pattern of conduct that is not consistent with our expectations as the leader of our football program,” athletic director Ross Bjork said.Bjork said the school’s investigation started last week after an outside Freedom of Information Act request revealed a concerning phone call that lasted less than a minute.Freeze’s university cell-phone records obtained by the Associated Press show a 1-minute call made Jan. 19, 2016, to a Detroit-based number.An Internet search shows the number linked to a site that offers various escort services.
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- Livan Hernandez files for bankruptcy
By Staff and news services - Tuesday Jul 11, 2017
Former major-league pitcher Livan Hernandez has filed for bankruptcy in Florida, claiming debts of up to $1 million.The next year, he was MVP of the National League Championship Series and the World Series as the Marlins won the title.Rachel Hanson, whose three Stanford softball teams lost 68 of 72 Pac-12 games, has resigned as head coach to “pursue other professional opportunities,” the school said in a statement.Hanson — who was 49-104 overall with the Cardinal — will be the first executive director of the Baseball and Softball Education Foundation, a St. Louis nonprofit.“I am thankful for Rachel’s contributions to our softball program and her tireless efforts in pushing our student-athletes to be their best on the field and in the classroom,” athletic director Bernard Muir said in the statement.The Arizona Coyotes named Rick Tocchet as head coach, replacing Dave Tippett, who parted ways with the franchise after last season.Tocchet, 53, spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, a stint that included consecutive Stanley Cup championships.Jim Bush, who guided UCLA to five NCAA track and field championships during his 20 years coaching the Bruins, died Monday.