Friday, August 6, 2010

Buckeye Baseball News and Notes 8/6

Latest news and notes takes a look at former Buckeye hurler Eric Best starting his collegiate coaching career after a fine career on the diamond. Fellow ex-Buckeye pitcher Dan DeLucia fills us in on his latest trip to the disabled list. In summer league action Matt Streng ends his solid summer on a tear.


Best Tabbed as UNOH's First Pitching Coach

2011 marks the first year the University of Northwest Ohio will have a collegiate baseball program. The Lima institute which will sponsor a NAIA baseball program will be headed by former Ohio Dominican pitching coach Kory Hartman.

Eric Best, a pitcher under Hartman for two summers as a Licking County Settler of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League, has been named the first pitching coach in program history.

Best who toed the rubber for the Buckeyes in various roles a starting pitcher, reliever, and closer will take the knowledge gained from a career in Columbus that saw him go 16-9 with 14 saves. The Olentangy native Best struck out 162 batters in 196 innings while finishing with a ERA of 5.23.

DeLucia Describes Phanton Trip to DL

In our last Buckeyes in the Minors update we mentioned that former Buckeye pitcher Dan DeLucia was on the disabled list for the second time in 2010. In an article for the former three-time Buckeye captain speaks of his latest trip and eludes that there is no need to be concerned. This stretch of being inactive is due to a rehab stint by a Blue Jay and as a result of nothing more than numbers, DeLucia found himself back on the DL, though he is perfectly healthy.

Check out DeLucia's article Phantom Disabled List for more on what the southpaw has to say.

Current Players

Streng Ends Summer on a High

Matt Streng went 3-for-8 in two games versus Licking County on Thursday as his Delaware Cows were swept in the GLSCL semifinals 7-3 and 5-3 to end their season.

Earlier in the week Streng had a 3-for-4 game in the opening round of the GLSCL tournament as the Cows eliminated the Stark County Terriers 7-6 on Tuesday. In that game Ryan Cypret went 1-for-4.

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