COLLEGE BASEBALL: Red Hawks add 3 volunteer coaches, all former CVCC stars

Published Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) is adding three volunteer coaches to its baseball staff, all of them former standout players in the program. In a press release from the athletic department, the Red Hawks announced Chandler Jenkins, Randal Ortiz and Ryan Gant will be on head coach Paul Rozelle’s staff in 2019-20. “I am over the top …

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne’s new head coach — ‘We want to win now’ (with video)

Published Friday, June 14th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY — Lenoir-Rhyne University’s new head baseball coach said he has a long range plan for the program but described himself as not being patient — he wants to win as soon as his first season with the Bears. Chris Ramirez was officially introduced on Thursday afternoon on campus. He is coming to LRU from the University of Illinois …

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Catawba Valley pitcher Bender named first-team All-American

Published Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) has an All-American in baseball for the eighth straight year. The Red Hawks’ athletic department announced on Tuesday the selection of sophomore pitcher Logan Bender as a first-team pick by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). “It’s a pretty cool award to receive,” Bender said in a CVCC press release. “For …

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne hires head coach from Illinois Springfield

Published Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY — Lenoir-Rhyne University Director of Athletics Kim Pate has announced Chris Ramirez has accepted the position of head baseball coach of the Bears. Ramirez comes to Hickory from the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS), where he was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Division II National Coach of the Year in 2018. He will become the 20th …