Cason named second team All-Atlantic Sun; Schneider selected to All-Freshmen Team

MACON, Ga. (May 11, 2010) - Senior Cheniece Cason (Moreno Valley, Calif.) was named second team All-Atlantic Sun and rookie Lucy Schneider (Dade City, Fla.) was selected to the All-Freshmen Team, as the league office released its postseason awards Tuesday afternoon....


Cason breaks three ETSU records in split over Gardner-Webb

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 1, 2010) - Senior Cheniece Cason (Moreno Valley, Calif.) made the most of her final game in an ETSU uniform Saturday afternoon, as the standout shortstop broke three Lady Buccaneer records against Gardner-Webb from the ETSU Softball Complex. ...


Lady Bucs face Gardner-Webb in season finale

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 30, 2010) - The ETSU softball team wraps up its 2010 season on Saturday afternoon when the Lady Bucs take on former Atlantic Sun Conference rival Gardner-Webb. First pitch of the doubleheader is set for 2 p.m. at the ETSU Softball Complex....


Lady Bucs add two more for 2010-11

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 30, 2010) - Head ETSU softball coach Andrea Mangrum and her staff announced Friday afternoon that Amanda Ake (Carrollton, Ga.) and Jackie Baird (Ooltewah, Tenn.) have signed their national letter of intent to play for the Lady Bucs in 2010-11....


Lady Bucs use long ball to sweep Western Carolina

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 28, 2010) - The Lady Bucs belted four home runs, including two by junior Katie Henderson (Jackson, Tenn.), and the ETSU softball team swept Western Carolina on Wednesday night from the ETSU Softball Complex....


ETSU softball hosts Western Carolina Wednesday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 27, 2010) - The ETSU softball team begins its final four games of the 2010 season Wednesday evening when the Lady Bucs host Western Carolina in a non-conference doubleheader from the ETSU Softball Complex. First pitch of game one is slated for 5 p.m....


Spartans sweep Lady Bucs in Spartanburg

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (April 25, 2010) - After being held to only one-hit in a 3-0 loss in game one, the Lady Bucs had revenge on their minds in the nightcap against USC Upstate Sunday afternoon. However, with ETSU leading 2-0 through five innings, the Spartans scored four runs in the sixth and USC Upstate capped off the sweep with a 4-2 victory from Cyrill Stadium....


Lady Bucs look to play spoilers Sunday in Spartanburg

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (April 24, 2010) - For the first time since joining the Atlantic Sun Conference back in 2006 the ETSU softball team won't advance to postseason play, but the Lady Bucs can still play spoilers Sunday afternoon when taking on USC Upstate. First pitch of the doubleheader is set for 1 p.m. at the Cyrill Softball Stadium....


Lady Bucs blast Eagles

DURHAM, N.C. (April 23, 2010) - The ETSU softball team pounded out 35 runs on 37 hits en route to sweeping North Carolina Central on Friday afternoon at Thomas Brooks Park in Durham. The Lady Bucs used a 10-run third to break open game one as ETSU cruised to a five-inning win, 17-1. In the nightcap, ETSU recorded a school-record 19 hits and scored a season-high 18 runs in the 13-run victory over the Eagles....


Time change announced for ETSU softball doubleheader at USC Upstate

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 23, 2010) - The Atlantic Sun Conference announced Friday afternoon that Sunday's doubleheader between ETSU and USC Upstate in Spartanburg, S.C. has been changed to a 1 p.m. start time....


Lady Bucs drop two in Buies Creek

BUIES CREEK, N.C. (April 22, 2010) - Needing a sweep at Campbell to keep its Atlantic Sun Tournament hopes alive, the ETSU softball team dropped a pair of games to the Lady Camels on Thursday evening at Eakes Athletic Complex. ...


Lady Bucs to face N.C. Central on Friday

DURHAM, N.C. (April 22, 2010) - After having its doubleheader with North Carolina Central rained out Wednesday, the ETSU softball team will take on the Eagles Friday afternoon at Thomas Brooks Park. First pitch is set for noon....


ETSU/North Carolina Central doubleheader washed out

DURHAM, N.C. (April 21, 2010) - Due to rainfall in the Durham area, the ETSU softball doubleheader at North Carolina Central has been cancelled on Wednesday afternoon....


Lady Bucs gear up for two mid-week doubleheaders

DURHAM, N.C. (April 20, 2010) - The ETSU softball team returns to action this week as the Lady Bucs gear up for a pair of mid-week doubleheaders. The Blue and Gold face North Carolina Central Wednesday afternoon at 4/6 p.m., while taking on Campbell in Atlantic Sun Conference play on Thursday at 4/6 p.m....


Kennesaw State takes two from Lady Bucs on Senior Day

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 17, 2010) - On a day full of emotions, as the Lady Buccaneer softball program honored five talented seniors, Kennesaw State stepped in and played spoilers as the Owls swept the Blue and Gold Saturday afternoon at the ETSU Softball Complex....


Lady Bucs send Bears into hibernation with sweep over Mercer

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 16, 2010) - Coming off a turbulent road swing last weekend in Jacksonville and in dire need of a momentum shift, the Lady Bucs stepped up in a big way to sweep Mercer on Friday evening at the friendly confines of the ETSU Softball Complex. ...


ETSU softball gears up for Senior Day weekend

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 15, 2010) - Looking to keep their A-Sun Tournament hopes alive, the Lady Buccaneer softball team returns to action Friday evening when ETSU hosts Mercer. First pitch of the doubleheader is set for 4 p.m. at the ETSU Softball Complex....


UNF walks off with two wins over Lady Bucs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 10, 2010) - Amanda Moseley's two-run, walk-off homer in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted North Florida to a 7-6 victory in game one over ETSU on Saturday afternoon, and the Ospreys capped off the sweep with an 8-5 victory over the Lady Bucs at the UNF Softball Complex....


Jacksonville sweeps Lady Bucs in River City

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 9, 2010) - The ETSU softball team was looking to improve its positioning in the conference standings on Friday night, but Jacksonville had other plans in store by taking two from the Lady Bucs in the River City....


Lady Bucs gear up for critical conference weekend in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 8, 2010) - If the 2010 softball season would end today, the ETSU softball team would be the sixth and final team to make the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament....


Gilbert's strong pitching performance not enough to hold off Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. (April 6, 2010) - Senior Darci Gilbert (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) was the lone Lady Buccaneer pitcher to keep the Virginia Tech hitters in check; however, the ETSU offense was held in limbo for most of the day and the Hokies swept ETSU on Tuesday night at the Tech Softball Complex....


Lady Bucs kick off six-game road swing Tuesday night in Blacksburg

BLACKSBURG, Va. (April 5, 2010) - The ETSU softball team kicks off a six-game road swing Tuesday evening as the Lady Bucs head over to Virginia Tech and face the Hokies in a non-conference doubleheader. First pitch of game one is set for 5 p.m. at Tech Softball Park....


Florida Gulf Coast takes two from Lady Bucs

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 3, 2010) - Junior Katie Henderson (Jackson, Tenn.) gave the Lady Bucs a three-run lead with her three-run homer in the fourth, but Florida Gulf Coast's Hayley O'Mara belted a pair of two-run homers - including the game-winning shot in the seventh - as the Eagles rallied to a 5-4 victory in game one. The Eagles capped off the sweep by scoring nine runs in the first two innings and FGCU held off a Lady Buccaneer comeback with an 11-7 win in the nightcap. ...


New-look Lady Bucs continue to surge; sweep Stetson

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 2, 2010) - Following the Lady Bucs' Nashville road swing last weekend, head coach Andrea Mangrum called a team meeting to try to turn the ship around after losing three of their first four games to open Atlantic Sun Conference play. The meeting was designed to get rid of all the negative juices and focus only on the positives that occurred to that point of the season....


Lady Bucs carry winning ways into conference play this weekend

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 1, 2010) - Coming off a sweep at Appalachian State on Wednesday evening, the ETSU softball team looks to carry its winning ways into a critical Atlantic Sun Conference showdown this weekend at the ETSU Softball Complex....


Strong pitching performances highlight Lady Bucs' sweep over Appalachian State

BOONE, N.C. (March 31, 2010) - The old adage says "Pitching comes before hitting."...


ETSU softball wraps up six-game road swing Wednesday at Appalachian State

BOONE, N.C. (March 30, 2010) - The ETSU softball team wraps up its six-game road swing on Wednesday evening when the Lady Bucs take on Appalachian State. First pitch of the doubleheader is slated for 4 p.m. at Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium....


Schneider, Garner lift Lady Bucs to split over Belmont

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 27, 2010) - The Jekyll and Hyde syndrome once again hit the Lady Buccaneer softball team on Saturday afternoon. ...


Live stats provided for ETSU/Belmont doubleheader

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 27, 2010) - Fans unable to make the trip to Nashville for the ETSU at Belmont softball doubleheader can follow all the action online through live stats, courtesy of the Bruins' athletic department and Gametracker....


Lipscomb sweeps by Lady Bucs in A-Sun opener

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 26, 2010) - Sophomore Whitney Kiihnl tossed her fourth no-hitter of the season in game one, and Lipscomb broke the Lady Buccaneer hearts in game two on Mollie Mitchell's two-out walk-off single in the eighth to sweep ETSU in the Atlantic Sun Conference opener on Friday evening at Draper Diamond....


Lady Bucs look to change their tune this weekend in Music City

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 25, 2010) - There's no better place to change your tune than going to the music city capital - Nashville....


Lady Bucs squander chances as Blue Hose sweep doubleheader

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 20, 2010) - Despite a pair of good pitching performances the ETSU softball team failed to find any type of offensive rhythm as visiting Presbyterian College swept both games of Saturday's doubleheader at Lady Buc Field in Johnson City, Tenn....


ETSU softball looks to get back on track Saturday against Presbyterian

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 19, 2010) - After being swept by Liberty in their home-opener Tuesday, the Lady Buccaneer softball team looks to get back into the win column Saturday afternoon when ETSU hosts Presbyterian. First pitch of the doubleheader is slated for 3 p.m. at the ETSU Softball Complex....


Long-ball not enough to lift Lady Bucs past Liberty

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 16, 2010) - Despite belting four home runs on the day, the ETSU softball team still couldn't power itself past Liberty, as the Lady Flames spoiled the Lady Bucs' home-opener Tuesday afternoon at the ETSU Softball Complex. ...


Lady Bucs host Liberty in home-opener Tuesday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 15, 2010) - After playing 22 straight road games to start the season, the ETSU softball team finally returns to Johnson City on Tuesday afternoon when the Lady Bucs host Liberty in its home-opener. First pitch of the doubleheader is set for 2 p.m. at the ETSU Softball Complex....


West coast swing goes south for Lady Bucs

FRESNO, Calif. (March 13, 2010) - Heading into the 10-game, 11-day California road swing, the ETSU softball team won four of its last six games and were sitting two games above .500. However, after dropping eight of ten out west - including two on Saturday at the Bayer CropScience Classic - the Lady Bucs will head home and look to regroup before their home opener on Tuesday. ...


Morris earns first collegiate win over Georgetown, 5-4

FRESNO, Calif. (March 12, 2010) - Needing a much-needed win, sophomore right-hander Shelby Morris (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.) stepped up and delivered for the Lady Bucs on Friday afternoon....


Massenzo's bomb not enough to carry ETSU past Fresno State, 7-2

FRESNO, Calif. (March 11, 2010) - Senior catcher Trisha Massenzo (Russellville, Tenn.) blasted a two-run home run in the top of the third, but it was not enough offense to carry the Lady Bucs past Fresno State, as the Bulldogs defeated ETSU, 7-2, on Thursday night in the opening game of the Bayer CropScience Classic....


ETSU softball to face Fresno State in opening day of Bayer CropScience Classic Thursday night

FRESNO, Calif. (March 10, 2010) - The ETSU softball team opens up play at the Bayer CropScience Classic this Thursday night when the Lady Bucs take on host Fresno State. First pitch is set for 10 p.m. (Eastern) at Bulldog Diamond....


ETSU softball announce schedule changes

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 9, 2010) - After having three of its games cancelled during the opening weekend in Charlotte, head ETSU softball coach Andrea Mangrum announced some upcoming schedule changes on Tuesday afternoon....


Lady Bucs end skid; down Riverside, 5-2

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (March 7, 2010) - Despite having six starters battling illness, including two starting pitchers, the ETSU softball team battled through some adversity to snap its five-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over UC-Riverside on Sunday afternoon at Amy S. Harrison Softball Complex....


Despite improvements Lady Bucs fall to Notre Dame and No. 14 Ohio State

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (March 6, 2010) - Despite great efforts by sophomore Shelby Morris (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.) and senior Marissa Hardy (Rocklin, Calif.) the ETSU softball team could not overcome strong starts by both Notre Dame and No. 14 Ohio State as the Lady Bucs dropped a pair of contests Saturday at the aTEN Construction Tournament in Riverside, Calif. ...


ETSU softball drops a pair on opening day of aTEN Construction Tournament

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (March 5, 2010) - The ETSU softball team knew they were going to face some strong teams while making its nine-day west coast trip, and for the Lady Bucs, things got off to a bumpy start as the Blue and Gold dropped a pair on the opening day of the aTEN Construction Tournament in Riverside, Calif. on Friday. ...


Lady Bucs face difficult test out west

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (March 4, 2010) - Seniors Cheniece Cason (Moreno Valley, Calif.) and Marissa Hardy (Rocklin, Calif.) are set to make their homecoming this weekend when the Lady Bucs wrap up a long stretch of 22 straight road games out in California....


Tennessee Tech leaves Lady Bucs frozen at Frost Classic

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Feb. 28, 2010) - Tennessee Tech's Whitney Cummings belted a two-run home run in the first and Callie Schmidt added a three-run dinger in the fifth, as the Golden Eagles left the Lady Buccaneer softball team frozen on the final day of the Frost Classic on Sunday afternoon, 11-1....


Duncan, Massenzo power Lady Bucs past Rutgers, 5-0

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Feb. 27, 2010) - Junior Jessica Duncan (Ooltewah, Tenn.) has been a huge addition to the Lady Bucs' softball team through the early stages of the season....


Strong pitching caps off perfect day for Lady Bucs at Frost Classic

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Feb. 26, 2010) - Dominate pitching efforts from Marissa Hardy (Rocklin, Calif.) and Jessica Duncan (Ooltewah, Tenn.) carried the Lady Bucs to a pair of wins on day one of the Frost Classic on Friday in Chattanooga. ...


ETSU softball travels to Chattanooga for Frost Classic

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Feb. 25, 2010) - After winning four of its six games last week, including a sweep over Furman, the ETSU softball team looks to improve on its record when the Lady Bucs travel to Chattanooga and play in the Frost Classic this weekend....


Massenzo's "grand" day helps Lady Bucs top Temple, 12-2

ATLANTA, Ga. (Feb. 21, 2010) - Senior catcher Trisha Massenzo (Russellville, Tenn.) went 3-for-4 with a grand slam, two runs scored and career-high five RBI, and the Lady Buccaneer softball team bounced back to top Temple, 12-2 (in five innings), in the third-place game of the Panther Invitational on Sunday afternoon. ETSU missed out on the championship after dropping an 8-7 nine-inning heartbreaker to Georgia State at Bob Heck Field. ...


Duncan, Campbell lead Lady Bucs to split on day one at Panther Invitational

ATLANTA, Ga. (Feb. 20, 2010) - Junior newcomer Jessica Duncan (Ooltewah, Tenn.) tossed eight innings of one-run ball and sophomore Cheniece Cason (Moreno Valley, Calif.) sacrifice fly RBI broke a 1-all tie in the eighth, as ETSU edged out Eastern Illinois 2-1 on Saturday afternoon at the Panther Invitational in Atlanta. Earlier in the day, the Lady Bucs' rally fell short against Temple, as the Owls downed ETSU 6-4 from Georgia State's Bob Heck Field....


Lady Bucs look for more success this weekend at Panther Invitational

ATLANTA, Ga. (Feb. 19, 2010) - Fresh off its sweep over Furman on Thursday, the ETSU softball team looks to carry the success with them to Atlanta, as the Lady Bucs gear up for the Panther Invitational this weekend at Georgia State....


ETSU softball bounces back with sweep over Furman

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Feb. 18, 2010) - After dropping its season-opener last weekend at Charlotte, the ETSU softball team bounced back in a big way, as the Lady Bucs swept Furman on Thursday afternoon from Pepsi Field in Greenville, N.C....


ETSU softball travels to Furman on Thursday

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Feb. 17, 2010) - After suffering a 7-3 setback in its season-opener last Sunday at Charlotte, the ETSU softball team looks to hit the win column for the first time in 2010 as the Lady Bucs travel to Furman on Thursday afternoon. First pitch of the doubleheader is set for 2 p.m. inside Pepsi Stadium. ...


Lady Bucs' doubleheader at Furman moved to Thursday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 16, 2010) - The ETSU at Furman softball doubleheader originally scheduled for Wednesday afternoon has been moved to Thursday. First pitch of game one is set for 2 p.m. at Pepsi Softball Stadium....


ETSU softball drops season-opener at Charlotte, 7-3

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 14, 2010) - Freshman Briana Gwaltney belted two home runs and senior right-hander Emily Jeffery fanned 13 Lady Buccaneer hitters, as Charlotte powered its way past ETSU, 7-3, on Sunday afternoon at the 49er Round Robin Tournament....


Snow postpones opening day at 49er Round Robin

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 13, 2010) - The ETSU softball team will have to wait another day before they open its 2010 season, as snow postponed opening day at the 49er Round Robin in Charlotte on Saturday. ...


ETSU, Charlotte square off in season-opener on Sunday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 13, 2010) - After having its season-opener delayed by snow on Saturday, the ETSU softball team will open up the 2010 campaign on Sunday when the Lady Bucs take on Charlotte. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. from D.L. Phillips Softball Complex....


ETSU softball opens 2010 season Saturday in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 12, 2010) - After putting in numerous hours of practice during the fall and now the last few weeks leading up to the start of the season, the ETSU softball team is set to hit the diamond and kick off the 2010 season when the Lady Bucs head to Charlotte for the 49er Round Robin on Saturday....


ETSU Softball cancels camps on Saturday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn (Jan. 29, 2010) - Due to the heavy amount of snowfall expected to hit the Tri-Cities area this weekend, head ETSU softball coach Andrea Mangurm has decided to cancel the softball camps this weekend....


Jett lands preseason all-conference honors; Lady Bucs selected eighth

MACON, Ga. (Jan. 27, 2010) - For the third consecutive season Katy Jett (Talbott, Tenn.) received Atlantic Sun Preseason All-Conference honors, as the league office released its 2010 softball selections on Wednesday. Overall, the Lady Bucs were tabbed eighth in the Coaches' Poll. ...


ETSU softball wraps up community service efforts

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 10, 2009) - After wrapping up fall play at the end of October, ETSU's softball team has been busy giving back to the community....


ETSU Softball lands four for 2010-11

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 19, 2009) - Head ETSU softball coach Andrea Mangrum and her staff announced on Thursday afternoon that Alexa Cash (Vail, Ariz.), Nicole Fox (Peachtree City, Ga.), Sad´┐Ż Johnson (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and Katie Wolff (LaGrange, Texas) have all signed national letters-of-intent to play for the Lady Bucs starting in 2010-11....


ETSU softball announces 2010 schedule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 6, 2009) - When looking at the 2010 ETSU softball schedule two words come to mind - "Road Warriors."...


Jett's blast lifts Gold past Blue

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2009) - Katy Jett (Talbott, Tenn.) made her final Blue/Gold Fall Classic a memorable one on Saturday afternoon....


ETSU softball moves Blue/Gold game start time back one hour

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn (Oct. 23, 2009) - Due to the threat of rain expected to the Tri-Cities area on late Friday evening, head ETSU softball coach Andrea Mangrum has decided to move the start of Saturday's Blue/Gold game back one hour....


ETSU softball prepares for annual Blue/Gold game on Saturday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 22, 2009) - The ETSU softball team closes out its fall season on Saturday afternoon with the Lady Bucs playing their fifth annual Blue/Gold game. First pitch of the seven inning affair is set for noon at the ETSU Softball Complex. ...


ETSU softball sweeps away the field at final fall tournament

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 20, 2009) - The ETSU softball team wrapped up its fall tournament on a high note on Saturday afternoon, as the Lady Bucs braved the cool, damp weather conditions at the ETSU Softball Complex by sweeping away the field of competition....


ETSU softball closes out fall tournament play on Saturday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 16, 2009) - The ETSU softball team closes out its 2009 fall tournament schedule on Saturday when the Lady Bucs host Virginia Intermont, Roane State and Lincoln Memorial at the ETSU Softball Complex. ...


Lady Bucs blank Milligan to force split at fall tournament

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 12, 2009) - After suffering a stunning 9-5 setback to Tusculum in the opening game of its fall tournament on Saturday afternoon, the Lady Buccaneer softball team bounced back nicely by blanking Milligan 3-0 at the ETSU Softball Complex. ...


ETSU Softball pushes game times back for Saturday's fall tournament

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 10, 2009) -Due to inclement weather hitting the Tri-Cities region, the ETSU softball program has decided to move its game times back for Saturday's fall tournament....


ETSU softball set to host Milligan and Tusculum this weekend

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 9, 2009) - Fresh off its offensive explosion last weekend against Mars Hill and King College, the ETSU softball team looks to keep the fireworks alive when the Lady Bucs host Tusculum and Milligan on Saturday afternoon at the ETSU Softball Complex....


Lady Bucs take Mars Hill and King yard

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 5, 2009) - The ETSU softball team opened fall play with a bang on Saturday afternoon, as the Lady Bucs belted four home runs en route to a sweep over Mars Hill and King College inside the ETSU Softball Complex. The Lady Bucs defeated Mars Hill 5-4 in the opener, while cruising to an 11-3 victory over King in the nightcap....


Lady Buccaneer softball set to host one of three fall tournaments on Saturday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 2, 2009) - It's been almost five months since the ETSU softball team faced live competition, but on Saturday morning the streak will come to an end as the Lady Bucs host the first of three fall tournaments inside the ETSU Softball Complex....


Mangrum lands former Virginia Tech standout as third assistant

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 17, 2009) - Head East Tennessee State University softball coach Andrea Mangrum put the finishing touches on her 2009-10 Lady Buccaneer squad on Friday, as she added former Virginia Tech standout Callie Rhodes (Broadway, Va.) to her coaching staff. Rhodes will take over a plethora of duties such as: speed training, recruiting, outfield workouts and assisting the slap hitters....