JAG BASEBALL TO OPEN FALL PRACTICE FRIDAY

2021 Fall Intrasquad Schedule

MOBILE, Ala. – The University of South Alabama baseball team will open fall practice Friday at Stanky Field.

The Jaguars will play the first of 21 scheduled intrasquad games, not including a pair of exhibitions against two junior college programs, on Fri., Oct. 1, at 3:30 p.m. to kick off fall practice. South Alabama will then return to intrasquad action on Sat., Oct. 2, at 10 a.m., followed by a 3:30 p.m. intrasquad on Tue., Oct. 5, as well as a 3:30 p.m. first pitch on Fri., Oct. 8.

USA is scheduled to host Pearl River Community College in a doubleheader on Sat., Oct. 16, at 1 p.m. at Stanky Field. The Jags will host Northwest Florida State Junior College in a doubleheader on Fri., Oct. 29, at 3 p.m.

Head Coach Mark Calvi, the 2021 Sun Belt Conference Ron Maestri Coach of the Year, returns 22 letterwinners from last year’s SBC champion and NCAA Gainesville (Fla.) Regional runner-up squad, including five starting pitchers:  JoJo Booker, Matt Boswell, Jeremy Lee, Tyler Lehrman and Miles Smith. Lee was named a Freshman All-American and second-team all-Sun Belt Conference, Booker was second-team all-SBC and Smith was named second-team all-region by the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings in addition to being named the SBC Championship’s Most Outstanding Player.

Right-handers Jackson Boyd, Collin Brougham, Carson Hall, Zach Harlan and Sam Knowlton return in the Jaguar bullpen, along with 2021 redshirts Michael Cauble and Austin Mills, which recorded 243 strikeouts in 220 innings pitched with a 3.44 ERA in 2021.

Positionally, USA returns five starters:  outfielder Hunter Donaldson, shortstop Santi Montiel, catcher Reid Powers, second baseman Hunter Stokes and third baseman Cameron Tissue. Brandon Auerbach, Noah Bailey, Logan Malone and utility player Harrison Ware also return on the infield, D.J. Law and Carter Sanford return behind the plate and Bailee Hendon and Bennett Shell return in the outfield. The Jags welcome 22 newcomers to the fall roster.

South Alabama lost three letterwinners from 2021, left-hander Tyler Samaniego and outfielders Michael Sandle and Ethan Wilson, to the 2021 Major League Baseball Draft in addition to infielder Brennon McNair, who signed a National Letter of Intent with the Jaguars for the 2021-22 academic year out of Magee High School in Magee, Miss.

For more information about South Alabama athletics, check back with USAJaguars.com, and follow the Jaguars at Twitter.com/WeAreSouth_JAGS. Season tickets for all Jaguar athletic events can be purchased by calling (251) 461-1USA (1872).

Join the Dugout Club – the baseball-specific support club of the Jaguar Athletic Fund. Members enjoy all games from inside the Stadium Club with climate control, private restrooms, private concessions and access to listen to the radio broadcast. All donations to the Dugout Club go directly to support the South Alabama baseball program. For more information on how you can join visit JaguarAthleticFund.com. 

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