That says a lot about the program that Jeff came back. He's a clutch player and I think he's got a chance to be one of the best catchers in the nation.
"Rich Maloney" is an United States/American college baseball coach, the head coach at Ball State Cardinals baseball/Ball State since the start of the 2013 NCAA Division I baseball season/2013 season. He is the former head coach of the Michigan Wolverines baseball/Michigan Wolverines where he compiled a record of 341–244 in 10 seasons, from 2003–2012. He led the Wolverines to four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances (2005–2008) and was the Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2008.
From 1996–2002, he was the head coach at Ball State Cardinals baseball/Ball State. He was named the MAC Baseball Coach of the year in 1998 and 2001. From 1998 to 2001, the Cardinals finished first in the MAC West for four straight seasons.More Rich Maloney on Wikipedia.
He's a guy we're real high on. He can be a starter or a closer.
We got a lot of guys who got their feet wet. I thought we played great defensively. I like this club - I think it has a chance to be real solid.
We're really appreciative that they're letting us have a scrimmage. We can do some things on grass and face some live pitching.
It's our spring training. That's the best way we can approach it.
We've got a lot of unknowns. But right now I feel pretty good about the unknowns. We'll play a lot of people early, but it's not about how you start the year, it's how you finish.