Sports Briefs

Three former baseball players starting pro careers with success

Former Husky Dave Pellegrine has made two appearances for the Orem Owlz of Utah since being drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, their affiliate.

He has allowed two hits in 2 2/3 innings while striking out four. His 3.38 ERA is the best for an Orem reliever.

Playing for the Pulaski Blue Jays of Pulaski, Va., former Husky outfielder Chris Emanuele is hitting .267 with eight hits and seven walks. The lead-off hitter has a .421 on-base percentage.

In just six starts for the Idaho Falls Chukars, former Husky catcher Matt Morizio has a .549 slugging percentage and a .353 batting average. Three of his six hits have been for extra bases and he has three RBI.

– Erika Carrubba, News Staff

Away from Huntington Avenue, Ottavino continues to impress

Since arriving in Pennsylvania, former Husky ace Adam Ottavino has made two starts for the State College Spikes. Ottavino was drafted in the first round of the 2006 draft by the St. Louis Cardinals.

He has allowed just two hits in 7 1/3 innings, but has yet to record a win.

In his first start June 24, Ottavino pitched three innings, striking out four and walking three without allowing a hit. He left the game because coaches limited him to a 50-pitch count. The Spikes won the game 6-1.

With a 75-pitch count Ottavino pitched 4 1/3 innings in his second start June 29. He allowed two hits in the Spikes 7-4 win over the Bataviaon Muckdogs.

– Erika Carrubba, News Staff

Assistant men’s basketball coach announces resignation after two months

The game of musical chairs continues in the men’s basketball program.

Just two months after accepting the assistant coach position under newly instated Bill Coen, Dana Barros has resigned.

Barros resigned from his position to accept a role as the Director of Recreation for the City of Boston. In his new job, Barros will work directly under Mayor Thomas Menino.

During two months at Northeastern, he recruited for the new era of Husky basketball and helped with Coen’s first Husky Basketball Camp.

The men’s basketball staff still includes assistants Uka Agbai and Jim McCarthy and Director of Basketball Operations Steve Scalzi.

– Erika Carrubba, News Staff

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