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Baseball Announces Staff Changes for 2004-05 Season

FROSTBURG, MD – Frostburg State University head baseball coach Chris McKnight recently announced changes to the Bobcat coaching staff for the 2004-05 season.

Eric Hallenbeck, who has served as an assistant coach the last eight seasons, has been promoted to associate head coach.

Hallenbeck has helped lead the Bobcats to a 205-102-1 record, four ECAC Tournament appearances and three Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament championships.

His primary coaching duties have included serving as the pitching coach as well as working with the catchers.

Hallenbeck enjoyed similar success as a player at Frostburg State from 1991-94, during which time the Bobcats compiled a 77-46-1 record and advanced to four straight ECAC Tournaments.

Former Bobcat standout outfielder Mark Teson (Latham, N.Y./Shaker) will return to the coaching staff as a graduate assistant after serving as a student assistant last season.

Teson hit .324, drew a school-record 101 walks and was 45-of-54 in stolen base attempts from 2001 to 2003. He currently ranks third on the FSU all-time chart with 126 runs scored and seventh with 27 doubles.

Teson, who helped FSU to a 76-42-1 record, two AMCC runner-up finishes and a berth in the ECAC Tournament, earned second-team All-AMCC honors as a senior after hitting .365 with 13 doubles, three triples, one home run and 23 RBI. He set a single-season school record with 42 walks, scored 50 runs and stole 22 bases as FSU finished 31-12-1.

Teson played with the Kansas City T-Bones of the Northern League in the summer of 2003 and earned his degree in social sciences this past May.

McKnight also announced that Sean Davis (Olney, Md./Sherwood), Dan Sidorowicz (Leonardtown, Md./St. Mary’s Ryken) and Jimmy Stone (Mt. Airy, Md./Linganore) will serve as student assistants for the upcoming season.

Davis enjoyed one of the top careers in FSU history from 2001-2004, helping the Bobcats to a 102-60-1 overall record, one AMCC Tournament title and one ECAC appearance.

The four-time All-AMCC selection compiled a .349 batting average and finished as the school’s all-time leader in hits (182), runs (141), at-bats (522) and games played (158).

He also ranks second in hit-by-pitches (19), third in doubles (35) and walks (82), fourth in total bases (248), fifth in extra base hits (48), sixth in sacrifice bunts (20) and stolen bases (56), seventh in RBI (98) and 10th in triples (8).

Davis enjoyed his best season as a junior when he batted .433 with a school-record 65 hits, 12 doubles, five triples, three home runs, 44 RBI, 99 total bases, 39 runs scored and 23 stolen bases. He earned first-team All-AMCC, first-team All-ECAC and third-team ABCA Mid-Atlantic Regional All-America honors as FSU finished 31-12-1.

Sidorowicz was a solid member of the FSU pitching staff from 2001-2004, posting a 14-11 overall record, tossing six complete games and adding three saves.

His 48 appearances rank second on the Bobcat all-time chart, his 14 wins are ninth and his 153.1 innings and 107 strikeouts are both 10th.

Sidorowicz enjoyed his best season in 2003 when he went 6-2 with a 3.22 ERA and three complete games. He struck out 30 and walked 13 in 50.1 innings.

Stone will enter his second year as a student assistant coach and will once again help with the pitchers and catchers.

Stone played four seasons for the Bobcats from 2000-2003, providing depth and bullpen assistance.

He has been an assistant coach with American Legion Post 191 in Mt. Airy, Md., the past three years, working with the catchers and serving as the team’s first base coach.

Jimmy Smith, who served as a graduate assistant coach for the Bobcats last year, has accepted an assistant coaching position at his alma mater King College, an NAIA school in Bristol, Tenn.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780