Post and Courier
August 16, 2012
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. — College of Charleston golfer Zach Munroe needed 19 holes to defeat Michael Schoolcraft to advance to the round of 32 in the U.S. Amateur Championship at Cherry Hills Country Club on Wednesday.
Munroe was down a hole late, but his birdie on No. 17 evened the match, and after both players bogeyed 18, the match went to sudden death. Munroe won the 19th hole with bogey as Schoolcraft double-bogeyed the par-4 1st hole.
Munroe will play Todd White today in the round of 32. White, a 43-year old native of Spartanburg, was a four-time All-Southern Conference selection at Furman.
Former Charleston Southern baseball standout Patrick Dolan signed with the Evansville Otters of the independent Frontier League. Dolan, a right-handed pitcher from Summerville went 4-5 last season with a 4.89 ERA and 56 strikeouts while logging 70 innings.
The College of Charleston volleyball team was selected to finish first in the Southern Conference South Division as selected by the league’s coaches in the preseason poll. Sophomore Sloane White, the 2011 SoCon freshman of the year, was on the eight-person preseason all-conference team.
The Furman men’s soccer team garnered five of a possible seven first-place votes to secure the top spot in preseason polling with 47 points, ahead of second-place College of Charleston (36) and UNC Greensboro (35). College of Charleston midfielder Sean de Silva was named to the preseason all-conference team.
The South Carolina Stingrays agreed to terms with forward Mike Ullrich and defenseman Damon Kipp.
Ullrich, 25, had 29 goals and 35 assists in 66 games with the Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League last season.
Kipp, 24, played in 11 games with the Stingrays last season after finishing his senior year at New Hampshire.
The Charleston Southern baseball team won the Big South Team Sportsmanship Award for the 2012 season. … The College of Charleston softball team added Caitlyn “C.J.” Jackson to the coaching staff.
Jackson will primarily be the pitching coach.
Post and Courier
August 15, 2012
College of Charleston slugger Daniel Aldrich is signed and sealed to play for the New York Yankees organization. But he won’t deliver until the 2013 season.
Aldrich flew to Tampa on Tuesday to sign as an undrafted free agent with the Yankees after passing a physical. With only two weeks remaining in the minor league season, the Yankees decided that the former Wando High School star should wait until spring training to begin his climb up the minor league ladder.
“The Yankees are my favorite team, so it is awesome,” Aldrich said. “I’m definitely excited. This is a dream come true.”
Aldrich wouldn’t divulge the amount of his signing bonus, but it was believed to be at least $150,000.
Aldrich said he doesn’t know where he will begin the 2013 season. But there’s a chance he could end up with the Charleston RiverDogs, a low Class A affiliate of the Yankees.
“I won’t know until spring training where I’m going,” he said. “But to play in Charleston would be awesome. That would be a cool experience. My friends and family could see me play.”
Aldrich still had two years of eligibility remaining with the Cougars. He finished with 33 career home runs and nine triples in two seasons at the College of Charleston.
Aldrich, who was an all-state selection at Wando, had a breakout season in 2011 and was named national freshman of the year after leading all Division I freshmen in home runs (22), RBIs (73), slugging percentage (.739) and total bases (164).
But he slumped this past spring, batting .287 with 11 home runs and 46 RBIs.
He flourished in the postseason and was named to the Gainesville Regional all-tournament team after hitting .417 with two doubles and a home run in three games.
Aldrich just completed his summer season with the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod League. He batted .350 with 10 home runs and 26 RBIs.