Cumberland Times-News

January 24, 2014

Sports Roundup - 01/24/2014

Mike Burke
Cumberland Times-News

FSU’s Kevin Kean

preseason

All-American


FROSTBURG — The 2014

D3baseball.com preseason

All-America teams were

recently announced and

Frostburg State senior

Kevin Kean was selected to

the honorable mention

team.

Kean heads into his final

season after ending his junior

campaign with numerous

postseason awards. An

outfielder from Millersville,

Kean was named a 2013

D3baseball.com Third Team

All-American, the Capital

Athletic Conference Player

of the Year and First Team

All-CAC selection, ECAC

First Team All-Star and

American Baseball Coaches

Association (ABCA) All-

South Region First Team

honoree.

He finished the year

ranked 23rd in Division III

in batting average (.423),

25th in on-base percentage

(.506), 33rd in slugging percentage

(.662), 34th in

triples (5) and 57th in runs

per game (1.12).

Kean led the Bobcats in

eight statistical categories,

including batting average,

slugging percentage (.662),

runs (44), hits (60), triples,

total bases (94), walks (21)

and stolen bases (14). He

led the CAC in batting average,

slugging percentage,

on-base percentage (.506)

and tied for the league lead

in triples.

Frostburg State finished

the 2013 season with a 25-15

overall record and opens

the 2014 season at Roanoke

on Feb. 15.

Mike Pettine

named Browns

new head coach


CLEVELAND (AP) —

After nearly a month of

twists, turns and talk, the

Browns found their man.

Mike Pettine is Cleveland’s

new coach.

Buffalo’s defensive coordinator,

who met with team

officials for the first time

just a week ago, finalized a

five-year contract Thursday

to become the Browns’ seventh

full-time coach since

1999. The team fired Rob

Chudzinski on Dec. 29 following

one season and

embarked on a winding

search that ended with Pettine.

“We wanted to be thorough

from the start,” CEO

Joe Banner said, “and we

interviewed as many people

as we could. From that

group, we hired the best

individual for this job. Our

players and fans are going

to really enjoy Mike Pettine

and his leadership style.”

The 47-year-old Pettine,

the son of a legendary Pennsylvania

high school coach,

spent one year with the Bills

after four as Rex Ryan’s

defensive coordinator with

the New York Jets.

With his clean-shaven

head and no-nonsense

approach, Pettine, who also

was an assistant coach with

Baltimore, is popular with

players. He’ll inherit a

Cleveland team that went 4-

12 this season after losing

its last seven games.

“To compete in the AFC

North, you have to be willing

to bloody your nose a little

bit,” Pettine said. “That’s

the mentality we’re going to

take here. This is team is

going to be built on toughness.”