Washington High School has hired a baseball coach, and it's a well-known name in former Major League Baseball pitcher Nick Blackburn, The Oklahoman has confirmed through the school.
Blackburn, 32, replaces David Vallerand, who resigned earlier this spring to move to an administrative position at Okarche.
Blackburn starred at Del City and Seminole State College before being picked by the Minnesota Twins in the 29th round of the 2001 draft.
During his six years in the majors, Blackburn went 43-55 with a 4.85 ERA with the Twins. He was granted his free agency in November.
Blackburn will also be an assistant softball coach for the Warriors.
BIG, LITTLE ALL-CITY BASKETBALL DATES SET
The Big All-City and Little All-City boys and girls basketball games will be played on consecutive nights next week.
The Little All-City games will kick it off on Wednesday night at Redlands Community College in El Reno. The Big All-City games will follow on Thursday night at Del City.
Rosters for the games will be released later this week.
MILLWOOD’S LITTLE ADDS THREE MORE OFFERS
Millwood’s Josh Little is suddenly one of the hottest commodities on the recruiting market, picking up three scholarship offers Wednesday and six in the last week.
Tulsa, Washington State and Western Illinois all offered the 6-foot-3, 220-pound defensive end.
Kansas State and SMU both had coaches in attendance at Millwood’s spring practice on Wednesday.
OCABCA ALL-STAR GAME THURSDAY
The Oklahoma City Area Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Dolese Park’s Palmer Field.
Here are the rosters for the game:
Coaches: Ryan Phillips, Edmond Santa Fe; Breck Draper, Heritage Hall
Pitchers: Brian Canfield, McGuinness; Mason McAllister, Yukon; Reed Roberts, Guthrie
Catchers: Alex Forget, Deer Creek; Joe Lytle, Yukon
Infielders: Caleb Eldridge, Deer Creek; Michael Neuberger, McGuinness; Garrett Benge, Yukon; Quin Walbergh, Edmond Santa Fe.
Outfielders: Connor Finkhouse, Putnam City North; Max Jirak, Piedmont; Luke Reynolds, Edmond North.
Utility: Jacob Chappell, Guthrie
Designated Hitter: Jordan Boyer, Deer Creek
Reserves: Peter LeForce, Heritage Hall; Chris Thompson, OKC Broncos; Pierce Love, Putnam City; Adam Duran, Jones; Kyle Bottger, Bethany; Clark Reuter, El Reno; Evan Nicklas, Edmond Memorial; Jonah Sloup, OCS.
Coaches: Chris Olds, McLoud; Charles Copeland, Harrah
Pitchers: Justin McGregor, Carl Albert; Brad Kinsey, Norman North; Connor Litterell, Tuttle
Catchers: Cody Brannon, Southmoore; Micah Sanchez, Tecumseh
Infielders: Cameron Warren, Carl Albert; Will Olds, McLoud; Gavin LaValley, Carl Albert; Austin Roberts, Mustang
Outfielders: Corey Cupp, Tuttle; Kyle Roberts, Harrah; Nick Basquine, Norman North
Utility: Jake Dyer, Westmoore
Designated hitter: Kyle Love, Blanchard
Reserves: Mark Gallegos, Putnam City West; Juan Luna, Southeast; Hunter Meister, Norman; Colin Robertson, Shawnee; Gavin Young, Choctaw; Connor Kinsey, Midwest City; Brooks Richards, Bethel.