Updated: 01/03/2014 5:50 PM |
Created: 01/03/2014 4:03 PM
By: J.P. Murrieta, KOB Eyewitness Sports 4
University of New Mexico baseball coach Ray Birmingham was named the hitting coach for Team USA this summer. Birmingham will be working with the Collegiate National Team.
Birmingham's been in charge of the Lobos for seven years. He consistently builds some of the top collegiate hitters in the country. In 2013, the Lobos led the nation in five offensive categories: batting (.334), runs per game (8.3), slugging percentage (.504), on base percentage (.422) and doubles per game (2.53). They finished second in both doubles (149) and hits (724), and third in runs (487), triples (31) and triples per game (.53). Individually, DJ Peterson, Mitchell Garver and Luke Campbell finished in the top 22 in batting, while Peterson led the nation in OBP and finished in the top 10 in 11 other categories.