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Messenger Sports Briefs for December 4

Messenger Sports Briefs for December 4
UT Martin men
ink Memphis star
The University of Tennessee at Martin men’s basketball team recently signed Craigmont High School small forward Zach Jones to a scholarship.
Former UT Martin player and Craigmont head coach David Taylor recommended Jones to Skyhawk head coach Bret Campbell. Jones will suit up for UTM next season.
“Zach should fit into our system very quickly,” Campbell said. “He is a long, athletic wing with a good skill level.”
Jones saw action in 29 games as a junior and he averaged 13 points and six rebounds per game. Jones, the 12th player out of Memphis to sign a Division I scholarship this year, helped lead Craigmont to a 24-12 overall record and a 9-3 worksheet in District 14-AAA.
“Jones, who can play the two or three, is long and athletic and will fit the style of the OVC emerging power very well,” said Andre Whitehead on his web site Tennessee Prep Sports. “His ability to score off the bounce will help him get on the floor in the penetrating style of Coach Bret Campbell and his Skyhawks.”
Cards bolster pen
with lefty signing
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Left-hander Trever Miller and the St. Louis Cardinals finalized a one-year contract Wednesday.
The 35-year-old reliever was 2-0 with a 4.15 ERA in 68 games with Tampa Bay last season, when he held left-handed hitters to a .209 average against him in 91 at-bats. He also allowed just six of 37 inherited runners to score.
In eight-plus seasons he is 14-14 with a 4.43 ERA and 10 saves in 519 appearances.
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said improving the bullpen, especially from the left side, was a priority for the offseason.
Skyhawk baseball
to host Winter camp
Registration for the 2008 Skyhawks Baseball Winter Prospect Camp at The University of Tennessee at Martin is now in progress.
UT Martin head baseball coach Bubba Cates and assistant coaches Brad Goss and Jake Weghorst will conduct the two-day pitching and catching camp and a two-day hitting camp on Dec. 29 and 30 at Skyhawk Baseball Field on campus.
Both camps are for high school prospects and the registration fee for both camps is $75 each. The pitching and catching camp is scheduled from 9 a.m.-noon on the aforementioned dates. The hitting camp, also for high school prospects is set from 1-4 p.m. in the afternoon.
For more information, email Goss at or call 881-7337.

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