Former C of C pitcher Mau named coach at Longwood

Ryan Mau, a former pitcher at the College of Charleston, was named head baseball coach at Longwood University in Farmville, Va., on Wednesday.

Mau, with 12 years of collegiate coaching experience, has been an assistant coach at Navy for the past four seasons, serving as the recruiting coordinator as well as the pitching and catching coach. He got his start in collegiate coaching at Charleston Southern, serving as the pitching and catching coach in 2003.

Mau was a pitcher for the College of Charleston from 1998-2001 (13-10, 3.66 ERA). He played two seasons in the Florida Marlins organization (2001-02), before a year in the independent Frontier and Southeastern leagues (2003).

"My staff and I will work tirelessly to make Lancers' baseball a program that Longwood University and the community of Farmville will be very proud of," Mau said.

The New York Yankees announced that Charleston RiverDogs right-handed pitcher Brady Lail and left-handed pitchers Jacob Lindgren and Caleb Smith were promoted to the Single-A Tampa Yankees.

Lindgren, New York's first draft pick in 2014, remains on a fast track up the Yankees' system, while Lail and Smith, who were both South Atlantic League All-Stars this season, earned promotions as well.

Also, the RiverDogs have activated left-handed pitcher Ian Clarkin from the disabled list and received right-handed pitchers Andy Beresford and Stefan Lopez from the short-season Single-A Staten Island Yankees and the Single-A Tampa Yankees, respectively. Charleston's roster will continue to hold the maximum of 25 active players.

The Gaston Dixie Pre Majors (ages 15-17) baseball team defeated North Charleston, 4-3, Wednesday in Westminster to win the state championship.

It was the first time that the Gaston Dixie Boys and Majors division had won the state title in their 30-year franchise history.