South Ala hires Calvi to take over baseball

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - South Alabama has hired South Carolina
assistant coach Mark Calvi to take over the baseball program.

The school said Thursday that Calvi will replace retiring coach
Steve Kittrell after next season. He will serve as associate head
coach until then.

The 41-year-old Calvi helped lead South Carolina to a College
World Series title last season.

He is scheduled to be introduced at a news conference on Friday.

South Alabama athletic director Joel Erdmanns said he liked
Calvi's track record with pitching and recruiting.

Calvi has worked with the Gamecocks for the past six seasons
after 11 years with Florida International.

He has worked with five pitchers who reached the major leagues.

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