Pirates Caffeine: New Pitching Coach At West Virginia, Bartee To Manage Spikes


The State College Spikes

have made a change at manager after West Virginia pitching coach Jeff Johnson took a leave of absence for family matters causing some maneuvering by the Pirates.  So Dave Turgeon will head to the Power and Pirates outfielder and 38-year old baserunning coordinator Kimera Bartee will takeover as skipper for the Spikes.

A release from the club states that Turgeon will be the interim pitching coach for the remainder of the 2011 season.  There wasn’t a move announced about a replacement for Bartee’s position.

The Spike will arrive in State College today to begin preparations for their season.

Irwin is now 5-0 with a microscopic ERA. Cunningham went four-for-five yesterday and hit his 12th bomb. He’s getting closer to a step up…

Starling Marte keeps hitting….

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