Sorg lands Morehead State job

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Jay Sorg, who led Morehead State to the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship in 1993, is returning to the Eagles as the school's baseball coach.

Sorg, 34, replaces John Jarnagin. Jarnagin's contract was not renewed after the Eagles went 16-36 this season.

Sorg starred at third base for Morehead State between 1992 and 1994 and earned all-OVC honors following the 1994 season.

He was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 1994 and spent five years in their minor league system before moving into coaching. Most recently he served as bench coach for the Louisville Bats, the Reds' Class AAA affiliate.

"His baseball experience speaks for itself," Morehead State athletic director Brian Hutchinson said. "He worked with and instructed some of the most talented individuals in the sport."

Sorg was part of eight playoff and four championship teams during his time with the Reds organization but is eager to return some of the luster to the Morehead State program.

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