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Cavaliers baseball squad gets big-league assistance

January 24, 2005

Albany-- The college baseball season will get started next weekend, and Darton coach Glenn Eames getting some big league help in his pre-season workouts this week.

Former major leaguer Carlos Lezcano has been working with the Darton baseball team this past week. Lezcano's brother was Glenn Eames' college roommate at ABAC.

Lezcano played two seasons in the early 1980s with the Chicago Cubs and is the cousin of another former major league player Sixto Lezcano. He has been a minor league manager for the past 12 years with the San Diego Padres.

This year he is assigned to the Padres rookie league team. Lezcano's job is to teach those future major league players the fundamentals of the game, which is the same thing he has been teaching this week for the Darton baseball team.

Lezcano said, "It is nice to come here and see all that life and desire they have. I have been really pleased. I have been here around a week now and there effort and they way they go at it and they have got a good chemistry."

Coach Eames said, "All of them have aspirations from the time they were in little league to play in the pros and that is what we are attempting to do is to get Carlos in here and give them a little bit of that pro feel this week."

Darton opens their season this Saturday at home against Okaloosa-Walton Community College. First pitch is at two o'clock.

posted at 11:30AM by dave.miller@walb.com