Wells to leave MSU for Louisiana Tech
Perfect Game's Kendall Rogers reported on Tuesday that Mississippi State coordinator of baseball camps Jake Wells will become an assistant coach at Louisiana Tech.
A team spokesperson confirmed that Wells will be leaving the Bulldog program, but Louisiana Tech won't make the hire official until July 1.Â
Wells also coached first base during his two seasons with MSU. He was an integral part of the Bulldogs' run to the College World Series national championship series last season in his first year under head coach John Cohen.
Before coming to MSU, Wells served five years on the coaching staff Marion Military Institute in Marion, Ala. In his last two seasons, there he was the head coach.Â
"Coach Wells has done an incredible job at Marion Military Institute," Cohen said when Wells was hired. "He has earned the respect of the baseball community with his work ethic, perseverance and his creativity. I believe he is one of the great young coaches in the country."
Louisiana Tech hired former Campbell University coach Greg Goff as its new head coach earlier this month. Wells played for Goff at Division II program Montevallo in Alabama.Â
Former Bulldog standout Hunter Renfore will play in the 2014 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.
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The 2013 San Diego Padre first round draft selection played for the Bulldogs from 2011-13 and helped lead the Bulldogs to last year's College World Series Championship series.Â
The Crystal Springs native will play for Team USA on Sunday, July 13, two days prior to this year's MLB All-Star game at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn.Â
Renfore started the 2014 season with the Lake Elsinore Storm, the Padres Class A-Advanced affiliate in the California League.Â
He was promoted to the Padres Double-A squad the San Antonio Missions in mid-June. Renfroe batted .295 in 69 games with the Storm and is batting .111 in five games with the Missions this season.Â
Renfroe and Team USA will be led by long-time Twins manager Tom Kelly.Â