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Baseball alums take a swing at professional ball

Zach Hoffpauir and Drew Jackson were tearing up Pac-12 pitching before they were selected in this June’s MLB First-Year Player Draft, and they’ve certainly made it look easy at the next level as well, as both of the departed juniors have greatly impressed at the plate in their first forays into professional baseball. Hoffpauir, who…

Rusty Filter: The man behind the mound

He developed two pitchers to No. 1 selections in the MLB Draft over the last five years and has had 65 of his pitchers drafted over his last 20 seasons of coaching. He has mentored a pitching staff this season that has more than held its own and has been dominant at times, despite having 60.8 percent of innings pitched by the freshman pitchers through Tuesday.