Feb. 20, 2006
PHILADELPHIA - The head baseball coaches at five Division I universities in Philadelphia announced the formation of the Philadelphia Diamond Five. The group encompasses the five universities in Philadelphia that sponsor baseball, La Salle, Penn, Saint Joseph,s, Temple and Villanova.
Formed with the mission of increasing the exposure of college baseball in the area, the Diamond Five will name its first-ever all-star team at the conclusion of the 2006 season. In addition, a player and pitcher of the week will be announced every Tuesday beginning March 14.
Penn's John Cole, Temple's Rob Valli, La Salle's Lee Saverio, Saint Joseph's Shawn Pender and Villanova's Joe Godri also hope to form an improved relationship with the Philadelphia Phillies, including additional games at Citizens Bank Park.
The Diamond Five will also host high school coaches clinics and instructional camps.