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VanAllen Named Hitting Coach

April 8, 2009 - Continental Baseball League (CBaseballL) - Alexandria Aces News Release

Alexandria, LA; April 8, 2009- The Alexandria Aces of the Continental Baseball League (CBL) announced today that Larry VanAllen has been named the club's Hitting Coach for the 2009 season.

VanAllen joins the Aces staff after sitting out of the game in 2008. The Vicksburg, MS native began his professional baseball career in 1996, playing for the Greensville Bluesmen of the Big South League. VanAllen would spend two years in all with the Bluesmen before signing with the Lafayette Bayou Bullfrogs of the Texas-Louisiana League in 1999. From there Larry made stops in Jackson, MS, Rio Grande Valley (Harlingen), TX, Springfield, MO, the Mexican-Pacific League, Arizona-Mexican League, Coastal Bend Aviators, Laredo Broncos of the United League and the Can-Am League's traveling team the Grays.

Larry will pull double duty this summer with the Aces, as he will also be playing in the outfield. A graduate of Grambling State University, VanAllen was a 2-time All SWAC outfielder and in 1994 set a Division I record with driving in seven (7) runs in one inning.

The CBL enters its third season of offering professional baseball and welcomes the opportunity to bring the excitement and tradition of professional baseball to communities with a long-standing love affair with the Nation's favorite pastime. Every night, history is made in the CBL's ballparks in Texas cities, Dallas, Texas City (Bay Area-Houston), Texarkana, and Alpine (Big Bend) and Alexandria, Louisiana. Join us today for great professional baseball and a value-packed experience for fans, friends, and families!

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