Former Cleveland Indians manager Eric Wedge will speak at Wichita State baseball's Alumni Weekend dinner Oct. 9.
Wedge, a former Shocker catcher, is the highlight of a weekend that will raise money for former Shocker Carl Hall and the team's trip to Hawaii. Most of the proceeds will go to the Carl Hall Family Fund to help with medical costs.
Hall, who played at WSU from 1990-94, was paralyzed in a June car accident. He is rehabilitating and receiving treatment in Denver.
The weekend begins with a golf tournament on Oct. 8. On Oct. 9, a celebrity softball game at noon is followed by a varsity game as part of the fall series.
Cost for the golf tournament is $125. Cost for dinner is $50. For information, call the WSU baseball office at 316-978-3636.
Roster moves — WSU added needed depth to the outfield with the late-summer addition of Don Lambert, a transfer from Baylor.
Lambert (6-foot-4, 205 pounds) is eligible immediately and will have two seasons of eligibility. He left Baylor to be closer to his ailing grandfather, who lives in Kiowa, and received a waiver from the NCAA.
"He's a left-handed hitter who has good speed," WSU coach Gene Stephenson said. "He's a guy that has some experience, who is a good defensive player. I think he has the potential to be a good hitter."
Lambert, from St. Louis, started seven games in 2010 for Baylor and 18 as a redshirt freshman in 2009. He hit .222 as a sophomore. In 2009, he started 16 games in center and hit .190.
* Former Nebraska and Wichita Wingnuts catcher Jeff Christy is WSU's new volunteer assistant. Christy was named a 2010 American Association All-Star with the Wingnuts.
He played two seasons at Nebraska and was drafted in the sixth round by Minnesota in 2006. He was an All-Jayhawk Conference pick in 2004 at Barton County Community College.