Jan. 10, 2010
Lineup Card is a feature highlighting notes from around
Jan. 1-10, 2010
After reaching the College World Series in 2009,
head coach Dave Serrano (right) recently talked about the
outlook for the 2010 Cal State Fullerton Titans.
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UCF will host Baseball Knight Fest at the
ballpark on Jan. 30 following the men’s basketball game against
Tulsa, which tips at 5 p.m. Players and coaches will be present
for autographs and ballpark food will be available. Head coach
Terry Rooney will address the crowd at 7:45 p.m.
Ken Knutson has been named pitching coach at
Arizona State. He joined the Sun Devils in July after 17 seasons
as head coach at Washington. Knutson posted a record of
584-399-2 with the Huskies, including 240-189 in Pac-10 play. He
led Washington to six NCAA regionals and three times was named
Pac-10 Coach of the Year.
Easton California College Baseball Media Days will take place
this month. Coaches from the Southern California region will
meet on Jan. 22 at 9 a.m. at ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney in
Anaheim. The event will include the second annual Coaches
Cookoff. The Northern California coaches will gather on Jan. 26
at 9 a.m. at the Kissick Auditorium of the Arrillaga Sports
Center on the Stanford campus.
Former Cal head coach Bob Milano was inducted
into the ABCA Hall of Fame on Jan. 8, joining Mike Gillespie
(USC, UC Irvine), Jim Stone (UMass-Lowell) and Terry Ayers
(Fenton, Ill., High School). Milano led the Golden Bears from
1978-99 and took Cal to three College World Series. He posted
688 wins in 22 seasons at Cal.
LSU first baseman Pete Bush has developed the BamVino, a
baseball-themed wine bottle holder. Bush played for the Tigers
from 1986-89 and helped LSU to three College World Series
appearances. He is the owner of Horizon Wealth Management in
Baton Rouge and the founder of the local charity Baton Rouge
Uncorked. The BamVino is currently available in an LSU uniform
as well as a bronze-colored generic version. Bush plans to add
other collegiate and professional baseball markets later this
Georgia Tech will hold its 15th annual Baseball
Benefit Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Georgia Tech Hotel
and Conference Center. Two-time Cy Young Award winner Tom
Glavine will be the keynote speaker. Attendees will get to meet
the 2010 Yellow Jackets and participate in both live and silent
The seventh annual TCU Baseball 1st Pitch Banquet
will be held on Friday, Feb. 5, in the Brown Lupton University
Union on the TCU campus. Bobby Valentine, current ESPN analyst
and former manager of the Texas Rangers and New York Mets, will
be the featured guest. A silent auction and reception begins at
6:15 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m.
Stetson has hired Mark Leavitt as an assistant
coach. He will be recruiting coordinator, work with hitters and
infielders, and coach third base. Leavitt previously was head
coach and associate director of admissions and financial aid for
the Salisbury Prep School in Connecticut. Leavitt graduated from
Princeton in 1998 after being a four-year starter. He worked as
an assistant coach at George Washington, Princeton, James
Madison and George Mason.
UCF has named former Knight Brandon Romans
volunteer assistant coach. He will assist with on-field areas
and serve as camp coordinator. Romans hit .314 in three seasons
at UCF with 17 home runs and 77 RBI. He was second team
all-Conference USA in 2009, batting .333 with 49 RBI. Romans had
25 walks and 15 strikeouts. He played for the Rockford RiverHawks in the Frontier League this past summer.
Six Division I players are on the 2009
All-Canadian College First Team: LHP James Paxton (Ladner, BC)
of Kentucky, C Marc Mimeault (Candiac, Que.) of Georgia State,
2B Kevin Mailloux (Windsor, Ont.) of Canisius, 3B Jesse Sawyer
(Calgary, Alta.) of South Dakota State, SS David Narodowski
(Vancouver, BC) of Kansas, and Jon Prevost (Montreal, Que.) of
click here to see entire team
James Madison will host its first “Batter Up
Barbecue” preseason dinner on Sunday, Jan. 24. Guest speaker
will be Doug Harris, a 1990 JMU graduate and Director of Player
Development for the Washington Nationals. Facility tours begin
at 5 p.m., followed by silent auction and reception at 6 p.m.
Dinner will occur at 7 p.m., followed by guest speakers.
Hawaii will hold its eighth Grand Slam
Celebration on Monday, Feb. 15, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the
Stan Sheriff Center. The benefit for the Hawaii Baseball Program
will include live and silent auctions, music, food and
Former Eastern Kentucky standout Josh Anderson
has signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds.
Anderson was drafted by Houston in 2004 and has played in the
Atlanta, Detroit and Kansas City systems. The outfielder has a
career average of .272 and has 36 stolen bases in 179 major
USC Upstate will host its 25th Season Dinner on
Saturday, Jan. 16, at 5 p.m. at the Campus Life Center. Former
coaches John Daurity and Bubba Dorman, as well as current
skipper Matt Fincher, will share Spartan stories. Attendees will
receive a 128-page program history, including the Top 25
Moments, as voted by fans.
(photos courtesy of Cal State
Fullerton and UCF Media