Jan. 31, 2010


Lineup Card


Lineup Card is a feature highlighting notes from around college baseball.


Jan. 25-31, 2010


Cal State Fullerton outscored its alumni 18-3 Saturday afternoon at Goodwin Field. Gary Brown, Corey Jones and Christian Colon combined to go 6 for 7 with eight runs at the top of the order. More than 60 former Titans returned for the alumni. Fullerton had 22 hits, with Jones and Matt Orloff registering three each.


Texas blanked its alumni 3-0 on Saturday as five hurlers combined on the five-hit shutout at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Brandon Workman fanned three in two innings to earn the win, while Chance Ruffin struck out a pair over the final two frames for the save. Brandon Loy went 3 for 4 with an RBI to pace the Longhorn offense. Kyle Russell went 2 for 3 for the alumni.


The Seventh Annual Diamond Dinner for the Sooners was postponed due to the winter storm that hit Oklahoma. The dinner has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 12 at the Postal Training Center in Norman.


North Carolina’s First Pitch Dinner was postponed due to inclement weather. The dinner has been moved to Saturday, Feb. 13. Peter Gammons will still serve as the event’s guest speaker.


Southern Miss will hold its inaugural Baseball Fan Day at Pete Taylor Park on Feb. 6. A free clinic for kids age 4 to 13 will start at 10 a.m. An autograph session will be held at noon. The Golden Eagles will hold a nine-inning scrimmage at 2 p.m.


The Husker Home Run Club will hold its preseason banquet on Feb. 5 at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln. A social hour and silent auction begin at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The event will also feature a live auction.


Oklahoma will broadcast its baseball games for the first time with KREF 1400 AM serving as the flagship station. The entire schedule will also be broadcast live on the internet. Sooner alum Chuck Kelly enters his sixth season doing play-by-play for OU baseball. He will be joined by former Sooner pitcher DeWayne Vaughn for the Sooners’ 28 home contests.


The April 20th meeting between Kentucky and Western Kentucky will be played at Bowling Green Ballpark, the home of the Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods. It will be the first game for the Hilltoppers at Bowling Green Ballpark.


Georgia State was honored as the Georgia Dugout Club College Team of the Year. The award was presented to Panther head coach Greg Frady at the annual coaches’ clinic at the Atlanta Downtown Hilton. Georgia State set a school record with 39 victories and captured its first CAA Championship. The Panthers participated in their first NCAA Tournament.


The Citadel’s annual “Meet the Bulldogs” autograph session and Blue-White scrimmage will be Feb. 14 at Riley Park. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. and admission is free.


The entrance plaza next to Kent State’s Schoonover Stadium will be called “Rollins Way” after the Rollins family made a donation to honor their father. Rich Rollins was a captain for the Golden Flashes during the 1959 and 1960 seasons. He was a three-time All-Mid-American Conference First Team selection. Rollins played with the Minnesota Twins from 1961-68 and also played with the Seattle Pilots, Milwaukee Brewers and Cleveland Indians during his 10-year Major League career. Rich’s son, Patrick, also played for Kent State from 1988-91.


Georgia State visited children at Scottish Rite hospital this past Saturday. The team members participated in arts and crafts, played video games with the children, shot hoops on the basketball court and played putt-putt.


Arizona State will hold its 2010 Alumni Game on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. The annual Alumni Golf Tournament will be on Friday, Feb. 5. Former Sun Devils expected to participate include former Golden Spikes Award winner Bob Horner and Major League All-Star Hubie Brooks.


Former Valparaiso catcher Matt Lenski has signed a professional contract with the Gary SouthShore Railcats of the Northern League. Lenski hit .406 for the Crusaders a year ago, the top mark in the Horizon League. He had 16 doubles, five homers and 43 RBI in being named first team all-conference. Lenski batted .327 in 89 games during his career at Valparaiso.


The John Scolinos Pepperdine Baseball Alumni Game and Award Dinner will be Saturday, Feb. 13. The game will be at 2 p.m. at Eddy D. Field Stadium. The dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Hahn Fireside Room at the west end of the Pepperdine cafeteria. The Scolinos Award, named after the long-time coach, is given to a Pepperdine player who demonstrates strong character traits, including humility, resourcefulness, loyalty, honesty, work ethic, Christian behavior, and sportsmanship.


Wichita State sophomore left-hander Brian Flynn has been declared academically ineligible for the 2010 season. He was 2-5 a year ago with a 4.98 ERA and 59 strikeouts. Flynn had 14 appearances with nine starts as a freshman. He will practice with the team this spring, but will not travel or dress for home games.