Jan. 31, 2010
Lineup Card is a feature highlighting notes from around
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
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
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
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.