Feb. 14, 2010
Lineup Card is a feature highlighting notes from around
Feb. 8-14, 2010
James Madison has cancelled its season-opening
home series with Marist on Feb. 19-21 due to recent heavy
snowfalls. The games are not expected to be rescheduled.
Voting is under way for the 2010 class of the
National College Baseball Hall of Fame. The ballot features 44
players and 17 coaches. Results will be announced next week.
Voters include national and regional college baseball media,
active and retired coaches, former players, college baseball
historians, SABR collegiate baseball committee members and
College Baseball Hall of Fame members.
The March 10 game between Northwestern State and
LSU will be played at Fair Grounds Field in Shreveport. It was
originally scheduled to be played in Natchitoches.
LSU sophomores Mikie Mahtook, Austin Nola and
Matty Ott have been invited to the USA Baseball National
Collegiate Team Trials this summer in Cary, N.C. The trials
begin on July 6, and 22 players will be chosen. The slate of
games begins on July 12, with games in Taipei City and Tokyo.
Mahtook, an outfielder, batted .316 a season ago with seven
homers and 38 RBI. Shortstop Nola hit .240 in 50 games with 36
starts. Closer Ott set a school record with 16 saves. He was 4-2
with a 2.68 ERA in 37 appearances. Ott struck out 69 and walked
six in 50.1 innings.
Florida State will have 12 games televised this
season. Times are Eastern.
Sun Sports (statewide)
Fri., Feb. 19 – Georgia State, 4 p.m.
Sun., March 7 – Georgia, 1 p.m.
Sun., March 14 – Virginia, 1 p.m.
Tues., March 30 – vs. Florida (Jacksonville), 7
Sat., May 15 – NC State, 6 p.m.
Fox Sports Florida
Fri., Feb. 26 – Hofstra, 4 p.m. (statewide)
Tues., March 16 – at Florida, 6:30 p.m. (North
Fri., March 26 – Maryland, 6 p.m. (statewide)
Sat., March 27 – Maryland, 6 p.m. (North Florida
Sun., April 4 – Virginia Tech, 1 p.m. (statewide)
Regional Broadcast – ACC Game of the Week
Sat., April 24 – Miami, 1 p.m.
Sat., May 22 – at Clemson, 1 p.m.
South Carolina announced its TV schedule. All
times are Eastern.
Tues., March 23 – at Georgia Southern, 7 p.m. (CSS)
Sat., March 27 – at Auburn, 1 p.m. (CSS)
Sat., April 3 – Mississippi State, 4 p.m. (SportSouth)
Sun., April 4 – Mississippi State, 2 p.m. (ESPNU)
Tues., April 7 – College of Charleston, 7 p.m. (SportSouth)
Fri., April 16 – Ole Miss, 7 p.m. (SportSouth)
Sat., April 17 – Ole Miss, 3 p.m. (SportSouth)
Sat., May 1 – Alabama, 1 p.m. (CSS)
Tues., May 11 – Wofford, 7 p.m. (SportSouth)
Tues., May 18 – Furman, 7 p.m. (SportSouth)
Thurs., May 20 – Florida, 7 p.m. (SportSouth)
Fri., May 21 – Florida, 7 p.m. (SportSouth)
Sat., May 22 – Florida, 4 p.m. (SportSouth)
junior third baseman Tony Thompson (left) will miss the first
few weeks of the regular season due to a hairline fracture of
his left kneecap suffered when he fouled a pitch off it in
practice last week. A preseason All-American, Thompson was the
Big 12 Triple Crown last season with a .389 batting average, 21
home runs and 82 RBI.
Coastal Carolina head coach Gary Gilmore will be
inducted into the Salem-Roanoke Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday,
Feb. 14, at the Salem Civic Center. Gilmore played at Franklin
County High School in 1978 and was the Timesland Player of the
Year. He is entering his 15th season as head coach at his alma
mater, posting a record of 807-395 with the Chanticleers.
Gilmore has been named Big South Coach of the Year six times.
junior outfielder Trent Mummey (right) will miss the beginning
of the 2010 season with a sprained right ankle. A 2009 Gold
Glove Award Winner, Mummey has a .296 career batting average.
The center fielder had 15 home runs and 42 RBI a season ago.
Mummey has led the Tigers in steals each of the past two
seasons, with 18 as a freshman and 17 in 2009.
Louisville will have 34 regular-season games and
all post-season games broadcast on KOOL 1570 AM. The opener of
the Notre Dame series will be televised nationally on ESPNU on
Thursday, May 20, at 6:05 p.m. EDT.
The playing surface at LSU’s Alex Box Stadium has
been named 2009 “Sports Field of the Year” by the American
Sports Builders Association. The field was designed by Jeffrey
L. Bruce & Company of Kansas City, Mo., and is maintained by
Ronnie Haliburton, assistant AD for Buildings and Grounds, and
Todd Jeansonne, assistant director for Athletic Buildings and
Grounds. The grounds crew includes Eric Fasbender, Jonathan
Garrett and Michael Watson.
State unveiled its uniforms for the 2010 season. The Beavers
will have four new jerseys and one holdover from a season ago.
Hawaii will hold its alumni game on Saturday,
Feb. 13, at 1 p.m. at Les Murakami Stadium. Alumni expected to
return include professionals Clary Carlsen, Vinnie Catricala,
Justin Frash, Brandon Haislet, Jon Hee and Matt Inouye.
The SEC will have 46 regular-season conference
games televised, including 13 nationally on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU.
The 15 games of the SEC Tournament will also be televised,
including the title game on Sunday, May 30, at 2 p.m. EDT on
ESPN2. All games will be streamed live on ESPN360 (except for
games broadcast on ESPNU).
click here for SEC television schedule
Howser (left) has been hired as executive vice president of
development at the College Baseball Foundation. The daughter of
the late Dick Howser will be in charge of coordinating national
fundraising for the CBF as the organization moves toward the
goal of building the National College Baseball Hall of Fame and
Museum facility in Lubbock. Howser joins Mike Gustafson,
executive director, on the CBF staff.
Texas Tech will hold its alumni game on Saturday,
Feb. 13, at 1 p.m. at Dan Law Field. Admission is free. An
autograph and photo session will take place on the field
immediately following the game.
The Colonial Athletic Association announced its
Silver Stars, the 25 student-athletes who have had the greatest
impact on the conference over the past 25 years. There were
three baseball honorees: Sean Casey of Richmond, Kellen Kulbacki
of James Madison and Justin Verlander of Old Dominion.
Ohio State’s Diamond Club will hold its annual
Meet the Team Luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the University
Plaza Hotel and Conference Center. The luncheon begins at 11:30
a.m. Players and coaches will attend, with speakers including
head coach Bob Todd and senior captains Zach Hurley and Cory
Texas A&M head coach Rob Childress will preview
the season on a one-hour radio show Wednesday. The Aggie
Baseball Hour will be from 6-7 p.m. at Wings N More on
University Drive. It will be broadcast on WTAW-AM 1620 and on
Georgia Southern’s Bulloch County Eagle Club
Baseball Dinner will be Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gene Bishop
Field House at Paulson Stadium. Attendees will have a chance to
meet head coach Rodney Hennon, his coaching staff and the 2010
team. Hennon will preview the upcoming campaign.
Florida State will hold its “Baseball Fan Day” on
Saturday, Feb. 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dick Howser
Stadium. Admission is free. An auction table will be in Haggard
Plaza. Players and coaches will sign autographs and pose for
pictures from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Batting practice will
precede a 2:30 p.m. scrimmage.
Miami (Fla.) will hold its fourth annual
Hurricanes Baseball FanFest on Saturday, Feb. 13 at Alex
Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field. The event is free to the
public and starts at 3:30 p.m. There will be an autograph
session at 3:45 p.m. Former ‘Canes Ryan Braun and Yonder Alonso
will compete in a home run derby at 5:35 p.m. with current
players Yasmani Grandal and Ryan Perry. The alumni game will
follow the home run derby at 6:20 p.m.
(Thompson photo courtesy of Kansas Media Relations Office)
(Mummey photo courtesy of Auburn Media Relations Office)
(Oregon State photo by Denny Wolverton)
(Howser photo courtesy of College Football