Feb. 14, 2010

 

Lineup Card

 

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

 

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 p.m.

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 Florida only)

Fri., March 26 – Maryland, 6 p.m. (statewide)

Sat., March 27 – Maryland, 6 p.m. (North Florida only)

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)

 

Kansas 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.

 

Auburn 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.

 

Oregon 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

 

Jana 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 Kovanda.

 

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 radioaggieland.com.

 

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 Foundation)