Feb. 21, 2010

 

Lineup Card

 

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

 

Feb. 15-21, 2010

 

Bradley’s two-game series this weekend at Illinois has been cancelled due to snow and below-average temperatures.

 

Bucknell’s three-game series with VMI has been moved from Lexington, Va., to Prince George High School in Prince George, Va. VMI’s Gray-Minor Stadium is unplayable due to snow and ice. The teams will play a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday and a single game on Sunday at 1 p.m.

 

Sophomore right-hander Ross Oltorik of Ohio State is expected to miss the season due to a recent shoulder injury. Surgery or a four-month rehabilitation program are potential options. A former OSU football player, Oltorik was 1-1 a season ago in six starts and 31.0 innings.

 

Former Georgia State pitcher Adam Knight has signed a professional contract with the Normal CornBelters of the Frontier League. Knight posted a 7-7 record with a 5.90 ERA in two seasons with the Panthers. He had 16 starts in 29 appearances, with 82 strikeouts in 90 innings.

 

Auburn sophomore shortstop Casey McElroy (left) will miss the start of the season with a fractured finger on his right hand suffered during preseason practice. He is out indefinitely. McElroy was a Freshman All-American in 2009, hitting .286 with seven homers and 35 RBI in 56 starts.

 

Ryan Mau has been promoted to Associate Head Coach at VMI. Entering his fifth season with the Keydets, Mau is also pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at VMI. Mau is a 2001 graduate of the College of Charleston.

 

Middle Tennessee will have 50 of its 56 games broadcast on either WMTS or WMOT, including all 27 home games. Tony Stinnett will call the action early in the season. Dick Palmer will take over at the conclusion of the women’s basketball season. click here for broadcast schedule

 

Tennessee has named juniors Blake Forsythe, Josh Liles, Bryan Morgado and Rob Catapano as captains for the 2010 season. Forsythe batted .347 last year with 15 homers and 36 RBI in starting 53 of UT’s 55 games behind the plate. Liles was hitting .313 with eight homers, 25 RBI and eight steals before injuring his wrist diving for a fly ball. Morgado has 179 strikeouts in 132.2 collegiate innings. He is expected to be UT’s Friday night starter. Catapano sat out last season after transferring from North Carolina.

 

Arkansas State baseball broadcasts will air on KBTM 1230 AM with Matt Stolz handling play-by-play.

 

After having its opening series at James Madison cancelled due to snow, Marist will now open the season at Winthrop’s tournament, the Bojangles Baseball Classic. Marist will play George Mason and Northwestern as well as facing Winthrop twice.

 

Tim Hudson, Bo Jackson, Gregg Olson and Frank Thomas will be the inaugural class for the Auburn Baseball Wall of Fame. They will be recognized on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Plainsman Park prior to the Auburn-Missouri game at 3 p.m. click here for player bios and photos

 

The Big Ten has announced its coverage schedule for the Big Ten Network and BigTenNetwork.com. click here for schedule

 

Florida State freshman Devon Travis has suffered a hamate fracture to his left hand which will require surgery. Standard recovery period is 4 to 8 weeks. Senior Mike Meschke has also suffered a hamate fracture to his right hand which will require surgery.

 

(photo by Auburn University/Todd Van Emst)