March 7, 2010

 

Lineup Card

 

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

 

March 1-7, 2010

 

The Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission announced the official watch list for the 2010 Johnny Bench Award. The list, which includes Cody Stanley of UNC Wilmington (right), will be reduced to 10 semifinalists on May 19 and three finalists on June 2. The winner will be announced on July 1. click here for watch list

 

Top games for Thursday: Pepperdine at No. 1 LSU, No. 5 Arizona State vs. Cal Poly in Surprise, Ariz., No. 14 Oregon State vs. UC Riverside in Surprise, Ariz., BYU at UT Arlington, USF at Oklahoma, Kentucky at San Diego State.

 

The Big East won the second annual Big East/Big Ten Challenge 17-13. The Big Ten went 7-3 on Friday, but the Big East answered by going 7-3 on both Saturday and Sunday. Louisville and St. John’s were the only squads to post 3-0 marks.

 

Thanks to Tami Cutler in the Wichita State Athletic Media Relations Office, we have attendance figures for Division I through Sunday, Feb. 28. LSU is averaging 10,580 fans through seven dates to lead the nation. South Carolina is second at 7,072 in three contests. Arkansas (6,621), Ole Miss (6,542) and Texas (6,092) round out the top five. UCLA and USC drew 14,588 this past Sunday at Dodger Stadium for the top crowd of the season. click here for attendance figures

 

Georgia freshman shortstop Kyle Farmer will miss three to six weeks with a hamate fracture in his left wrist, which will require surgery. Farmer is second on the team with a .458 batting average and .667 slugging percentage. He has started the first six game at short for the Bulldogs.

 

Tennessee freshman outfielder Chris Fritts had a diving catch on the warning track in Sunday’s game at Oregon State and was No. 9 on SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays of the Day. Video of the play can be found at

http://utsports.tv/mens-sports/chris-fritts-diving-catch/

 

(photo courtesy of UNCW Media Relations Office)