March 14, 2010

 

Lineup Card

 

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

 

March 8-14, 2010

 

There are 95 nominees for the College World Series Legends Team, which will be recognized this year at the final College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium. To vote, log on to ncaa.com/cws.

 

UCLA sophomore right-hander Gerrit Cole has been invited to the 2010 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Trial. He was 4-0 with a 1.06 ERA with Team USA this past summer.

 

William and Mary alumnus Joseph J. Plumeri II was one of four recipients of the 2010 Robie Award at the Jackie Robinson Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner, joining Bud Selig, Paul Polman and Jessye Norman. Plumeri played baseball and football for the Tribe. His donation allowed the building of Plumeri Park, the home field for William and Mary baseball.

 

Georgia Tech assistant coach Tom Kinkelaar will compete in “Dancing Stars of Atlanta” on Sunday, May 16, at the Foundry at Puritan Mill. He will be one of 10 area celebrities paired with professional dancers to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

The field has been announced for the 2011 Houston College Classic, to be played March 4-6 at Minute Maid Park. The participants include regulars Rice and Houston, along with Baylor, Kentucky, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M.

 

Congratulations to George Mason head coach Bill Brown, who earned his 800th career win Tuesday against Radford. Brown has an overall record of 800-702-7 in 29 seasons with the Patriots.

 

Congratulations to USF skipper Ledo Prado (left), who recorded career win No. 700 Tuesday against Jacksonville. Prado has led programs at Tampa and Louisville as well as USF.

 

LSU right-hander Anthony Ranaudo has had the recuperative period for the stress reaction in his right elbow extended by one week, head coach Paul Mainieri said Monday in a release. Mainieri said Ranaudo threw a baseball Monday for the first time in two weeks and experienced some of the same symptoms. Mainieri said Ranaudo would not pitch until he feels 100 percent. Ranaudo will be evaluated again next Monday.

 

Jay Youngquist, longtime baseball umpire, was killed in a plane crash on his way to a game at Averett University in Danville, Va. click here for full story

 

Stanford will play Washington at Safeco Field in Seattle on May 1. It is believed to be the first time the Cardinal will play in a Major League ballpark. The Seattle Mariners will host the Texas Rangers at 12:10 p.m. Stanford and Washington will meet at 6:30 p.m.

 

Doug Clark helped Massachusetts, his alma mater, receive a donation of 35 gloves from Spalding. A former outfielder for the Minutemen, Clark has been in professional baseball since 1998 and is a Spalding endorser. Clark will begin his third season of Korean baseball this spring, playing for the Seoul Heroes. He had 23 homers and 80 RBI in 2008.

 

Thanks to Tami Cutler in the Wichita State Athletic Media Relations Office, we have attendance figures for Division I through Sunday, March 7. LSU is averaging 10,529 fans after 11 home dates, followed by South Carolina (6,929), Arkansas (6,589), Ole Miss (6,429), Texas (5,972) and Mississippi State (5,941). The Gamecocks drew 8,214 fans for their in-state battle with Clemson this past Sunday. click here for attendance figures

 

(photo courtesy of USF Media Relations Office)