March 21, 2010

 

Lineup Card

 

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

 

March 15-21, 2010

 

LSU will wear green on St. Patrick’s Day for its 6:30 p.m. home game against Nicholls State at Alex Box Stadium. The Tigers will wear green caps and helmets, as well as white jersey trimmed in green. Mikie Mahtook (left) and Anthony Ranaudo are pictured in the St. Patrick’s Day duds. Fans will be able to bid on the uniforms during the Tiger Athletic Foundation auction this summer.

 

Each week until Selection Monday, the Omaha World-Herald will list its Omaha Eight: teams on track for the College World Series. click here for this week’s group

 

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.

Wednesday’s top games: No. 2 Arizona State at Cal State Fullerton, Nicholls State at No. 5 LSU, No. 17 Vanderbilt at Western Kentucky, No. 1 Virginia at James Madison, Georgia Southern at No. 9 Clemson and Washington State at Dallas Baptist.

 

Tuesday’s top games: No. 6 Florida State at No. 8 Florida, No. 4 Texas at No. 20 Rice, No. 2 Arizona State at Cal State Fullerton, Georgia at No. 3 Georgia Tech, No. 7 TCU at Oral Roberts, Western Kentucky at No. 19 Vanderbilt

 

Four of Tuesday’s games will be televised. Florida State at Florida will be seen on Fox Sports Florida at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Georgia at Georgia Tech will be on Comcast Sports Southeast at 7 p.m. EDT. USF at UCF will be on Bright House Network at 7 p.m. EDT. Texas at Rice will be on Comcast Sports Southwest at 7:30 p.m. EDT.

 

ULM will don limited edition green caps for its game against Southern Miss at Warhawk Field on Wednesday, March 17, for St. Patrick’s Day. The Warhawks and the Golden Eagles get going at 6:30 p.m.

 

Whit Merrifield of South Carolina set a school record with a 26-game hit streak, surpassing the mark of 25 set by Greg Keatley in 1976. Merrifield hit safely in the final 14 games of 2009 and the first 12 this season. The streak was stopped this past Saturday.

 

VMI is 14-1, its best start in school history. The Keydets are among the leaders in the nation with a .381 batting average, 35 home runs and a .675 slugging percentage. VMI’s 10-game win streak to start the season was the program’s longest win streak in more than 60 years.