June 30

Lineup Card


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


June 21-30, 2010


Derek Dietrich (right) of Georgia Tech has been named the 2010 ACC Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The junior shortstop, a two-time Academic All-American, highlights the All-ACC Academic Baseball Team. Dietrich (.350/17 HR/61 RBI) earned Georgia Tech’s 2010 Male Scholar-Athlete Award. click here for the All-ACC Academic Baseball Team


Former Louisville All-American Chris Dominguez recently won the Home Run Derby at the South Atlantic League All-Star celebration. A third baseman for the Augusta Green Jackets, Dominguez hit five homer in the final round to defeat Miguel Velazquez of Hickory at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C.


USF has hired Chris Heintz as an assistant coach. He was a manager in the Minnesota Twins minor league system and is a former Bulls standout. Henitz will be hitting coach and will work with the infielders and catchers. He replaces Bryant Ward.


Former William and Mary hurler Bill Bray has been called up from the minors by the Cincinnati Reds. The left-handed reliever has pitched in both AA and AAA this season.


UC Irvine pitcher Daniel Bibona (left) was named the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award winner for baseball (CLASS – Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School). Bibona was the Big West Pitcher of the Year and the Big West Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2010. He recently earned a degree in sociology with a 3.25 GPA. Previous winners include Brandon McArthur of Florida in 2009, Cole St. Clair of Rice in 2008 and Emeel Salem of Alabama in 2007.


2010 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Senior All-American First Team: Daniel Bibona, P, UC Irvine; Blake Dean, 1B, LSU; Jim Klocke, C/P, Southeast Missouri State; Cory Kovanda, 2B, Ohio State; Tony Plagman, 1B, Georgia Tech

Second Team: Stephen Cardullo, SS, Florida State; Mike Donato, OF, Massachusetts; Tyler Lyons, P, Oklahoma State; Matt Payton, IF, Western Kentucky; David Towarnicky, 1B, Appalachian State


(photos courtesy of Georgia Tech and UCI Media Relations Offices)