July 31

Lineup Card


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


July 26-31, 2010


Infielder Jimmy Roesinger of Dayton became just the second player in Coastal Plain League history to play all nine positions in the Fayetteville SwampDogs’ 5-2 loss to the Wilmington Sharks on July 30. He had four putouts and two assists, including throwing out a runner trying to steal third while catching. Roesinger took the mound in the ninth with the score tied at 2-2 and retired the side in order with one strikeout. Roesinger went 1 for 2 at the plate with three walks and four steals.


Josh Jordan has been promoted to top assistant and recruiting coordinator at Appalachian State and Chris Moore has been hired as an assistant coach. Jordan enters his fifth year with the Mountaineers. Along with his new duties, Jordan will continue to work with the catchers and outfielders. Moore will work with the infielders and hitters and assist with recruiting. A graduate of Western Carolina, Moore coached at Davidson, Lander and West Georgia. He was drafted in the 11th round of the 1999 draft by Colorado and spent four years in the Rockies system.


Former Tulane All-American James Jurries has returned to his alma mater as the volunteer assistant coach. Jurries batted .361 in four seasons with the Green Wave with 344 hits, 66 doubles, 62 homers, 257 RBI and 284 runs. Tulane went to four NCAA Regionals and reached the 2001 College World Series. Jurries was taken in the sixth round of the 2002 draft by Atlanta and spent five seasons in the Braves organization, including four at Triple A. For the past two seasons, he has been a teacher and head baseball coach at Brazoswood High School, his alma mater.


Nick Ramirez of Cal State Fullerton drove in Ryan Wright of Louisville in the bottom of the 11th as Team USA edged Chinese Taipei 8-7 Sunday evening in pool play of the V FISU World University Championships at Meiji Jingu Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. Brian Johnson of Florida earned the win, allowing four hits and one unearned run in three innings with five strikeouts. Wright homered in the ninth to tie the game at 6-6 and both teams scored one in the 10th.


UT Arlington All-American outfielder Michael Choice has signed with the Oakland Athletics. Choice, the 10th overall pick in the 2010 draft, will receive a $2 million signing bonus. Choice will report to the spring training facility in Phoenix, Ariz., and will eventually join the Single-A affiliate in Vancouver. The Southland Conference Player of the Year, Choice batted .383 this past season with 16 homers and 59 RBI.


Notre Dame has added Joe Hastings and Jesse Woods as assistant coaches. Hastings, a former All-American first baseman at East Carolina, was an assistant the past four seasons at Boston College. He will be recruiting coordinator as well as hitting and infield coach. Hastings also coached at Virginia and VMI. Woods worked the past three years at Boston College. He will work with the outfielders as well as assist with hitting and recruiting. Woods also coached for three seasons at his alma mater, Wheaton College. He helped Wheaton reach the Division III National Championship game in 2006.


Sonny Gray of Vanderbilt struck out a career-high 14 in setting a USA FISU single-game record as Team USA thumped Sri Lanka 15-0 in five innings in the opening game of the V FISU World University Championships Friday afternoon at Utsumi Shimaoka Ball Park in Tokyo, Japan. Gray allowed one hit and two base runners. George Springer of Connecticut and Nick Ramirez of Cal State Fullerton both homered to lead the 12-hit attack. Jason Esposito of Vanderbilt had a three-run double in a five-run fourth. Mikie Mahtook of LSU had three hits and three RBI.


Brandon Nolen will be the volunteer assistant at Middle Tennessee. He will work with the catchers, assist with hitting and help with on-campus recruiting. Nolen was an assistant for three seasons at Ensworth High School in Nashville, Tenn. Nolen was also an assistant for four years at Volunteer State Community College. While in college, Nolen was a student assistant coach at UT Martin.


Former Rutgers standout Jeff Frazier has been promoted to the Detroit Tigers. Frazier hit .273 with 32 doubles and 23 home runs at Triple-A Toledo this season. Frazier was taken by the Tigers in the third round of the 2004 draft. He has played seven seasons in the Detroit and Seattle organizations.


Former Western Carolina pitcher Greg Holland has been called up to the Kansas City Royals. He was a 10th-round pick of the Royals in 2007. Holland was 3-3 with three saves at Triple-A Omaha with a 3.81 ERA. He struck out 60 in 56.2 innings.


Former Mississippi State standout Mitch Moreland has been called up to the Texas Rangers. The first baseman and outfielder hit .289 at Triple-A Oklahoma City with 12 home runs and 65 RBI. He was taken in the 17th round by the Rangers in 2007.


Ryan Wright of Louisville had three hits, including a home run, and two RBI as Team USA topped Chinese Taipei 9-1 Wednesday at Hsinchuang Field to split the four-game series. Jackie Bradley Jr. of South Carolina and Brad Miller of Clemson both added three hits. Brett Mooneyham (2-0) of Stanford allowed two hits and one run in three innings with four strikeouts to earn the victory.


Former Major League pitcher Josh Newman has returned to his alma mater, Ohio State, as a volunteer assistant coach. Newman was a Buckeye from 2001-04. A native of Wheelersburg, Ohio, Newman graduated from OSU in 2004 with a degree in history. He is third on Ohio State’s career lists with 32 wins, 369 innings and 291 strikeouts. Newman was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. He was taken by the Colorado Rockies in the 19th round of the 2004 draft and made his Major League debut on Sept. 12, 2007.


The Citadel head coach Fred Jordan and former Bulldog Lee Glaze will be inducted into the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame. Jordan has 666 wins in his 19 years at The Citadel. The Bulldogs won their fifth Southern Conference title and made their seventh NCAA tourney appearance in 2010. Glaze was an all-conference performer in baseball and football. He was the Southern Conference Athlete of the Year in 1986.


Pete O’Brien of Bethune-Cookman hit his fourth homer of the summer and knocked in two as Team USA topped Chinese Taipei 6-3 Tuesday evening at Hsinchuang Field. Gerrit Cole (2-0) of UCLA allowed two hits and one unearned run with two walks and four strikeouts to earn the victory. Matt Barnes of Connecticut fanned six in four innings before Noe Ramirez worked a perfect ninth for his fourth save.


Oregon State infielder Carter Bell is a member of the Canadian National Team and will head to Japan for the World University Baseball Championship. Canada will face Chinese Taipei, Sri Lanka and the United State in pool play. A native of Courtenay, S.C., Bell hit .254 in 56 games for the Beavers this past season with 12 doubles, two homers and 15 RBI.


The Cape Cod League All-Star Game will be held on Wednesday, July 28, at Fenway Park in Boston. click here for rosters


Rising senior Zach Taylor of Evansville pitched the first perfect game in Coastal Plain League history on July 22 as his Wilmington Sharks blanked the Fayetteville SwampDogs 13-0 at Buck Hardee Field in Wilmington, N.C. Taylor needed just 117 pitches and recorded 13 groundouts, 10 flyouts and four strikeouts. He raised his record to 3-1 with a 1.82 ERA for the Sharks. Taylor’s family was in attendance from Ft. Wayne, Ind.


Jake Angier has been hired as an assistant coach at North Dakota State. Angier, 25, was a graduate assistant at South Dakota State for the past two seasons. He played for the jackrabbits in 2006 and 2007 before becoming a student assistant. A native of Bellevue, Wash., Angier pitched at Big Bend Community College before transferring to SDSU.


Team USA fell 1-0 to Chinese Taipei on Monday evening at Hsinchuang Baseball Field for its second straight defeat. Pinch-hitter Yen-Wen Kou had a RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to score Hsien-Hsien Yang from third. Tyler Anderson of Oregon struck out five in six scoreless innings with one hit and one walk. Team USA was held to three hits.