August 8

Lineup Card

 

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

 

August 1-8, 2010

 

Former Kentucky outfielder Keenan Wiley has signed a free agent contract with the Atlanta Braves. Wiley batted .324 this past season with the Wildcats with four homers and 37 RBI.

 

Sonny Gray of Vanderbilt allowed three hits over seven innings and George Springer of Connecticut belted a grand slam in the first as Team USA topped Japan 4-2 Thursday evening in the semifinals of the V FISU World University Baseball Championships at Yokohama Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. Team USA (16-2) will meet Cuba for the title on Saturday, Aug. 7. Gray (3-0) allowed two runs (one earned) and struck out six. Noe Ramirez of Cal State Fullerton walked one and struck out three in two hitless innings to earn his fifth save.

 

Teddy Warrecker, head coach at Santa Barbara City College for the past 10 years, has been added as an assistant coach at Cal Poly. Warrecker posted a record of 193-198-2 with the Vaqueros. His 2007 squad had a school-record 34 wins and won the first Western State Conference North Division crown since 1972. Warrecker was a catcher and first baseman at Allan Hancock College before transferring to Arizona. He signed with Cleveland following his junior year and spent six seasons in the minors as a pitcher with the Indians, Dodgers and Braves.

 

Shawn Gilbert has been hired as an assistant coach at Long Beach State. He will work with the hitters and infielders. Gilbert previously was an assistant at Fresno Pacific. The former shortstop played three seasons in the Major Leagues with the Mets, Cardinals and Dodgers. Gilbert also spent one season in Japan. Gilbert was drafted in the 12th round by the Minnesota Twins out of Fresno State, where he spent two years after transferring from Golden West College and Arizona State.

 

Chris Cole has been named an assistant coach at Murray State. He will be the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. He worked with the pitchers for the past four seasons at Tennessee Tech. Cole played one year at Florida State and two seasons at Stetson. He earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Thomas University in 2006.

 

Mikie Mahtook of LSU went 2 for 3 with a homer, two runs and three RBI as Team USA blanked China 11-0 in seven innings Tuesday afternoon at the V FISU World University Championships at Yokohama Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. Jackie Bradley Jr. of South Carolina also went deep and drove in two as the Americans scored one in the first, three in the third and seven in the fourth. Tyler Anderson (1-0) of Oregon allowed two hits in five innings with no walks and six strikeouts to earn the victory. Kyle Winkler of TCU surrendered one hit in two innings with no walks and four strikeouts. Team USA (15-2) advanced to semifinals on Thursday.

 

Former Tennessee All-American J.P. Arencibia has been promoted to the Toronto Blue Jays. He was batting .303 with the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s with 31 home runs and 79 RBI in 95 games. Arencibia was the 21st overall pick in the 2007 draft by Toronto.

 

Georgia State head coach Greg Frady led the German National Team to a third-place finish at the 2010 European Baseball Championship. It was the best finish and first medal and the history of the championships. The Germans went 6-2 in the tournament, with its two losses coming to champion Italy and runner-up The Netherlands.

 

Matt Barnes of Connecticut pitched seven scoreless innings as Team USA defeated Canada 8-1 Monday evening at the V FISU World University Championships at Yokohama Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. Barnes (3-0) allowed three hits with eight strikeouts. Nick Ramirez of Cal State Fullerton went 2 for 5 with three RBI.

 

Saint Louis has added five players for the 2010-11 academic year: junior catcher Marco DiRoma (Bolton, Ontario/John A. Logan College), sophomore infielder/outfielder Jordan Hammerman (St. Louis, Mo./Forest Park CC), junior right-hander Jordan Kistler (Warsaw, Ind./Iowa Western CC), freshman left-hander Damian Rivera (Miami, Fla./Braddock) and freshman right-hander Clay Smith (Kansas City, Mo./Park Hill).

 

Jim Horner has been named an assistant coach at Texas Tech. Horner will work with the hitters and catchers. He has managed in the Seattle Mariners organization for the past four years. Horner was California Manager of the Year and Seattle Mariners Staff Member of the Year in 2009. He played four years at Washington State before playing nine years in the Seattle Mariners system.

 

Oral Roberts has added four players for the upcoming season: infielder T.J. Bennett (Mesa, Ariz./Red Mountain), right-hander Matt Rush (Cypress College), right-hander Tyler Sparks (Eastern State College) and right-hander/catcher Joe Spring (Eastern State College).