Sept. 30

Lineup Card

 

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

 

September 20-30, 2010

 

Curtis Brown has been promoted to associate head coach at Georgetown. He has been pitching coach and recruiting coordinator with the Hoyas for the past three years. Brown has also coached at Radford, Wake Forest and his alma mater, Richmond.

 

Former Pepperdine hurler Randy Wolf will be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame on Oct. 17. The lefty was 25-8 in three seasons with the Waves with an ERA of 1.97 and 328 strikeouts in 315 innings. Wolf was drafted by the Phillies in the second round of the 1997 draft and made his major league debut two years later. Wolf is in his 12th season in the big leagues, now pitching for the Milwaukee Brewers after being a member of the Phillies, Dodgers, Padres and Astros.

 

Long Beach State has added Scott Lemone as volunteer assistant and Justin Ramsey as director of operations. Lemone has been director of operations at Cal Poly, administrative assistant at Long Beach State and pitching coach at Cal Poly-Pomona. Ramsey was an assistant for five years at Sacramento City College.

 

Nachion Moore is the volunteer assistant at VMI. Moore was a utility infielder and catcher at Radford. He graduated in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine.

 

Mississippi State has adjusted the schedule for its Baseball Alumni Weekend on Oct. 2-3. Pre-game breakfast tailgate will be held on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. prior to the 11 a.m. kickoff of the football game between MSU and Alcorn State. A post-game party and cookout will be held at the home of head coach John Cohen following the game. The alumni golf scramble will be Sunday at 8 a.m. at the Mississippi State Golf Course.

 

Baylor will hold its annual Burgers on the Berm event on Friday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m. at Baylor Ballpark. Admission is free and donations are accepted with proceeds going to the Diamond Girls. Fans will be able to meet the players and watch an intrasquad scrimmage.

 

The Nebraska Baseball Breakfast will be on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hawks Field. Sponsored by the Husker Home Run Club, the event will allow fans to meet the coaches and players as well as watch practice.

 

Philip Clark went 5 for 7 with three runs and one RBI as East Carolina blanked the Ontario Blue Jays 24-0 in a 13-inning exhibition game this past Saturday. Timothy Younger went 3 for 5 with two doubles, three runs and three RBI. Five Pirate pitchers combined to hold Ontario to one hit with four walks and 20 strikeouts.

 

Brent Porche has been hired as volunteer assistant at Louisiana Tech. Porche began his collegiate career with the Bulldogs before transferring to LSU in Shreveport. Porsche was a student assistant and grad assistant with the Pilots after exhausting his eligibility in 2008.

 

Carl Fraticelli has been named volunteer assistant at Hawaii. He has coached for 18 years, including head coach at Diablo Valley College and Los Medanos College. Fraticelli also spent a year as an area scout for the Oakland Athletics. He played at Loyola Marymount and spent three seasons in the minor leagues. Fraticelli earned his master’s degree from Saint Mary’s.

 

Randy Mazey was promoted to associate head coach at TCU. A former head coach at East Carolina and Charleston Southern, Mazey has worked with the Horned Frogs for the past four seasons, helping TCU post a 186-65 record.

 

Former Cal State Fullerton All-American pitcher Vinnie Pestano has been promoted to the major leagues with the Cleveland Indians. He will become the 48th Titan to play in the big leagues. Pestano was 8-8 in three seasons at Fullerton with 27 saves and a 2.93 ERA. He was drafted by the Indians in the 20th round of the 2006 draft. Pestano was 1-2 with 14 saves in 43 appearances with a 1.55 ERA and .202 opponent batting average this season for the Triple-A champion Columbus Clippers.

 

Pepperdine’s annual fall fundraiser, the Patrick Rooney Memorial Golf Tournament, will be held on Nov. 15 at Moorpark Country Club. The shotgun start will be at 10 a.m. and a silent auction will be held throughout the day.

 

South Carolina will hold three more scrimmages this weekend (Sept. 24-26), open to the public: Friday at 3:30 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

 

Ole Miss will host the “Dash for Hash” on Oct. 9 at 9 a.m. The 5k run will raise money to help with the medical costs for former Rebel Taylor Hashman, who was injured in late July. click here to register online

 

Former Tulane All-American first baseman Mark Hamilton has been called up to the major leagues by the St. Louis Cardinals. Hamilton was the 2006 Conference USA Player of the Year and was a second-round pick of the Cardinals. Hamilton has batted .302 with Triple A Memphis over the past two seasons.

 

Jim Schlossnagle received a contract extension as head coach at TCU through the 2016 season. Schlossnagle led the Horned Frogs to a 54-14 mark this past season, including their first trip to the College World Series. He is 305-154 (.664) in seven seasons at TCU, with seven straight conference championships and postseason appearances. Schlossnagle has been named Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year all five years TCU has been in the league.

 

Former Ole Miss staff member Rob Francis has been named head coach at St. Petersburg College. Francis was director of operations for two years and was a volunteer assistant with the Rebels this past season. St. Petersburg is a nationally-ranked junior college which played for the NJCAA national title in 2005.

 

Members of the Georgia State baseball team visited patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite this past Sunday. There were 13 student-athletes, along with coaches and staff, who talked with children and parents. They also participated in arts and crafts, played video games with the children, shot hoops on the basketball court and played putt-putt. Two more groups of Panthers will visit the hospital over the next two weekends.