Oct. 10

Lineup Card


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


October 1-10, 2010


Tony Gwynn, head coach at San Diego State and a member of the major league baseball Hall of Fame, has been diagnosed with cancer of a salivary gland. Gwynn, 50, will have radiation and chemotherapy treatments. He plans to return to the Aztecs before the start of the 2011 season. click here for San Diego Union-Tribune story


Ron Rakowski has been brought in as an assistant coach at Holy Cross. He will work with the pitchers and assist with recruiting. Rakowski was the top assistant at Tacoma Community College. He earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from San Francisco State in 2002 and received his master’s degree in teaching with a specialization in teaching leadership from National University in 2009.


Jamie McMahon and Rudy Darrow have been added to the staff at Nicholls State. McMahon has been hired as an assistant coach after working at Pearl River Community College since 2001, including posting a 154-109 mark as head coach. McMahon also coached at Meridian CC and Mt. San Antonio CC. Darrow will be the volunteer assistant at his alma mater after spending four years in professional baseball, pitching in the organizations of the Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves.


Aaron Barrows has joined the staff at Oakland. He will coach the outfielders and base-runners as well as assisting with the hitters. Barrows played four seasons at Eastern Kentucky, batting .313 in his career with 142 runs, 92 RBI and 58 steals. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management in 2008 and a master’s degree in sports administration in 2010, both from EKU.


Former Georgia State standout Bradley Logan has signed to play with the Lake Erie Crushers of the Frontier League. Logan, who should finish his degree work in December, was a Third Team All-CAA selection in 2010. He holds career records with games played, hits, runs and RBI for the Panthers.


Rhode Island recently participated in the 2010 Southern New England Walk Now for Autism Speaks for the fourth straight year. Head coach Jim Foster has a daughter, Delaney, affected by Autism. Atlantic 10 rivals Dayton and Fordham made contributions on behalf of URI Baseball/Delaney Foster.


North Carolina will hold a pair of best-of-three series for its Fall World Series at Boshamer Stadium. All games are open to the public and admission is free. Series 1 will be Oct. 11 at 2 p.m., Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. and Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. Series 2 will be Oct. 15 at 6 p.m., Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. and Oct. 17 at 1 p.m. If a championship game is necessary, it will be on Oct. 18 at 2 p.m.


Northern Illinois will begin its five-game Red/Black Series on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 3 p.m. Game 2 will be Oct. 13 at 3 p.m., Game 3 on Oct. 15 at 3 p.m., Game 4 on Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. and Game 5 on Oct. 20 at 3 p.m.


East Carolina will hold its Purple & Gold World Series this week at Lewis Field inside Clark LeClair Stadium. Games are open to the public and admission is free. Game 1 is on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m., with Game 2 on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. and Game 3 on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 4:30 p.m.


Thomas Seay has been hired as an assistant coach at Marist. He will work with the infield and outfield defense, coach third base, work with the hitters and assist with recruiting. Seay most recently was assistant coach and recruiting at Young Harris College in Georgia. Seay coached for two seasons at Slippery Rock and was a volunteer assistant at Old Dominion for two years. Seay earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Randolph-Macon in 2002 and received his master’s degree in sports leadership from VCU in 2003.


Creighton will face Des Moines Area Community College in an exhibition game on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m. at O’Brien Field.


William and Mary will conclude its fall practice this weekend with the Green and Gold Series at Plumeri Park. Game 1 will be Saturday, Oct. 2, at noon, Game 2 on Sunday, Oct. 3, at 11 am, and Game 3 is TBA.


Virginia will start its Orange and Blue World Series on Sunday, Oct. 3, at 3 p.m. at Davenport Field. Admission for all games is free.

Game 2: Tuesday, Oct. 5, 6 p.m.

Game 3: Wednesday, Oct. 6, 6 p.m.

Game 4: Monday, Oct. 11, 1 p.m.

Game 5: Tuesday, Oct. 12, 6 p.m.

Game 6: Friday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m.

Game 7: Sunday, Oct. 17, 6 p.m.


South Carolina will have three scrimmages this weekend open to the public: Friday, Oct. 1 at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, at 1 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 3, at 1:30 p.m.


Louisville will have two open scrimmages this weekend: Friday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 2, at 10 a.m.


Cal State Fullerton will hold its fifth annual Dinner with the Titans on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 4 p.m. at Goodwin Field. Tickets are $50 for adults and $10 for children under 12, which covers dinner and parking. Assistant coach Kirk Saarloos will be the guest speaker.


The Dugout Club at Fresno State helped with a new turf halo and sound system at Beiden Field.


Bryant head coach Steve Owens will be inducted into the St. Lawrence University Athletic Hall of Fame this weekend. Owens was a standout baseball and football player for the Saints. He has been a head coach for the past 19 years at Le Moyne and Cortland State.