Oct. 24

Lineup Card


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


October 18-24, 2010


Kirk McConnell has been named volunteer assistant at Ole Miss. He spent the past four years at Northeast Texas Community College as recruiting coordinator and worked with outfielders, base runners and hitters. McConnell also coached at Missouri State and Southern Arkansas. McConnell played at Arkansas and Missouri State before spending two professional seasons with the River City Rascals of the Frontier League.


Khayyan Norfork of Tennessee has been selected to represent the university at the inaugural NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum this weekend at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The senior second baseman is one of 400 participants who will participate in numerous leadership-related activities, including team-building exercises, NCAA and Divisional Governance sessions and service activities.


Southern Miss will host William Carey in an exhibition game on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. at Pete Taylor Park. Admission is $5.


Mississippi State with hold three Homecoming scrimmages this weekend at Dudy Noble Field: Friday, Oct. 22, at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m. and Sunday, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m. All games are open to the public. The five-game Bulldog World Series will be held Oct. 26-31.


Cal will host its Alumni Game on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m. at Evans Diamond. The event is open to the public with no admission fee. The Bullpen Club Golf Classic will be on Monday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. at the Contra Costa Country Club in Pleasant Hill.


Alex Hudak went 2 for 2 with a pair of two-run homers as Florida Atlantic blanked the British Columbia Twins Thursday in exhibition action. Colby Gratton added two hits, including a double and a triple, two runs and two RBI.


Tennessee raised more than $5,000 in participating for the fourth straight year in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk on Thursday evening. Head coach Todd Raleigh, his staff and the entire team participated. Raleigh walked in honor of his oldest brother, John Raleigh III, who died from Hodgkin’s disease at the age of 19.


William and Mary has selected senior Logan Billbrough and juniors Chris Forsten, Stephen Arcure and Matt Davenport as team captains for the 2011 season. Billbrough went 5-3 last season with 64 strikeouts. Forsten was a captain last season as he hit .289 with 19 doubles. Arcure batted .339 in 2010, an improvement of more than 100 points over his freshman average. Davenport was 8-2 with a school-record 1.96 ERA in being named First Team All-CAA.


Texas A&M will hold its best-of-three Fall World Series at Olsen Field next week. Game 1 will be Tuesday, Oct. 26, with games each of the next two days. Each contest will begin at 3 p.m., with games open to the public with no admission fee.


Defending national champion South Carolina will hold its Garnet & Black World Series this weekend at Carolina Stadium. Friday’s game begins at 3:30 p.m., while contests on Saturday and Sunday will both start at 1:30 p.m. All games are open to the public.


Illinois State will begin its Fall World Series on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m. at Duffy Bass Field. Game 2 will be Friday at 3 p.m. The series will conclude at noon on Saturday. All games are open to the public with no admission fee.


Jim Duffy has been hired as hitting coach at Seton Hall. Duffy also coached with the Pirates from 2003-08. He played at Seton Hall from 1992-96 and was a three-time All-Big East selection. Duffy was an All-American and New Jersey College Player of the Year in 1995. He signed a free agent contract with the Houston Astros and rose as high as Double-A before retiring in 2000 to pursue coaching.


Former LSU standout and current Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Ryan Theriot will host the first Ryan Theriot Celebrity Golf Classic on Nov. 12 at The Carter Plantation in Springfield, La. Proceeds will benefit the National Wildlife Federation’s Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Fund, as well as the Autism Society of America Greater Baton Rouge Chapter and Fore! Kids Foundation.


Auburn will hold its three-game Fall World Series this week: Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 3:45 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. Each seven-inning scrimmage at Plainsman Park is open to the public without admission fee. Friday’s game will precede the annual Home Run Derby, with proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Club of Lee County.


Oregon State will start its annual Orange and Black World Series at Goss Stadium on Monday, Oct. 18, Tuesday, Oct. 19, Wednesday, Oct. 20 and Thursday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m. each day with no admission fee. Saturday’s series finale will be at Medford’s Harry & David Field at noon. Admission to Saturday’s contest is $5 for adults and free for children 13 and younger, with proceeds benefiting the Medford Youth Baseball Society.


Middle Tennessee will begin its three-game Blue-White Series on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m. Game 2 is Friday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. Following homecoming on Saturday, the series will conclude on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m.


Texas Tech will hold its annual Red & Black Series next week at Dan Law Field with no admission fee: Oct. 24 at 4 p.m., Oct. 25 at 3:30 p.m., Oct. 26 at 3:30 p.m., Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. and Oct. 28 at 5 p.m.