Oct. 31

Lineup Card


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


October 25-31, 2010


Former VCU standout Brandon Inge of the Detroit Tigers was named Marvin Miller Man of the Year by his peers in the annual Major League Baseball Players Choice Awards. Inge, who signed a two-year contract extension a week ago, was recognized for his work on the field and in the community, including at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich.


Kevin Patterson belted 11 home runs to claim the individual title for Auburn’s Home Run Derby, which raised $2,060 for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lee County. Nearly 1,000 fans attended the event.


Maryland will hold its three-game Red & Black Super Regionals this weekend: Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at noon. All games are open to the public and free of charge. The teams will take batting practice in costumes on Sunday for Halloween.


Southern Miss will receive its 2010 Conference USA Championship rings on Saturday and will be introduced during halftime of the football game with UAB.


Matt Rademacher has been added as volunteer assistant coach at Georgia Southern. He held the same position at Air Force this past season. A native of Bay City, Michigan, Rademacher played three seasons at Michigan before transferring to Coastal Carolina, where he was a First Team All-Big South catcher as a senior in 2007.


NC State will hold its three-game Fall World Series this weekend at Doak Field at Dail Park: Friday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. All games are open to the public with no admission fee. For Halloween, the Wolfpack will take costumed batting practice on Sunday.


Memphis will host Lunch and Lockers with men’s basketball coach Josh Pastner on Saturday, Oct. 30, at noon at FedExPark for $5. In conjunction with the annual Blue-Gray Game, it is a fund-raiser for the Tiger Baseball Locker Campaign for upgrades at FedExPark.


Former Connecticut All-American Charles Nagy has been named pitching coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He held the same position for Cleveland’s Triple-A affiliate in Columbus. Nagy pitched in the major leagues for 14 seasons from 1990-2003, posting a record of 129-105 with 1,242 strikeouts. He was a first-round pick of the Indians in the 1988 draft.


Ryan McCurdy has returned to Duke as a volunteer assistant coach. A 2010 graduate, McCurdy will direct all Duke Baseball Academy camps, work with the catchers and run the bunting program. A four-year starter for the Blue Devils, McCurdy played second base as a freshman, third base as a sophomore and junior, and catcher as a senior. McCurdy signed with the Houston Astros this past summer and was a catcher at the Rookie and Class-A levels. He will continue his professional career in 2011 and will remain with the Blue Devils until spring training commences in February.


The Citadel will hold its 14th annual golf tournament on Friday, Nov. 5, at 9 a.m. at the Legend Oaks Golf Club. Proceeds will benefit the baseball scholarship fund and the baseball travel budget. The event precedes the Homecoming football game on Saturday against Elon.


Kansas will hold its Crimson and Blue World Series this weekend: Friday, Oct. 29, at 4:15 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 31, at 2:30 p.m. All games will be played at Hoglund Ballpark and are open to the public.


Southeastern Louisiana will hold its three-game Fall World Series this week at Alumni Field: Thursday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m., Friday at 2:30 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. The winners will earn a dinner of steak and potatoes at the team’s Christmas party, while the losers get beans and hot dogs.


New Mexico will have its three-game Cherry and Silver World Series at Lobo Field from Nov. 2-4. Each contest will start at 2 p.m.


Mississippi State will hold its four-game Bulldog World Series at Dudy Noble Field this week: Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 3:30 p.m., Friday at 4 p.m., Saturday at 12 p.m. and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Games are open to the public.


Kameron Brunty went 3 for 6 with four runs and two RBI to lead Southern Miss past William Carey 20-9 Saturday at Pete Taylor Park. Ashley Graeter went 2 for 2 with two runs and two RBI, while Jared Bales added two hits and three RBI for the Golden Eagles.


Georgia Southern will conclude fall practice with a cookout and scrimmage at J.I. Clements Stadium on Nov. 5. The cookout begins at 6 p.m., followed by the scrimmage at 7 p.m. The cookout is $10 for adults and $5 for children. The scrimmage is free and open to the public.


William and Mary will hold a free Youth Appreciation Camp at Plumeri Park on Nov. 13 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. for students in first through eighth grades. Contact assistant coach George Fisher at gwfisher@wm.edu to confirm attendance.


Georgetown recently played its annual Blue-Gray Scrimmage at Nationals Park, the home of the Washington Nationals.