Nov. 7

Lineup Card

 

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

 

November 1-7, 2010

 

Former UCLA star Ron Roenicke was hired as manager of the Milwaukee Brewers, the first former Bruin to manage a big league club. Roenicke has been an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Angels since 2000, including bench coach for the past five seasons. Roenicke played for the Bruins in 1977 after transferring from Mt. San Antonio College. He was a first-round pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers and played in the majors from 1981-88.

 

Former Cal State Fullerton outfielder Aaron Rowand is a World Series champ for the second time in his career, having also won with the 2005 Chicago White Sox. He is one of three former Titans to have appeared in a World Series game, joining Greg Mathews of the 1987 St. Louis Cardinals and Mike Lamb of the 2005 Houston Astros. Mark Kotsay was a member of the 1997 Florida Marlins and Dan Naulty was on the New York Yankees in 1999, but neither played in the series.

 

Former LSU standouts Brian Wilson and Mike Fontenot won World Series rings with the San Francisco Giants, bring the total of former Tigers to win a World Series to nine. Others include Alvin Dark (1954 New York Giants, player; 1974 Oakland Athletics, manager), Joe Bill Adcock (1957 Milwaukee Braves), Mark Guthrie (1991 Minnesota Twins), Eddie Yarnall (1999 and 2000 New York Yankees), Randy Keisler (2000 New York Yankees), Russ Springer (2001 Arizona Diamondbacks) and Curtis Leskanic (2004 Boston Red Sox).

 

Joe Jordano (left), head coach at Pittsburgh, has been named the first-ever Chuck Tanner Collegiate Baseball Manager of the Year by the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh. He will be presented the award on Nov. 20 at the group’s annual banquet. Charlie Manuel of the Philadelphia Phillies will also be recognized as the 2010 Chuck Tanner Major League Baseball Manager of the Year. Former winners include Joe Torre, Joe Maddon and Ron Gardenhire.

 

David Beckley was promoted to associate head coach at The Citadel. He is entering his 10th season with the Bulldogs.

 

Lamar concluded its fall season with a doubleheader sweep of Houston-Victoria on Saturday at Vincent-Beck Stadium. Jeff Abt drove in four as the Cardinals won the opener 8-2. Jude Vidrine scored three in Game 1 for the victors. Jonathan Dziedzic tossed three perfect innings with five strikeouts as Lamar took the nightcap 9-3. Cameron Campbell had two hits and two runs in the second game for the Cardinals.

 

Former Elon outfielder Cory Harrilchak was named Player of the Week in the Arizona Fall League. Playing for the Phoenix Desert Dogs, Harrilchak batted .474 (9 for 19) with three home runs and seven RBI. The farmhand of the Atlanta Braves is third in the league with a batting average of .419. Harrilchak played for the Rome Braves and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans this past season.

 

LSU will hold its three-game Purple-Gold World Series this week at Alex Box Stadium. Games will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. each day. The contests are free and open to the public.

 

(photo courtesy of Pitt Media Relations Office)