Nov. 30

Lineup Card

 

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

 

November 22-30, 2010

 

Marc MacMillan (left) has been hired as an assistant coach at Arkansas-Pine Bluff. He will be the recruiting coordinator, work with the pitchers and infielders, and assist with the day-to-day operations of the baseball program. MacMillan was an assistant a year ago at Arkansas-Monticello after serving as head coach at Victory College before the school eliminated its athletic programs. MacMillan was head coach at Memphis University School for eight years. He played four years at Ole Miss, earning a bachelor’s degree in managerial finance.

 

Bobby Valentine, former major league player and manager and current ESPN analyst, will be the featured speaker for the ninth annual Step Up to the Plate event at Virginia on Saturday, Jan. 29, at John Paul Jones Arena. The event will include dinner, an autograph session and silent and live auctions. Valentine played at USC before an 11-year major league career as a utility player for five organizations. He managed the Texas Rangers, New York Mets and the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan.

 

Adam Wainwright, pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, and Rick Sweet, manager of the Louisville Bats, are scheduled to appear at the 2011 Republic Bank University of Louisville Baseball Leadoff Dinner on Friday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. in the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center. Wainwright was 20-11 this past season and was second in Cy Young Award voting. Sweet is 466-394 in six seasons with the Bats. He was a catcher in professional baseball for nine years, including three seasons in the major leagues.

 

Fred Jordan, head coach at The Citadel, has announced the formation of the “Diamond Dogs Club,” a support group for Citadel Baseball. The club will support and aid financially the baseball program. Col. Jim Scott ’69, a former pitcher for the Bulldogs, is the inaugural president, with Tom O’Brien ’78 as vice president. Assistant coach Randy Carlson is the team’s liaison to the group.

 

The player and coaches from the 2010 Clemson baseball team will receive their College World Series rings Tuesday evening prior to the Tigers’ men’s basketball game against Michigan. Clemson was 45-25 this past season and reached Omaha for the 12th time.

 

Duke continued its community service on Nov. 20 as the baseball team split into four groups to work at a Habitat for Humanity build, a cleanup of Burch Avenue Park, built a baseball field at Forest View Elementary School and helped at the Emily Krzyzewski Center.

 

Former Eastern Michigan shortstop and Hall of Famer Terry Collins has been named manager of the New York Mets. Collins played for the Eagles from 1968-71 and helped EMU win the 1970 NAIA National Championship. The 61-year-old Collins was the Mets’ minor league field coordinator this past season. He managed the Houston Astros (1994-96) and the Anaheim Angels (1997-99), posting a career record of 444-434.

 

More than 1,500 mourners filled Abe Martin Field Monday afternoon to celebrate the life of the late Southern Illinois head coach Dan Callahan. click here for SIU release

 

Bowling Green held its annual post-season banquet this past weekend. Winners included:

Commissioner’s Award (MAC academic excellence) – Jon Berti and Patrick Martin

Scholar-Athlete Award – Logan Meisler and Patrick Martin

Don Woods Freshman/First-Year Player of the Year – Matt Pitzulo

Mr. Versatility Award – Clay Duncan and Denny Vaughn

Fireman Award (Relief Pitcher of the Year) – Patrick O’Brien

Ken Schoeni Mr. Falcon Award – Mark Galvin and Logan Meisler

Coaches Award – Brennan Smith and Derek Spencer

Golden Glove Award – TJ Blanton

Hitter of the Year – Denny Vaughn and Jon Berti

Aaron Lawnizak Mr. Hustle Award – Clay Duncan

Most Valuable Pitcher – Kevin Leady

Most Valuable Player – TJ Blanton and Jon Berti

 

(photo courtesy of UAPB Media Relations Office)