Jan. 31, 2011
Lineup Card is a feature highlighting notes from around
January 24-31, 2011
Texas topped the UT Alumni 6-3 Saturday at UFCU
Disch-Falk Field. Dex Kjerstad went 2 for 2 with a triple, one
run and two RBI for the Longhorns. Cohl Walla was 2 for 4 with
one run and one RBI for Texas. Sam Stafford allowed one hit and
struck out three in his one inning of work.
Cal State Fullerton defeated the Titan Alumni
squad 5-1 Saturday at Goodwin Field. Anthony Hutting, Spencer
Ofelt and Austin Kingsolver each had two hits. Jake Floethe
earned the victory by allowing three hits and one run in five
innings with three strikeouts. Tyler Pill pitched four shutout
innings to notch the save.
The Delaware State baseball team posted a
cumulative grade point average of 3.6 for the fall semester. The
Hornets will have seniors Keith Hernandez and Jose Portela and
red-shirt junior Troy Drummond as captains for the 2011
Former Pepperdine first baseman Ryan Heroy will
receive the John Scolinos Award during Alumni Day activities on
Feb. 12. Heroy batted .289 during his career with 20 home runs,
121 RBI and more than 200 hits. The award is in recognition of
exemplary behavior during a season or career for the Waves.
Former LSU head coach and athletics director Skip
Bertman will be the featured speaker at Furman’s Upstate Diamond
Classic on Feb. 17 at the Carolina First Center. A reception
will precede the dinner. Bertman won five national titles in 18
seasons with the Tigers and reached the College World Series 11
times. He is a member of the College Baseball Hall of Fame, the
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and the American Baseball Coaches
Association Hall of Fame.
Notre Dame will hold its 10th annual Meet The
Team dinner on Feb. 10 in Club Naimoli of Purcell Pavilion. Fans
will have an opportunity for autographs and to eat dinner with a
member of the Notre Dame team.
The National Junior College Athletic Association
(NJCAA) released its preseason ranking for all three divisions.
click here for polls
ESPNU and ESPN The Magazine have named South
Carolina associate head coach Chad Holbrook the No. 10 recruiter
in college sports. He is the only baseball coach on the Top 20
list. Holbrook is in his third season with the Gamecocks after
15 years at North Carolina.
Brian McTaggart of MLB.com wrote a feature on
Jason Castro of the Houston Astros working to earn his degree in
sociology from Stanford. The catcher was a first-round pick in
click here for story
The Murray State baseball team posted a 3.25
cumulative grade point average in the fall semester. There were
12 on Dean’s List, including four with a perfect 4.0 GPA.
Louisville will have six home games televised,
four regionally in the state of Kentucky by Wazoo Sports Network
and two nationally by CBS College Sports. The four Wazoo games
are April 12 vs. Kentucky at 6 p.m., April 21 vs. USF at 6 p.m.,
May 10 vs. Vanderbilt at 6 p.m. and May 19 vs. Notre Dame at 6
p.m. The CBS College Sports games are May 20 vs. Notre Dame at 7
p.m. and May 21 vs. Notre Dame at 1 p.m. All times are Eastern.
Former Lamar standout Mike Sarbaugh was recently
named 2010 Minor League Manager of the Year after guiding the
Columbus Clippers to the International League title and the
Triple-A national championship. Sarbaugh has spent 21 years in
the Cleveland Indians; organization as a player, hitting coach
and manager. He was a shortstop at Lamar from 1986-89.
FIU will hold its annual Diamond Dinner in
conjunction with the softball team on Feb. 12 at the Graham
Center Ballroom. Former World Series champion manager Jack
McKeon will be the guest speaker.
Kansas has added former Oregon assistant Jay
Uhlman to its coaching staff. Uhlman will be recruiting
coordinator, hitting coach and baserunning/short game
coordinator. He will also coach third base and work with the
corner infielders. Uhlman worked with hitters and infielders at
Oregon a season ago, helping the Ducks reach 40 wins and earn a
bid to the NCAA Tournament. Prior to that, Uhlman spent eight
seasons at his alma mater, Nevada.
South Carolina will hold three scrimmages this
weekend at Carolina Stadium, all open to the public: Friday at
3:30 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Clemson head coach Jack Leggett will be the
featured speaker at Western Carolina’s Celebration of Catamount
Baseball fund-raising banquet on Feb. 19. Leggett is WCU’s
all-time leader in wins and will be honored by the Leggett
Legacy, in which one Catamount player each season will wear
jersey No. 7.
Mississippi State has passed the 5,000 mark for
season ticket sales. The Bulldogs set a school record last
season with 5,632 season tickets.
Former William and Mary hurler Chris Ray has
signed a free agent contract with the Seattle Mariners. In 2010,
Ray split time with the World Series participants, Texas and San
Francisco. He was 5-0 with a 3.72 ERA in 63 appearances. Ray is
15-17 with 51 saves in five big-league seasons.
First-year UNLV head coach Tim Chambers will have
his jersey retired by the College of Southern Nevada on Jan. 28.
Chambers started the program in 200 and posted a record of
466-195-1 in 11 seasons. The Coyotes won the 2003 JUCO World
Series and placed third a season ago.
Arkansas will hold its 16th annual Meet the
Razorbacks Day on Jan. 30 from 3 to 5 p.m. at center court of
the Northwest Arkansas Mall. Autograph and photo opportunities
will be available.
Southern Illinois closer Lee Weld will miss the
2011 season due to a shoulder injury. The sophomore right-hander
had surgery on Jan. 6 to repair a partially torn labrum in his
throwing shoulder. Weld was 5-4 a season ago with two saves. He
fanned 57 in 58.2 innings.
Notre Dame will have three games on national
television. Its game on Friday, April 15, will be broadcast on
ESPNU at 7 p.m. ET. The final two games of its series at
Louisville will air on CBS College Sports, Friday, May 20 at 6
p.m. ET and Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m. ET.
Several VMI players have announced their summer
league plans. John Garrett, Alan Watts, Michael Devine and Rob
Dickinson will play in the Coastal Plains League. Berkley
Hawkins, Campbell Henkel, Chase Worthington, Andrew Montague and
Travis Thomas will play in the Valley League. Connor Bach, Chris
Russo, Joey Zarella and Jacob Morley will play in the Cal Ripken
Hawaii will hold its ninth annual Grand Slam
Celebration on Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Fans will have a chance to meet coaches and players, as well as
participate in a live and silent auction.
Ohio State will hold its Meet the Team Dinner on
Feb. 12 at the University Plaza Hotel and Conference Center. A
reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30
p.m. The event will also have a silent auction.
Texas Tech will host its 10th Anniversary First
Pitch Luncheon on Feb. 16 at noon at the Lubbock Civic Center
Banquet Hall. The event spotlights the Red Raiders baseball and
Georgia Southern head coach Rodney Hennon will
speak at the Greater Savannah Eagle Club on Jan. 27 at its
Winthrop has season tickets on sale, including
single-seat tickets and Family Packs.