Feb. 6, 2011
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February 1-6, 2011
snow over most of the outfield and foul territory, Kansas held a
scrimmage on Saturday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark. The
temperature was near 40 degrees as the Jayhawks prepare to open
the season at No. 1 TCU on Feb. 18.
The Big 12 announced its baseball schedule on FSN
(all times Central):
4/23 Texas Tech at Kansas State 1 p.m.
4/30 Oklahoma at Texas 11:30 a.m.
5/7 Kansas at Oklahoma 2 p.m.
5/14 Baylor at Oklahoma State 6:30 p.m.
5/21 Texas A&M at Texas 6 p.m.
5/29 Big 12 Championship Game 1 p.m.
Brady Thomas, a senior catcher for South
Carolina, has been granted an additional year of eligibility by
the NCAA. He batted .331 in 47 games a season ago with eight
homers and 30 RBI. Thomas was named to the All-Tournament teams
at the College World Series and the Columbia Regional.
Louisville will scrimmage on Friday at 2:30 p.m.
at Jim Patterson Stadium. Due to the weather forecast, the
remaining weekend schedule is TBA.
South Carolina will hold open scrimmages on
Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Columbia Stadium.
Western Kentucky will play two games at Bowling
Green Ballpark, the home of the Bowling Green Hot Rods. The
Hilltoppers will face Louisville on April 5 and Kentucky on
April 19. In 2010, WKU and Kentucky drew a crowd of 6,183 for
the first college game at the facility. It was the largest crowd
to see a home Hilltopper game and the largest crowd to see a
college baseball game in the state of Kentucky.
USF will open new stadiums for baseball and
softball this season., complete with cement batting cages,
covered bullpen areas, clubhouses and additional fan seating.
Prior to Pepperdine’s home opener on Feb. 18,
baseball writer Ross Newhan and his son, former major leaguer
and Wave standout David Newhan, will read “Casey at the Bat” at
the Payson Library patio at 1 p.m. There will be free baseball
cards, popcorn and soda.
Georgia Southern head coach Rodney Hennon will
speak to the Bulloch County Eagle Club Dinner on Feb. 15 at 6:30
p.m. in the Bishop Fieldhouse.
Tickets remain for Iowa’s Steak Fry on Feb. 7 at
the Bella Sala Event Center in Tiffin. The event, consisting of
dinner, photos, autographs, and silent and live auctions, will
begin at 5 p.m.
Nolan Belcher, a junior left-hander at South
Carolina, will miss the 2011 season after suffering a tear in
the UCL in his left elbow. He is scheduled to have surgery on
Feb. 3. Belcher will qualify for a medical redshirt and will
have two years of eligibility remaining. He was 3-1 with a 2.43
ERA a season ago in 11 appearances, six of which were starts.
Belcher struck out 32 in 29.2 innings.
Richmond promoted Charlie Goens from volunteer to
full-time assistant coach after assistant Chad Oxendine left to
pursue a coaching opportunity in professional baseball. Goens
was an assistant the past three seasons at Roanoke College.
Lt. Jonathan Johnson, a graduate of the Naval
Academy, will be in Spring Training with the Oakland A’s after
four years of active duty. Rhett Bollinger wrote a feature on
click here to read feature
UCF has a season ticket promotional video
featuring all 33 members of the team and based on a scene from
the movie Major League.
click here to watch video
USC will hold its Alumni Game on Feb. 13 at 4
p.m. at Dedeaux Field. Former Trojan and current UC Irvine head
coach Mike Gillespie will be honored as the scoreboard will
officially be renamed the Mike Gillespie Scoreboard. The batting
cages will be renamed in honor of the Boone family, including
former Trojans Aaron and Bret Boone. The cages will also include
the names of father, Bob, and grandfather, Ray, both
major-leaguers. The 1961 national championship team will be
honored at halftime of the USC-Oregon men’s basketball game on
Louisville will hold scrimmages on Saturday and
Sunday at Jim Patterson Stadium. Both are open to the public and
will start at 11:30 a.m. The Cardinals will have 36
regular-season games and all postseason games broadcast on KOOL
Tickets are now on sale for the second annual
Dodgertown Classic between USC and UCLA on March 13 at 2:30 p.m.
at Dodger Stadium, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern
California. Georgia and Saint Mary’s will play at 10 a.m.
Parking is free and concessions will be half-price.
Oklahoma will have its games carried on KREF 1400
AM for the second year, 54 regular-season contests and
postseason action. There will be 23 games broadcast throughout
the state on the Sooners Sports’ Network, beginning on April 1.
Sooner head coach Sunny Golloway was named the
Oklahoma Baseball Coaches’ Association College Coach of the Year
for the third time. Golloway won the award in 1998 and in 2001
while at Oral Roberts. OU was 50-18 a season ago and reached the
College World Series for the 10th time.
Georgetown will have its seventh annual First
Pitch Dinner on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Leavey Center Ballroom
on campus. Major league pitcher Jamie Moyer will be the featured
speaker. Former Hoya baseball player Tim Brosnan, Executive Vice
President for Business Affairs at Major League Baseball, will
also speak. A silent auction will accompany the dinner.
Arkansas has a limited number of season tickets
on sale for its 33-game home schedule.
Alabama’s annual Fan Day will be Feb. 5, with a
kid’s clinic, Grand Slammers preseason barbeque and team
scrimmage. The clinic will be at the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility,
the barbeque at The Zone at Bryant-Denny Stadium and the
scrimmage at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.
Duke has season tickets and single-game tickets
on sale for its 34-game home schedule, of which 18 will be
played at Durham Bulls Athletic Park and 16 on campus at Jack
(photo courtesy of Kansas Media