Feb. 13, 2011

Lineup Card

 

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

 

February 7-13, 2011

 

Nearly 250 people participated in the “Do It For Duffy” 5K Run/Walk on Saturday morning at Mississippi State. Nearly $15,000 was raised to assist with the recovery and rehabilitation expenses for former Bulldog Ryan Duffy, who was severely injured in a swimming accident last summer in Florida.

 

Hawaii defeated its alumni 10-1 on Saturday. Matt Sisto allowed one hit in six shutout innings with eight strikeouts. Collin Bennett led the Rainbows with two hits, one run and three RBI. Breland Almadova went 2 for 3 with two runs.

 

Houston outscored its alumni 25-10 on Saturday. David Murphy smacked a three-run homer in the sixth for the Cougars. Bryan Tully tagged a three-run blast in the fourth for the alums.

 

UCF senior pitcher Brennan Dobbins was awarded the Order of Pegasus, the highest honor for a UCF student. It recognizes outstanding undergraduate academic achievement, university involvement, leadership and community service. The honor-roll student is enrolled in the College of Engineering and earned the C-USA Sportsmanship Award as a junior. Dobbins was 3-0 a season ago for the Knights.

 

Oklahoma will host “Meet the Sooners” on Feb. 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Fans can meet the player and coaches, be on the field during batting practice and tour the clubhouse and indoor practice facility. Food and drinks will also be available.

 

UCF will have 20 games broadcast on 740-AM and five games televised by Bright House Sports Network. The TV games are:

3/15 USF at UCF 6:30 pm

3/29 Stetson at UCF 6:30 pm

4/20 Florida at UCF 6:30 pm

4/29 Houston at UCF 6:30 pm

5/3 UCF at USF 7 pm

 

The SEC released its full television schedule. There will be 54 regular-season telecasts, an increase over last season’s total of 46. All the games of the 2011 SEC Tournament will be televised, with the championship game on ESPN2, bringing the total to 68 broadcasts. More than 50 additional games are expected to be broadcast by SEC partners, which could raise the total telecasts to more than 120. click here for schedule

 

The Big Ten Network will televise up to 30 Big Ten games in 2011, including the entire Big Ten Tournament, and stream at least another 50 games on BigTenNetwork.com. click here for schedule

 

Collegebaseball360.com will offer live webcasts for 13 of the 24 Big East/Big Ten Challenge contests. Each of the 16 participating schools will have at least one game aired live. click here for schedule

 

The latest clip promoting Rice season tickets includes All-American Anthony Rendon, head coach Wayne Graham and Rice President David W. Leebron. click here to view clip

 

Tickets are now on sale for the 2011 Conference USA Championship, to be held May 25-28 at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Miss. Tickets can be ordered online at the Web sites of Conference USA, the Mississippi Braves or Ticketmaster.

 

Maryland has season tickets now on sale, as well as single-game and group tickets for its 15 ACC home contests. Non-conference home games are free.

 

Head coach Frank Leoni and the William and Mary staff recently hosted a free clinic for the youth coaches of the Williamsburg Youth Baseball League.

 

South Carolina will hold three scrimmages this weekend at Carolina Stadium, all open to the public: Friday at 3:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

 

Ryan Strain has been hired as an assistant coach at Southern Illinois. He will work with the hitters and infield defense, as well as assisting with recruiting and day-to-day operations. Strain has been an assistant for the past three seasons at Northern Colorado and spent two years prior to that at Nebraska.

 

Eastern Kentucky announced its All-Century Baseball Team, consisting of nine infielders, seven outfielders, six pitchers, three catchers, two utility players and two coaches. There were 21 of the 29 present at the Diamond Legacy Dinner (pictured right). The Colonels are celebrating ‘100 Years of EKU Baseball during the 2011 season. click here for full team

 

The College Baseball Foundation announced that voting is now being conducted for the 2011 class of the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in Lubbock, Texas. The ballot contains 36 players and 17 coaches. The class will be announced in mid-February.

 

UCLA posted an 8-1 victory in its Alumni Game this past weekend. Junior right-hander Trevor Bauer notched 11 strikeouts in six innings. Sophomore Trevor Brown went 2 for 3 with a double and two runs to pace the offense.

 

Senior Austin Homan will wear the honorary No. 23 jersey at East Carolina for a second consecutive season. The number was worn by the late Keith LeClair during his playing and coaching days for the Pirates.

 

Lamar recognized several players at its Reunion Banquet. Matison Smith won the Harold Kincaid Award for outstanding pitching performance during the 2010 season, while Aaron Buchanan and Andy Mena shared the Al Vincent hitter award.

 

The start time for Coastal Carolina’s home game with Liberty on April 2 has been moved to 4 p.m. and will be televised nationally on ESPNU.

 

Louisville will hold a Red-Gray scrimmage on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Jim Patterson Stadium. Admission is free.

 

Former Buffalo standout Jacob Rosenbeck signed a professional contract with the Brockton (Mass.) Rox of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball league. The infielder batted .318 this past season with six homers and 45 RBI in 51 games. Rosenbeck drew 23 walks and fanned 16 times.

 

Several teams will hold alumni games this Saturday: Cal Poly, Fresno State, Hawaii, Houston, New Mexico State, San Diego State, San Jose State, Texas A&M, TCU and UC Riverside.

 

The Razorback Baseball Radio Network returns for the 20th season, covering every pitch of the Arkansas season. There are more than 20 affiliates in the network.

 

Fresno State will have 940 KYNO broadcast its games for the next three seasons. It will carry 40 regular-season games and all postseason contests this year.

 

Clemson will have 36 regular-season games broadcast on the Clemson Tiger Sports Network, as well as all postseason contests. The remaining 19 regular-season games will air on WCCP 104.9 FM.

 

Illinois State will have 21 games broadcast on the radio, with 20 contests on WEZC 95.9 FM and one on WHOW 1520 AM/92.3 FM. The first radio games will be a doubleheader at Belmont on Feb. 19. 

 

(photos courtesy of MSU & EKU Media Relations Office)