Feb. 20, 2011

Lineup Card

 

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

 

February 14-20, 2011

 

Because of forecasted inclement weather in Southern California, several games have changed start times for Friday.

San Francisco at UCLA has been moved from 6 p.m. to 12 p.m.

Seattle at Cal State Northridge has been moved from 2 p.m. to 11 a.m.

Nevada at UC Irvine has been moved from 6:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Winthrop at San Diego State has been moved from 6 p.m. to 1 p.m.

The revised schedule for USC’s Tournament is:

Friday: Cal Poly vs. North Carolina, 10 a.m.; Cal Poly vs. Missouri, 2 p.m.; Missouri at USC, 6 p.m.

Saturday: North Carolina at USC, 7 p.m.

Sunday: Missouri vs. North Carolina, 10 a.m.; Cal Poly at USC, 3 p.m.

 

Le Moyne will be a full member of the Northeast-10 Conference for the 2011-12 academic year with immediate eligibility to compete in postseason competition, including the NCAA Division II national championships. As Le Moyne reclassifies baseball from Division I to Division II, the NCAA granted a waiver to the two-year probationary period.

 

Bob Mott and three teammates at San Francisco will spearhead an effort to donate one malaria net ($10) for African families for each home run hit during the season. They will work with the Nothing But Nets foundation and will urge all eight West Coast Conference teams to join the campaign.

 

Georgia Tech will have a Negro Leagues Baseball Museum exhibition entitled “Shades of Greatness – Art Inspired by Negro Leagues Baseball” at the library’s Neely Gallery from Feb. 11 to March 20 as part of the 50th anniversary of the matriculation of African-American students at the school. The exhibit, which is open to the public, features about 35 works.

 

Cal’s home field of Evans Diamond will be a stop on the San Francisco Giants’ World Series Trophy Tour. The hardware will be on display on Sunday, Feb. 20, beginning at 12:30 p.m., prior to the Golden Bears’ game against Utah. Fans will be able to see and have their photo taken with the trophy.

 

Seniors Brian DeLucia and Dean Wolosiansky have been named captains at Ohio State. DeLucia has a career batting average of .324 and Wolosiansky has 22 career victories.

 

Chipper Jones, Atlanta Braves All-Star and DeLand native, will throw out the first pitch for Stetson’s season-opener on Friday against Georgia. Jones is a member of Stetson’s Trustee Athletic Committee and hosts the department’s largest fundraising event each year, the Chipper Jones Celebrity Golf Invitational.

 

Eric Phillips and Andy Moye will be captains for Georgia Southern this season. Phillips hit .342 a year ago with seven homers and 56 RBI. Moye was 8-4 with a 5.61 ERA in 2010 with 73 strikeouts.

 

The Memphis pitching staff, along with associate head coach Fred Corral, recently visited patients at the local VA Hospital. The players toured the facility and interacted with patients.

 

Former La Salle outfielder John Malloy has signed a professional contract with the Florence Freedom of the Frontier League. He batted .325 for the Explorers a season ago with four homers and 41 RBI in 54 games. Malloy is the school’s career leader with 275 hits, 846 at-bats and 59 doubles.

 

FIU will not suspend junior shortstop Garrett Wittels for this weekend’s opening series with Southeastern Louisiana. Wittels was accused of rape in the Bahamas in December. He carries a 56-game hit streak into the 2011 season, two away from Robin Ventura’s Division I record of 58 set in 1987.

 

Senior outfielder David Kindred returns to the Alabama lineup this weekend following cancer treatment. He missed the final 10 games of the 2010 season after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Kindred returned to the team for fall practice and has been cleared to play. He batted .314 a season ago with three homers and 18 RBI in 34 games.

 

The Mountain West Sports Network will televise two of the three games this weekend between Kansas and top-ranked TCU, Friday at 6:30 p.m. CT and Sunday at 1 p.m. CT. The Mountain is channel 616 on DirecTV and on regional cable in home states of Mountain West Conference schools.

 

UCLA head coach John Savage has received a contract extension through the 2015 season. In his seventh season with the Bruins, Savage guided UCLA to the championship series of the 2010 College World Series, its first time playing for the title. The Bruins have reached the NCAA Tournament in four of the past six seasons.

 

The Ohio Valley Conference will begin to play its three-game series over three days in 2012. The OVC currently plays a Saturday doubleheader, with one game nine innings and one seven innings, and a single nine-inning game on Sunday. That will change to single nine-inning games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

 

The Atlantic 10 championship will be played at Campbell’s Field in Camden, N.J., for the second consecutive season and third time in past four years. The six-team double-elimination event will be May 25-28.

 

Ronnie Vaughn, former player and coach at Middle Tennessee, will be inducted into the Huntsville-Madison County (Ala.) Athletic Hall of Fame on April 18. Vaughn played for the Blue Raiders in 1982-83 and was an assistant coach for nine years (1984-93).

 

Tom Orton, a three-year starter in baseball and basketball, will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday. He was a three-time All-Indiana Collegiate Conference catcher and was the league’s Most Outstanding Player as a sophomore and a senior. He still holds Crusader records for career batting average (.393) and single-season average (.457 in 1958).

 

Due to roof damage at the Metrodome, Kansas State has postponed its two-game series at Minnesota (April 4 and 5) to 2012. The Wildcats will play two at Cal State Bakersfield on April 25 and 26.

 

Ohio State will have 28 games broadcast on The Fan, WBNS 1460 AM. The Buckeyes will have three home game televised on the Big Ten Network and 14 home contests will be steamed on BigTenNetwork.com, part of the Big Ten Network’s subscription package.