Feb. 28, 2011

Lineup Card


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


February 21-28, 2011


Garrett Bayliff, Wichita State sophomore outfielder, dislocated his right ankle causing a fracture in his right fibula on a steal attempt on Saturday. He is scheduled to have surgery on Tuesday and his status is uncertain for the remainder of the season. Bayliff started the first six games in left and was hitting .389 (7 for 18) with two doubles, one triple, four runs, two RBI and one steal.


Pittsburgh postponed its series with IPFW at the new Petersen Sports Complex due to the inclement weather.


Kansas has postponed its Friday Salty Iguana Jayhawk Classic opener against Saint Louis due to anticipated winter weather on Thursday evening. The teams will attempt to make up the game later in the weekend.


Austin Peay has postponed its Friday Riverview Inn Classic opener against Illinois State due to unplayable conditions due to heavy rain. The tourney will begin on Saturday.


With the expectation of rain Friday on the West Coast, San Diego at San Diego State will start at 2 p.m. instead of 6 p.m. San Jose State at UCLA will begin at 1 p.m. instead of 6 p.m. Valparaiso at Cal State Northridge will start at 1 p.m. instead of 2 p.m. Nevada at Loyola Marymount will begin at 1 p.m. instead of 2 p.m. Arizona at Long Beach State will start a 3 p.m. on Friday and 6 p.m. on Saturday. On the East Coast, East Carolina at Virginia will begin at 5 p.m. instead of 3 p.m.


Fresno State has announced that junior catcher Trent Garrison is out indefinitely with a knee injury. He started the opener and was forced to leave after the top of the first against Gonzaga.


Brett Mooneyham, a junior left-hander from Stanford, will miss the 2011 season following finger surgery. Mooneyham cut his left middle finger in January and had surgery this past week. He was 9-10 the past two seasons in 28 starts with a 4.67 ERA. Mooneyham pitched for Team USA this past summer as well as in the Cape Cod League.


Jimmy Swift of Creighton was named the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar Athlete of the Week. Swift batted .400 (4 for 10) with an on-base percentage of .571 as the Bluejays opened the season by winning two of three in Cary, N.C. Creighton beat Toledo and split two with Canisius. Swift has a 3.34 GPA in Finance and has already earned his degree.


Arizona State freshman Cory Hahn was seriously injured Sunday against New Mexico. Through the school, the family said that Hahn sustained a neck injury, underwent surgery on Sunday night and was slowly recovering. Reports said that Hahn slid head first into second on a steal attempt and collided with a Lobo player. He was removed from the field on a stretcher and taken by ambulance to a local hospital.


According to Ross Dellenger of the Clairon Ledger, Saturday’s game between Jackson State and Prairie View A&M was cancelled after a first-inning fight. Both games of JSU’s tournament on Sunday (JSU vs. Prairie View and Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Prairie View) were cancelled as well. The school is investigating the incident. click here to read his blog


The Midwest Collegiate League will be the newest collegiate wood bat league, with five founding members: Chicago Zephyr’s, Homestead Ranchers, Rockford Foresters, Southland Vikings and Will County CrackerJacks. A sixth team will be announced soon. The 40-game regular season will begin on June 1.


The UCLA pitching staff held San Francisco to one unearned run and 12 hits in 27 innings. The hurlers registered 32 strikeouts with eight walks. The Bruins had two shutouts over the weekend, one more than their 2010 total.


The Big East went 14-10 against the Big Ten for their second straight win in the third year of the Challenge. The Big Ten went 15-9 in 2009, while the Big East was 17-13 a season ago. Louisville posted a 3-0 mark, including a pair of shutouts, for the Big East. Michigan State was 3-0 as well for the Big Ten.


James Madison outscored Bucknell 91-36 in their four-game series in Harrisonburg, Va. The Dukes hit 23 home runs by 10 different players, batted .481 as a team with an on-base percentage of .588 and slugging percentage of 1.056. JMU hit 68 homers in 2010 and scored 435 runs. The Dukes were 16 for 16 on stolen base attempts over the weekend.