Feb. 28, 2011
Lineup Card is a feature highlighting notes from around
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
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
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.