May 8, 2011

Lineup Card


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


May 1-8, 2011


VCU head coach Paul Keyes has received a three-game suspension per NCAA rules for physical abuse of an umpire. The rule includes any threat of physical intimidation or harm to include pushing, shoving, bumping, kicking, intentionally spitting, spewing, throwing at or attempting to make physical contact. Keyes argued with home plate umpire Kevin Causey on Saturday, April 30, in the Rams' game against Delaware and was ejected. Keyes missed Sunday's game against the Blue Hens and will miss Tuesday's game against No. 1 Virginia and Wednesday's contest against Norfolk State, both home games at The Diamond.


The Ivy League Championship Series is set for this weekend, as Lou Gehrig Division winner Princeton (15-5, 21-20) will host Red Rolfe Division winner Dartmouth (14-6, 28-10) at Clarke Field. The teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday, May 7, at noon. If necessary, the third game will be on Sunday, May 8, at 1 p.m. The Big Green swept two games at home from the Tigers earlier this season. Dartmouth has won the past two Ivy titles. The Big Green won two of three at Columbia a year ago and took two of three at home from Cornell in 2009.


The matchups are set for the Patriot League Championship. The best-of-three semifinal series will have #4 Bucknell at #1 Navy and #3 Lafayette at #2 Army. The teams will play doubleheaders on Saturday, May 14, and a single game on Sunday, May 15, if necessary. The winners of the semifinal series will meet May 21-22 in the best-of-three Championship Series.