July 24, 2011

Lineup Card


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


July 18-24, 2011


The Cape Cod League All-Stars were announced on Friday, July 22. Stony Brook leads the way with three players. Catcher Patrick Cantwell and outfielder Travis Jankowsky both play for Bourne and will represent the West, while pitcher Tyler Johnson of Orleans will play for the East. The game will be played on Friday, July 29, at 7 p.m. at Fenway Park in Boston. The game will be televised on Comcast SportsNet New England, as well as Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet MidAtlantic, The Mtn and CSS. click here for full All-Star rosters


Kansas State will install the AstroTurf GameDay Grass 3D60 infill system on Frank Myers Field at Tointon Family Stadium. The infield, outfield, warning tracks, bullpens and home plate areas will all be covered. The pitcher’s mound will be the only unchanged area.


Eddie Cornejo has been hired as an assistant coach at UC Santa Barbara. He will work with the infielders. Cornejo was an assistant at UC Riverside this past year after serving as associate head coach and interim head coach at Riverside City College. Cornejo played at Riverside City College and at Oklahoma before a six-season minor league career.


Daniel Aldrich, an outfielder from College of Charleston, won the Coastal Plain League All-Star Home Run Derby by tying the event record of 18 dingers. He matched the 2004 total of Dusty Benko. With his father, Charles, pitching to him, Aldrich also won the TD Ameritrade Home Run Derby in Omaha earlier this month.


Search for Melendez's Replacement Continues at B-CU

Bethune-Cookman University is still looking for a replacement for Mervyl Melendez, who left for Alabama State on June 16.

But the Wildcats appear to be getting closer, bringing in several candidates including two with pitching backgrounds: former B-CU assistant Joel Sanchez and former major leaguer and Tennessee assistant Jason Beverlin.

Sanchez assisted Melendez from 2000-08 before taking a pitching coach position in the Washington Nationals organization. He joined Tim Touma's staff at Daytona State for the 2011 season.

Beverlin, who starred on the mound at Western Carolina and reached the major leagues in 2002 with Cleveland and Detroit, most recently spent two seasons as pitching coach at Tennessee under Todd Raleigh.

The Big East announced that its championship will be held at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla., for 2012 and 2013. Bright House Field has been the tournament site for five of the past six years. It is also one of the venues for the Big East-Big Ten Challenge each February. Bright House Field is the spring training site for the Philadelphia Phillies and the home of the Clearwater Threshers, the Florida State League affiliate of the Phillies.


Northwestern will host Block Cinema’s seventh annual showing of “Rare Films from the Baseball Hall of Fame” on Friday, Aug. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pick-Laudati Auditorium of the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art. Highlights of the 1935 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Detroit Tigers will be shown, as well as footage of Willie Mays, Ty Cobb, Jackie Robinson, Bob Feller, Satchel Paige, Walter Johnson and Nellie Fox. There will also be a selection of classic Gillette TV commercials featuring standout players.


After just completing his freshman season at Kentucky, Dallen Reber will miss the next two campaigns as he goes on a two-year church mission to Santiago, Chile. A native of St. George, Utah, Reber is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Reber fought through injuries in his first year in Lexington, going 9 for 29 (.310) in 15 games with two home runs and four RBI. click here for full feature on CatsPause.com


Southern Illinois baseball will hold a Wrigley Field Rooftop Fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 4, as the Chicago Cubs host the Pittsburgh Pirates at 1:20 p.m. The cost of $125 includes admittance to the rooftop, food and beverages. Door prizes will be awarded and each donor receives a t-shirt.