Sept. 30, 2011

Lineup Card


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


Sept. 26-30, 2011


Cal State Fullerton will host a free youth clinic for children 13 and younger prior to its Family Fun Day scrimmage at Goodwin Field on Nov. 19. The clinic will go from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. with the scrimmage scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m.


FIU baseball and softball will hold their annual Diamond Dinner on Feb. 11 at the Graham Center Ballroom on the Modesto Maidique campus. The 2011 Diamond Dinner brought in $155,000, a school fundraising record. The event will start at 6 p.m. with dinner, a cocktail reception, and live and silent auctions. The guest speaker will be former Major League player and manager Lou Piniella.


Longwood will induct its 1991 baseball team into the Athletics Hall of Fame on Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. in the Blackwell Ballroom. The squad finished with a school-record 41-8 mark and advanced to the Final Four of the Division II World Series.


Texas State has begun fall practice and plans to play its best-of-five Maroon-Gold World Series from Oct. 18-24. The games will be free and open to the public at Bobcat Ballpark. The Bobcats will play exhibition games at Rice on Oct. 16 and at Texas on Oct. 30.


Notre Dame will hold its Blue-Gold Fall World Series Oct. 7-9. All games are free and open to the public.


UAB has started fall practice. The Blazers will have Scout Day on Oct. 13, the Green & Gold series on Oct. 28-30 and Family Day on Nov. 5.


LSU will accept applications for Bat Girls through the end of the month. Completed applications must be returned to the LSU Baseball office. Bat Girls must be full-time LSU students in good academic standing.


Old Dominion had two former pitchers combine for 40 Major League wins in 2011. Justin Verlander (left) earned 24 victories for the Detroit Tigers and Daniel Hudson (right) posted 16 wins for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Both hurlers helped their teams reach the playoffs. It is believed to be the highest combined total for any school’s alums this season.


Dallas Baptist baseball will travel to the Dominican Republic next week to play four games against local teams in San Pedro and Boca Chica. The Patriots will also hold clinics, visit orphanages, and paint houses and schools. This will be the program’s second foreign trip. DBU went to Guatemala in 2007.


Brandon Cohen has been hired as an assistant coach at James Madison. Cohen played for four years at Seton Hall, earning a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in 2006. He played professionally for four seasons, primarily as an outfielder and first baseman.


In 2012, South Carolina and Clemson will play their neutral-sight game at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in Charleston. The teams will meet at Fluor Field in Greenville in 2013.


Louisville will scrimmage on Friday at 3 p.m. and on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Jim Patterson Stadium.


Kansas State started fall practice on Monday. The K-State Fall World Series is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 30 through Nov. 5 at Tointon Family Stadium. The games are free and open to the public.


Michael Naughton will be the volunteer assistant at Washington State this season. He was head coach at Tacoma Community College from 2002-05. Naughton was a four-year member of the Gonzaga baseball team and earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations.


Virginia will face Georgetown in a fall exhibition on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 1 p.m. at Davenport Field. The game is free and open to the public.


Western Carolina will hold its alumni weekend Nov. 5-7. Former Catamount Chris Moore will be inducted into the WCU Athletics Hall of Fame on Nov. 5. A tailgate party will precede the football game with Wofford later in the day.


Tulane will start fall practice on Tuesday, Oct. 4 and go through Nov. 8. The Green Wave will conclude the fall with a three-game Fall World Series.


East Carolina will hold its five-game Purple & Gold World Series from Oct. 4 through 13 at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium. The games are free and open to the public.


South Carolina will hold three scrimmages this weekend at Carolina Stadium: Friday at 3:45 p.m., Saturday at 10:45 a.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.


(photos courtesy of ODU Media Relations Office)