Sept. 30, 2011
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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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