Oct. 23, 2011
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Oct. 17-23, 2011
Cal State Fullerton completed a two-game fall
scrimmage sweep at Vanderbilt. Matt Chapman had a two-run homer
in the seventh to tie the game and Michael Lorenzen’s sacrifice
fly later in the frame helped the Titans post a 9-3 win on
Sunday. Lorenzen drove in three and Carlos Lopez had four hits
and two RBI as Fullerton scored four in the seventh and four in
the eighth to take the win. Grahamm Weist allowed two hits in
five innings of relief with five strikeouts to earn the victory.
Tony Kemp had a double and a run for the Commodores. In
Saturday’s 10-8 win, Greg Velazquez had two hits and knocked in
three, while Austin Kingsolver added three hits and two RBI for
the Titans. Anthony Gomez had two hits and drove in a pair for
Beau Faulk and Austin Flores both had three hits,
while Flores drove in three to lead Nicholls past Millsaps 13-3
Saturday in exhibition action in Thibodaux, La. Ryan Zemke went
4 for 6 with a run for the Majors. Patrick Schreve fanned three
of the nine batters he faced for the Colonels.
The Colonial Athletic Association 2012 and 2013
tournaments will be held at Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial
Park in Harrisonburg, Va., the home of the James Madison Dukes.
The tourney returns to a six-team double elimination format. The
2012 event will run from May 23-26 and will be the first CAA
tourney in the state of Virginia since 1994. The past 17 had
been held in North Carolina, at Grainger Stadium in Kinston
(1995-99), Coy Tillett, Sr. Memorial Field in Manteo (2000-03)
and Brooks Field in Wilmington (2004-11).
Kansas State will start its five-game Fall World
Series on Oct. 30 and play through Nov. 4. The games at Tointon
Family Stadium are open to the public.
San Francisco head coach Nino Giarratano has
received a six-year contract extension with the Dons. Giarratano
led USF to its second West Coast Conference title in 2011 and a
trip to the NCAA Tournament. This past season, he was named WCC
Coach of the Year for the third time. Giarratano has a record of
368-370 in 13 seasons with the Dons. He is six wins from Dante
Benedetti’s record for career victories. Giarratano also
received recognition this past summer for donating a kidney to
Wake Forest has added Jim McGonigle and T.J.
Baxter to its staff. McGonigle will be the volunteer assistant
for the Demon Deacons. He played under WFU head coach Tom Walter
at New Orleans before playing his final year at Texas State.
Baxter will be the director of baseball operations. He also
played for the Privateers from 2005-08. He was drafted by the
Baltimore Orioles in the 24th round of the 2008 MLB Draft and
spent three seasons in their organization.
Members of the Fresno State baseball team visited
Red Bank Elementary School on Wednesday to talk to the students
about living drug and alcohol-free lifestyles. Assistant coach
Pat Waer joined senior shortstop Pat Hutcheson and junior
catcher Austin Wynns participated in the Red Ribbon Rally at the
The William and Mary baseball team volunteered at
the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk this past
Saturday at Yorktown High School, which raised more than
$47,000. The players and coaches set up tables, chairs, tents
and signs on the course. During the event, the Tribe greeted
participants as they finished and manned a popcorn stand, ice
cream truck and dunk tank.
Former Boston manager Terry Francona will be the
featured guest at the 2012 Tennessee Baseball Leadoff Banquet on
Jan. 18 at the Knoxville Convention Center. A reception will be
at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Francona led the Red Sox
to a pair of World Series titles over the past eight seasons. He
was the 1980 Golden Spikes Award winner while at Arizona,
leading the Wildcats to a national championship. Francona played
10 seasons in the Major Leagues.
UCLA will add 580 chairback seats at Steele Field
at Jackie Robinson Stadium, raising the seat total to 1,820. The
renovation project should be finished in December.
Texas Tech will begin its annual Red & Black
series on Sunday at 4 p.m. at Rip Griffin Park. The five-game
series will continue next week. All contests are free and open
to the public.
Oklahoma will start its best-of-five Red-White
Series on Monday, Oct. 24, at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Games will
continue next week and conclude on Nov. 1. All contests are open
to the public at no charge.
The annual ULM Maroon & Gold Blood Series begins
on Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Warhawk Field. Games will continue on
Sunday and next weekend. All games are open to the public and
free of charge. The losing team of the series will donate blood
to an area blood bank.
Clemson will have three scrimmages at Doug
Kingsmore Stadium next weekend, Oct. 28-30: Friday at 4 p.m.,
Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. The games are open to
the public and admission is free.
Former Miami (Fla.) baseball player Tomas “Tommy”
Gil passed away this past Sunday at the age of 50. He played for
the Hurricanes under head coach Ron Fraser from 1978-81 and
graduated in 1981.
(photo courtesy of Fresno State
Media Relations Office)