Oct. 31, 2011
Lineup Card is a feature highlighting notes from around
Oct. 24-31, 2011
Stony Brook had a ribbon-cutting ceremony
Saturday morning at Joe Nathan Field. The former Seawolf and
current major league pitcher made a $500,000 lead gift for the
construction of the field.
Former South Alabama star David Freese was named
MVP of the World Series, helping the St. Louis Cardinals win
their 11th championship. Freese batted .348 with one home run
and seven RBI. He set a postseason record with 21 RBI and tied
the record for hits with 25. Freese played for the Jaguars in
2005 and 2006. He was named Sun Belt Conference Player of the
Year in 2006.
Former LSU standout Ryan Theriot won a World
Series ring with the St. Louis Cardinals, becoming the third
former Tiger to win a title in college and in the big leagues.
Theriot was a member of LSU’s 2000 College World Series
championship team and a teammate of infielder Mike Fontenot, who
won a big league title with the San Francisco Giants a year ago.
Lefty Eddie Yarnall won a CWS ring with LSU in 2996 and a pair
of World Series titles with the New York Yankees in 1999 and
Notre Dame baseball joined Air Force, Boston
College, Bucknell and Lafayette in having a graduation rate of
100%, according to the NCAA’s Graduation Success Rate (GSR), for
the seventh consecutive year. Holy Cross had a perfect score for
the sixth straight year, Fairfield for five and Alcorn State,
Davidson, Stanford, San Diego Vanderbilt and Villanova with four
each. The 2011 GSR numbers are based on entering classes from
2001 to 2004.
Mississippi State will begin its seven-game
Bulldog World Series this weekend and finish it next weekend.
Games this weekend will be at 4:15 p.m. on Friday and noon on
both Saturday and Sunday. All games are free and open to the
Maryland-Eastern Shore will play its annual
Maroon-Grey Series starting this weekend at Hawks Stadium to
complete fall practice. UMES will play at noon on Saturday (DH)
and Sunday (single game).
LSU will participate in the Walk to Defeat ALS on
Saturday. The event promotes awareness of amyotrophic lateral
sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Georgia Southern will host a cookout on Saturday
following its final fall scrimmage at noon. The cookout is
expected to begin at 2:30 p.m.
William and Mary will hold its Green & Gold
Series this weekend at Plumeri Park: Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday
at 1 p.m. and Sunday at noon. All three games are free and open
to the public.
The UC Irvine baseball program will host its
fifth annual “Spooktacular” event on Saturday at 10 a.m. at
Cicerone Field at Anteater Ballpark. The Anteaters will conduct
a full practice with the players and coaches dressed in
Maryland-Eastern Shore held its Alumni Game this
past Saturday at Hawks Field. UMES announced its team captains
as seniors Franklin Armstrong and Jacob Foreman along with
junior Tre-von Johnson.
Texas State concludes its fall practice this
week. The Bobcats will have an intrasquad scrimmage on Wednesday
at 2:30 p.m. at Bobcat Ballpark. The game is open to the public
and free of charge. Texas State will travel to Austin to fact
Texas in a fall scrimmage on Sunday at 1 p.m. at UFCU Disch-Falk
Field. The contest will be streamed online on the Longhorn
South Carolina will hold its Garnet & Black World
Series this weekend at Carolina Stadium. Friday’s opener is at 4
p.m., while Saturday and Sunday’s games will both start at noon.
All three contests are open to the public and admission is free.
Auburn starts its best-of-five Fall World Series
on Wednesday at 4 p.m. The series continues on Thursday at 4
p.m., Sunday at 12:30 p.m., next Tuesday at 4 p.m. and concludes
on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
New Mexico had begun its three-game Cherry-Silver
Series. Game 2 will be on Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. and the finale
will be on Friday at 9:15 a.m. at Lobo Field.
Wright State will have its Green and Gold Series
this weekend at Nischwitz Stadium. Friday’s game will be at 6
p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at noon.
South Alabama will hold its Red-Blue World Series
this weekend at Stanky Field. The series starts on Friday at
3:30 p.m., followed by Game 2 on Saturday at 11 a.m. and Game 3
on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
Winthrop will have its Eagles World Series this
week at The Winthrop Ballpark. Thursday’s opener will be at 4:30
p.m., followed by Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. The
series is open to the public and free of charge.
The College of Charleston will conduct its annual
Fall World Series this week at the Ballpark at Patriots Point.
The series kicks off on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and continues on
Thursday at 3:30 p.m. and Friday at 7 p.m.
(photo courtesy of UCI Media