Oct. 31, 2011

Lineup Card


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


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 2000.


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 public.


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 Halloween costumes.


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 Network.


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.


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