Nov. 6, 2011

Lineup Card


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


Nov. 1-6, 2011


Jack Giese has been named pitching coach at Oklahoma. He worked the past two years with the Hudson Valley Renegades, the Class A affiliated of the Tampa Bay Rays. Giese worked with the pitchers at Howard College from 2007-10.


Andrew Carden has been hired as director of operations at South Alabama. He has been an assistant coach at Central Alabama Community College for the past three seasons. Carden lettered for four years at Cumberland University from 2003-06 and was a graduate assistant at Cumberland for two seasons.


Butler has begun a $100,000 field upgrade at Bulldog Park, which includes new dugouts, new brick wall and VIP seating area behind home plate, new backstop and netting, and a large patio area for parents and fans. The patio area also includes a special section of engraved paver bricks.


Baseball Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda will speak at Davidson on Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Duke Family Performance Hall in the Knobloch Campus Center. The event will benefit the Davidson baseball scholarship fund. Lasorda won 1,599 games and two World Series titles in 20 years as the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is currently a Special Advisor to the Chairman of the Dodgers.


Cal State Fullerton will hold its annual Dinner with the Titans fundraiser on Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. at the Yorba Linda Country Club. The 35-man Titan roster will serve as the wait staff. Head coach Rick Vanderhook will speak, as will former Titans and current major leaguers Justin Turner (New York Mets) and Ricky Romero (Toronto Blue Jays). There will also be a silent auction.


Kentucky will conclude fall practice with its annual Fall World Series on Friday at 3 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. at Cliff Hagan Stadium.


Austin Peay will wrap up fall practice with its annual Red-Black World Series this weekend: Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 5:15 p.m. and Sunday at 1:15 p.m. The contests are open to the public and admission is free.


Cincinnati will hold its annual Scout Day on Friday. The Red/Black World Series will be held Nov. 18-20 at Marge Schott Stadium.


Former Long Beach State standout and current Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki won both the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove awards in the National League. He is the only player to capture both awards in each of the past two seasons. Tulowitzki batted .302 with 30 home runs and 105 RBI. He committed just six errors in 140 games.


Texas A&M-Corpus Christi will have major renovations done to Chapman Field. The field will have new dirt and sod along with a new irrigation system. An eight-pole lighting system and new seating will also be added.


Texas Rangers lefty Derek Holland will speak at Eastern Kentucky’s 11th annual Diamond Dinner on Jan. 29 at 5 p.m. at the Keen Johnson Building. Holland allowed two hits in 8.2 innings in a Game 4 World Series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.


Former Volunteer and current New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey will be inducted into the Tennessee Baseball Hall of Fame at the 2012 Leadoff Banquet on Jan. 18. Dickey is the only three-time First Team All-American in program history. He pitched for the Volunteers from 1994-96 and was the 18th overall pick in the 1996 MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers. He has pitched for the Rangers as well as the Mariners, Twins and Mets.


Jacoby Ellsbury became the first former Oregon State player to win a Gold Glove. Ellsbury won the award as an outfielder for the Boston Red Sox with 388 putouts and six assists with no errors in 1,360 innings.


Loyola Marymount held a Halloween practice in costumes on Monday. click here for video highlights of the practice


Tim Tadlock has returned to his alma mater, Texas Tech, as associate head coach. Tadlock, 42, worked for the past six years at Oklahoma, helping the Sooners reach the College World Series in 2010. Tadlock played for the Red Raiders from 1990-91. He was an assistant at Hill College for four seasons before becoming head coach at Grayson County Junior College, leading the Vikings to consecutive National Junior College Athletic Association World Series titles in 1999 and 2000. Tadlock was 435-127 (.774) in nine seasons at Grayson and served as director of athletics from 2000-05.


The Virginia Tech baseball team raised $5,000 for its “Shave for the Brave” event on Oct. 31, 10 times more than it collected a year ago. Nearly 50 people associated with the program shaved their heads in support of childhood cancer research. The Hokies presented the check to Melina Brown, the mother of Levi, who is an adopted member of the Tech baseball team and was diagnosed with medulloblastoma when he was four.


The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at LSU will hold a blood drive during the Purple-Gold World Series at Alex Box Stadium on Nov. 1, 3 and 4. The first two games begin at 3:45 p.m., while the finale starts at 3 p.m. The blood drive will be held from 3-7 p.m. each of those days.


Ohio State will host a ceremony on Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. at Bill Davis Stadium to recognize Nick Swisher for his gift of $500,000 for a new turf field. Swisher will also be introduced at halftime of Saturday’s OSU football game with Indiana. Swisher was an outfielder for the Buckeyes from 2000-02 and was the 2000 Big Ten Freshman of the Year. He also was a two-time first team All-Big Ten selection. Swisher was the 16th overall pick in the 2002 MLB Draft by the Oakland Athletics and currently is a member of the New York Yankees.


Virginia has released its 2012 schedule and season tickets are now on sale for Reserved Seat, Reserved Bleacher and General Admission.