Nov. 13, 2011
Lineup Card is a feature highlighting notes from around
Nov. 7-13, 2011
Ed Sprague has received a contract extension
through June of 2017 at Pacific. Sprague enters his ninth season
with the Tigers. After a 12-year Major League career, Sprague
has led Pacific to 179 wins. In 2005 and 2006, the Tigers posted
consecutive seasons with at least 30 victories for the first
time in program history. Pacific set a school record with 31
wins in 2010.
Miami (Fla.) defeated the Canadian Junior
National Team 9-3 on Saturday evening in exhibition action at
Alex Rodriguez Park. Chantz Mack went 3 for 3 with two walks and
two runs to lead the offense. The Hurricanes’ pitching staff
combined to record 12 strikeouts without walking a batter.
The Hurricanes topped Miami Dade 5-2 on Friday
evening in an exhibition game at Alex Rodriguez Park. Reliever
Eric Erickson allowed one hit in three innings with three
strikeouts. Tyler Palmer went 2 for 4 with one walk, one run and
one RBI for Miami.
Pepperdine began its annual Blue and Orange World
Series this past Friday. The best-of-three series concludes on
Tuesday at 2 p.m.
The Kentucky baseball team helped with the Toyota
Bluegrass Miracle League during the fall at Lexington’s Shillito
Park. The league allowed disabled children to have the chance to
play youth baseball.
North Carolina will hold its fourth annual First
Pitch Dinner on Jan. 28 at the new Loudermilk Center for
Excellence on the UNC campus. The event will feature five former
Tar Heels who made their Major League debuts in 2011: Dustin
Ackley and Kyle Seager of the Seattle Mariners, Alex White of
the Colorado Rockies, Andrew Carignan of the Oakland Athletics
and Tim Federowicz of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
South Carolina held its 2011 Baseball Banquet
this past Thursday, with the Gamecocks receiving their National
Championship and SEC Championship rings.
2011 Award Winners
Strength & Conditioning Award (position player) – Evan Marzilli
Strength & Conditioning Award (pitcher) – Michael Roth
Fighting Gamecock Award – Steven Neff and Jackie Bradley Jr.
Kip Bouknight Award (best first-year pitcher) – Forrest Koumas
Tom Price Award (improvement, dedication work ethic) – Evan
Golden Glove Award – Scott Wingo
Sarge Frye Award (class and integrity on and off the field) –
Fred Brinkman Inspirational Award – Adrian Morales
Home Run Leader – Christian Walker
Rookie of the Year – Peter Mooney
Best Reliever Award – John Taylor
Taylor McEntire Most Valuable Player – Christian Walker
Taylor McEntire Most Valuable Player – Matt Price
Most Outstanding Pitcher – Michael Roth
College World Series Most Outstanding Player – Scott Wingo
Position Player of the Fall – Adam Matthews
Pitcher of the Fall – Adam Westmoreland