Nov. 13, 2011

Lineup Card


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


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 Marzilli
Golden Glove Award – Scott Wingo
Sarge Frye Award (class and integrity on and off the field) – Brady Thomas
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