Nov. 30, 2011

Lineup Card


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


Nov. 14-30, 2011


Mark Anderson allowed two hits in five innings and Jaycob Brugman smacked a two-run homer in the seventh as BYU defeated the Ranger club team 8-2 Tuesday in its second game in the Dominican Republic. Chase Frampton had a triple in the second inning, a frame which was delayed as a swarm of killer bees flew over the field.


Buck Showalter, manager of the Baltimore Orioles, will headline the 2012 Maryland Baseball Leadoff Banquet on Jan. 21 at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. A 6 p.m. reception will precede the dinner and program. Showalter has also managed the New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers, compiling a record of 985-949 over 13 seasons.


The eighth annual Charleston RiverDogs Hot Stove Banquet will feature former major league pitcher John Smoltz. It will be held on Jan. 27 at The Crystal Ballroom of the Charleston Marriott and will benefit College of Charleston Baseball, MUSC Storm Eye Institute and The Citadel. A 6 p.m. reception will precede dinner. Smoltz pitched the majority of his big league career with the Atlanta Braves and won the Cy Young Award in 1996. Smoltz is currently a broadcaster with WTBS and TNT.


BYU posted a 6-3 win over the Yankee club team on Monday in its first game in the Dominican Republic. Dillon Robinson had a two-run double in the ninth to snap a 3-3 tie and scored on a sacrifice fly. Following the game, the Cougars visited an orphanage in San Pedro de Macoris. They participated in baseball activities and played pickup soccer with 150 children. They delivered baseball gear including bats, gloves, cleats and jerseys for the children as well as three large boxes of hygiene kits.


Former Miami Hurricanes and current Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun won the National League MVP Award. Braun batted .332 with 33 hone runs, 111 RBI and an on-base percentage of .397. Former Old Dominion and current Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander won both the AL MVP and Cy Young Awards.


Bryant University is installing new permanent seating and new press boxes at its baseball and softball fields. Both projects should be completed prior to the start of the 2012 season.


The William and Mary baseball team joined the ARC of Williamsburg to host a pair of Fitness Nights, showing proper stretching techniques, baseball-related drills and some friendly competition. The ARC works to improve the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.