Jan. 31, 2012
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Jan. 23-31, 2012
The Big 12 will have six games televised on Fox
Sports Net (all times Central):
April 7 Kansas at Oklahoma State 2:30 pm
April 28 Texas A&M at Texas 2:30 pm
May 4 Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State (Tulsa) 7 pm
May 12 Baylor at Oklahoma 2 pm
May 19 Kansas State at Texas Tech 1 pm
May 27 Big 12 Championship Game 1 pm
Auburn named Justin Bryant, Jon Luke Jacobs and
Cory Luckie as captains for the 2012 season. The announcement
was made as the conclusion of the Jan. 28 preseason banquet.
UCLA posted a 13-0 victory over its alumni on
Jan. 28 at Steele Field at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Nick Vander
Tuig allowed one hit in four scoreless innings to pick up the
win. Cody Keefer went 2 for 3, including a two-run single in a
Former VMI Keydet Graham Sullivan signed a free
agent contract with the Southern Illinois Miners of the
independent Frontier League. Sullivan recently played in the
California Winter League.
Three-time World Series champion Tony LaRussa
will be the featured speaker at Wichita State’s annual First
Pitch Banquet on Feb. 24 at the Charles Koch Arena. A reception
begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner following at 7:30 p.m.
Elon will host its Meet the Phoenix dinner on
Feb. 16 at The Cutting Board at 6:30 p.m.
San Diego will announce a $13 million baseball
facility on Jan. 28 to be named Fowler Park and Cunningham
Field. Construction is scheduled to begin following the 2012
season and completed prior to the start of the 2013 campaign.
The project will add lights, clubhouse, office space and suites
to the park.
Indiana will construct a new $19.8 million
baseball and softball complex, with work beginning after the
2012 season and hopefully completed before the start of the 2013
season. The project will use private donations and athletic
Georgetown will play an exhibition game against
the Washington Nationals on Friday, March 2 at noon at Space
Coast Park in Viera, Fla.
Atlantic Sun fans can vote for the conference
preseason awards through the A-Sun Facebook page. Balloting runs
through 10 a.m. on Feb. 1.
Senior Timothy Younger will wear East Carolina’s
honorary No. 23 jersey for the 2012 season. It was the number
worn by the late ECU head coach Keith LeClair and has been an
honorary number for the Pirates since 2003. Younger is in his
second year at ECU after transferring from St. Petersburg
Illinois State will broadcast 30 games on either
WHOW 1520 AM/92.3 FM or WEZC 95.9 FM. Baseball SID John Twork
will handle play-by-play duties.
Maine will face Boston College on May 15 at 6
p.m. at Hadlock Field, the home of the Portland Sea Dogs. It
will be Maine’s first game at Hadlock Field since 1998. Tickets
are on sale now for the contest.
ETSU assistant coach Xan
Barksdale is featured in the current issue of Inside Pitch
magazine for his use of technology in baseball. He developed The
Catcher’s Thumb, a preventative splint to protect from
Kansas will have all 56 regular season games on
Jayhawk All-Access or KLWN Radio (1320 AM). It marks the first
time that the entire baseball schedule has been carried on live
broadcast. Tom Hedrick, Kyle West and Brian Hanni will provide
Cincinnati will have 19 games broadcast of Real
Talk 1160 WQRT-AM. Steve Jarnicki will call the play-by-play
Cal will sell season tickets for the first time
beginning on Feb. 1 for the 20-game home schedule. Season
parking passes will also be available. The Golden Bears will
host their first-ever Fan Fest on Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. at Evans
Diamond. Admission is free and a Blue and Gold intra-squad
scrimmage will start at 1 p.m.
Coastal Carolina received approval from the State
of South Carolina for its $10.2 million renovation for the
baseball and softball stadiums. Construction will begin after
the 2012 season and both teams will have to play home games at
alternate venues in 2013 before the project is completed in time
for the 2014 season. Both playing surfaces will remain intact,
with the addition of new grandstands, restrooms, concession
stands, scoreboards, coaches offices, locker rooms and lounges,
team meeting rooms, athletic training rooms and media areas. For
baseball, the 850-seat Watson Stadium will include 2,500
permanent seats, with the potential to accommodate between 5,000
and 6,000 spectators.
Central College in Pella, Iowa, announced its
Strike Out Cancer Campaign. Organized by assistant coach Jordan
Stauber, the campaign asks supporters to pledge to donate a
given amount for each strikeout Dutch pitchers record this
season. Central registered 235 punchouts in 2011. All funds will
go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a non-profit
organization that has funded more than 200 research projects at
more that 65 institutions nationally. The campaign is on
Click here to visit campaign website.
Cal State Fullerton head coach Rick Vanderhook
joined sports information director Mike Greenlee at Goodwin
Field to discuss the 2012 season.
to watch to video
Arkansas will hold its 17th annual Meet the
Razorbacks Day on Feb. 4 at center court of the Northwest
Arkansas Mall from 4-6 p.m. Head coach Dave Van Horn and members
of the team will be available for photos and autographs. The
Diamond Dolls, RBI Girls and Ribby the Mascot will also be
South Carolina will hold three scrimmages this
weekend at Carolina Stadium: Friday at 4 p.m. and both Saturday
and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. All are open to the public and free of
Alabama has season tickets on sale for its
31-game home schedule at Sewell-Thomas Stadium, including chair
back seats, reserved bleachers and general admission.
UC Irvine will have three games televised
nationally this season. The Anteaters will face Southern on Feb.
18 at Minute Maid Park in Houston as part of the Urban
Invitational. The 3 p.m. CT contest will be carried on the MLB
Network. ESPNU will broadcast a pair of Sunday games from
Anteater Ballpark: April 15 against Cal State Fullerton and May
6 against UC Santa Barbara. Both contests have been moved to 2
Florida Atlantic players and coaches recently
volunteered at the Boca Raton Little League, encouraging the
kids on their evaluation day.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2012 Houston
College Classic, March 2-4 at Minute Maid Park. Participating
teams include Rice, Houston, Texas, Texas Tech, Arkansas and
Ohio State’s Diamond Club will hold its Meet the
Team Dinner on Feb. 4 at the University Plaza Hotel and
Conference Center in Columbus. A social hour begins at 5:30 p.m.
with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Former National League All-Star Steve
Swisher will be the guest speaker. He was a first-round pick of
the Chicago White Sox in 1973 and is the father of former
Buckeye and current New York Yankee Nick Swisher.
Southeastern Louisiana will host its annual
spring banquet on Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. in Twelve Oaks on the
Southeastern campus. The Lions will hold an alumni game on Feb.
4 at 1 p.m. Admission to the game is free and complimentary hot
dogs will be available.
Notre Dame’s 11th annual Meet The Team dinner
will be held on Feb. 7 in Club Naimoli of Percell Pavillion with
doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starting at 6 p.m.
Arkansas has a limited number of season tickets
on sale for the upcoming 36-game home schedule at Baum Stadium.
The Razorbacks open the season on Feb. 17 with a three-game home
series against Villanova and host two-time defending national
champion South Carolina May 4-6. Arkansas averaged 7,932 fans in
2011, third in the nation.
FGCU will put season tickets on sale on Jan.25
for its 29-game slate at Swanson Stadium. Seven contests will be
against NCAA tourney teams from a year ago.
TCU will have nine games televised on the
MountainWest Sports Network: 3/6 vs. Baylor, 3/30 vs. UNLV, 4/3
vs. Dallas Baptist, 4/17 vs. ULM, 4/20-22 at San Diego State,
4/24 vs. Texas A&M and 5/1 vs. Oklahoma.
Brian Meyer has been hired as director of
baseball operations at Tulane. Meyer coached for the past two
seasons at Wright State after serving as co-recruiting
coordinator and hitting coach at his alma mater, Otterbein.
Two-time defending national champion South
Carolina will have three captains for the 2012 season: senior
outfielder Adam Matthews, junior right-hander Matt Price and
senior left-hander Michael Roth. Matthews batted .264 a season
ago in 34 games with 14 RBI and 26 runs. Price was a CBI
All-American in 2011, posting a 7-3 record with a 1.83 ERA and
20 saves. He fanned 75 in 59 innings. Roth was the CBI National
Player of the Year in 2011 with a 14-3 record in 21 games and a
1.06 ERA. He struck out 112 in 145 innings and will be a captain
for the second straight season.
Stanford juniors Mark Appel, Kenny Diekroeger and
Stephen Piscotty will appear on Chronicle Live on Jan. 26 at 5
p.m. on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. The show will be rebroadcast
at 11 p.m. that evening. The trio will discuss the upcoming
season for the Cardinal.
The Hot Stove Banquet for Illinois, scheduled for
Jan. 28, has sold out. Two-time World Series champion David
Eckstein will be the keynote speaker.