Feb. 5, 2012

Lineup Card


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


Feb. 1-5, 2012


Saint Joseph’s will play on campus this season for the first time in more than 50 years. The park will have a turf infield and outfield, with bleacher seating for 400 and additional lawn seating. The field is located on land formerly owned by Episcopal Academy. click here for pictures and interview with head coach Fritz Hamburg


LSU head coach Paul Mainieri (pictured right with head coach Jorge Perez) had his jersey retired at St. Thomas University on Jan. 31. While wearing No. 1, Mainieri posted a record of 179-121-2 in six seasons at STU and is a member of the St. Thomas Athletic Hall of Fame.


LSU baseball has more than 200,000 fans on Facebook and nearly 12,000 on Twitter, making the Tigers the most-followed team in college baseball. LSU has even more followers than the Washington Nationals.


Alabama will have three intrasquad scrimmages this weekend at Sewell-Thomas Stadium: Friday at 3:30 p.m., Saturday at noon and Sunday at 2 p.m. All are open to the public and free of charge.


South Carolina will have three scrimmages this weekend at Carolina Stadium: 4 p.m. Friday and 1:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Scrimmages are free and open to the public.


Former outfielder Russ Steinbeck will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame on Feb. 4. A First Team All-American in 1966, Steinbeck helped the Crusaders win a pair of Indiana Collegiate Conference titles and earn two NCAA tourney berths.


Cal State Fullerton will hold its Alumni Game on Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. at Goodwin Field. The alumni golf gathering will be on Feb. 10 and a brunch will be held on Feb. 12.


Members of the Stetson baseball team recently ran in the Me Strong 5K to help raise money for cancer research and to support families dealing with cancer. The event was in honor of Linda Ryan, a local resident and Stetson supporter, who is in her third battle against cancer. Before the disease returned, Ryan ran in the 2011 San Diego Marathon.


(photos courtesy of LSU & Valpo Media Relations Offices)