Feb. 12, 2012

Lineup Card


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


Feb. 6-12, 2012


Changes have been made in the schedule for the Big East-Big Ten Challenge. On Sunday, Feb. 19, Iowa and West Virginia will meet at 9 a.m. instead of 1 p.m. The Michigan-West Virginia contest will start at 12:30 p.m. The Northwestern-Seton Hall game will be played at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin at 1 p.m.


The New England Collegiate Baseball League announced that the Old Orchard Beach and North Shore teams are departing, pursuing different directions. The 10 remaining teams are Danbury, Holyoke, Keene, Laconia, Mystic, New Bedford, Newport, North Adams, Sanford and Vermont. This will be the 19th season for the NECBL.


Former Kentucky standouts Andrew Albers and Chris Bisson will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on June 23 in St. Mary’s, Ontario, as members of the 2011 Canadian National Team, which one the first gold medal in national history in the 2011 Pan American Games.


Arkansas will have its final three scrimmages this weekend at Baum Stadium: 2:30 p.m. on Friday and noon on both Saturday and Sunday. All are free and open to the public.


Three-time All-American Danny Hultzen (right) has committed $100,000 to the Virginia baseball program for improvements at Davenport Field. Hultzen was the second overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners. The left-hander was 32-5 with a 2.08 ERA in three seasons with the Cavaliers. He owns the program record for career victories and career strikeouts (395).


Oregon State will have 11 affiliates on the Beaver Sports Network for baseball. Four stations (KPOJ 620-AM Portland, KEJO 1240-AM Corvallis, KICE 940-AM Bend, KSKR 1490-AM Roseburg) will carry all 56 regular season games and all postseason contests.


Corey Miller fanned five in five innings with no walks to pick up the win as Pepperdine defeated its alumni 9-2 on Feb. 4. David Harris had a two-run homer to account for the alumni runs. Following the game, 2011 graduate Trent Diedrich was honored at the John Scolinos Award Dinner.


Georgia Southern will hold a free Little Eagles Baseball Camp and Meet the Eagles autograph session on Feb. 11 at J.I. Clements Stadium. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the clinic runs from 10 to 11 a.m. for youth ages 4-14. The autograph session will follow the clinic. The Eagles will have three scrimmages this weekend, with a 6 p.m. start on Friday and 2:30 p.m. starts on both Saturday and Sunday.


Elon will have 20 regular season contests broadcast on 920 AM WPCM as well as three sessions of Elon Baseball Live. Game broadcasts will begin with contests at South Carolina on Feb. 24 and Feb. 26.


Fresno State will hold its Alumni Game on Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. at Beiden Field. Recent alums expected to return are Jordan Ribera, Danny Muno, Greg Gonzalez and Brennan Gowens.


Oregon State will hold three scrimmages this week: Tuesday and Friday at 2 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. All scrimmages are at Goss Stadium and open to the public.


Former Pirate baseball player George Ramos Curvy is one of six members of the Seton Hall University Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2012. The Hall of Fame ceremony will be held on June 11.


Florida State will hold Fan Day on Feb. 12 at Dick Howser Stadium. An autograph session will begin at 11:45 a.m. inside Haggard Plaza. Fans are invited to stay for a scrimmage at 2 p.m.


(photo courtesy of Virginia Media Relations Office)