April 15, 2012

Lineup Card


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


April 1-15, 2012


Members of the baseball team were among the representatives of the 15 varsity sports from Georgia Southern to participate in the annual Bulloch County Relay for Life festivities held on April 13 at Kiwanis Fairgrounds. Founded in 1986, the event is administered by the American Cancer Society to raise funds and awareness for fighting cancer.


Bucknell head coach Gene Depew (left) will be honored on Saturday, April 14, prior to a doubleheader with Lehigh at noon. Depew will retire following the 2012 season after more than 40 years as a coach at his alma mater, including the past 31 as head baseball coach. A dinner will be held that evening.


Georgia has added a home game with Liberty on Monday, April 16, at 3 p.m. at Foley Field. Admission will be free and gates will open at 1 p.m.


Winthrop will hold a free Youth Baseball Clinic on April 28 at The Winthrop Ballpark. The first 100 to sign up receive a free t-shirt. The clinic will run from 9 a.m. to noon and is open to youth ages 7-13. The clinic is sponsored by Founders Federal Credit Union.


Auburn will honor its 1976 College World Series team on April 21 prior to the game against South Carolina. It was the second Tiger squad to reach Omaha, posting a 37-15 record with an SEC Championship and NCAA South Regional title. Pitchers Joe Beckwith and Terry Leach were drafted and spent multiple years in the major leagues.


Junior right-hander Whit Mayberry of Virginia will miss the remainder of the season due to an elbow injury. He underwent Tommy John surgery to repair a torn UCL in his right elbow on April 3. Mayberry was 2-0 with a 3.67 ERA in five starts in 2012.


Seton Hall will retire the No. 44 jersey of Craig Biggio, former Pirate and Houston Astro standout. The ceremony will be held on April 7 at 11:30 a.m. prior to the noon start against Notre Dame.


(photo courtesy of Bucknell Media Relations Office)