May 31, 2012

Lineup Card


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


May 1-31, 2012


Former Ohio All-American Mike Schmidt will be inducted into the Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame on May 17. A member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, Schmidt earned four letters with the Bobcats from 1967-71. He earned All-America honors as a junior and senior, leading OU to the College World Series in 1970. Schmidt was taken by the Philadelphia Phillies in the second round of the 1971 draft and played with the Phillies from 1972-89. He was a 12-time All-Star, 10-time Gold Glove Award winner, three-time NL MVP and a member of the 1980 World Series champions.


Southern Miss will hold its inaugural “Pack the Pete in Pink” on May 12 against East Carolina at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field. Wearing pink will show support for the Pink Ribbon Fund and Breast Cancer Awareness in the Pine Belt. Sales of pink T-shirts will go to the Pink Ribbon Fund. The Golden Eagles will wear pink wristbands for the game.


Mississippi State head coach John Cohen was suspended for one game by the SEC for violation of its sportsmanship rules. Cohen received a post-game ejection at Alabama on May 6 and, per NCAA rules, missed MSU’s game with Mississippi Valley State on May 8. The SEC suspension will come in the series opener at Florida on May 11.


Louisville’s Jim Patterson Stadium will be expanded with the addition of 1,500 chair-back seats to increase seating to more than 4,000. The $4 million plan, with a leadership gift by Mr. and Mrs. Jim Patterson, will begin on June 15. There will also be an expanded press box and a visiting team locker room.


Portland is asking fans to bring old gloves, bats and baseballs to Joe Etzel Field for free admission with the donated equipment during this weekend’s WCC series with Saint Mary’s. The items will be sent to Pitch In For Baseball, a volunteer-driven group that distributes the items to children around the world.


(illustrations courtesy of USM & UL Media Relations Offices)