June 10, 2012

Lineup Card

 

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

 

June 1-10, 2012

 

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved Phase 1 of new Siebert Field. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on June 11. Construction on the 1,400-seat facility will begin on June 18. The plan allows for future expansion that includes additional seating, locker rooms and training facility. The synthetic turf should be in place by September and the facility should be completed in December. Siebert Field was built in 1971.

 

Georgia head coach David Perno (left) announced the reorganization of his staff. Assistant coach Jason Eller, who has been on staff for 10 seasons, will become pitching coach. Assistant coach Allen Osborne, who has been hitting instructor and third base coach, will also be the recruiting coordinator. Shortstop Kyle Farmer, who was taken by the New York Yankees in the 35th round of the 2012 MLB Draft, announced that he will return to Georgia for his senior season.

 

Francis Brooke of Northwestern was one of 24 recipients of the Big Ten’s 2012 Medal of Honor. The award was first given in 1915 to one graduating student-athlete at each university who had “attained the greatest proficiency in athletics and scholastic work.” The right-hander is ninth in program history with 259.2 innings pitched, while his 97 innings in 2012 rank fourth on the single-season list. Brooke posted an ERA of 2.51, fifth best in the Big Ten and the school’s top mark in 16 seasons. Brooke is a double major in political science and international studies. He was Academic All-Big Ten three times and twice a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

 

(photo courtesy of Georgia Media Relations Office)