July 22, 2012

Lineup Card


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


July 16-22, 2012


Marco Gonzales of Gonzaga fanned nine in eight innings as Team USA edged The Netherlands 4-3 Sunday to claim the bronze medal at Honkbal Week. Gonzales allowed six hits and one run with no walks to earn the victory. The Netherlands scored a pair in the ninth to narrow the margin to one before Dan Child of Oregon State struck out the final batter of the game to earn his second save. Kyle Farmer of Georgia drove in a pair. Under head coach Dave Serrano (pictured), Team USA finished its summer schedule with a 12-5 mark, including 5-2 during Honkbal Week.


Former Oklahoma State head coach Frank Anderson has been hired as pitching coach at Houston. Anderson led the Cowboys to six NCAA Tournaments in his first eight seasons and surpassed 40 wins in three consecutive seasons (2006-08). OSU won the 2004 Big 12 tourney title, its first in program history. Prior to joining OSU, Anderson was pitching coach at Texas from 2000-03, helping the Longhorns win the 2002 national championship. He was also an assistant at his alma mater, Emporia State (1983-85), at Howard College (1987-89) and at Texas Tech (1990-99).


Cuba scored three in the eighth and a pair in the 10th to nip Team USA 5-3 Saturday in the semifinals of Honkbal Week. The Americans built a 3-0 lead before Cuba pushed across three in the top of the eighth. Cuba tallied two in the top of the 10th and held Team USA scoreless in the bottom of the frame. Austin Cousino of Kentucky went 3 for 4 with a run.


South Alabama Director of Athletics Dr. Joel Erdmann will join the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament selection committee. His initial term will begin on Sept. 1, 2012 and run through Sept. 1, 2016.


Former All-American hurler Daniel Bibona (left) has returned to UC Irvine to serve as the volunteer assistant. Bibona pitched for the Anteaters from 2007-10 and was the first UCI player to be named Big West Pitcher of the Year in consecutive seasons. The lefty helped the Anteaters reach four NCAA Regionals. He was an eighth round pick of the St. Louis Cardinals. Bibona replaces Bob Macaluso, who was elevated to a full-time assistant position.


Carlos Radon of NC State and Dan Child of Oregon State combined on the shutout as Team USA edged The Netherlands 1-0 Thursday in front of a soldout crowd at Pim Mulier Stadium. The Americans now enter the medal rounds at Honkbal Week and will be off Friday before facing the winner of Cuba-Netherlands on Saturday. Rodon fanned nine in seven innings with seven hits and two walks. Child hurled two perfect innings to earn the save. He struck out the first four batters he faced. Michael Lorenzen of Cal State Fullerton was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the top of the fifth to force in the game’s lone run.


Jason Howell (left) has been named pitching coach at Georgia Tech. Howell served in the same position at UNC Wilmington for the past five years, helping the Seahawks reach the NCAA Tournament in 2008 and 2012. A native of Millers Creek, N.C., Howell played three seasons at Appalachian State before finishing his college career at North Carolina, from which he received a bachelor’s and master’s degree. After a four-year professional career, Howell was an assistant at UNC for two seasons, working with the pitching staff and coaching first base.


Cass Hargis has been selected to be the volunteer assistant as his alma mater, Southeastern Louisiana. A 2011 graduate, Hargis is the program’s career leader in hits and runs. He spent the past year coaching baseball and football as well as teaching at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Hammond. A native of Meraux, La., Hargis will work with the outfielders, help with the hitters, coach first base and serve as camp coordinator.


Kyle Farmer of Georgia and Johnny Field of Arizona delivered RBI doubles in the bottom of the eighth as Team USA edged Chinese Taipei 2-0 Wednesday during Honkbal Week in The Netherlands. The Americans are 3-1 in pool play and secured a spot in the medal rounds. Jake Reed of Oregon earned the win in relief, while David Berg of UCLA fanned two in the ninth to record the save.


Mike Ranson has been hired as an assistant coach at Furman. He will handle the duties of pitching coach after serving as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Delaware the past two seasons. Ranson succeeds Chris Edwards, who stepped down to pursue a law career. After playing at Lynchburg, Ranson was a graduate assistant for the Hornets before working as pitching coach at Wingate and Limestone.


Joe Hughes (left) has been named director of operations at Texas Tech. He played under Red Raiders head coach Tim Tadlock at Grayson County College and Oklahoma. Hughes was assistant director of event management at OU this past year. He earned a degree in human relations from Oklahoma in 2008 and a master’s two years later from OU in adult and higher education with an emphasis in intercollegiate athletics administration.


Brandon Sizemore will serve as volunteer assistant coach at College of Charleston. He was a graduate assistant this past season for the Cougars and replaces Brent Walsh, who was with CofC for the past four years. Sizemore played for the Cougars in 2008 and 2009, earning All-America honors. He had 82 RBI in 2008, the seventh-highest total in the nation, and led the team with 74 RBI in 2009. Sizemore was drafted in the 30th round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers and played two years in their system.


Team USA dropped to 2-1 in pool play in Honkbal Week with a 3-2 loss to Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Jose Trevino of Oral Roberts went 3 for 4 with one RBI for the Americans.


East Carolina pitching coach Dan Roszel (right) has been promoted to associate head coach. He has helped the Pirates go 77-45-1 over the past two seasons with a pair of NCAA tourney appearances. Roszel has worked with six All-Conference USA selections and seven MLB Draft picks. Roszel also coached at College of Charleston, Florida Gulf Coast, Gardner-Webb and Lake City Community College. Roszel is a 2000 graduate of North Florida, owning a degree in criminal justice with a minor in political science.


Andrew See has been hired as pitching coach at Duke. He spent the past six seasons as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Ohio Univerity. See was an assistant with Duke head coach Chris Pollard at Appalachian State from 2004-06. See played for three seasons at Ohio from 1999-2001 after transferring from Georgia. He played centerfield and first base while also pitching for the Bobcats. He played professionally for the Chillicothe Paints in the Frontier League from 2001-03. See earned a bachelor’s degree in sport industry from Ohio in 2002 and received a master’s degree in coaching education and athletic administration of Ohio in 2003.


Jacob Wells has been named coordinator of baseball camps at Mississippi State. As well as directing the summer and winter baseball camps, Wells will also be the volunteer assistant coach for the Bulldogs. He spent the past five seasons at Marion Military Institute, including head coach for the past two years. He played at Blinn College, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College and the University of Montevallo, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology/Health Promotions in 2005.


The Iowa baseball program will hold its seventh annual Iowa Baseball Golf Outing on Friday, Sept. 7, at Blue Top Ridge Golf Course in Riverside, Iowa. The four-person best ball format will have a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Tee box sponsorships are also available.


(photos courtesy of UT, UCI, GT, OU & ECU Media Relations Offices)