Sept. 16, 2012

Lineup Card


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


Sept. 10-16, 2012


Former Colonial pitcher Bobby Lucas Jr. has been named coordinator of operations at George Washington. He will hold the position through the fall semester before resuming his professional career in March in the Washington Nationals system. He will oversee the student managers, assist with practice management, travel and recruiting plans, staff activities, coordination of video services while assisting with camps, clinics and community initiatives.


LSU has completed the installation of new grass in the outfield and foul territory at Alex Box Stadium prior to the start of fall practice on Sept. 23.


Stanford will hold its alumni game on Oct. 7 during the university’s homecoming weekend. The alums will play against each other at noon and face the current Cardinal team at 1:30 p.m. A picnic and barbecue will follow.


Texas Tech will start fall practice on Sept. 17. The annual Red & Black Series will take place on Oct. 22, Oct. 29 and Oct. 30.


UC Santa Barbara will hold walk-on tryouts on Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium. Participants must complete the Drug-Testing Consent form and Student Athlete Information Sheet.


Matt Untiet has been hired as an assistant coach at Rhode Island. Untiet will work with the hitters and outfielders, as well as assisting with recruiting. For the past two seasons, he was an assistant at Stetson. Untiet played first and third base during his four-year career at Connecticut. He was a graduate assistant at New Haven from 2008-10.


Former Tennessee pitcher and current New York Met R.A. Dickey has been named the winner of the 2012 Branch Rickey Award, which honors individuals in baseball who contribute unselfishly to their communities and who are strong role models for young people. This past January, Dickey climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and raised more than $100,000 for the Bombay Teen Challenge, an organization which rescues young women from forced prostitution in India.


The members of the ULM baseball team received their 2012 Sun Belt Tournament Championship rings on Sept. 13 in a ceremony in the Student Union Building Ballroom. The Warhawks defeated Arkansas State 4-2 in the title game to earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament. ULM fell to host LSU in the opener of the Baton Rouge Regional before defeating Belmont 6-3 the next day. The season ended with a loss to Oregon State.


Dave Lorber has been named an assistant coach at George Washington, joining associate head coach and interim head coach Tom Sheridan. Lorber was at Stony Brook this past season, helping the Seawolves reach the College World Series. He worked with the outfielders, base runners and hitters. Lorber was an assistant at Felician College in 2011. He also coached at Eastern University and Brookedale Community College after graduating from Central Connecticut State in 2008.


Auburn will hold its annual Celebrity Home Run Derby on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at Plainsman Park. Proceeds will go to the Hudson Family Foundation.


Former Bradley pitcher Rob Scahill tossed a scoreless ninth inning for Colorado in a 9-8 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Sept. 11 at Coors Field in his Major League debut.


Chris Moore has been named hitting coach at Georgia Southern. He will also share recruiting duties with head coach Rodney Hennon and pitching coach B.J. Green. Moore, who played for Hennon at Western Carolina, was an assistant for the past two years at Appalachian State. Moore also coached at West Georgia, Lander and Davidson. Moore replaces Mike Tidick, who left to become a professional scout.


Joe Mercurio has been added to the staff at Wagner. He will work with the catchers and outfielders, while assisting in recruiting. Mercurio was an assistant a year ago at Elon, helping the Phoenix post 34 wins. The previous year, he was the volunteer assistant at High Point. Mercurio played for three years at Maine (2008-10) after spending his freshman season at Illinois. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Maine and will work on his master’s degree at Wagner.


Michael Nemeth has been hired as an assistant at Hartford. He will help with the hitters, primarily working with the infielders. Nemeth was a four-year starter at Connecticut, posting a career batting average of .356 in 241 games. He was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2011 and spent two years with the Helena Brewers.


Louisville will have a pair of scrimmages this weekend at Jim Patterson Stadium, going Friday at 2:45 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. The Saturday scrimmage will precede the football game against North Carolina.


Alabama will start fall practice on Sept. 12 and will have scrimmages on Thursday and Friday at 3:30 p.m. each day. Scrimmages are free and open to the public.


Texas A&M will start fall practice on Sept. 17. The Maroon and White Series will be held from Oct. 16-18 to conclude fall workouts. Practices and scrimmages are open to the public at Blue Bell Park.


Florida State will start fall practice on Sept. 17. The Garnet & Gold Game will be on Friday, Oct. 19. The Seminoles will have a fall scrimmage against Team Ontario on Monday, Oct. 22.


Central Michigan will host the Ontario Blue Jays in a fall exhibition game on Friday, Sept. 14, at 3 p.m. The Chippewas will hold their annual Fall World Series from Oct. 5-16. All fall games are free and open to the public. A picnic for fans, friends and family will follow World Series Game 2 on Saturday, Oct. 6.


Houston will begin fall practice on Sept. 12 at Cougar Field. All fall practices and scrimmages are open to the public. The Cougars will play a fall exhibition game at Rice on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. at Reckling Park.


South Carolina will start fall practice on Sept. 14. The Gamecocks will scrimmage on Saturday at noon and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Both scrimmages are open to the public at Carolina Stadium.


Former Oregon State outfielder Tyler Graham made his Major League debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sept. 7, pinch-running for Chris Young in the ninth inning. Graham is the 26th former Beaver to reach the big leagues. Graham played for OSU from 2003-06.


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