Sept. 16, 2012
Lineup Card is a feature highlighting notes from around
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
(photo courtesy of ULM Media Relations Office)