Sept. 23, 2012

Lineup Card


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


Sept. 17-23, 2012


LSU junior right-hander Joe Broussard will miss the 2013 season after surgery on his right elbow. He suffered an ulnar collateral tear while pitching in the Cape Cod League this past summer. Broussard was 4-1 with a 3.73 ERA in 2012 with 19 appearances and six starts. He fanned 45 and walked 12 in 41 innings.


Eric Duncan has been named the volunteer assistant at Seton Hall. He just completed a 10-year professional career after a four-year stint at Seton Hall Prep from 2000-03. Duncan was a first-round pick of the New York Yankees in 2003, the 27th pick overall.


Stephanos Stroop has been hired as a volunteer assistant at George Washington. He currently is a baseball operations advance scouting trainee with the Washington Nationals. He played four years at Claremont McKenna College, graduating in 2010. He is working on a master’s degree in sports industry management from Georgetown.


Cal State Fullerton will start fall practice on Sept. 26. The Titans will have a pair of scrimmages at UNLV on Oct. 20 and 21, while hosting UC Santa Barbara on Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. at Goodwin Field. That day will also be Family Fun Day, with a free youth clinic for kids 13-and-under from 9 to 10:30 a.m.


Virginia will host the Ontario Blue Jays in a fall exhibition game on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m. at Davenport Field. There will be no admission fee for the 14-inning contest.


Western Carolina will scrimmage this weekend at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday at Childress Field/Hennon Stadium.


Southeastern Louisiana will scrimmage at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday as well as 2 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. All are open to the public.


Georgia Southern will hold its annual Family Day at J.I. Clements Stadium on Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. The Eagles will scrimmage first, followed by a low country boil.


Texas A&M-Corpus Christi will hold its second annual golf tournament on Oct. 20 at Gabe Lozano Sr. Golf Center. The Islanders Alumni Game will take place at noon on Oct. 21, with breakfast at 10 a.m. and batting practice at 10:30 a.m.


Davidson head coach Dick Cooke was involved in an auto accident on Sept. 18. According to the Davidson Media Relations Office, Cooke suffered serious injuries but is expected to recover. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Cooke, his family and his Davidson family.


Purdue head coach Doug Schreiber has promoted Jeff Duncan to associate head coach. Duncan enters his fourth year with the Boilermakers, serving as hitting coach while also working on team defense, outfield play and base running. Duncan also coordinates recruiting. Purdue is 115-58 (.665) over the past three seasons, with a program-record 45 wins in 2012.


Missouri State will have a pair of fall exhibition games. The Bears will host Drury on Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Battle for Bell. Proceeds will benefit former MSU shortstop and Glendale High School head coach Howard Bell in his battle against ALS. Missouri State will entertain the Ontario Blue Jays on Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. The Fall World Series will begin on Oct. 4 and extend to Oct. 23.


Creighton hold its annual Alumni Game on Sept. 22 at noon. The Parents Weekend scrimmage will be on Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. The Bluejays will face Iowa in a pair of exhibitions on Oct. 6 and 7, both starting at 10 a.m.


Arkansas will have three scrimmages this weekend at Baum Stadium: Friday at 3 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. All are open to the public.


South Carolina will hold three scrimmages this weekend at Carolina Stadium: Friday at 4 p.m., Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.



Cincinnati head coach Brian Cleary (left) will reunite with former Bearcat catcher Ryan Baker as members of the Great Britain national team at Qualifier 2 of the World Baseball Classic. Cleary is an assistant coach for Great Britain, serving primarily as hitting coach. Baker played for the Bearcats from 2007-08 and is currently in the New York Yankees system, finishing 2012 with the Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees. Great Britain will compete against Canada, the Czech Republic and Germany in a double-elimination tournament Sept. 20-24 at Armin-Wolf Baseball Arena in Regensburg, Germany. The winner will advance to the World Baseball Classic, to be held in March 2013.


Former Cal State Fullerton All-American and current Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Ricky Romero has been named one of 30 nominees for the 2012 Roberto Clemente Award for the second straight year. The award honors the player who best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and contribution to his team. Romero is active in the Jays Care Foundation and Toronto Blue Jays Community Relations Department. He is an honorary division captain for the Jays Care Foundation Rookie League, supporting youth from Toronto Community Housing.


North Carolina will hold its Fall World Series Oct. 8-10 and Oct. 12-14, with the championship game on Oct. 16 at 2:15 p.m.


Middle Tennessee will hold its annual Grand Slam Fish Fry on Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Livestock Center on campus. It will be the 29th season for the Fish Fry.


Pacific will hold its annual Alumni Reunion on Oct. 12-13 along with the softball team. A golf outing will be held at noon on Oct. 12, followed by a 6 p.m. social. The baseball and softball alums will combine against the current squad in a slow pitch co-ed softball game at Klein Family Field on Oct. 13 at noon.


Louisville will have three open scrimmages this weekend at Jim Patterson Stadium. The Cardinals will play Friday at 2:45 p.m. and both Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.


(photo courtesy of UC Media Relations Office)