Sept. 30, 2012
Lineup Card is a feature highlighting notes from around
Sept. 24-30, 2012
Missouri State downed Drury 4-2 on Sept. 29 in
front of 3,753 fans at Hammons Field in the Battle for Bell, a
fund-raiser for former MSU shortstop and Glendale High School
head coach Howard Bell in his fight against ALS. It was the
largest home crowd for the Bears since May 2, 2006. Koby Peebles
had two hits and two RBI, while Travis McComack went 2 for 2
with two walks for MSU.
Arizona State student coach Cory Hahn will be a
guest at the first Miracle League/Avnet Wiffle Ball Championship
on Oct. 3 at Dan Haren Stadium in Scottsdale, Ariz. Hahn, who
will participate in pregame ceremonies, is paralyzed from the
chest down after a collision at second base during the
season-opening series of his freshman season in 2011. He attends
classes at ASU and serves as a student coach for the Sun Devils.
Former Milwaukee players Sam Sivilotti and Cole
Kraft have been added to the UWM staff. Silvilotti will serve as
director of operations after spending last season as the
volunteer assistant with the Panthers. He will be responsible
for community relations, charity and the visibility of the
program. Silvilotti finished his four-year career in 2011 with
batting average of .302. He was an All-Horizon League selection
as a junior. Kraft will work as an assistant coach as playing
professionally the past two years. He was a two-time All-Horizon
League performer. Kraft is third in program history with 204
games, 250 hits and 52 doubles.
Shooter Hunt will be the volunteer assistant at
his alma mater, Tulane. He will work with the outfielders and
base runners, coach first base and assist with the pitching
staff. A two-way collegiate performer, Hunt was a first round
pick of the Minnesota Twins in 2008. Hunt fanned 219 in 193
innings during his four-year professional career, 10.21
strikeouts per nine innings.
Adam Curynski has been named the volunteer
assistant at Air Force. Curynski lettered two years at Southern
Illinois and was All-MVC in 2008 as a pitcher. He was pitching
coach at Wisconsin-Stout this past year.
Jason Laws has been named director of baseball
operations at Virginia. Laws will work with all aspects of the
program, including handling team travel, assisting with game day
operations and helping with on-campus recruiting. He was an
assistant last season at Arkansas State, working with the
catchers and hitters. Laws was an All-OVC performer at Murray
State, receiving a bachelor’s degree in 2010. He was an
assistant at South Dakota State in 2010-11 while earning a
master’s degree in sport and recreation studies.
Former North Carolina All-American Adam Greenberg
has been offered a one-day contract with the Miami Marlins for
his return to the Major Leagues. He was picked in the ninth
round of the 2002 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs and made his
Major League debut on July 9, 2005. In his only at-bat, he was
hit in the head and removed from the game. Greenberg missed the
remainder of the season with post-concussion syndrome in
addition to other health issues. He has played minor league and
independent baseball in recent years, working to return to the
big leagues. He is expected to get his one at-bat against the
New York Mets on Oct. 2 in Miami.
Former William and Mary and Rhode Island head
coach Frank Leoni has been hired as the inaugural head coach at
Marymount University in Arlington, Va. Leoni has posted 462
career wins in 20 years as a Division I head coach, earning 196
victories over the past seven seasons with the Tribe and 266
wins in 13 campaigns with the Rams.
Rhode Island was recognized as the top Division I
baseball team in New England by the BoSox Club, the official
booster club of the Boston Red Sox. It was the second time in
the past four years that the Rams were so honored. URI went
33-25-1 overall and placed third in the Atlantic 10 with a 16-8
mark. The Rams were twice named CBI Northeast Region Team of the
Marist baseball joined Team IMPACT on Sept. 29
for a draft-day ceremony for 17-year-old Nick Scianna of
Wappingers Falls, N.Y. Team IMPACT is a non-profit organization
that matches children with life-threatening illnesses with
collegiate sports teams. Scianna is battling Acute Lymphoblastic
Leukemia, having already gone through chemotherapy and a bone
marrow transplant. He received a game jersey to welcome him to
East Carolina will begin its Purple-Gold World
Series on Oct. 2 and run through Oct. 14. All games are free and
open to the public.
SIUE held an intrasquad scrimmage on Sept. 28
with the price of admission of one canned food item. The items
were collected for the Glen-Ed Food Pantry.
College of Charleston will hold its annual alumni
game on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at Patriots Point. The game will
precede the CofC Baseball Golf Tournament on Nov. 3 at Patriots
Belmont will celebrate Alumni Weekend Oct. 5-6.
The Dave Whitten Memorial Golf Tournament will take place on
Oct. 5, with the Alumni Game the following day.
Nicholls will hold its annual Alumni Day on Oct.
13 prior to the football homecoming game against Sam Houston
State. Morning batting practice will precede an intrasquad
scrimmage. The annual baseball golf tournament will take place
on Nov. 5.
Ron Roenicke, manager of the Milwaukee Brewers,
will be the guest speaker at the 2013 Diamond Dinner at FIU on
Feb. 9 at the Graham Center Ballroom on the Modesto A. Maidique
campus. Roenicke spent one season at UCLA before being the 17th
overall pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1977 MLB Draft.
He played for six different organizations during his eight-year
playing career and began coaching in 1992. Roenicke led the
Brewers to the NL Central Division crown a season ago in his
first year as skipper in Milwaukee.
Former Iowa standout Bo Porter has been named
manager of the Houston Astros. He was an outfielder and
defensive back for the Hawkeyes from 1990-94. Porter was
selected in the 40th round of the 1993 MLB Draft by the Chicago
Cubs, making his Major League debut in 1999. He played three
seasons in the big leagues with the Cubs, Oakland Athletics and
Texas Rangers. Porter was a coach with the Washington Nationals
over the past two seasons.
Hawaii will host a pair of fall exhibitions
against the Shanghai Sports Institute of China on Oct. 16 and 17
at 6 p.m. at Les Murakami Stadium. Admission is free for both
Oregon State will hold a pair of scrimmages this
weekend at Goss Stadium: Friday at 2:40 p.m. and Saturday at 10
a.m. Admission if free.
Louisville will have two weekend scrimmages at
Jim Patterson Stadium: Friday at 2:45 p.m. and Saturday at 2
South Carolina will hold three scrimmages this
weekend at Carolina Stadium: Friday at 4 p.m., Saturday at noon
and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
William and Mary will hold the first Tommy Smith
Memorial Golf Outing on Oct. 19 to support the Tribe baseball
program. The event was renamed for the long-time supporter of