Oct. 7, 2012

Lineup Card

 

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

 

Oct. 1-7, 2012

 

The Ohio Valley Conference has extended its deal for one more year to hold its baseball championship at Pringles Park in Jackson, Tenn. The event will be held May 22-26, 2013 at the 6,000-seat venue.

 

The Texas Tech baseball program participated in the 2012 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Oct. 6, encouraging runners and helping them navigate the course. The event is the primary fundraiser for breast cancer awareness and research.

 

The family of Joseph P. Hayden (Jr. and III) established the lead gift of $1 million toward construction of the Baseball Legacy Project at Miami University. The project, estimated at $2.4 million, will add a baseball facilities building to McKie Field at Hayden Park. It will include upgraded locker rooms and coaches offices, as well as athletic training and equipment rooms. Construction will begin following the 2013 season and should be completed in 2014.

 

George Brown has been hired as pitching coach at Monmouth. Brown was a four-year performer at St. John’s and was named Big East Pitcher of the Year as a senior. He was selected in the 27th round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. This past year, Brown was pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Siena.

 

The exhibition game for Houston at Rice on Oct. 7 has been cancelled. The game has not yet been rescheduled.

 

Southern Illinois will hold a trivia night on Nov. 10 at Assumption Catholic Church in St. Louis from 7 to 10 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Continuing the Legacy Campaign to renovate Abe Martin Field. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and auction.

 

Kentucky will hold three scrimmages this weekend at Cliff Hagan Stadium: Friday at 2:15 p.m., Saturday at 9:45 a.m. and Sunday at 1:05 p.m.

 

An athletics task force at Towson has recommended to the president to drop its baseball program. click here for release and link to recommendation

 

Arkansas will begin its Cardinal-White series on Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. and run through Oct. 21. All contests in the seven-game series are free and open to the public.

 

Central Michigan will begin its seven-game Fall World Series on Oct. 5. All games will be played at Theunissen Stadium, open to the public and free of charge.

 

Belmont will start its Fall World Series on Oct. 8 at 1:30 p.m. and run through Oct. 27.

 

South Carolina will hold three scrimmages this weekend at Carolina Stadium: Friday at 4 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

 

The current Fordham squad edged the Young Alumni team 2-1 in an exhibition of Sept. 29.

 

Zach Dillon (left) will be an interim assistant coach at Iowa, serving as hitting coach, working with the catchers and coaching third base. Dillon replaces Ryan Brownlee, who became the head coach at Western Illinois. Dillon was a volunteer assistant with the Hawkeyes in 2010 and 2011 before being a volunteer assistant at Baylor this past season. Dillon played at Baylor from 2003-06, helping the Bears reach three NCAA Tournaments, two Super Regionals and one College World Series.

 

Former Bear Gregg Glime has been hired as the volunteer assistant at Baylor. He will run BU’s summer camps and the Baylor Baseball Academy as well as assisting with coaching duties. Glime was a two-time captain for the Bears (2009, 2010). He was picked in the 24th round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Florida Marlins and played professionally for two seasons, rising as high as Triple-A.

 

Missouri State blanked the Ontario Blue Jays 3-0 on Oct. 1. Tate Matheny went 2 for 4, while Travis McComack drew two walks and scored the go-ahead run. Seven pitchers combined on the shutout and fanned eight.

 

Appalachian State will hold its best-of-five Fall World Series this week at Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium: Tuesday at 6:40 p.m., Wednesday at 7:40 p.m., Thursday at 6:40 p.m., Friday at 4:25 p.m. and Saturday at 10:40 a.m. The final two games are if necessary.

 

Louisville will have two scrimmages this week at Jim Patterson Stadium: 3 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday.

(photo courtesy of Iowa Media Relations Office)