Oct. 28, 2012

Lineup Card


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


Oct. 22-28, 2012


Cody Apthorpe and T.J. Losby will serve as co-captains for Bowling Green this season. Apthrope, a redshirt junior, is a captain for the second straight year. The Falcons’ ace for 2012 suffered a season-ending injury on March 30 this past season. Losby is a junior and was the only Falcon to appear in every game in 2012. The catcher batted .319 and led the team with 37 RBI.


UC Irvine will hold its annual Spooktacular Halloween event on Oct. 31. The Anteaters will practice in full costume, beginning at 2:45 p.m. on Cicerone Field at Anteater Ballpark. UCI will entertain San Diego in a fall exhibition on Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. Both events are free and open to the public.


Arizona State will hold its annual Alumni Game on Feb. 9 at noon. Later that evening, the ASU Alumni Association will host a dinner event, “Sun Devil Baseball Legacy: Celebrating ASU’s 100+ Major Leaguers” at the Tempe Mission Palm Hotel. A reception and silent auction will precede dinner.


Former Major League pitcher and Texas standout Roger Clemens will speak at Texas State’s Diamond Club Lead-Off Dinner on Jan. 26. The fund-raiser will begin with a social mixer at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner. There will also be a silent and live auction. Clemens won seven Cy Young Awards and a pair of World Series titles.


LSU will hold its three-game Purple-Gold World Series next week at Alex Box Stadium: Oct. 30 at 4 p.m., Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. and Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. Each six-inning game is open to the public with free admission.


Louisiana-Lafayette will hold its annual Fall World Series next week at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field: Oct. 30 at 6 p.m., Oct. 31 at 3 p.m. and Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. Admission to each seven-inning game is free.


Florida State tallied seven in the bottom of the first on its way to a 16-0 exhibition win over the Ontario Blue Jays on Oct. 22. Stephen McGee led the offense, going 4 for 4 with two doubles, two runs and three RBI. D.J. Stewart was 3 for 4 with a triple, two runs and two RBI for the Seminoles. Starter Scott Sitz, one of six FSU hurlers, allowed one hit and fanned four in two innings to earn the victory.


Western Carolina will conclude its fall practice with the annual Purple & Gold Fall World Series. The three-game series will be Wednesday at 5 p.m., Friday at 4:15 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m.


Houston will hold its annual Red-White World Series on Wednesday at 3:15 p.m., Thursday at 2:30 p.m. and Friday (if necessary) at 3:15 p.m. at Cougar Field. All games are free and open to the public.


South Carolina’s Garnet & Black World Series will be held this week at Carolina Stadium: Thursday at 3 p.m., Friday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. All three contests are open to the public.


The members of the 2012 UAB baseball team will receive their Conference USA Championship rings on Nov. 3. The event will be held in the Hill Alumni Center Auditorium at 4 p.m. and is open to the public.