Oct. 31, 2012

Lineup Card


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


Oct. 29-31, 2012


Cal State Fullerton will host UC Santa Barbara on Nov. 3 in an exhibition game at Goodwin Field. The contest, which begins at 2 p.m., is open to the public and free of charge. Family Fun Day will precede the game, with a free youth clinic for kids 13 and younger from 9 to 10:30 a.m.


Southern Illinois will have senior pitcher Cody Forsythe and junior second baseman Jake Welch as co-captains for the 2013 campaign. Forsythe was also a captain this past year. He has been the Friday starter for the past two seasons, earning First Team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors in 2011 and Second Team All-MVC in 2012. Forsythe was 13-9 with a 2.73 ERA over the past two years. Welch batted .308 with 21 extra-base hits in 2012 as the Salukis’ leadoff hitter. He led the team with 16 steals and was fifth in the MVC with 48 runs.


Austin Peay will begin its best-of-five Red-White World Series on Friday at 5 p.m. at Raymond C. Hand Park. Saturday’s game will begin at 11 a.m., while Sunday’s contest will start at 1 p.m. If necessary, Games 4 & 5 will be at 4 p.m. next Wednesday and Thursday.


Former Tennessee All-American Chase Headley (right) of the San Diego Padres won the Gold Glove for National League third basemen. He became the second former Volunteer to earn the award, joining Todd Helton, who won three as the Colorado Rockies first baseman. Headley played at UT from 2004-05, helping the Vols reach the College World Series in his final season.


Former Oregon State standout Darwin Barney of the Chicago Cubs became the second former Beaver to win a Gold Glove, claiming the honor for National League second basemen. Jacoby Ellsbury earned the award in center field for the Boston Red Sox in 2011. Barney committed just two errors in 731 chances and tied a Major League record for consecutive games in a single season without an error by a second baseman at 141. He played at OSU from 2005-07.


For the third straight year, Loyola Marymount held a costumed practice on Halloween. click here for video highlights


(photo courtesy of UT Media Relations Office)