Nov. 11, 2012

Lineup Card


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


Nov. 1-11, 2012


Former Hartford head coach Jeff Calcaterra has joined the staff at Harvard. He will be the top assistant and recruiting coordinator. Calcaterra was an assistant at his alma mater, Indiana, for 11 seasons before going to Hartford. He was head coach of the Hawks from 2005-11.


Sophomore infielder Andres Vazquez of Rutgers will play for the Philippines National Team in a qualifier for the 2013 World Baseball Classic. The team will face Thailand on Nov. 15 in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Chinese Taipei and New Zealand will also participate in the modified double-elimination tournament.


New Mexico head coach Ray Birmingham will be inducted into the Lea County Athletic Hall of Fame in Lovington, N.M., on Nov. 13. Birmingham’s hometown of Hobbs is located in Lea County in southeastern New Mexico. He coached at the University of the Southwest for two years before posting a record of 765-255-2 in 18 seasons at New Mexico Junior College, including a national championship in 2005. Birmingham is also a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association Hall of Fame.


Baylor will hold its annual Burgers on the Berm event on Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. at Baylor Ballpark. Admission is free, but donations are accepted to support the Baylor Baseball Diamond Girls.


Utah will host “An Evening with Tommy Lasorda” on Feb. 11 at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel. The fundraiser will have a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.


Virginia will hold its 11th annual Step Up to the Plate fundraiser on Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the John Paul Jones Arena. ESPN analyst Tim Kurkjian will serve as host. Former Cavalier Javier Lopez, a three-time World Champion now with the San Francisco Giants, will be honored. Silent and live auctions will also be held at the event.


Belmont will hold its first Basebald Fundraiser on Feb. 19. Players and coaches will shave their heads following the Vanderbilt game to raise awareness for childhood cancer.


Kansas State will put season tickets on sale starting Nov. 12 for its 31-game home schedule. Packages range from $75 to $125.


Former Tennessee Vol and current San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley added a Silver Slugger award to his Gold Glove. Headley batted .286 this past season with 31 home runs and led the National League with 115 RBI.


Cincinnati will hold its three-game Red & Black World Series this weekend, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m., Nov. 10 at noon and Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. All games will be at Marge Schott Stadium.


Former North Florida player Andrew Hannon was recently promoted from graduate student assistant to volunteer assistant with the Ospreys. He will work with the infielders, oversee the baseball camps, handle all equipment, assist with day-to-day operations throughout the season and help with on-field activities during practice and on game days. The Jacksonville native had a career batting average of .327 at UNF. During his collegiate career, Hannon played all four infield positions as well as in the outfield and as designated hitter. He was an assistant coach with the La Crosse Loggers of the Northwoods League during the summers of 2011 and 2012. He helped the Loggers win the league championship this past summer.


Members of the ULM baseball program recently participated in the third annual “Stand Up For an Abused Child” event, sponsored by CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) of Northeast Louisiana. CASA staff and more than 100 volunteers stood to bring awareness to the issue of abuse and neglect inflicted on an average of 1,000 children a year in Northeast Louisiana.


FIU head coach Turtle Thomas recently co-chaired the Arthritis Foundation “Let’s Move Together” Walk in Hialeah, Fla. Thomas was the community chair along with Jorge L. Orbay, M.D., of the Miami Hand and Upper Extremity Institute.


Members of the baseball and softball teams at Florida State recently joined athletes from the Miracle League for the Miracle Sports Seminole Showdown. Miracle Sports of Tallahassee is a program of the Florida Disables Outdoors Association.


Alabama has season tickets now on sale for its 31-game 2013 home schedule at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Prices range from $60 for grandstand general admission to $125 for reserved chair back. Single game and minipacks will go on sale on Jan. 28.


Pepperdine began its annual Blue and Orange World Series this past weekend. Game 3 of the best-of-five series will be Wednesday at 2:45 p.m., with Games 4 and 5 on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. at Eddy D. Field Stadium. Games are free and open to the public.


(photo courtesy of ULM Media Relations Office)