Nov. 18, 2012

Lineup Card


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


Nov. 12-18, 2012


For the third straight year, the Furman baseball program partnered with the Mauldin Miracle League. Each week during the fall, 10 to 15 players would volunteer and help teach kids with exceptionalities the game of baseball.


Iowa, Oklahoma and New Mexico will join host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi for the 2013 Kleberg Bank College Classic at Whataburger Field from Feb. 22-24.

Feb. 22: Iowa vs. Oklahoma, 2 p.m.; New Mexico vs. Texas A&M-CC, 6 p.m.

Feb. 23: Iowa vs. New Mexico, 2 p.m.; Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M-CC, 6 p.m.

Feb. 24: New Mexico vs. Oklahoma, 9:30 a.m.; Iowa vs. Texas A&M-CC, 1 p.m.


Billy Ferriter, a redshirt senior outfielder, will serve as the team captain at Connecticut for the 2013 season. He was one of four captains this past year. A native of Nashua, N.H., Ferriter was First Team All-Big East in 2012. The leadoff hitter batted .319 with 43 runs and 24 steals.


Prior to its trip to the Dominican Republic in December, the Kansas baseball program packed more than 1,000 health kits to take with them. The kits included tooth brushes, tooth paste, soap, a comb and hand towels.


Stetson baseball will hold its annual Blood Drive on Nov. 19. The event will be held at Melching Field at Conrad Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Former Appalachian State All-American Daniel Kassouf has signed a professional contract with the Southern Illinois Miners of the independent Frontier League. Kassouf, who was not picked in this past year MLB Draft, had 17 home runs, 66 RBI and a slugging percentage of .635 during his senior season in 2012.


Former Tennessee and current New York Met pitcher R.A. Dickey won the 2012 National League Cy Young Award. The first knuckleballer to win the award, Dickey went 20-6 with an ERA of 2.73. He led the NL with 230 strikeouts, 233.2 innings, five complete games and three shutouts.


Former Texas A&M standout Davey Johnson was named National League Manager of the Year after leading the Washington Nationals to the NL East Division title with a 98-64 record, the top mark in the Major Leagues.


Former Rutgers standout Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds finished third in National League Rookie of the Year voting. The third baseman earned three first-place votes, seven second-place votes and nine third-place votes for 45 points. Washington outfielder Bryce Harper claimed the award with 112 points, followed by Arizona pitcher Wade Miley with 105 points. Frazier hit .273 with 19 home runs and 67 RBI. 


(photo courtesy of Furman Baseball Office)