Dec. 16, 2012

Lineup Card


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


Dec. 10-16, 2012


Houston has installed new pedestals on the concourse at Cougar Field to recognize the two College World Series teams of 1953 and 1967, both under the direction of head coach Lovette Hill. Each granite pedestal has a team photo, roster and highlights of the team’s trip to Omaha. Contributions for the project were led by Gene and Loretta Russell. Gene Russell was a senior outfielder for the Cougars in 1953, helping the squad post a 15-11 record. Houston was named NCAA District 5 and Missouri Valley Conference champions. The 1967 team went 21-11 and was national runner-up in Omaha.


Members of the College of Charleston baseball program, including head coach Monte Lee, visited MUSC Children’s Hospital on Dec. 11. Seniors Matt Pegler, Bradley Goodson and Tyler Jackson, along with juniors Brandon Murray and Jimmy Holton, joined Coach Lee in decorating ornaments and playing pool and air hockey with some of the patients.


Members of the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball program assisted with the annual Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. Volunteers go to La Palmera Mall, select an ornament with a name on it from a tree and receive a shopping list for that particular child. The shopping list not only includes toys, but clothes and shoes as well.


Arkansas has named its team captains for 2013: junior pitchers Barrett Astin and Colby Suggs, senior outfielder Matt Vinson and junior catcher Jake Wise. Astin went 3-5 with 11 saves in 32 appearances a season ago. Suggs went 7-1 with a 1.38 ERA in 30 relief stints in 2012. Vinson played in 49 games this past season with 36 starts, batting .217 with 13 RBI. Wise appeared in 60 games with 49 starts in 2012, hitting .244 with two homers and 25 RBI.


Kansas departs on Dec. 15 for an eight-day tour in the Dominican Republic. The Jayhawks will play eight games and provide community service, including free youth clinics, a visit to an orphanage, and delivery of more than 1,000 health kits to impoverished areas.


Auburn has season tickets on sale for its 34-game home schedule at $170 per seat. Auburn faculty and staff can buy up to two season tickets for $85 per seat. Single-game tickets at $8 will go on sale Jan. 28.


(photos courtesy of UH & TAMUCC Media Relations Offices)