Jan. 13, 2013

Lineup Card

 

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

 

Jan. 7-13, 2013

 

Head coach Danny Hall (right) and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have been named the 2012 Most Valuable Program by the National Alliance of College Summer Baseball (NACSB). The award, which was announced at last week’s American Baseball Coaches Association convention, recognizes one college or university each year that has had the greatest impact on advancing the goals and objectives of the NACSB. This past summer, 19 Georgia Tech players participated in summer leagues, including six in the Cape Cod League.

 

Final 2012 Top Standings

Georgia Tech – 40 points

Maryland – 36 points

Florida Atlantic – 35 points

Seton Hall – 35 points

Wake Forest – 34 points

Seminole State College – 33 points

Vanderbilt – 31 points

Indiana – 30 points

Stetson – 30 points

 

Cincinnati will hold its third annual First Pitch Reception on Feb. 8 in the Riverfront Club at Great American Ball Park from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Phil Castellini, chief operating officer of the Cincinnati Reds, is scheduled to attend.

 

Major Leaguer Orlando Hudson will serve as the keynote speaker at Appalachian State’s second annual Hot Stove First Pitch Banquet on Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. on the Club Level of the Appalachian Athletics Center. A reception and silent auction will also be held. Hudson is a native of Darlington, S.C., and is entering his 12th season in the big leagues. Hudson is a two-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove Award winner.

 

ULM set an attendance record in 2012 and now has season tickets on sale for the 2013 campaign. Season tickets for the 29-game home slate start at $75.

 

Fresno State has season tickets on sale for its 27-game home schedule. Prices range from $99 to $350.

 

Oklahoma has scheduled its 10th annual Diamond Dinner on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in Norman. Three-time All-American catcher Javier Flores (1994-97) will be honored at the dinner.

 

Georgia Southern announced that current Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost will headline the 2013 Evening with the All-Stars on Jan. 31 in the Nessmith-Lane Conferece Center. Former Eagles Victor Roache and Chris Beck are also expected to attend. A silent auction starts at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m.

 

Oregon State will put season tickets on sale on Jan. 14 for its 26-game home schedule at Goss Stadium. Infield reserved seats cost $400. Single-game tickets go on sale Feb. 4.

 

Robert Giovannetti has resigned as the play-by-play voice of Texas Tech baseball. Associate Vice Chancellor for Communications and Marketing at Texas Tech, Giovannetti called Red Raiders games for the past five seasons.

 

Texas Tech will hold its Alumni Game and First Pitch Dinner on Jan. 26. The fourth annual alumni game will begin at 1 p.m. at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park, with the dinner at 6:30 p.m. at McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. There is no charge for the alumni game.

 

East Carolina will host its 13th annual “Meet the Pirates” luncheon on Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. at the Murphy Center’s Harvey Banquet Hall. ECU players and coaches will be available for photos and autographs. An intrasquad scrimmage at Clark-LeClair Stadium will follow the luncheon.

 

Tickets are now on sale for the 2013 LSU Baseball First Pitch Banquet on Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge. Former LSU shortstop Ryan Theriot, a two-time World Series champion, will be the keynote speaker.

 

Micah Posey has been hired as the volunteer assistant coach at Elon. For the past three seasons, Posey was an assistant at North Florida Christian School in Tallahassee, Fla. The program won the 2011 FHSAA state championship and was ranked in the Top 30 nationally. Posey worked with 10 NCAA Division I players and one current professional player. Posey signed with the Anaheim Angels after one year at Tallahassee Community College. He played in the Angels organization from 2002-07 and pitched two years of independent baseball. Posey graduated from Florida State in December 2011 with a degree in marketing.

 

Illinois will hold its annual Hot Stove Banquet on Jan. 26 at the I Hotel and Conference Center. A reception will start at 4:15 p.m., with dinner at 5 p.m. Former Chicago White Sox pitcher Donn Pall, a 10-year Major League veteran, will serve as the keynote speaker. Pall was a first-team All-Big Team hurler for the Illini in 1985 after posting a 13-0 mark.

 

Eastern Michigan will hold its fourth annual First Pitch Dinner on Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. at the EMU Student Center Ballroom. Anthony Tomey, former EMU and Toledo Mudhens pitcher, will be the keynote speaker.

 

(photo courtesy of GT Media Relations Office)