Jan. 13, 2013
Lineup Card is a feature highlighting notes from around
Jan. 7-13, 2013
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
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
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)