Jan. 27, 2013
Lineup Card is a feature highlighting notes from around
Jan. 21-27, 2013
Thomas DiBenedetto has been named a volunteer
assistant at Georgetown. DiBenedetto played at Trinity (Conn.)
College and graduated in 2008 with a degree in economics. He
helped the 2008 squad go 45-1 and capture the NCAA Division III
national championship. He played two seasons in the Boston Red
Sox organization, one year in Italy and this past season in the
Baltimore Orioles system. DiBenedetto also coached the Illinois
Indians, a youth travel team.
Three-time Oklahoma All-American Javier Flores
was recognized at the Sooners’ 10th annual Diamond Dinner.
Flores played at OU from 1994-97. The catcher batted .344 during
his career with 20 home runs and 154 RBI.
Texas Tech edged its alumni 5-4 on Jan. 26.
Bryant Burleson went 3 for 4 with one RBI. Dominic Moreno tossed
a pair of hitless innings with two strikeouts.
Rain forced cancellation of alumni games at Long
Beach State and UC Irvine on Jan. 26.
State sophomore right-hander Mike Compton (right) is out
indefinitely after suffering a right elbow sprain. He will be
reevaluated in two weeks.
Corey Haines has been named volunteer assistant
coach at Maryland. He will work with the infielders, direct all
baseball camps and assist with on-campus recruiting. Haines was
a volunteer assistant a season ago at Shippensburg after working
for three seasons as a volunteer and student assistant at
Maryland from 2009-11.
Old Dominion will have 20 games broadcast on Star
1310 (WGH) AM. Ted Alexander will handle play-by-play, assisted
by Doug Ripley. The radio broadcasts will begin on March 8 at 6
p.m. against Northeastern.
The 2 Seam Dream Foundation will hold its first
Cancer Awareness Day on Jan. 26 at LSU’s Alex Box Stadium. The
foundation was started by former Tiger pitcher Rick Greene to
raise funds for cancer research. The event includes a 4K walk
and 5K run, food and drinks, auctions and raffles, a home run
derby and a softball game featuring current and former Major
League Baseball players.
George Washington will hold the official Grand
Opening of Barcroft Park on March 2. A reception will be held at
11 a.m. with ribbon cutting at noon. The Colonials will face
Quinnipiac at 1 p.m.
Stanford will hold its Cardinal & White scrimmage
on Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. at Sunken Diamond. Admission is free.
For the start of practice, Arkansas will have two
scrimmages this weekend: Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. at Baum
Stadium. All practices and scrimmages are free and open to the
Arkansas will hold its annual Meet the Razorbacks
Day on Feb. 9 from 4-6 p.m. at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. Fans
will have the opportunity for autographs and pictures.
Mississippi State will have three scrimmages this
weekend at Dudy Noble Field: Friday at 4 p.m., Saturday at 1
p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. All are free and open to the public.
Georgia Southern will have two scrimmages this
weekend at J.I Clements Stadium: Friday at 4:15 p.m. and Sunday
at 2:30 p.m.
Nicholls will have two scrimmages this weekend at
Ray E. Didier Field: Friday at 3 p.m. and Saturday at noon. All
scrimmages and practices are free and open to the public.
South Alabama will have an intrasquad scrimmage
on Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Stanky Field.
William and Mary has season tickets on sale for
its 30-game home schedule at Plumeri Park. Season tickets start
at $40. Single game tickets are now available as well.
Wood (left) will be a student assistant coach at East Carolina,
assisting with infielders, pitchers and hitters. Wood spent the
past three years playing in the Kansas City Royals organization.
Wood helped the Pirates reach three NCAA Regionals (2007-09) and
one Super Regional (2009). Wood was an All-American in 2009,
batting .379 with 87 runs and on-base percentage of .486. He
plans to graduate in December of 2013 with a bachelor’s degree
in communications (media studies).
Former Blue Devils Bob Brower and Mike Trombley
will be the guest speakers at Duke’s inaugural First Pitch Hot
Stove Classic on Jan. 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Fuqua
School of Business’ Kirby Reading Room on campus. Brower played
at Duke from 1979-82 and played four seasons in the Major
Leagues with the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees. Trombley
pitched for the Blue Devils from 1987-89 and was in the Major
Leagues from 1992-2002 with the Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles
Dodgers and Baltimore Orioles.
newcomer Terrance Dedrick (right) was named the 2012 Alabama
Baseball Coaches Association Junior College Player of the Year.
The right-hander and outfielder batted .366 with 32 RBI for
Shelton State Community College in 2012 and went 6-0 with six
saves and a 2.80 ERA on the mound.
UCF will have its annual Fan Fest on Jan. 26
inside The Venue following the men’s basketball game. The event
is expected to begin at 6 p.m.
Iowa will hold its fourth annual Steak Fry on
Feb. 12 at the Bella Sala Event Center in Tiffin. The event
starts at 5:30 p.m. with dinner, silent auction, photos and
autographs. The program will begin at 6:45 p.m. and will include
a live auction.
South Carolina will hold three scrimmages this
weekend at Carolina Stadium that are free and open to the
public: Friday at 3:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Texas Tech has announced its TV schedule, with
seven home appearances on Fox Sports. The games will be
broadcast on Fox College Sports, Fox Sports Southwest or Fox
Sports Southwest Plus. Times listed are Central.
March 8 vs. UT Arlington 6:30 pm
March 19 vs. Arizona State 6:30 pm
March 29 vs. TCU 6:30 pm
April 19 vs. Kansas 6:30 pm
April 30 vs. New Mexico 6:30 pm
May 3 vs. Oklahoma State 6:30 pm
May 16 vs. Baylor 6:30 pm
Oregon State has mini plans and group tickets on
sale for 2013 as well as season tickets. Single-game tickets
will go on sale on Feb. 4.
(photos courtesy of FSU Athletics, ECU & Auburn Media Relations Offices)