Feb. 28, 2013
Lineup Card is a feature highlighting notes from around
Feb. 1-28, 2013
Cincinnati will face Louisville in the inaugural
Reds Collegiate Invitational as part of a doubleheader on
Saturday, April 6, at Great American Ball Park. The Cincinnati
Reds will face the Washington Nationals at 1:10 p.m. in the
opener, with the Bearcats and Cardinals meeting 30 minutes after
the conclusion of the first contest. It will be the first NCAA
contest played in the 11-year history of GABP.
Kansas has named senior infielders Alex DeLeon,
Jordan Dreiling and Kevin Kuntz as captains for the 2013 season.
Each will be a captain for the first time. DeLeon batted .261 in
43 games in 2012 with seven doubles, four homers and 23 RBI. He
will play first and serve as a backup catcher. Dreiling hit .301
a season ago with five doubles, three triples and 29 runs. He
will start at third base. Kuntz will continue to start at
shortstop after posting a fielding percentage of .962 in 58
games in 2012. He batted .251 a year ago with three doubles, two
triples and 10 steals.
Former Massachusetts All-American Doug Clark
homered in the 18th inning on Feb. 7 to carry Mexico’s Yaquis de
Obregon to the Caribbean Series title. Clark is in his third
season in the Mexican League and 15th in professional baseball.
He played for the Minutemen from 1996-98.
UC Santa Barbara will broadcast 30 games on KZSB
AM 1290 and another 17 online Gerry Fall will call the
Nick Derba has returned to Manhattan as a
volunteer assistant coach after a six-year professional career.
He played for the Jaspers from 2004-07 and was First Team All-MAAC
three times. Derba earned a Bachelor of Science degree in
biology with minors in chemistry and psychology.
recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Wally Pontiff
Jr. Baseball Hall of Fame in Alex Box Stadium. Located on the
third-base side of the stadium, the Hall of Fame will open to
the general public on Feb. 15 prior to the season opener against
The Georgia Southern preview show will air live
on the Boomer 103.7 FM on Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. from Locos Grill &
The Dugout Club of Fresno State held its 26th
annual Double Play dinner on Feb. 8 and inducted three onto the
Dugout Club Wall of Fame: current Detroit Tiger pitcher Doug
Fister, local supporter Jim Pardini and current head coach Mike
College of Charleston will broadcast nearly every
game either online or on ESPN 910 AM, which will carry at least
15 regular season contests. Jeff McCarragher will anchor the
majority of the broadcasts.
New Mexico will have more than 30 games broadcast
on ESPN Radio 101.7 The Team. Robert Portnoy will handle the
Anthony Babineaux has been promoted to associate
head coach at Louisiana-Lafayette. He has been on the coaching
staff at his alma mater since 1995, the first year for head
coach Tony Robichaux. Babineaux works with the infielders, helps
the hitters, assists in recruiting and coordinates travel and
scheduling. He has been head assistant coach and third base
coach for the past four seasons.
Northwestern will face Michigan at Wrigley Field
on April 20 as part of a deal between the Wildcats and the
Chicago Cubs that includes lacrosse and five football games in
the venue as well.
Cal State Fullerton will hold its Alumni Game on
Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. at Goodwin Field. Former Titans expected to
return include Gary Brown, Chad Cordero, Blake Davis, Jake
Floethe, Mark Kotsay, Jose Mota, Vinny Pestano, Brett Pill, Wes
Roemer and Justin Turner.
TCU will have its Alumni Game on Feb. 9 at 1 p.m.
at Lupton Stadium with free admission. The six draftees from
2012 are expected to return: Jason Coats, Josh Elander, Zac
Jordan, Kevin Allen, Kaleb Merck and Kyle Von Tungeln. Other
professional players who will return include Chad Huffman,
Taylor Featherston, Matt Curry, Greg Holle, Kyle Winkler, Jerome
Pena and Erik Miller.
Florida State will host Fan Day on Feb. 9.
Autographs will begin at 11 a.m. inside Haggard Plaza. A team
scrimmage will be held at 1:30 p.m.