April 30, 2013

Lineup Card


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


April 1-30, 2013


Former East Carolina hurler Seth Maness (left) was promoted to the Major Leagues with the St. Louis Cardinals on April 29. He joins Chad Tracy of the Washington Nationals as former Pirates in the big leagues. Maness, 24, was selected by the Cards in the 11th round of the 2011 draft. He was 2-2 in four starts this season at AAA Memphis with 18 strikeouts and three walks in 25 innings. Maness was the Minor League Pitcher of the Year for St. Louis in 2012, going 14-4 with a 2.97 ERA.


Former UMBC pitcher Zach Clark has been called up the Major Leagues with the Baltimore Orioles. He is the third former Retriever to reach the big leagues, joining hurlers Jay Witasick and Wayne Franklin, who combined to pitch 19 seasons in the Major Leagues. Clark was 1-2 with a 4.56 ERA in five starts in AAA Norfolk. He tossed seven shutout innings in his last start against Charlotte with four hits, one walk and seven strikeouts. Clark signed with the Orioles as an undrafted free agent following the 2006 season.


Rutgers baseball is close to its goal of $10,000 for the Vs. Cancer Fundraiser to fight pediatric cancer. The entire team will have heads shaved following the game on Sunday, May 5, against Connecticut. Senior catcher Jeff Melillo has been the fundraiser organizer.


ETSU recently made a visit to Southside Elementary School to read to students. The Bucs read and played games with Ms. Henry’s kindergarten class. The ETSU Athletics Department strives for 100 percent participation in community service activities from its student-athletes, coaches and administrators.


(photo courtesy of ECU Media Relations)