August 11, 2013

Lineup Card


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


August 1-11, 2013


Larry Day has been brought in as an assistant at Ohio to work with pitchers and catchers. He previously was a volunteer assistant at Vanderbilt, assisting the catchers and hitters. Day graduated from Connecticut in 2007 after being a four-year starter with the Huskies.


Chris Gordon will join the ETSU staff as the volunteer assistant. He spent the past five years as an assistant at Milligan, in charge of.recruiting, coaching pitchers and catchers, overseeing academics as well as strength and conditioning. Gordon played at Milligan from 2003-07 and earned a bachelor’s degree in history.


Hunter Vick has been hired as the volunteer assistant at Auburn. He will assist head coach Sunny Golloway with the infielders, as well as helping with camps, off-field operations and on-campus recruiting. Vick helped Central Alabama Community College capture the 2013 NJCAA National Championship as an assistant. Prior to his two seasons at CACC, he spent two years at East Central Community College


Former Texas Tech outfielder Roger Kieschnick had hits in his first two Major League at-bats with two RBI in his big league debut on July 31 for the San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia. Kieschnick, 26, became the 26th Red Raider to reach the Major Leagues.


The Houston Astros promoted former Tulane pitcher Josh Zeid to their Major League roster. He will be the third former Green Wave player to make his big league debut this season, joining Josh Prince of the Milwaukee Brewers and Preston Claiborne of the New York Yankees. Zeid was 4-1 with 13 saves in 43 appearances in Triple-A Oklahoma City.


Chad Bettis, former Texas Tech right-hander, has been called up by the Colorado Rockies. Bettis, 24, was 3-4 in 12 starts for Double-A Tulsa.


J.C. Field has been promoted to associate head coach at North Dakota and assistant Brian DeVillers has added recruiting coordinator to his responsibilities. Field is entering his sixth season at UND, serving as third base coach, primary hitting coach and catching coach. DeVillers heads into the seventh season at his alma mater. He is first base coach, infield coach and helps with the hitters.


Fuller Smith, Zach Butler and Austin Flores have joined the staff of Seth Thibodeauz at Nicholls State. Smith spent the past three years at Ole Miss, two seasons as director of operations and one as a volunteer assistant. Butler was an assistant at McNeese State, his alma mater. He will assist with the pitchers and serve as camp coordinator. Flores played for the Colonels for two seasons and earned his bachelor’s degree last fall.