Sept. 15, 2013

Lineup Card


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


September 1-15, 2013


Former Auburn head coach John Pawlowski (left) will be the pitching coach on Tony Gwynn’s staff at San Diego State. Pawlowski, a former Major League hurler, was head coach of the Tigers from 2009-13 after spending nine years as skipper at College of Charleston. He was pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Arizona State in 1999 and at Clemson, his alma mater, from 1994-98.


Missouri State will host the Ontario Blue Jays in an exhibition game on Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. at Hammons Field. The Bears will hold their intrasquad Fall World Series from Sept. 26 to Oct. 16, also at Hammons Field. All fall contests are free and open to the public.


Pitcher Kurt Ainsworth will be one of six former Tigers to be inducted into the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 13 in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. He played at LSU from 1998-99 and was an All-American and Academic All-American in 1999. Ainsworth was a first-round pick of the San Francisco Giants and was a member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team that won the gold medal in Sydney.


Tony Cappuccilli was named the volunteer assistant coach at UNLV. He was head coach of the Anchorage Bucs in the Alaska Baseball League this past summer. A native of Huntington Beach, Calif., Cappuccilli graduated from Nevada. He helped the Wolf Pack win the Big West title in 2000. Cappuccilli played at Nevada from 2000-03.


Nick Judkins has moved to volunteer assistant coach and Brian Furlong comes on board as volunteer director of operations at Creighton. Judkins was an undergraduate assistant this past year for the Bluejays. Furlong played at Iowa State in 2001, Creighton in 2003 and Iowa from 2004-05.


Oklahoma will start practice on Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. All practices and scrimmages will be held at L. Dale Mitchell Park, free and open to the public. The Sooners, under first-year head coach Pete Hughes, will host their inaugural ALS Awareness Halloween Game on Oct. 24, an intrasquad scrimmage in costumes.


LSU baseball now has more than 50,000 followers on Twitter and nearly 270,000 fans on Facebook.


(photo courtesy of Auburn Media Relations)