Dec. 15, 2013

Lineup Card

 

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

 

December 1-15, 2013

 

Bisons Give Back at Prom

 

A handful of Lipscomb baseball players were invited to a prom in November and made sure to make the night special for many of the guests.

 

Jonathan Allison, Tyson Ashcraft, Hunter Brothers, Griffin Moore and Adam and Josh Lee were special guests at the Annual Albert Pujols Family Foundation Autumn Prom. The event, held at the Gaylord Opryland, celebrates and benefits those with Down syndrome.

 

The Bisons baseballers helped guests out of their cars, walked special guests down the red carpet and did their fair share of dancing.

 

“The Lipscomb guys danced the whole night,” Carolyn Naifeh, regional director of the Pujols Family Foundation, said in a release from the school. “They made sure there weren’t any wallflowers and that everyone felt valuable and welcome. They really made the evening special for so many of the guests.”

 

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Baseball America posted its College Top 100, led by NC State left-hander Carlos Rodon. Click here for full list

 

Chipper Jones, one of top players in Atlanta Braves history, will highlight Furman’s Upstate Diamond Classic on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Greenville Hyatt Regency. A reception starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. Jones played his entire 17-year Major League career with the Braves, primarily at third base. He was the 1999 National League MVP and was an eight-time All-Star.

 

Former MLB All-Star Ryan Klesko will be the featured speaker at Georgia Southern’s annual Evening with the All-Stars on Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center. Klesko played for the Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants.

 

Southeastern Louisiana will hold its First Pitch Banquet and Alumni Game on Saturday, Feb. 8. Batting practice will start at 10:30 a.m. and the Alumni Game will begin at noon at Pat Kennelly Diamond at Alumni Field. The banquet begins at 7 p.m. in Twelve Oaks on campus.

 

(photo courtesy of Lipscomb Media Relations)