College Baseball News and Notes 10/09

Courtesy: mstateathletics.com    Dudy Noble Field/Polk-DeMent Stadium
Courtesy: mstateathletics.com Dudy Noble Field/Polk-DeMent Stadium

Mississippi State Baseball Alumni Gather Next Weekend On Campus

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Plans are moving forward for the 13th alumni baseball weekend next week at Mississippi State. The biennial event, scheduled October 18-19, is expected to draw more than 50 former baseball players and managers representing teams spanning eight decades of Mississippi State baseball to the MSU campus.

The weekend schedule kicks off Saturday at 1 p.m. with an alumni golf tournament at the MSU Golf Course, followed by a dinner in the Bryan Athletic Administration Building. Capping the weekend will be the 2008 alumni baseball game, with Diamond Dogs of the past teaming with members of the 2009 Mississippi State team in a Maroon/White game at Dudy Noble Field. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. and is open to the public with no charge for admission.

“Saturday will be a full day with the golf tournament and the alumni dinner,” said MSU baseball administrative assistant Greg Drye. “We’re giving the alumni game a different twist this year, with the returning alumni playing alongside our current players. It’s an opportunity for our current players to get to know some of the past players who have been a part of our strong baseball tradition at Mississippi State.” FULL STORY

Cardinal Nine Set for Scout Day Friday

The University of Louisville baseball team will be hosting its annual Scout Day on Friday at 2:00 p.m. ET in Jim Patterson Stadium.

The Cardinal Nine will be timed running the 60-yard-dash, take infield and outfield drills as well as batting practice, prior to an eight-inning scrimmage, as professional scouts representing Major League Baseball and its teams look on.

The event is free and open to the public. FULL STORY

2008 City Series To Be Held at Yale Field This Weekend

The 2008 City Series, the annual fall baseball tournament featuring Yale, New Haven, Quinnipiac and Southern Connecticut State, will be held this weekend at Yale Field in New Haven. The event had been rescheduled from September 26 and 27 due to inclement weather. FULL STORY

Ohio State Baseball: Scarlet & Gray World Series Starts Monday

The Ohio State baseball team will conclude five weeks of practices by hosting its annual fall classic, the Scarlet and Gray World Series, beginning at 3 p.m. Monday at Bill Davis Stadium. The three-game intra-squad series will be contested on the following days and times:

Game 1: Monday, Oct. 13 – 3 p.m. at Bill Davis Stadium
Game 2: Tuesday, Oct. 14 – 3 p.m. at Bill Davis Stadium
Game 3: Wednesday, Oct. 15 – 6:30 p.m. at Bill Davis Stadium

“This is always a fun time of the year for the players and the coaching staff,” 22nd-year Ohio State head coach Bob Todd said. “The Scarlet and Gray World Series is an intense series of games that allows the coaches to evaluate how the guys physically perform on the playing field as well as assess how they are handling things mentally.” FULL STORY

OU Baseball Announces Red/White Series

The OU baseball team announced its dates for the annual Red/White Series on Thursday.

The five-game series will open on Monday, Oct. 13 and conclude on the last day of fall practice on Saturday, Oct. 18. The Sooners will also play on Oct. 14, 16 and 17 at L. Dale Mitchell Park.

Each game of the series is set to be played in seven innings and are free and open to the public. Dates and times are subject to change.

Red-White Series Schedule
Game 1 – Monday, Oct. 13 – 2:30 p.m.
Game 2 – Tuesday, Oct. 14 – 2:30 p.m.
Game 3 – Thursday, Oct. 16 – 2:30 p.m.
Game 4 – Friday, Oct. 17 – 2:30 p.m.
Game 5 – Saturday, Oct. 18 – TBA FULL STORY

Black Strikes Gold

Team Black overcame a 5-3 deficit with three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning for its second walk-off win of the Black and Gold Series on Wednesday. The 6-5 victory improved the Black squad’s record to 4-0 in the best-of-five set.

Barrett Arthur led the come-from-behind charge with a leadoff single in the final frame. A walk and a hit batter by Gold reliever Kevin Cahill followed to load the bases for Eric Charles. The redshirt freshman infielder took advantage of the opportunity, tying the game on a two-run single to left.

Left-hander Mike Thoma took over Cahill on the mound but couldn’t work out of the jam, surrendering a bunt single to Joe Haase to reload the bases for Team Black. Eric Nielsen delivered the game-winning hit, a line-drive single to left, in the next at bat to end the contest without an out being record by Gold in the ninth. FULL STORY

Jayhawks Target November for Completion of McCarthy Family Clubhouse

Kansas head baseball coach Ritch Price announced that the Jayhawks plan to move into their new clubhouse, the McCarthy Family Clubhouse, during the next month as construction on the 4,000-sq. foot building is completed.

The building, which sits behind the dugout on the first base side of Hoglund Ballpark, is expected to be complete in the next couple of weeks and will contain a locker room, a training room, a player’s lounge as well as an academic area for the student-athletes. FULL STORY

Patriot Baseball Team Partners With Our Hands His Love

The Patriot Baseball Team partnered with Our Hands His Love to reach out to children in Dallas and show them the basics of baseball. The Patriots, who ran a three-day clinic in Guatemala this past fall, ran this clinic similar to that with over 30 kids in attendance. FULL STORY