College Baseball News and Notes 10/10

Photo Courtesy of Donald J Boyles
Photo Courtsey of Donald J Boyles

Huskers Host Red/White Series; Head to Iowa

The Nebraska baseball program closes the fall portion of its workouts next week with three games, including the Huskers’ first-ever fall road trip.

Nebraska will conduct its annual Red-White Series on Tuesday, Oct. 14, and Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Sherman Field (225 West South Street). Tuesday’s first pitch is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. with Wednesday’s game slated for a 3:05 p.m. first pitch. The Huskers will then travel to Iowa City, Iowa, to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes in the fall finale on Friday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. There is no admission charge for any of the three games next week.

Being away from Hawks Field has been nothing new to the Huskers this fall. They have conducted nearly all of their fall practices at Sherman Field following installation of a new grass surface last month. The two-week installation process went well, and the Huskers will be able to practice on the field when spring drills begin on Feb. 1, weather permitting. FULL STORY

Texas Baseball opens up fall schedule at Baylor on Sunday

The Texas Longhorns kickoff their fall baseball campaign when they travel to Waco on Sunday for a 1:30 p.m. contest against the Baylor Bears.

Admission to the game is free at Baylor Ballpark, but fans are asked to bring non-perishable food donations, which will go directly to the Caritas-Waco food bank. FULL STORY

Houston Baseball to Hold Scrimmage Saturday

The University of Houston baseball team will hold a fall scrimmage Saturday at Cougar Field as part of the team’s month-long fall practice schedule.

The Cougars will play Alvin Community College in the scrimmage slated to begin at noon and will last approximately 14 innings. The team will hold batting practice at 10 a.m. prior to the game.

The practice and scrimmage are open to fans.

After practicing for over a week and holding multiple intrasquad scrimmages, the Cougars are looking forward to facing a different opponent Saturday.

“It’s always a good thing to compete in the fall,” head coach Rayner Noble say. “After a while you kind of get stale playing each other, which I am sure will happen, but at least we get to sprinkle in a couple of opponents and break up the monotony of playing against ourselves so much.” FULL STORY

Cardinal-White series starts Sunday

The Razorback baseball team begins its annual Cardinal-White series on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. at Baum Stadium. The Cardinal-White games wrap up the baseball team’s fall season.

Arkansas split its squad into two teams selected by the players who will battle for clubhouse bragging rights in the best of seven series. Following Sunday’s game, the Razorbacks plan to return to the field on Monday and Tuesday with 3 p.m. starts before taking at least one day off from the series. The remaining four games have yet to be finalized and will be determined by the Arkansas coaching staff based on need and weather. FULL STORY

Tech Baseball set to host scrimmage on Friday evening at 6 p.m.

Texas Tech Baseball fans are encouraged to come out and get a look at the 2009 Red Raiders on Friday evening as they host an intrasquad scrimmage at Dan Law Field.

The scrimmage is a good way to start out a big weekend in Texas Tech sports as the soccer, football and volleyball teams will all play conference games at home. Tech soccer will take on Baylor (Battle of the Brand) on Friday evening at the John Walker Soccer Complex at 7 p.m. while the seventh-ranked football team will face the Nebraska Cornhuskers at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon at Jones AT&T Stadium. The action continues on Saturday evening as Nancy Todd’s volleyball team will take on Texas A&M at 7 p.m. in the United Spirit Arena and the soccer team will close the weekend out on Sunday with a 1 p.m. match against the University of Texas. FULL STORY

ULM Baseball Hosts Second Canned Food Drive on Sunday

A week after the ULM baseball team collected hundreds of pounds of food and hundreds of dollars for the Northeast Louisiana Food Bank, the Warhawks will once again go to bat for hunger when they play host to Bossier Parish Community College at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Warhawk Field.

Instead of charging admission, the Warhawks are asking fans to bring a donation of canned goods or non-perishable items with original labels in place, or cash. For more information about the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana, visit www.fbnela.org.

The Warhawks handled their business on the field last Sunday defeating Arkansas-Monticello 12-5 behind a rounded offensive attack that saw six players record a pair hits. Ben Soignier and Josh Chappell paced ULM each driving in three runs on a pair of hits. FULL STORY

Piraro’s Spartans Set For Start Of Fall Ball

Who says the baseball season is almost over? The professional types may be winding it down, but the San Jose State Spartans are just getting started, with the first day of Fall Ball set for this coming Monday, October 13.

San Jose State head coach Sam Piraro, who will be in his 22nd season in charge in 2009, currently has 41 student-athletes on the fall roster, with 28 returners, 13 of them seniors, five National Letter-of-Intent signees and eight walk-on hopefuls. Full Story