Tuesday Links: Ugly Night For Ky. Minor Leagues

College Baseball, Major League Baseball, Minor Leagues

The Louisville Bats were off last night for the AAA All-Star break, but the two Bluegrass low A teams probably wish they were off as well.  Here are some links from an ugly night on the diamond for Kentucky teams:

  • The Delmarva Shorebirds set new highs for runs scored and margin of victory in their 19-0 shutout of Lexington.
  • Bowling Green didn’t fare quite as badly as Lexington, but still lost 9-4 to the Lakewood BlueClaws.
  • Chris Heisey of Louisville continues to rake in the accolades.  He was named International League Player of the Week Monday after batting .450 with two home runs and 9 RBI.
  • Louisville manager Rick Sweet will manage the International League team in the AAA All-Star Game tonight, and he’ll have Bats outfielder Drew Stubbs and RHP Justin Lehr at his disposal in the game.
  • WKU will host a Labor Day Showcase camp for teenagers interested in playing college baseball.
  • Sean McMann of the Poughkeepsie Journal passes along a post about Bowling Green outfielder Kyeong Kang with a video from the Futures Game on his blog.
  • Jim Callis at Baseball America tackles the question of which Lexington pitcher is the better prospect in his latest edition of “Ask BA.”
  • The Cleveland Indians signed second-round pick Jason Kipnis.  Kipnis was the Pac 10 POY, but before he was a star for Arizona State he was an outfielder for UK.  Kipnis was dismissed from the team at UK for a violation of team rules following a hot start to the 2007 season.
  • According to Baseball America’s weekly Minor League Transactions update the Dodgers promoted Kentucky Wesleyan alum Cory Wade to the majors, and the Astros released former Legend Jeff Icenogle.  The “Ice Man” was a favorite of mine from a terrible 2008 Legends team.  He thought his baseball career was over before the Astros signed him, but he actually posted impressive numbers in the second half of last season.  Here’s hoping he catches on somewhere if he wants to keep playing baseball.
  • In a match-up of Kentuckians, EKU alum Christian Friedrich earned the win in his first start back from injury for High A Modesto.  The losing pitcher in that game was North Hardin alum Nathan Adcock.

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