Kentucky baseball fans will no longer have to depend on the state’s three Minor League teams for their summer baseball action as the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League is expanding to include a team in Lexington. The still unnamed team will begin play at Henry Clay High School after the 2010 NCAA season ends and will be stocked with mostly in-state collegiate talent.
Adam Revelette, a former University of Kentucky pitcher and Minnesota Twins farmhand whose work with Examiner.com and “Cat Scratches” is often linked here, will serve as the team general manager. Bobby Wright, currently an assistant at Otterbein College (Ohio), will be the teams’ head coach.
“Adding Lexington as the newest team in the Great Lakes League will be a tremendous boost for the growth of the league and for the expansion of baseball in Central Kentucky,” Mike Childers, a member of Major League Baseball’s Scouting bureau, said in a news release. “Lexington has become a hotbed for baseball talent in recent years and this level of collegiate competition will only add to the growth of the sport.”
BluGrass Baseball plans to incorporate coverage of the GLSCL team into its summer repertoire so check back often for updates and information. Rosters, schedule and team name are expected to be released in the coming weeks.