Holland named 1st-team All-Ameircan; Hustlers start season; Ellis feels at home with Dodgers; Webb throws from mound

College Baseball, Major League Baseball

A. J. Ellis; Photo by frankat1stbase3 via Flickr

Links from around the Kentucky baseball world:

  • The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association has named University of Louisville junior closer Neil Holland a first-team All-American. Pleasure Ridge Park alum and Arkansas third baseman Zack Cox and Murray State University senior first baseman Wes Cunningham were named to the second and third teams respectively.
  • Mark Maloney of the Lexington Herald-Leader examines the history of the Lexington Hustlers‘ name as the new collegiate summer team starts its inaugural season.
  • Herald-Leader columnist John Clay profiles Paul Laurence Dunbar alum and Los Angeles Dodgers backup catcher A. J. Ellis and his unlikely 2010 season.
  • Ashland native, University of Kentucky alum and Arizona Diamondbacks right-handed pitcher Brandon Webb threw off a mound for the first time since March this weekend and finally has a “reason to smile,” writes Jack Magruder of Fox Sports Arizona.
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