UK gets 2011 commitment; Wright excels for Team USA; Slugger museum to honor Negro Leauges

College Baseball, Major League Baseball

Latest links from around Kentucky baseball:

  • Craig Pearson of the Terre Haute (Ind.) Star Tribune reports  the University of Kentucky received a commitment for the class of 2011 from Terre Haute South High School first baseman/left-handed pitcher A. J. Reed. The slugger broke a 17-year-old county record with 18 home runs this spring and features an 88 mph fastball that tops out at 91 mph on the mound.
  • University of Louisville rising junior infielder Ryan Wright led Team USA to a 8-1 win over Korea with a 3-4 performance Thursday.
  • Wesley Robinson of the Courier-Journal reports the Louisville Slugger Museum is hosting an exhibit honoring Negro League baseball through Sept. 6.
  • Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com reports Lexington native Austin Kearns hopes the All-Star break provided the rest he needs to break out of his recent slump.
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