UofL to host open scrimmages; Bats, Hot Rods release schedules; Venters may close in 2011

College Baseball, Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball

Latest links from around Kentucky baseball:

  • The University of Louisville will continue fall practice with three scrimmages open to the public this weekend.
  • The Louisville Bats have released their 2011 schedule.
  • The Bowling Green Hot Rods have also released their 2011 schedule.
  • Eastern Kentucky University head coach Jason Stein will host a Fall Elite Camp on Oct. 17 for high schoolers.
  • Jason Stark of ESPN.com reports Atlanta Braves left-handed reliever Jonny Venters, born in Pikeville, will get the first shot at the closer job in Spring Training if Billy Wagner retires as expected this offseason.
  • Kelly Hill of The Grand Rapids Press reports Michigan prep right-handed pitcher Cam Wysocki, who had drawn interest from the University of Kentucky, has committed to the University of Michigan.
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