College summer league team to play in Morhead; WKU, EKU closers named to Stopper of the Year award watch list

College Baseball, Minor League Baseball

Latest links from around Kentucky baseball:

  • The Morehead News reports the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League will be adding a team in Morehead for the 2011 summer season. The team will be called the Eastern Kentucky Ridgerunners.
  • Western Kentucky University redshirt junior right-handed pitcher Rye Davis and Eastern Kentucky University senior right-handed pitcher Ryne Purcell have been named to the watch list for the 2011 Stopper of the Year Award, given by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association to the nation’s best relief pitcher.
  • Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports right-handed pitcher Chris Jakubauskas, the only former Florence Freedom player to ever reach the major leagues, signed a minor-league contract with the Baltimore Orioles.
  • The University of Louisville has released its 2011 broadcast schedule, which will include 36 regular season games and all post-season games on KOOL 1570 AM in Clarksville, Ind.

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