Witt injured in UK loss; Rice named candidate for senior-class award; Wellemeyer realistic about chances with Cubs

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Matt Rice bats for WKU: BluGrass Baseball photo

Latest links around Kentucky baseball:

  • University of Kentucky freshman outfielder Lucas Witt pulled a hip flexor during the Cats’ loss to UIC Friday, UK confirmed to BluGrass Baseball following the game. Witt will be re-evaluated today when the Cats hope to figure out a timetable for his return.
  • Western Kentucky University catcher Matt Rice has been named a candidate for the Lowe’s Senior Class Award.
  • Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com reports the Texas Rangers plan for Ashland native and former UK right-handed pitcher Brandon Webb to throw of a mound for the first time on Sunday.
  • Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com talks with Louisville native and former Bellarmine right-handed pitcher Todd Wellemeyer, who says he realizes he is a long-shot to make the Cubs’ roster but hopes his previous experience in pitching well during Spring Training to make a team will pay off.
  • C. Ray Hall of the Courier-Journal profiles the multiple aces of University of Louisville‘s starting rotation.
  • Mark Sheldon of MLB.com profiles Louisville Bats outfielder Dave Sappelt and his fast ascension through the minor leagues.
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