Littrell named SEC freshman of week; Ky. catchers named to Bench Award watch list; Webb hopes to pitch in May

College Baseball, Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball

Corey Littrell; UK photo by Chet White

Latest links from around Kentucky baseball:

  • University of Kentucky freshman left-handed pitcher Corey Littrell was named the Southeastern Conference freshman of the week.
  • Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game USA includes the University of Louisville among his weekend college baseball winners. (Subscription required)
  • Western Kentucky University senior catcher Matt Rice, UofL senior catcher J. J. Ethel and Morehead State University junior catcher Taylor Davis have been named to the 2011 Johnny Bench Award watch list.
  • Aaron Fitt of Baseball America recaps UofL’s Friday win over Pepperdine, noting sophomore right-handed pitcher Matt Koch boasted a 90-92 mph fastball and 79 mph slider in his weekend start.
  • Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports the Colorado Rockies have re-assigned former EKU left-handed pitcher Christian Friedrich to minor league camp.
  • Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports Ashland native and former UK right-handed pitcher Brandon Webb was impressive in throwing batting practice Sunday and hopes to be in the Rangers’ rotation by May.
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