Lexington gets more baseball this summer

College Baseball

Kentucky baseball fans will no longer have to depend on the state’s three Minor League teams for their summer baseball action as the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League is expanding to include a team in Lexington. The still unnamed team will begin play at Henry Clay High School after the 2010 NCAA season ends and will be stocked with mostly in-state collegiate talent.

Adam Revelette, a former University of Kentucky pitcher and Minnesota Twins farmhand whose work with Examiner.com and “Cat Scratches” is often linked here, will serve as the team general manager. Bobby Wright, currently an assistant at Otterbein College (Ohio), will be the teams’ head coach.

“Adding Lexington as the newest team in the Great Lakes League will be a tremendous boost for the growth of the league and for the expansion of baseball in Central Kentucky,” Mike Childers, a member of Major League Baseball’s Scouting bureau, said in a news release. “Lexington has become a hotbed for baseball talent in recent years and this level of collegiate competition will only add to the growth of the sport.”

BluGrass Baseball plans to incorporate coverage of the GLSCL team into its summer repertoire so check back often for updates and information. Rosters, schedule and team name are expected to be released in the coming weeks.

Reds Caravan to stop in Ky.; Hot Rods participate in Offseason prospects camp; Eastern gets indoor facility

High School Baseball, Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball
The hot stove league is still chugging along at a snails pace as Spring Training gets closer by the day. Check out some offseason updates from local media below:
  • The Cincinnati Reds Winter Caravan will stop in Louisville on Jan. 28 and in Lexington on Jan. 31. The Louisville stop will be at the Louisville Slugger Museum and the Lexington visit will be at the Fayette Mall.
  • Manager Dusty Baker, outfielder Jay Bruce and 2009 Louisville Bat Todd Frazier will be among those participating in the Kentucky events.
  • Former UK pitcher Adam Revelette is now blogging for University of Kentucky Athletics at “Cat Scratches.”
  • Carrie Muskat of the MLB.com reports 2009 Louisville Bats reliever Jeff Kennard has signed a Minor League contract with the Chicago Cubs and received and invitation to Spring Training.
  • 2009 Bowling Green Hot Rods Tim Beckham, Jake Jefferies, Nick Barnese and Matt Moore participated in the Tampa Bay Rays Winter Development Program according to Bill Chastain of MLB.com.
  • Eastern High School in Louisville has opened just the third indoor high school batting facility in the city, Derek Poore of The Courier Journal reports.