2011 Newcomers: University of Louisville

College Baseball

The University of Louisville has posted its 2011 season roster on the athletic department website, which means we have the official list of newcomers for next season. You can see the full roster here, but I’ve listed the newcomers with position and former school below:

  • 2B/SS — Alex Chittenden — FR — Lawrence Central HS (Ind.)
  • INF — Adam Engel — FR — Loveland HS (Ohio)
  • LHP — Cody Edge — FR — Cherokee Washington HS (Iowa)
  • C — Kyle Gibson — FR — Henderson County High School
  • OF/LHP — Cole Sturgeon — FR — Owensboro Catholic High School
  • 3B/OF — Ryan Seiz — FR — Christopher Dock HS (Penn.)
  • RHP — Chad Green — FR — Effingham HS (Ill.)
  • LHP/1B — Brad Hedden — FR — Roxbury HS (N. J.)
  • RHP/3B — Brandon Alphin — FR — Bullitt East High School
  • SS — Ty Young — FR — Malvern Preparatory HS (Penn.)
  • RHP — Travis Tingle — JR — Cleveland State
  • C — Jeff Gardner — FR — Whitefield Academy
  • RHP — Jeff Thompson — FR — Floyd Central HS (Ind.)
  • RHP — Dace Kime — FR — Defiance HS (Ohio)

KHSBCA Region Players of Year

High School Baseball

In the last of the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association 2010 awards we’ll look at the players of the year from each of the 16 regions. You can also see the coach and assistant coach of the year for each region here.

    • Region 1 — Brock Downey (Murray)
    • Region 2 — Kyle Gibson (Henderson County)
    • Region 3 — Cole Sturgeon (Owensboro Catholic)
    • Region 4 — Ty Downing (Greenwood)
    • Region 5 — Aaron Schwoebel (Campbellsville)
    • Region 6 — Brandon Alphin (Bullit East)
    • Region 7 — Corey Littrell (Trinity)
    • Region 8 — A.J. Knezevich (Oldham Co.)
    • Region 9 — Austin Pugh (Conner)
    • Region 10 — Jared Martin (Harrison Co.)
    • Region 11 — Trevor Gott (Tates Creek)
    • Region 12 — Aaron Watts (McCreary Central)
    • Region 13 — John Wilson (Clay Co.)
    • Region 14 — Kevin Smith (Perry Central)
    • Region 15 — Chandler Shepherd (Lawrence Co.)
    • Region 16 — Joe Hunt (Fleming Co.)

KHSBCA All-State Teams

Uncategorized

Check out the first and second Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State teams:

First Team

  • Brock Downey — Murray High School
  • Justin Hageman — Hopkinsville High School
  • Kyle Gibson — Henderson County High School
  • Cole Isom — Christian County High School
  • Cole Sturgeon — Owensboro Catholic High School
  • Ty Downing – Greenwood High School
  • Shane Waldrop — Warren Central High School
  • Brandon Alphin — Bullitt East High School
  • Corey Littrell – Trinity High School
  • John Fidanza – Ballard High School
  • Kyle Cornett – Eastern High School
  • Brian Doering – Manual High School
  • Jared Martin — Harrison County High School
  • Trevor Gott — Tates Creek High School
  • J.T. Riddle — Western Hills High School
  • Lucas Witt — Lexington Christian Academy
  • Louie Helmburg — West Jessamine High School
  • Duran Elmore — Danville High School

Second Team

  • Tyler Saltsman — Grayson County High School
  • Mikey Scott — Grayson County High School
  • Matt Bowles — Bullitt East High School
  • Taylor Banks — Pleasure Ridge Park
  • Ryan Messex — Louisville Male High School
  • Matt Spalding — St. X
  • Spencer Drake — Eastern High School
  • Corey Bays — Henry Clay High School
  • Eric Standafer — Shelby County High School
  • Austin Pugh — Conner High School
  • Brice Smallwood — Dixie Heights High School
  • Logan Dailey — Harrison County High School
  • Taylor Martin — Lexington Catholic High School
  • Evan Stephens — Lexington Christian Academy
  • Aaron Watts — McCreary Central High School
  • Noah Smallwood — West Jessamine High School
  • Chandler Shepherd — Lawrence County High School
  • Gavin Miller — Pikeville High School

You can see the honorable mention team with player’s from each region here.

Ky seniors named Rawlings All-Americans

High School Baseball

Earlier today we linked Perfect Game USA‘s underclassmen high school All-American teams. Perfect Game partnered with Rawlings Sporting Goods to release the senior All-American team a few weeks ago, but several Kentucky high schoolers and in-state college signees were honored, so the list is still worth passing along. I’ve included those players with school and college commitment below, but you can see the full team here.

3rd Team All-American

  • LHP Corey Littrell — Trinity — University of Kentucky
  • C Jake DePew — Granite City (Ill.) — University of Louisville
  • RHP Kim Dace — Defiance (Ohio) — UofL

High Honorable Mention

  • RHP Patrick Maronde — Lexington Catholic — Coastal Carolina
  • LHP Joel Bender — Oak Hills (Ohio) — UofL
  • INF Alex Chittenden — Lawrence Central (Ind.) — UofL
  • RHP Chad Green — Effingham (Ill.) — UofL
  • P Jeffrey Thompson — Floyd Centrall (Ind.) — UofL
  • RHP Trevor Gott — Tates Creek — UK
  • OF Gavin Patton — IMG Academies (Fla.) — UK
  • RHP Blake Perry — Danville, IMG Academies (Fla.) — UK
  • SS Matt Reida — Russiaville (Ind.) — UK
  • OF G. J. Strauss — Chesterfield (Mo.) — Western Kentucky University

Hit the jump for players honored on regional teams

KHSBCA releases 2010 preseason top 50 players

High School Baseball
The Kentucky High School Baseball Coach’s Association has released its 2010 preseason top 50 players list. The honorees are listed below by first name alphabetical order with college commitments when known:
  • Aaron Schwobel (Campbellsville)
  • Andrew Bowling (Trinity)
  • Austin Clay (Daviess Co.)
  • Austin Pugh (Conner)
  • Austin Lyons (Paintsville)
  • Beau Bouthilette (Elizabethtown)
  • Brandon Alphin (Bullit East) — University of Louisville
  • Brian Hockman (Pleasure Ridge Park)
  • Brian Doering (Manual) — Western Kentucky University
  • Brock Downey (Murray) — Murray State University
  • Bud Mortin (West Jessamine) — Morehead State University
  • Chris Beymer (PLD) — Purdue University
  • Cole Isom (Christian Co.)
  • Cole Sturgeon (Owensboro Catholic) — UofL
  • Corey Littrell (Trinity) — University of Kentucky
  • Corey Sloan (Hazard)
  • Dakota Ritchie (Breathitt Co.)
  • Dalton West (Apollo)
  • Derek Stapleton (East Carter)
  • Duran Elmore (Danville) — Morehead St.
  • Eric Standafer (Shelby Co.)
  • Gus Wise (Lee Co.)
  • J. T. Riddle (Western Hills) — UK
  • Jacob Russell (Anderson Co.)
  • Jared Martin (Harrison Co.)
  • Jeff Gardner (Whitefield Academy)
  • Jimmy Conway (Eastern)
  • John Fidanza (Ballard) — Coastal Carolina
  • Jordan Cessna (Henderson Co.) — WKU
  • Justin Hageman (Hopkinsville) — WKU
  • Kyle Gibson (Henderson Co.)
  • Kyle Cornett (Eastern) — Murray St.
  • Logan Dailey (Harrison Co.)
  • Logan McQueary (George Rogers Clark)
  • Loui Helmburg (West Jessamine) — Marshall University
  • Lucas Whitt (LCA) — UK
  • Malcom Thomas (Harrison Co.)
  • Matt Bowles (Bullitt East)
  • Noah Smallwood (West Jessamine) — Morehead St.
  • Ryan Hayden (Graves Co.)
  • Sean Thompson (Franklin Co.)
  • Shane Pack (Lawrence Co.)
  • Spencer Pettet (Monroe Co.) — Belmont University
  • Spencer Drake (Eastern)
  • Tanner Smith (North Laurel) — WKU
  • Tanner Richerson (Murray)
  • Taylor Banks (PRP)
  • Trevor Gott (Tates Creek) — UK
  • Ty Downing (Greenwood) — Indiana University
  • Tyler Saltsman (Grayson Co.) — Murray St.

Early signing period breakdown: UofL

College Baseball, High School Baseball

This post has been pushed back several times for the Winter Meetings, some graduate school work, and UofL’s staggered announcement of the class, but finally we’ll finish the early signing period college recruiting classes with the University of Louisville. UofL has signed 13 players, including two Kentucky high school products, during the fall period. Included below are some 2009 highlights for each player and an interesting fact about the player

INF/RHP Brandon Alphin — Bullitt East High School

  • 2009: 8-4, 2.40 ERA, 67 SO; .477, 7 HR, 65 RBI, 21 doubles
  • 2009 First team All-State, 6th region player of the year

OF/LHP Cole Sturgeon — Owensboro Catholic High School

  • 2009: .389, 30 SB, 26 runs; 4-3, 0.59 ERA, 62 SO
  • 2009 Second team all-state, Third Region POY

SS Alex Chittenden — Indiana

  • 2009: .455, 8 HR, 34 RBI, 14 doubles
  • #3 prospect in Indiana

C Jake Depew — Illinois

  • 2009: .555, 7 HR, 53 RBI, 21 doubles, 46 runs
  • #4 prospect in Illinois

RHP Dace Kim — Ohio

  • 9-0, 0.70 ERA, 105 SO
  • #5 prospect in Ohio

RHP Jeff Thompson — Indiana

  • 2009: 5-3, 2.09 ERA, 64 SO
  • #5 prospect in Indiana

OF/LHP Cody Edge — Iowa

  • 2009: .477, 4 HR, 30 RBI; 9-1, 0.22 ERA, 115 SO, 64 IP
  • Seventh best single-season ERA in Iowa prep history

INF Adam Engel — Ohio

  • 2009: .520, 17 doubles, 24 RBI, 24 runs, 13 SB
  • 2009 Ohio football player of the year as a QB

LHP/1B Brad Hedden — New Jersey

  • 2009: .418, 4 HR, 23 RBI
  • All-Conference, All-Area, All-County as a junior

LHP Joel Bender — Ohio

  • 2009: Not Available
  • First team Ohio by ESPN Rise Magazine

INF Ty Young — Pennsylvania

  • 2009: .444, 4 HR, 53 runs, 23 RBI
  • High school team finished 2009 ranked No. 8 nationally by BA

RHP Chad Green — Illinois

  • 2009: 9-2, 2.33 ERA, 107 SO
  • 2 time All-Conference, 2009 All-Area
  • From Effingham, Ill., which is subject of the Ben Folds song “Effington”

3B Ryan Seiz — Pennsylvania

  • 2009: .456, 13 HR, 36 RBI
  • 2009 preseason High School Under Armour All-American

You can see UofL’s four-part news release here, here, here and here.