Friday Kentucky college baseball recap and awards

College Baseball
The big news of Friday was obviously James Paxton’s decision to leave the UK baseball team, but there was actually action on the field too. Kentucky division one teams finished the evening 4-2. Check out Aaron Fitt of Baseball America‘s excellent profile of the University of Louisville‘s new “Rollz Royse,” BluGrass Baseball’s pitcher of the day.
BluGrass Baseball Pitcher of Day: Thomas Royse — UofL
  • Stats: 1-0, 6 IP, 2 hits, 0 runs, 2 BB, 9 SO

BluGrass Baseball Hitter of Day: Anthony Ottrando — EKU

  • Stats: 2-4, 2 HR, 2 runs, 2 RBI

Athletic Department Recaps

  • WKU Sports recaps the Hilltoppers win over Texas A&M.
  • UofL Sports recaps the Cards shutout of Michigan.
  • EKU has a recap of the loss to Western Carolina.
  • Murray State highlights a key defensive play in the Racers’ victory over South Dakota State.
  • Morehead State recaps its loss to Liberty.
  • UK Athletics recaps the Cats victory over Bowling Green State.

UK picks up five; Aaron honored; Uggla at 2nd

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Dan Uggla

Dan Uggla; Photo from Wikimedia Commons

More signing news is leaking traveling the grapevine. I’m told at least one state university should have a full release about all signed players early next week. Check out those stories and others in some Saturday links:

  • Adam Revelette of reports Trevor Gott, Tates Creek; Corey Littrell, Trinity; J. T. Riddle, Western Hills; and Lucas Witt, LCA, each signed with UK to play baseball.
  • He adds those players Kentucky Baseball Club teammates also signed college LOIs. Noah Smallwood, West Jessamine, signed with Morehead. Brock Downey, Murray HS, signed with Murray State and Tanner Smith, North Laurel, signed with WKU.
  • Hank Aaron will receive the 2009 Living Legend award from Louisville Slugger Friday.
  • Louisville-native and Boston Red Sox pitcher Paul Byrd filed for free agency Friday.
  • Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reports that Florida Marlins second baseman and Louisville-native Dan Uggla doesn’t want to move positions if he’s traded.
  • 2009 Bats closer Logan Ondrusek surrendered four runs in one-third of an inning for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League Friday.