Wednesday Links: Maloney Wins Number Seven

College Baseball, Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball

Only one Kentucky minor league team was in action Tuesday, but there was still plenty of baseball news in the Bluegrass.  Here are some morning links to get you through the early hours:

  • Matt Maloney earned his seventh win of the season in 5-2 Louisville victory over Buffalo.
  • Lexington and Bowling Green were both off Tuesday.  The Legends start a four-game series against the Lake County Captains tonight and Bowling Green will face the Hagerstown Suns for four games starting Wednesday.
  • Lexington native Robbie Ross continues to dominate short-season ball in his first season.  He earned his third win of the season with five shutout innings.
  • Mark Sheldon at MLB.com has a feature about former Louisville catcher Craig Tatum’s recent big league call-up.
  • Former WKU third baseman Wade Gaynor and Murray State pitcher Daniel Calhoun were named first-team All-Americans by CollegeBaseballInsider.com.
  • Mark Maloney at the Herald-Leader previews Lexington’s series with Lake County.

2009 Draft Update

Minor Leagues

The following baseball players from Kentucky have signed a professional contract after being selected in the 2009 Amateur Player’s Draft according to Baseball America’s Draft Database.

  • Chris Dominguez — 3rd Round San Francisco Giants — University of Louisville
  • Wade Gaynor — 3rd Round Detroit Tigers — Western Kentucky University
  • Chris Rusin — 4th Round Chicago Cubs — University of Kentucky
  • J. B. Paxson — 13th Round Los Angeles Dodgers — Western Kentucky University
  • Chad Cregar — 15th Round Florida Marlins — Western Kentucky University
  • Terrence Dayleg — 22nd Round Florida Marlins — Western Kentucky University
  • Daniel Calhoun — 29th Round St. Louis Cardinals — Murray State University
  • Clint Tilford — 31st Round Colorado Rockies — University of Kentucky
  • Evan Teague — 35th Rounds Toronto Blue Jays — Western Kentucky University
  • Michael Thompson — 47th Round St. Louis Cardinals — Bellarmine College