Lexington Catholic ranked No. 1 in preseason high school poll

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The Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association has released its preseason top 25 rankings, and Lexington Catholic took the top spot. Harrison County High School, which was included in Baseball America‘s national top 50, checked in at No. 8. You can see the full rankings below with first place votes in parentheses:

  1. Lexington Catholic (24)
  2. Trinity (7)
  3. Pleasure Ridge Park (3)
  4. Tates Creek (7)
  5. Lexington Christian (1)
  6. Bullit East (7)
  7. Apollo (4)
  8. Harrison County (5)
  9. Eastern
  10. West Jessamine (4)
  11. St. Xavier (1)
  12. Male
  13. Elizabethtown
  14. Owensboro Catholic (1)
  15. Henderson County
  16. Lawrence County
  17. Covington Catholic
  18. Franklin County
  19. Christian County
  20. Danville
  21. Paul Dunbar
  22. Bryan Station
  23. Owensboro
  24. Ballard (1)
  25. Henry Clay

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 Examiner.com 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.

Monday Links: Bats’ Season in Review

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Chris Heisey

  • Courier-Journal columnist Eric Crawford says the Bats excelled even as the year ended early.
  • The Bats’ official Web Site provides a recap of the loss.
  • The Durham Sun reports that the “Bulls charged into finals.”
  • Ben Badler of Baseball America recaps the game-one matchup between Travis Wood and Jeremy Hellickson. (subscriber only)
  • Mike Fields of the Herald-Leader reports that three West Jessamine baseball players have committed to Marshall and Morehead State.