Illinois junior All-American outfielder Bren Spillane, Oral Roberts sophomore infielder Spencer Henson and Southern Miss All-American pitcher Nick Sandlin were all Triple Crown winners from their respective conferences this season.
Spillane won the 2018 Big Ten Triple Crown after hitting .389 with 23 home runs and 60 RBIs for the Fighting Illini. Henson won the 2018 Summit League Triple Crown after posting a .364 average with 10 home runs and 58 RBIs. Sandlin won the 2018 Conference USA Triple Crown after he led the league in wins (10), ERA (1.06) and strikeouts (144) for the Golden Eagles.
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Cincinnati Reds prospect Jonathan Williems had a career-high four hits and hit for the cycle for the Greeneville (Tenn.) Reds on Tuesday night.
Greeneville suffered a 13-12 loss to the Kingsport Mets at the Hunter Wright Stadium in Kingsport in Rookie-level Appalachian League action. He was the first Greeneville player to hit for the cycle since 2016.
Williems recorded the 15th cycle in the Minor Leagues this season.
via Willems hits for the cycle in Reds’ loss | MiLB.com News
New York Mets radio engineer Chris Majkowski will throw out the first pitch before today’s game at Citi Field, a public recognition for a largely private job.
According to Mets radio play-by-play man Howie Rose, the effort was spearheaded by a group including WOR station director Tom Cuddy, Mets PR head Jay Horwitz and senior broadcasting director Lorraine Hamilton. For his part, the Long Island native would rather stay in the background.
Majkowski has not missed a Mets broadcast since August 7, 1993.
via Mets engineer with Cal Ripken-like streak getting moment in sun