Rays Prospect Hits for Cycle

Rays LogoTampa Bay’s No.7 overall prospect Wander Franco, who has yet to turn 18 years old, recorded his first career cycle for the Princeton Rays on Saturday, July 14. Franco went 5-for-6 with two home runs and six RBIs in the 13-1 win at Pulaski.

Franco’s cycle was second of the week by an Appalachian League player. Cincinnati prospect Jonathan Willems (Greeneville Reds) hit for the cycle on Tuesday, July 10.  There have been 16 cycles in Minor League baseball this season.

via Princeton’s Franco completes first cycle | MiLB.com News

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Team USA Wins Futures Game Slugfest

2018 All-Star SundayThe 2018 MLB Future prospects combined for eight home runs as Team USA posted a 10-6 win over The World at Nationals Park on Sunday afternoon.  Cincinnati Reds No. 3 overall prospect Taylor Trammell was named the Most Valuable Player.

via U.S. wins power-packed Futures Game | MiLB.com News

Harold ‘Red’ Lutz honored by National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Wresling HOF LogoFormer Alabama football standout and Central-Tuscaloosa High School coach Harold “Red” Lutz is being honored by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

via Harold ‘Red’ Lutz honored by National Wrestling Hall of Fame – News – Tuscaloosa News – Tuscaloosa, AL

Rich Donnelly opens up about unthinkable family tragedies

MLB LogoLong-time Major League and Minor League coach Rich Donnelly shares some of life’s tragedies. Donnelly is currently a coach for the Brooklyn Cyclones in the short-season New York-Penn League. The Cyclones are an affiliate of the New York Mets.

via Mets minor league coach opens up about unthinkable family tragedies

2018 NCAA Conference Stats Leaders

NCAA BaseballIllinois 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.

Here are the 2018 NCAA Division I baseball conference stats leaders. Continue reading “2018 NCAA Conference Stats Leaders”

Reds Prospect Hits for Cycle

Greeneville Reds LogoCincinnati 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