■ Round Rock Express bids for Big 12 baseball (statesman.com)
The Round Rock Express has made a big financial bid to host the Big 12 baseball tournament starting in 2012, says Reid Ryan, president of Ryan-Sanders Baseball.
Oklahoma City has served as the home of the tournament for 12 of the last 14 years and will do so again next month and again in 2011. But the Express bid “significantly more” than the minimum required bid of $500,000 for the rights to host the tournament from 2012 through 2014, according to a source familiar with the bid.
The Big 12 office hopes to determine the site for the tournament by the end of this summer.
MU in the Minors & Majors
■ Minor Lines, 4/26/10 (McCoveyChronicles.com)
With two hits each, Cavan and Ryan Lollis (06-09) accounted for half of the GreenJackets' eight hits, raising their respective AVGs to .280 and .346.■ Joaquin Arias, Andres Blanco the likely casualties when Ian Kinsler returns (DallasNews.com)
Ian Kinsler (03) completed his rehab assignment with Frisco Wednesday night, going 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles and a stolen base. Kinsler, who has missed the start of the season with a right high ankle sprain, is expected to join the club today although Washington doesn't want him to play. He'll be activated before Friday's game in Seattle.Summer Ball
■ Big 12 products sign with Generals (CollegeSummerBaseball.net)
The Victoria Generals have announced the signing of two infielders with ties to the Big 12 Conference. Kenny Jackson, a junior at Texas A&M University, will return for the Generals this summer along with newcomer Conner Mach, a sophomore from the University of Missouri.
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“Conner was a big time prospect coming out of high school,” commented Koch. “He had several Big 12 programs after him and chose to stay close to home to attend Missouri.”
■ 7 returners highlight 2010 roster (CollegeSummerBall.net)
The 2010 season will see some familiar faces donning the navy-blue and forest-green of the Duluth Huskies. Seven players return to Duluth after spending the 2009 season with the club and will help provide a strong core of leadership as the team transitions to a new style of play under Field Manager Daniel Hersey. Hersey returns to the Huskies for his first year as Field Manager, after spending 2006 as the club's Pitching Coach.
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A promising young outfielder, Scott Sommerfeld, is coming off of a 2009 season where he battled through a few injuries. Now healthy he will provide outfield depth and some power at the plate. Sommerfeld was a 45th round selection of the Cleveland Indians in 2009