Saturday, January 26, 2013

HI NOTES: Tigers Past & Future, LSU Expectations

Torre Tyson
MIZZOU BASEBALL IN THE MINORS

♦ Former Missouri Tiger Torre Tyson has moved from the Yankees organization to the Orioles' minor leagues, according to wfmd.com:
Joining Minor will be pitching coach Kennie Steenstra, returning to Frederick after three seasons with the Bowie Baysox, the Orioles’ AA affiliate, hitting coach Torre Tyson, formerly a manager and defensive coordinator in the New York Yankees organization, and athletic trainer Patrick Wesley, returning for his fifth season in Frederick.
MIZZOU BASEBALL RECRUITS

♦ Grant, Lake Zurich players invited to prestigious camp (newssun.suntimes.com)
Though the weather and calendar may suggest otherwise, it’s not too early to start thinking about baseball.

Coming up a week from Sunday (Feb. 3) is the 11th annual Super 60 Pro Showcase, which will be held at an indoor facility in south suburban McCook.

The prestigious by-invite only one-day camp is put together by Prep Baseball Report, which is based out of Lake Forest.

Players invited are top prospects from within Prep Baseball Report’s eight-state coverage area and get to perform in front of pro scouts.

Among the invitees are two area prep stars:

Grant senior outfielder Jake Ring. The left-handed hitting, lefty-throwing outfielder will be one of the fastest players at the camp. He’s committed to play college ball at Missouri...

SOUTHERN EXPOSURE

LSU starts down the road to a new baseball season with plenty of promise and high expectations (NOLA.com)
Check around the country and you'd find that most college baseball programs would love a 47-win season with a Super Regional appearance that got within a game of the College World Series. Most college programs aren't LSU.

The uniqueness of superiority that the Tigers have carved out the last 27 years makes this time of year a mixture of excitement for a new season and renewed top-shelf expectations that -- without fail -- involve a June junket to Omaha for the sport's crown jewel...

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