Saturday, January 26, 2013

HI NOTES: Tigers Past & Future, LSU Expectations

Torre Tyson

♦ Former Missouri Tiger Torre Tyson has moved from the Yankees organization to the Orioles' minor leagues, according to
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.

♦ Grant, Lake Zurich players invited to prestigious camp (
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...


LSU starts down the road to a new baseball season with plenty of promise and high expectations (
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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