Cowgill Named Valley League Top Prospect

Kentucky sophomore Collin Cowgill was named the Top Prospect in the Valley Baseball League this summer after leading the league with 14 home runs and ranking fifth with a .324 average. He also led the league with four triples, 39 runs batted in and 116 total bases.

Cogwill?s 14 home runs easily led the league as no other player cracked double-figures and only three hit half as many as him. His .659 slugging percentage was 135 points higher than the next best hitter in the league.

?Managers raved about his lightning-quick hands and ability to hit hard line drives on any pitch,? said Aaron Fitt of Baseball America. ?He also displayed excellent range in the outfield and a plus arm. He was unstoppable in the postseason, carrying Covington to the VBL title. Cowgill has all the tools.?

Cowgill?s Covington Lumberjacks won the league title.

DeJesus Ranked as No. 8 Prospect in Northwoods League

Kentucky sophomore Antone DeJesus was named the Northwoods League?s eighth-best prospect by Baseball America. The Northwoods League is considered one of the top summer baseball league?s in the country.

Playing for the Duluth Huskies, DeJesus led his team in batting at .287 and scored a team-best 32 runs. Drawing 33 walks, the Amherst, Ohio, native, posted a .414 on-base percentage.

Robinson Named to Northwoods League All-Star Team

Kentucky senior Matt Robinson was named to the Northwoods League All-Star Team this summer. The right-hander went 6-1 with a 2.33 earned-run average in 13 appearances. Of his 10 starts, he went the distance six times and tossed three shutouts.

In 76 2/3 innings pitched for the Brainerd Blue Thunder, Robinson struck out 66 and walked just 22 while allowing opposing batters to hit just .218. He did not allow a home run over the course of the season.

Warner Named to Summer League All-Star Team

Kentucky sophomore pitcher Tommy Warner was named to the New York Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Team after leading the Amsterdam Mohawks to the East Division Title.

Warner, a Lexington native, went 8-2 with a 1.34 earned run average in 67 innings. In seven starts, he threw three complete games and a pair of shutouts, including one in his lone playoff start.

Former Wildcat Named Pacific Coast League (AAA) MVP

Former Kentucky standout Andy Green was named the Most Valuable Player of the Pacific Coast League (AAA) in 2005. He led the league in almost every hitting category, including hits (182), doubles (46), extra-base hits (78), runs scored (125) and triples (13). For the year, he batted .343 with 19 home runs and 80 runs batted in. He also had an incredible 51 multi-hit games.

?It is an extreme honor,? Green said. ?Nothing I anticipated going into the season with so many quality baseball players, but it is nice to be recognized.?

Signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 24th round of the 2000 Draft, Green made his Major League debut on June 12, 2004. His first big league hit was a two-run pinch hit home run off then-Yankee Jose Contreras.

Earlier this year, Green was named the starting second baseman for the 2005 PCL All-Star team and the post-season All-PCL team.

Past PCL MVP?s include Joe DiMaggio in 1935, Tino Martinez in 1991, Tim Salmon, 1992 and Paul Konerko in 1997.

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