Baseball Briefs: KC Royals Draft New Pitcher & More


In Senior Legion Baseball today, the First State Bank Seniors will play in the Elkhorn Tournament.  Action begins today and runs through Sunday.

The Blair Senior Legion Baseball team plays a doubleheader at South Sioux City tonight.  Game one begins at 6pm.

D.C.B.L. Schedule for Today: July 5th

North Bend Grasshoppers @ Blair Dawgs 7:30pm Blair – Veterans Memorial Park

West Point Bombers @ Pender Meadowlarks 7:30pm Dave Nitzschke Field – Pender

Scribner Hogs @ Leigh/Schuyler Crawdads 7:30pm Merchant Park – Schuyler

MLB on Walnut Radio

KC Royals: CLE- 3, KCR-2; vs. BOS- Friday at 7:15pm on KBLR – Real Country 97.3

The Kansas City Royals announced yesterday that they have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Brady Singer, the club’s first-round selection (18th overall) in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Singer, 21, was named the 2018 Dick Howser Trophy recipient (top player in college baseball) as well as Baseball America College Player of the Year this season, going 12-3 with a 2.55 ERA (32 ER in 113.0 IP) with 114 strikeouts during his junior season at the University of Florida. The righty was also one of four finalists for the Golden Spikes Award and was named Southeastern Conference (SEC) Pitcher of the Year. He recorded 7.0 innings or more in 11 of his 17 starts, including his first career shutout on May 4 at Texas A&M. Singer completed his college career with a 23-10 record, a 3.22 ERA (101 ER in 282.2 IP) and 281 strikeouts. He was also named All-SEC Second Team, College World Series All-Tournament Team and SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2017, helping the Gators win their first National Championship in baseball.

Chicago Cubs: CHC-5, DET-2; vs. CIN- Friday at 1:20 on Boomer 1940/104.1

Omaha Storm Chasers

Jon Dziedzic held the PCL’s best team scoreless for 7 innings, and after Memphis tied it in the 9th, the Storm Chasers prevailed in 12 innings by a 2-1 count on Wednesday night at AutoZone Park.

The Storm Chasers (39-45) will continue the series in Memphis this evening at 7:05. Omaha’s starter is to be determined, while the Redbirds will send RHP Jake Woodford (0-1, 5.00) to the mound.

Lincoln Saltdogs

The Lincoln Saltdogs mustered just five hits against Wichita Wingnuts starter Charlie Gillies and fell 8-1 on Wednesday night at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

Wichita (25-19) earned the win to set up the rubber match on Thursday.  The Saltdogs (26-17) were 4-0 against the Wingnuts before the loss.  Gillies earned the win by lasting eight innings and giving up just one unearned run and striking out a season-high 11 batters.  Tyler Herron was charged with the loss for his third straight start.

The Saltdogs look to clinch the series win with a victory tonight.  First pitch is at 7:05 PM.