Links from Around the Country

Here are some of the best links from Around the Nation for today.

The first article comes from The Advocate in Western Massachusetts which has an article on Winthrop’s Matteo D’Angelo who is spending his summer with the North Adams Steeplecats. D’Angelo is a Bologna Italy native as he is the first Italian native to play at Winthrop. The next article comes from the Boston Globe which highlights Tulane recruit Kyle McKenzie’s chances of being drafted in next week’s amateur draft. The next article talks with LSU pitching coach and former Michigan State head coach David Grewe who made the move to take over the Tiger’s pitching staff this season. Kendall Rogers has a nice feature on Virginia as they make their first appearance in the Super Regionals. The Springfield Missouri News Leader has a great article on former Maine star and World Baseball Classic participant Curt Smith. Jay Jenkins of The Daily Progress has a great article on Virginia catcher Franco Valdes who has been a rock behind the plate. Brian Bennett of ESPN.com talks about Louisville’s Dan McDonnell motivational techniques. The final article comes from WCPO.com which looks at Yonder Alonso’s development in the Cincinnati Reds system.

From Italy to North Adams
McKenzie: Tulane or Minor Leagues?
LSU’s Grewe letting pitchers grow
Virginia deserves recognition
Curt Smith takes unusual path to being a prospect
Valdes takes charge behind the plate
McDonnell motivates Cards to new level
Alonso Shows Club Things To Come