Tuesday, July 8, 2003

Sycamore, UC star named to Futures team



The Enquirer and wire reports

Boston Red Sox prospect Kevin Youkilis, a former Sycamore High and University of Cincinnati star, has been named to the U.S. roster for the fifth annual All-Star Futures Game July 13 in Chicago.

The game pits top minor league prospects from the United States against a squad of international prospects as part of the Major League All-Star festivities at U.S. Cellular Field. The game is to be televised live by ESPN2 at 5:30 p.m.

Youkilis plays for Class AA Portland of the Eastern League. The infielder was hitting .299 in 74 games with 16 doubles, four home runs and 28 runs batted in.

Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospect John VanBenschoten (Milford), 3-0 with a 3.47 ERA in seven games at Class AA Altoona, also was named to the U.S. squad.




REDS
Astros 7, Reds 1
VOTE: Which Red should be an All-Star?
Reds notebook: Jimenez grateful to be playing
No paycheck bump for Reds' All-Star Boone

MORE BASEBALL
Sosa, NL Central look for second-half spark
Sycamore, UC star named to Futures team
Cubs' Patterson likely out for year
NL: Jones' home runs pace Braves again
AL: Ninth-inning error gives Yankees split

KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY
Truck race is up for grabs

U. C. BEARCATS
Kirkland has big plans next season

NBA
Bryant's lawyer blasts officials
Kobe: Hunter or hunted?
Trail Blazers' Stoudamire arrested on drug charges

NHL
Rangers' Lyashenko found dead in Turkey

TOUR DE FRANCE
Armstrong content being backseat driver in Tour

GOLF
Ex-Bearcat N.Ky. medalist
N.Ky. Men's Amateur scores
Junior Met scores
Qualifier Lunke wins U.S. Women's Open

TENNIS
Tennis desperately needs a star-studded hierarchy

ON THE AIR
Tuesday's sports on TV, radio

Return to Reds front page...