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Joe Rock’s Journey From Viking, To Bobcat, To The Colorado Rockies

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Former Ohio pitcher Joe Rock heard his name called 68th overall in this summer’s Major League Baseball Draft.  Rock is the highest-drafted left-handed pitcher in program history. Ohio head baseball coach Craig Moore knew Rock was going to be something special going back to his high school days.  Rock was the… Read More

Cleveland Indians' Franmil Reyes celebrates with Cleveland Indians' Jordan Luplow (8) after hitting a three-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Geoff Hartlieb during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. The Indians won the game 8-6.

Cleveland’s MLB Team Changes Its Name To Guardians After Years Of Backlash

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CLEVELAND (NPR) — Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team has changed its name to the Guardians, ridding itself of a previous name that many found highly offensive. The team announced the name change on Twitter on Friday morning, posting a two-minute video narrated by actor Tom Hanks. Together, we are all… pic.twitter.com/R5FnT4kv1I — Cleveland Indians (@Indians) July 23,… Read More

Ohio Baseball's Joe Rock threw a no-hitter on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 against Morehead State. Ohio split the two games with the Eagles (Photo: Nick Viland/WOUB)

Joe Rock(ies): Colorado Selects Bobcat Ace Pitcher In MLB Draft

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — An Ohio University Baseball ace is going to play professionally. The Colorado Rockies drafted left-hander Joe Rock as the 68th overall draft pick in the Competitive Balance Round B of the MLB Draft.  Rock is the highest-drafted pitcher in Ohio history since Dave Tobik back in 1974. “Congrats to Joe Rock on… Read More

Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto (19) waits on deck during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Cincinnati, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020.

Reds Player Tests Positive, 2 Games With Pirates Postponed

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CINCINNATI (AP) — The last two games of a series between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh have been called off because a Reds player tested positive for COVID-19. Major League Baseball is awaiting further testing. The Reds are the third team to have a game postponed because someone on their roster tested positive, joining the Marlins and… Read More