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KBC five-year anniversary team- Pitchers

Brandon Boling
Bryan Station
Gardner-Webb
6'4, 195 pounds

Rated as one of the top 50 high school players in the state of Kentucky, this 2009 Region 11 Athlete of the Year was a standout at Bryan Station High School in Lexington. A two-time All-City selection, Boling signed with Gardner-Webb University, and pitched 33.2 innings as a freshman for the Bulldogs.

This past summer, he played for the Lexington Hustlers, and had an impressive 2.57 ERA, striking out 24 in 28 innings.

A 2009-10 Big South Conference Presidential Honor Roll selection, Boling crafted a 3.5 GPA his freshman year, and is on track to graduate with a Computer Science degree in just three years.

Boling is currently a sophomore at GWU, and will play for the Hustlers again this summer.

Corey Littrell
Trinity
University of Kentucky
6'3, 185 pounds

Littrell, who graduated from high school just this past year, has already built quite an impressive baseball resume.

The southpaw from Trinity High School in Louisville was named a 2010 first-team High School All-American by Louisville Slugger. Considered to be the top prospect in the state of Kentucky, he accumulated a 13-2 record and a 0.72 ERA for the Shamrocks as a senior.

A 43rd round pick in last year's draft by the Washington Nationals, Littrell also competed in the East-Coast Professional Showcase in Lakeland, Florida. He is currently a freshman at the University of Kentucky.

Nick Maronde
Lexington Catholic
University of Florida
6-3, 195 pounds

Maronde earned All-City, All-District, All-Region and All-State honors in an impressive career at Lexington Catholic High School, and was named a 2007 Louisville Slugger High School All-American. Accumulating a 38-3 record with an ERA under 1.00, the power lefty established himself as one of the best prospects in the country, and was ranked amongst the top players in the country (26th on Rivals.com, 28 on RISE Magazine, 43 on Perfect Game).

Maronde also competed in the COPABE "AAA" Pan-American Junior Championships for the United States, and was a 43rd round pick by the Oakland Athletics in the 2008 draft.

Electing to attend college, Maronde signed to play at the University of Florida, and has a 43 appearances and a 5-1 record in two seasons with the Gators. Last summer, he played for the Falmouth Commodores in the prestigious Cape Cod League, going 2-0 with a 2.29 ERA. He will be a junior at Florida this spring.

Robbie Ross
Lexington Christian
Texas Rangers
5-11, 185 pounds

This lefty was a standout at Lexington Christian Academy, going 5-2 with a 1.51 ERA as a senior for the Eagles. His staggering totals of 75 strikeouts and only six walks during his senior season made him quite a commodity, and the Texas Rangers selected him in the second round of the 2008 draft. That same year, the University of Kentucky commit was named the 2008 Gatorade Players of the Year, and participated in both the East Coast Professional Showcase and the Perfect Game USA National Showcase.

So far in his professional career, Ross has racked up back-to-back All-Star seasons (NOR in '09, SAL in '10).

Thomas Royse
Dunbar
Chicago White Sox
6-5, 210 pounds

This big righty helped lead Dunbar to the 2007 state championship, winning a single-season record 14 games for the Bulldogs. With a 1.10 ERA and 109 strikeouts, Royse was a lock for All-District, all-Regional (MVP), All-State, and East/West All-Star honors. Also a recipient of the INSIGHT KHSAA Academic All-State award, Royse won a Dunbar record 21 games in High School.

In college at the University of Louisville, Royse went 16-3 with a 3.50 WEA and 198 strikeouts. He was a second-round pick by the Chicago White Sox in the 2010 draft, and went 1-1 with a 3.41 ERA for the Great Falls White Sox last summer.

Kentucky Baseball Club five-year anniversary team:

Catcher

First Base

Second Base

Third Base

Shortstop

Left Field

Center Field

Right Field

Designated Hitter

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