July 24: Area Roundup
July 24, 2012 6:02PM
Updated: August 26, 2012 6:19AM
Royals’ top pick
to pitch for Cougars
The Kane County Cougars have announced that right-handed pitcher Kyle Zimmer has been added to their roster.
Zimmer was selected fifth overall by the Kansas City Royals in June’s MLB First-Year Player Draft. He made his professional debut earlier this month for the Surprise Royals, pitching in three games and posting a 0.90 ERA in 10 innings with 13 strikeouts. He earned his first professional win on Saturday.
Zimmer will be in uniform Wednesday night when Kane County hosts the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. He will make his first start with the Cougars in Thursday’s game against Wisconsin. The first pitch is set for 6:30 p.m.
The Northern Illinois Reds Baseball program will hold tryouts for the 2013 season at Bridge Sports Complex in Yorkville on July 28-29.
The tryout for 8U-10U will run from 8-10 a.m. The tryout for 11U and 12U will run from 10:30 a.m. until noon, followed by 13U and 14U from 12:30-2 p.m.
Participants should arrive 15 minutes early to complete paperwork and register. The cost for the tryout is $10. For more information, contact Steve Hanson at 630-816-0884.
of Aurora Fall Ball
Boys Baseball of Aurora is conducting registration for its Fall Baseball League through August 4.
Weekend games will begin about August 25 and conclude in early October. Boys age 8-13 (as of May 1, 2012) are eligible.
The program is instructional in nature, a chance for boys to get more experience. Registration is taking place at Johno’s Main Surplus, 65 E. Downer Place in downtown Aurora.
Johno’s phone number is 630-897-6929. The cost is $60 for those living in the Fox Valley Park District area, and $85 for all others. For questions, visit www.boysbaseballofaurora.com.
Batavia senior middle hitter Kristen Koncelik has made a verbal commitment to continue her volleyball career at the University of Evansville.
earns academic honor
Waubonsee Community College’s Kelsey VandenBorn was recently named one of the co-winners of the Dick Durrant Award, which is presented annually to the male and female student-athletes in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference who attain the highest grade point average after completing four semesters of college work and at least 48 semester hours of credit.
VandenBorn, a nursing major from Batavia High School, finished the school year with a perfect 4.0 GPA while being a leader on the WCC volleyball team. She was named to the All-ISCC First Team after leading the Chiefs with 88 blocks. She also totaled 222 kills, 69 digs and 21 aces.