JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — University of Tampa 1B Mike Schwartz has signed with the Chicago White Sox and will play for the team’s Appalachian Rookie League squad this summer.

A 23-year-old power hitter, Schwartz  had a breakout season during his senior year at the University of Tampa, where he was named 2010 Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year. He led the nation in walks (75) and topped the Spartans in batting average (.415), slugging percentage (.716) and on-base percentage (.596).

The Bristol (Va.) White Sox will open their season Tuesday (6/22/2010) against the Elizabethton Twins.

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