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The three Kentucky Minor League Baseball teams combined for a 2-1 record Saturday, and one former UK star pitched well in his last start before returning to Lexington. You can see those stories and more below in the daily BluGrass Baseball MiLB roundup:
The Lexington Legends opened a four-game series with Asheville with a 5-1 win. Right-handed pitcher Nicholas Tropeano earned his second win of the season after surrendering two hits in seven scoreless innings while striking out eight batters and walking two. Designated hitter Brandon Meredith was 2-4 with one double, one RBI and one run scored, and right fielder Chris Epps drove in two runs. (Box Score)
Three Bowling Green Hot Rods pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout in a 2-0 win versus Lake County. Left-handed pitcher Ryan Carpenter earned the win after surrendering three hits in six shutout innings while striking out three batters and walking one. Right-handed pitcher Charlie Cononie worked a scoreless ninth inning for his second save. Designated hitter Cameron Seitzer and second baseman Ryan Brett drove in the Hot Rods two runs. (Box Score)
The Louisville Bats suffered their sixth loss in seven games with a 4-0 loss to Indianapolis. Right-handed pitcher Chad Reineke was charged with the loss after surrendering four runs on 10 hits in five innings. Reineke tallied one of the Bats’ five hits in the game, though no Louisville batter tallied multiple hits on the night. (Box Score)
Former UK right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer earned his second win of the season after one run on four hits in seven innings while striking out six batters and walking three in a start for low A Hagerstown. Meyer’s next start should come next weekend in Lexington.
Former Butler High School and UofL infielder Adam Duvall slugged his fourth home run of the season for high A San Jose.
Former NKU outfielder Jake Shaffer slugged his third home run of the season for AA Springfield.
Former Butler County High School right-handed pitcher Keith Butler picked up his second save in as many days and third of the season with a scoreless inning of relief for AA Springfield.
Former UofL left-handed pitcher Zach Jackson had to settle for a no-decision despite surrendering four hits in six and one-third shutout innings while striking out five batters and walking two in a start for AAA Round Rock.