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The three Kentucky Minor League Baseball teams combined for a 1-2 record Monday, but one Kentucky high school alum, who has shuttled back-and-forth between the majors and AAA this season, posted another strong start in AAA. You can see those stories and more below in the daily BluGrass Baseball MiLB roundup:
The Lexington Legends broke open a tie game with three runs in the top of the 13th inning, but Greensboro rallied for four in the bottom of the frame to send the Legends to a 12-11 loss. Legends shortstop Jose Fernandez was 5-6 with one home run, two doubles, three RBI and three runs scored, and second baseman Delino DeShields Jr. was 3-5 with one home run, one double, two RBI, three runs scored and two walks. Designated hitter Brandon Meredith was 3-6 with two home runs, two RBI and two runs scored. Right-handed pitcher Mike Foltynewicz did not receive a decision after surrendering two runs on 12 hits in six innings while striking out four batters and walking one. Left-handed pitcher Evan Grills was charged with the loss after surrendering one run on three hits without recording an out. (Box Score)
The Bowling Green Hot Rods snapped a six-game winning streak with a 6-1 loss to West Michigan. Hot Rods center fielder Todd Glaesmann was 2-4 with one run scored. Left-handed pitcher Felipe Rivero was charged with the loss after surrendering three runs, one of which was earned, on seven hits in five innings while striking out three batters and walking three. (Box Score)
The Louisville Bats extended their season-long winning streak to eight games with a 6-3 victory versus Pawtucket. Bats right fielder Felix Perez was 3-4 with one home run, one double, one RBI and two runs scored, and shortstop Miguel Rojas was 3-4 with one double, two RBI and one run scored. Left fielder Cody Puckett, the reigning International League Player of the Week, slugged his second home run. Right-handed pitcher Chad Reineke earned his third win after surrendering three runs on five hits in six and two-third innings while striking out four batters and walking two. Right-handed pitcher Jordan Smith recorded the final four outs without surrendering a run to earn his 10th save. (Box Score)
Former UofL infielder Ryan Wright was 3-4 with two doubles, two RBI and one run scored for low A Dayton.
Former North Hardin High School right-handed pitcher Nate Adcock earned his fourth win of the season after surrendering two runs on four hits in six innings while striking out three batters and walking one in a start for AAA Omaha.
Former Lafayette High School and EKU infielder Jayson Langfels was 2-5 with one home run, one RBI and one run scored for high A Modesto.
In his first rehab appearance for the rookie-level AZL Angels, former Lexington Catholic High School left-handed pitcher Nick Maronde pitched two hitless innings while striking out three batters and walking none.
Former UK outfielder Sawyer Carroll was 2-4 with one double and three RBI for AAA Tucson.
Former UK outfielder Chad Wright was 2-4 with one RBI for low A West Michigan.
Former St. Mary’s High School infielder Shawn Roof was 2-3 with one run scored and one stolen base for AA New Britain.
Former Scott High School and NKU right-handed pitcher Josh Lueke earned his second save of the season after surrendering on hit in two and two-third scoreless innings while striking out four batters and walking none in an appearance for AAA Durham.
Former WKU right-handed pitcher Matt Ridings surrendered one run on on hit in two innings in his debut after being promoted to high A Wilmington.
Former WKU right-handed pitcher Phil Wetherell earned his sixth save of the season after surrendering two runs on four hits in two innings of relief for low A Charleston.