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The three Kentucky Minor League Baseball teams combined for a 1-2 record Thursday, but one 2012 draftee continued to impress early in his professional career. You can see those stories and more below in the daily BluGrass Baseball MiLB roundup:
The Lexington Legends snapped a three-game losing streak and avoided a series sweep with an 11-8 versus Greensboro. Legends designated hitter Jay Austin was 4-5 with one double, two RBI and one run scored, and left fielder Brandon Meredith was 3-6 with one double, two RBI and two runs scored. Second baseman Delino DeShields Jr. was 2-4 with one double, three runs scored, one walk and three stolen bases. Left-handed pitcher Evan Grills earned his third win after surrendering one run on five hits in three and two-third innings, and right-handed pitcher Dayan Diaz pitched a scoreless ninth for his ninth save. (Box Score)
The Bowling Green Hot Rods’ losing streak hit four games with an 8-3 loss to Lansing. Hot Rods catcher Alejandro Segovia was 3-4 with one double and one RBI, and designated hitter Drew Vettleson was 2-4 with one home run, one RBI and one run scored. Right-handed pitcher Parker Markel was charged with the loss after surrendering five runs on seven hits in two and two-third innings while striking out four batters and walking one. (Box Score)
The Louisville Bats dropped their second consecutive game since the end of a nine-game winning streak with a 4-2 loss to Buffalo. Bats left fielder Willie Harris was 2-2 and was the only Louisville player with multiple hits in the game. Right-handed pitcher Sean Gallagher was charged with his fifth loss of the season after surrendering three runs on two hits in four innings while striking out five batters and walking five. (Box Score)
Former UK left-handed pitcher Taylor Rogers surrendered one run on three hits in four innings while striking out seven batters and walking one in his second professional start for rookie-level Elizabethton. Rogers has struck out 14 batters and walked one in his first nine innings pitched.
Former Butler High School infielder Seth Bynum was 3-5 with one home run, two doubles, five RBI and two runs scored for AAA Syracuse.
Former UK outfielder Sawyer Carroll was 2-3 with one home run, one RBI and one run scored for AAA Tucson.
Former UK infielder Andy Burns was 2-5 with one home run, three RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases for low A Lansing.
Former UK outfielder Lance Ray was 2-3 with one double, two RBI and one walk for high A Fort Myers.
Former Butler High School and UofL infielder Adam Duvall was 2-4 with two runs scored and one walk for high A San Jose.
Former Henry Clay High School and Bellarmine infielder Patrick Brady slugged his third home run of the season for high A High Desert.
Former Pleasure Ridge Park High School infielder Zach Osborne was 2-3 with one run scored, one walk and one stole base for short-season Tri-City.
Former Paul Laurence Dunbar High School right-handed pitcher Chad Martin surrendered two runs, one of which was earned on four hits in one inning while striking out one batter and walking none in his professional debut for the rookie-level AZL Cubs.
Former UofL right-handed pitcher Matt Koch surrendered three runs on one hit in one and two-third innings of relief while striking out one batter and walking two in his professional debut for short-season Brooklyn.