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The three Kentucky Minor League Baseball teams combined for a 1-2 record Monday, and one former UK pitcher rebounded from a streak of poor starts with a strong effort in AAA. You can see those stories and more below in the daily BluGrass Baseball MiLB roundup:
The Lexington Legends scored for runs in the seventh inning and held off a late rally in a 6-5 win versus Asheville. Legends second baseman Delino DeShields Jr. was 2-4 with one home run, one double, two RBI and two runs scored, and first baseman Zach Jackson was 2-4 with two doubles, one RBI and one run scored. Right-handed pitcher Luis Ordosgoitti earned his second win after surrendering five runs on four hits in seven and two-third innings while striking out eight batters and walking two. Right-handed pitcher Dayan Diaz recorded the final four outs without surrendering a run for his tenth save. (Box Score)
Dayton scored two runs in the eighth inning to send the Bowling Green Hot Rods to a 3-2 loss. Hot Rods left fielder Jeff Malm was 2-4 with one double. Left-handed pitcher Ryan Carpenter did not earn a decision after surrendering four hits in six shutout innings while striking out four batters and walking none. Right-handed pitcher Jason McEachern was charged with the loss after surrendering three runs on four hits in two innings. (Box Score)
Indianapolis scored two runs in the top of the 14th inning to send the Louisville Bats to a 6-4 loss, extending Louisville’s losing streak to six games. Bats first baseman Neftali Soto was 2-5 with one home run, one RBI and one run scored, and right fielder Bill Rhinehart was 2-5 with one home run, two RBI and one run scored. Center fielder Denis Phipps also homered in the game. Right-handed pitcher Pedro Villarreal did not receive a decision after surrendering three runs, one of which was earned, on five hits in six and one-third innings while striking out five batters and walking four. Right-handed reliever Nick Christiani was charged with the loss after surrendering two runs on two hits in one inning. (Box Score)
Former UK left-handed pitcher Chris Rusin did not receive a decision after surrendering four hits in six shutout innings while striking out five batters and walking three in a start for AAA Iowa.
Former UK first baseman Luke Maile was 2-4 with one RBI and two walks for short-season Hudson Valley.
Former Butler High School and UofL infielder Adam Duvall slugged his 14th home run of the season for high A San Jose.
Former Boone County High School first baseman Jackson Laumann slugged his first professional home run for the rookie-level GCL Braves.
Former Lafayette High School and EKU infielder Jayson Langfels was 2-4 for high A Modesto.
Former Butler County High School right-handed pitcher Keith Butler earned his 16th save of the season with a scoreless inning of relief for AA Springfield.
Former Bowling Green High School left-handed pitcher Jack Snodgrass did not receive a decision after surrendering three runs on seven hits in five and one-third innings while striking out five batters and walking one in a start for high A San Jose.