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The two active Kentucky Minor League Baseball teams were 1-1 Tuesday, and one former Lexington high school star did not surrender a hit in his start for his high A team. You can see those stories and more in the daily BluGrass Baseball MiLB roundup below:
The Lexington Legends scored five runs in the sixth inning to rally for a 10-7 win versus Hagerstown. The win capped off an 8-1 homestand for the Legends. Legends third baseman Matt Duffy was 2-3 with one RBI, one run scored and one walk, and right fielder Mike Kvasnicka was 2-5 with one double, two RBI and one run scored. Left-handed reliever Thomas Shirley was credited with his second win after surrendering two runs on three hits in two and two-third innings, and right-handed pitcher Dayan Diaz recorded the final four outs without surrendering a run for his 14th save. (Box Score)
Columbus tied the game with a single run in the bottom of the ninth inning then scored another run in the 10th inning to send the Louisville Bats to a 5-4 loss. Bats right fielder Xavier Paul was 4-5, and catcher Corky Miller was 2-3 with one home run, one RBI and one run scored. Designated hitter Neftali Soto slugged his 11th home run of the season. Right-handed pitcher Kanekoa Texeira was charged with the loss after surrendering one run on two hits in one-third of an inning. (Box Score)
The Bowling Green Hot Rods were off Tuesday.
Former Lexington Catholic High School left-handed pitcher Nick Maronde did not receive a decision after pitching seven hitless innings while striking out 10 batters and walking three in a start for high A Inland Empire.
In his first game since being optioned to AAA Sacramento, former Henry Clay High School and UK outfielder Collin Cowgill was 4-6 with one home run, two doubles, three RBI, three runs scored and one walk.
Former Beechwood High School and Campbellsville infielder Chris Curley was 2-5 with one home run, two RBI and one run scored for low A Kannapolis. Curley has four home runs in the last three games.
Former UK infielder Chad Bisson was 2-4 with one double for high A Lake Elsinore.
Former Covington Catholic High School and UK catcher Luke Maile slugged his first professional home run for short-season Hudson Valley.
Former UK outfielder Sawyer Carroll was 2-3 with one RBI for AAA Tucson.
Former UofL right-handed pitcher Neil Holland earned his fifth win of the season with a scoreless inning of relief for high A Potomac.
Former Boone County High School infielder Jackson Laumann was 2-5 with one double for the rookie-level GCL Braves.
Former Paul Laurence Dunbar High School right-handed pitcher Chad Martin earned his first professional save for the rookie-level AZL Cubs.