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The three Kentucky Minor League Baseball teams combined for a 3-1 record Friday, and one former UK star earned the win in his first appearance since being promoted to the high A Carolina League. You can see those stories and more below in the daily BluGrass Baseball MiLB roundup:
The Lexington Legends used a three-run fifth inning to earn a rain-shortened 7-4 win versus Greenville. Legends designated hitter Ruben Sosa was 3-4 with two runs scored and one stolen base, second baseman Delino DeShields Jr. was 2-3 with one double, two runs scored, one walk and two stolen bases and first baseman Zach Johnson was 2-4 with two doubles, three RBI and one run scored. Right-handed pitcher Juri Perez earned his first win as a Legends after surrendering four runs, one of which was earned, on three hits in five and one-third innings while striking out seven batters and walking three. Left-handed pitcher Thomas Shirley was credited with his first save after recording the final five outs without surrendering a run. (Box Score)
The the completion of a game suspended Thursday, the Bowling Green Hot Rods scored five runs in the second inning and held off a ninth-inning rally to preserve an 8-5 win versus Kane County. Hot Rods center fielder Todd Glaesmann was 3-4 with one double, one RBI and two runs scored, and third baseman Tyler Goeddel was 2-3 with one double, two RBI and one run scored. Right-handed pitcher Andrew Bellatti was credited with his fourth win after surrendering two hits in four shutout innings while striking out three batters and walking none, and right-handed pitcher Austin Hubbard recorded the final two outs of the game for his 14th save. (Box Score)
In the regularly scheduled Friday game, the Hot Rods scored all four of their runs in the fourth inning of a 4-1 win versus Kane County. Not Hot Rods batter tallied multiple hits in the game but shortstop Jake Hager slugged his fifth home run of the season and drove in three runs. Right-handed pitcher Parker Markel earned his fifth win of the season after surrendering one run on five hits in five innings while striking out five batters and walking one, and right-handed pitcher Stayton Thomas earned his fourth save by retiring the final six batters of the game in order. (Box Score)
Pawtucket pounded out 15 hits to send the Louisville Bats to a 9-1 loss. Bats center fielder Denis Phipps was 2-4 with two doubles and one walk as the only Louisville player with multiple hits in the game. Right-handed pitcher Pedro Villarreal was charged with the loss after surrendering six runs on nine hits in four innings. (Box Score)
Former UK right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer earned the win in his debut for high A Potomac after surrendering three hits in six shutout innings while striking out seven batters and walking one.
Former Pleasure Ridge Park High School infielder Zack Cox was 2-4 with one home run, two RBI and one run scored for AAA Memphis.
Former UK outfielder Lance Ray was 2-5 with one home run, three RBI and one run scored for high A Fort Myers.
Former UofL infielder Phil Wunderlich was 2-4 with one home run, two RBI and one run scored for high A Charlotte.
Former WKU outfielder Kes Carter was 3-4 with one triple, two RBI and one run scored in a rehab appearance for the rookie-level GCL Rays.
Former UK first baseman Ryan Strieby was 3-4 in his second game with AA Mobile.
Former UK second baseman Chris Bisson was 2-2 with one double, one triple and one run scored for high A Lake Elsinore.
Former UofL infielder Chris Dominguez was 2-2 with one RBI for AAA Fresno.
Former Boone County High School and UK outfielder Cory Farris was 2-2 with one RBI and two walks for rookie-level Bristol.
Former Hancock County High School and WKU infielder Wade Gaynor was 2-5 with one double and one run scored for high A Lakeland.
Former Boone County High School first baseman Jackson Laumann was 2-4 with one run scored for the rookie-level GCL Braves.
Former St. Mary’s High School infielder Shawn Roof was 2-3 with one run scored for AA New Britain.
Former Butler County High School right-handed pitcher Keith Butler earned his 20th save of the season with a scoreless inning of relief for AA Springfield.
Former North Hardin High School right-handed pitcher Nate Adcock earned his fifth AAA win of the season after surrendering four runs on four hits in seven innings while striking out three batters and walking three in a start for AAA Omaha.
Former WKU infielder Terrence Dayleg was promoted to high A Jupiter, where he was 1-4 with one RBI and one run scored in his debut.
Former Caverna High School and UofL right-handed pitcher Derek Self earned his fourth save of the season after surrendering one run in one inning for short-season Auburn.