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The two active Kentucky Minor League Baseball teams were undefeated Saturday, and three of the state’s best pitching alums performed well in starts for their respective teams. You can see those stories and more below in the daily BluGrass Baseball MiLB roundup:
The Lexington Legends held Hagerstown to just four hits in an 8-0 win versus Hagerstown. Left-handed pitcher David Rollins earned his first win as a Legend after surrendering two hits in five shutout innings while striking out two batters and walking one, and right-handed pitcher Juri Perez earned his first save after surrendering two hits in the final four innings. Legends first baseman Zach Johnson was 2-5 with one home run, one double, three RBI and one run scored, and third baseman Matt Duffy was 2-3 with one home run, one double, three RBI and two runs scored. (Box Score)
The Louisville Bats scored a single run in the bottom of the seventh inning to break a tie in a 4-3 win versus Charlotte. Bats center fielder Denis Phipps and right fielder Mike Costanzo homered in the game. Right-handed reliever Nick Christiani was credited with the win after pitching two hitless innings, and right-handed pitcher J. J. Hoover retired the side in order in the ninth inning for his ninth save. (Box Score)
The Bowling Green Hot Rods’ game versus Fort Wayne was suspended due to rain.
Former Bowling Green High School left-handed pitcher Jack Snodgrass earned his 10th win of the season after surrendering four hits in seven shutout innings while striking out one batter and walking two in a start for high A San Jose.
Former UK left-handed pitcher Chris Rusin snapped a string of three consecutive poor starts but had to settle for a no-decision after surrendering one run on four hits in seven innings while striking out eight batters and walking one in a start for AAA Iowa.
Former North Hardin High School right-handed pitcher Nate Adcock was charged with a loss after surrendering two unearned runs on seven hits in eight innings while striking out eight batters and walking one in a start for AAA Omaha.
Former UK infielder Neiko Johnson was 3-3 with one home run, two RBI, two runs scored, two walks and two stolen bases for short-season Tri-City.
Former Heath High School and UK outfielder Chad Wright was 3-4 with one home run, two RBI and one run scored for low A West Michigan.
Former Butler High School and UofL infielder Adam Duvall slugged his 23rd home run of the season and third in two days for high A San Jose.
Former UK first baseman Ryan Strieby slugged his 15th home run of the season and second for AA Mobile.
Former Beechwood High School and Campbellsville infielder Chris Curley slugged his eighth home run of the season for low A Kannapolis.
Former UK football player Matt Lentz was 2-4 with one double and two runs scored for rookie-level Billings. Lentz has hits in five consecutive games.
Former Hancock County High School infielder Michael Mosby was 2-4 with two doubles and one RBI for high A Frederick.
Former Pleasure Ridge Park High School infielder Zach Osborne was 2-5 with two doubles and two runs scored for short-season Tri-City.
Former UK right-handed pitcher Braden Kapteyn earned his third save of the season with three scoreless innings of relief while striking out three batters and walking two for short-season Lowell.