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Legends, Whitaker Bank Ballpark will host South Atlantic League All-Star contest in 2016

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  Baseball’s stars of the future will come to Lexington next year when the Lexington Legends host the South Atlantic League All-Star game at Whitaker Bank Ballpark Tuesday, June 21, 2016.   The All-Star game matches the Northern Division against …

Baez breaks up tense pitching duel with two-run homer in sixth as Braves edge Legends

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  Leudys Baez’ two-run homer in the sixth inning broke up a scoreless game, and the Rome Braves went on to a 3-1 victory over the Lexington Legends Thursday night in front of 6,161 fans at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.   …

Former Reds’ player, broadcaster Flynn replaces Shuffett as host of Kentucky Life

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Doug Flynn, a former Major League Baseball player and Cincinnati Reds broadcaster, is the new host of our popular series Kentucky Life. He steps up to the plate when the series premieres its 21st season in November.   “We’re happy …

Legends pop four homers, but Rome rallies with six-run ninth-inning outburst to win

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  The Rome Braves came from behind with six runs in the ninth inning and took a 13-9 win over the Lexington Legends Wednesday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark, a game that saw the teams combined for 33 hits, 17 …

Tenuta, two relievers handcuff Braves, Hill stars on offense as Legends pitch shutout

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  Lexington starter Matt Tenuta and relievers Eric Stout and Jake Newberry combined to scatter nine hits as the Legends shut out the Rome Braves 3-0 Tuesday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.   Michael Hill keyed the Legends’ offense with …

Legends entertain Rome Braves in four-game set in next to last homestand of the season

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  Thirsty Thursday, Bark in the Park and a fireworks show highlight the Lexington Legends next-to-last homestand of 2015, which opens Tuesday night.   The Legends will also spotlight the winner of the annual create-a -jersey contest.   The Legends, …

Sports Notes: UofL athletics may be betting that some recruits will want to see the money

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  Most schools from the so-called “Power Five” conferences downplayed the impact that new cost of attendance scholarships would have on recruiting, particularly in football.   The prevailing argument seemed to be that a player who wanted to play for …

Hagerstown blows out to big early lead, holds off late Legends’ rally to earn split in series

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  The Hagerstown Suns built a five-run lead after three innings and went on to a 7-4 win over the Lexington Legends Sunday afternoon in Hagerstown, Maryland.   The Suns scored a run in the second inning on walks to …

Legends’ matchup with Hagerstown canceled by rain, doubleheader scheduled for Friday

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Thursday’s game between the Lexington Legends and the Hagerstown Suns in Hagerstown has been rained out.   The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Friday, Aug. 21. The first of two seven-inning games will begin at …

Billy Reed: Chronically underachieving Reds desperately in need of a shakeup in leadership

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  I must begin this column about the Cincinnati Reds with a disclaimer. You need to know that no team or franchise, college or pro, has ever owned my loyalty as have the Reds for, oh, 65 years or so. …

South Atlantic League’s top pitcher Coley schools Legends, Power posts 6-2 victory

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  West Virginia starter Austin Coley pitched seven strong innings and recorded his league-leading 14th victory of the season as the Power posted a 6-2 win over the Lexington Legends Wednesday afternoon at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.   Jordan Luplow had …

Power display gives Legends early advantage, but West Virginia rallies in ninth for victory

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  Pablo Reyes’ sacrifice fly scored Jordan Luplow with the tie-breaking run in the top of the ninth inning, and the West Virginia Power held on for a 7-6 win over the Lexington Legends Tuesday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. …

Valenzuela provides the pop to back Griffin on the mound as Legends snap five-game streak

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  Luis Valenzuela had four hits, including a home run, and Foster Griffin picked up his second straight win as the Lexington Legends took a 4-2 win over the West Virginia Power Monday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.   The …

Seventh-inning homer a deal-breaker
as Rome completes sweep of Legends

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  Matt Tellor’s leadoff homer in the seventh inning broke a 1-1 tie, and the Rome Braves went on to a 3-1 win over the Lexington Legends Sunday in Rome to complete a sweep of their four-game series.   The …

Legends’ 16-hit offensive barrage not enough to prevent RiverDogs from grabbing 12-10 win

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  Vicente Conde had four hit and five runs batted in as the Charleston RiverDogs outslugged the Lexington Legends 12-10 Thursday night in Charleston, South Carolina.   After back-to-back doubles by Devyn Bolasky and Conde gave Charleston a 1-0 lead …