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Early lead gives Legends edge to beat Asheville Tourists 7-2, series tied at 1-1

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The Lexington Legends scored five runs in the first inning on their way to a 7-2 win over the Asheville Tourists Sunday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.   After the Tourists missed a scoring opportunity in the top of the …

Legends’ eventful 10-game homestand includes Thursday makeup doubleheader

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  The Lexington Legends will open a nine-day, 10-game homestand Saturday night, July 4, at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.   The homestand includes a doubleheader Thursday, July 9, against Savannah. The doubleheader is being played to make up a game that …

Braves grab early lead, Legends struggle to put runs on the board in 5-1 road loss

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  The Rome Braves took a first-inning lead and never looked back as they went on to a 5-1 win over the Lexington Legends Thursday night in Rome.   The Legends had 11 hits, but left 12 men on base …

Former Georgia State, Duke assistant named new head baseball coach at Eastern Kentucky

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Edwin Thompson, who in the last five seasons has recruited and coached 11 All-Americans and 24 players who went on to play professional baseball, has been named the new head baseball coach at Eastern Kentucky University, Director of Athletics Steve …

Baseball Across the Region uses volunteers to promote All-Star game; Legends rained out

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  Baseball Across the Region, a celebration of All-Star Summer in Cincinnati, recently made a stop in Lexington, and is continuing to regionally promote events leading up to the July 14 mid-summer classic.   The event has been made possible …

National acclaim continues to roll in for Louisville freshman standout McKay

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  A new day and new honors for Louisville lefthanded pitcher and first baseman Brendan McKay, who was named national Freshman of the Year and First Team All-America by Perfect Game.   The awards and accolades for McKay have continued …

Downes, Johnson play long ball as sizzling Legends stay hot in the second half with win

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  Brandon Downes hit a grand slam and Chad Johnson also homered as the Lexington Legends outscored the Rome Braves 14-10 Tuesday night in the opener of a four-game series in Rome.   Corey Toups had three hits and three …

Hernandez homers early, cracks tie-breaking single late as Legends hold off Sand Gnats

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  Elier Hernandez’ run-scoring single in the fifth inning broke a 5-5 tie, and the Lexington Legends went on to an 8-5 win over the Savannah Sand Gnats Monday night. The game was completed a day after being suspended after …

Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award captured by Louisville standout McKay

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  Louisville lefthanded pitcher and first baseman Brendan McKay was named as the 2015 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year on Monday by the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.   The award, named for the Washington State star …

O’Hearn cracks league-best 17th home run before rains forces suspension of series

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  The game between the Lexington Legends and the Savannah Sand Gnats in Savannah Sunday afternoon has been suspended due to rain.   The game was tied 5-5 after four innings and will be resumed at that point Monday afternoon …

Hernandez, Blewett power Legends to 6-2 win to open second half of South Atlantic season

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  Elier Hernandez had three hits and three runs batted in as the Lexington Legends opened the second half of the 2015 South Atlantic League season with a 6-2 win over the Savannah Sand Gnats Thursday night in Savannah.   …

Former Major League standout and Lafayette product Kearns joins baseball staff at LCA

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Former Major League baseball standout Austin Kearns has joined Lexington Christian Academy’s baseball coaching staff as a volunteer assistant.   Kearns will assist in LCA’s youth development programs at the junior high level, as well as serve as an assistant …

O’Hearn, Legends have rough go in South Atlantic League All-Star game as South falls

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  K.J. Woods of the Greensboro Grasshoppers likes the big stages.   Woods belted a two-run homer in Tuesday night’s South Atlantic League All-Star Game, lifting the North Division to a 7-5 win over the South, a team that included …

Sports Notes: Former Cat Reed, Legends’ O’Hearn could soon find themselves moving

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  A pair of Class A first basemen with Kentucky ties are having a major impact on their respective teams through the first half of the Minor League seasons and are playing well enough that they might both soon move …

Cardinals’ two-way star McKay adds Baseball America’s Freshman of Year Award to his list

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  Louisville lefty pitcher and first baseman Brendan McKay added another impressive honor to his resume on Monday afternoon when he was named as Baseball America’s College Freshman of the Year.   Selected as a national Freshman of the Year …