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Legends kick off final home stand of
the season with 8-2 loss to West Virginia

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The West Virginia Power built an early lead on their way to an 8-2 win over the Lexington Legends Tuesday night.   The Power scored two runs in the top of the first inning. Wyatt Mathisen singled with one out …

Sports Notes: Former Lexington Catholic
star Revere sneaking up on a batting title

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  Don’t look now, but former Lexington Catholic star Ben Revere may be sneaking up on a batting title with the Philadelphia Phillies.   Revere, the top draft pick of the Minnesota Twins in 2007, made his Big League debut …

Hernandez named SAL Player of the Week; Legends close home schedule against Power

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Lexington Legends’ outfielder Elier Hernandez, who batted .640 in six games, has been named South Atlantic League Player of the Week for August 18-24, league President Eric Krupa announced.   For the week, Hernandez played in six games and had …

Cats’ Henderson adds former Nationals, Angels coach Eckstein to his baseball staff

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Rick Eckstein, the hitting coach for the Washington Nationals for five seasons and most recently the player information coach for the Los Angeles Angels, has been hired as Kentucky’s new assistant coach, UK head coach Gary Henderson said on Monday. …

Hernandez leads offense with three hits, Reed sharp on mound as Legends win fifth straight

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Elier Hernandez had three hits, and starter Cody Reed pitched five shutout innings as the Lexington Legends completed a three-game sweep over the Augusta GreenJackets with a 4-2 victory Sunday afternoon, running their winning streak to five games in a …

Tenuta, Fernandez team on four-hitter, Hernandez cracks four hits in Legends’ win

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  Lexington pitchers Matt Tenuta and Pedro Fernandez teamed up to hold Augusta to four hits, and the Legends took a 4-2 win over the GreenJackets Saturday night, extending their winning streak to four games.   Tenuta (6-10), the starter, …

Legends rally in ninth inning for 6-4 win
over Augusta, sign extension with Royals

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The Lexington Legends rallied for four runs in the ninth inning and then had to hold off an Augusta rally before taking a 6-4 win over the GreenJackets Friday night.   The game was scoreless until the fifth inning. Elier …

Summer Baseball Leagues: Louisville ranked third in players assigned to Cape Cod League

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  A total of 21 Louisville baseball players competed in four different summer leagues and for the USA Collegiate National team. Here is a look at how they performed.   The Cardinals ranked third overall with eight players assigned to …

Legends spot Shorebirds early 4-0 lead,
then stage 16-hit comeback in 14-6 victory

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Dex Kjerstad drove in five runs and the Lexington Legends overcame an early Delmarva lead with a 16-hit attack to post a 14-6 win over the Shorebirds Wednesday night.   Kjerstad and Mauricio Ramos each homered for the Legends and …

UK summer baseball league wrapup: 21 Wildcats play, five recognized as All-Stars

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A total of 21 Kentucky baseball standouts concluded their 2014 seasons by playing in collegiate summer leagues, with Zach Arnold, Kyle Barrett, Marcus Carson, Kyle Cody and JaVon Shelby each earning all-star accolades during the year.   Zach Arnold: Played …

Throwing error in the bottom of the 10th
lifts Legends to 5-4 victory over Shorebirds

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A two-out throwing error by Delmarva shortstop Jared Breen allowed the winning run to score as the Lexington Legends got by the Shorebirds 5-4 in 10 innings Tuesday night.   It was the second game in a row the teams …

Shorebirds get tie-breaking run on double
in 10th inning to edge past Legends, 3-2

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  Jared Breen’s double scored Chance Sisco with the tie-breaking run in the top of the 10th inning, and the Delmarva Shorebirds edged the Lexington Legends 3-2 in 10 innings Monday night.   The game was scoreless until the top …

Hernandez, Ramos go deep; Mills, Perez
slow Power as Legends split series, 8-1

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Lexington pitchers Alec Mills and Kevin Perez teamed up to hold West Virginia to one run and seven hits, and Elier Hernandez and Mauricio Ramos each hit two-run homers as the Legends rolled past the Power 8-1 Sunday afternoon at …

Power turns out the lights on Legends
with late scoring binge, rolls to 13-3 win

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West Virginia scored nine runs in the last two innings and went on to a 13-3 win over the Lexington Legends in front of 6,151 fans at Whitaker Bank Ballpark Saturday night.   JaCoby Jones hit a grand slam and …

Schwindel smacks 20th homer for Legends, but Power crack 15 hits in easy 9-2 victory

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The West Virginia Power collected 15 hits on their way to a 9-2 win over the Lexington Legends Friday night.   Michael Fransoso homered and drove in three runs for the Power, and Wyatt Mathisen and Adam Landecker each had …