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Former NKU pitcher Jarrett Casey promoted to Triple-A, will play for the Charlotte Knights

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  Former Northern Kentucky University standout pitcher Jarrett Casey has been promoted to the Charlotte Knights, the organization announced on Monday.   Casey, a lefty from Indianapolis, Indiana, began the season with the Single-A Winston-Salem Dash and played in just …

Gsellman fans 10, grabs eighth victory
as Sand Gnats outdistance Legends, 5-1

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Behind strong pitching by starter Robert Gsellman, the Savannah Sand Gnats took a 5-1 victory over the Lexington Legends Friday night.   The Sand Gnats took the lead with two runs in the bottom of the second inning. Consecutive singles …

Comcast Cable reaches agreement
with ESPN to carry new SEC Network

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Comcast Cable has reached an agreement with ESPN to carry the SEC Network, which will begin rolling out to fans and followers of the Southeastern Conference across Comcast markets in mid August.   Comcast subscribers will also have authenticated access …

Legends head to Savannah after suffering decisive doubleheader sweep by RiverDogs

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The Charleston RiverDogs swept a doubleheader from the Lexington Legends Thursday night by scores of 6-2 and 5-1.   In game one, the Legends scored a run in the second inning when Dex Kjerstad singled, stole second and scored on …

UK’s Reed completes sweep of national baseball awards by capturing Golden Spikes

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  Kentucky two-way star AJ Reed has been selected as the 2014 Golden Spikes Award winner, given annually to the top amateur player in the nation by USA Baseball, making him a unanimous pick as the national player of the …

Ramos bangs out two-run single in ninth, lifting Legends to 7-5 victory over RiverDogs

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  Mauricio Ramos’ two-run single in the ninth inning broke a 5-5 tie, and the Lexington Legends went on to a 7-5 win over Charleston in the first game of a scheduled doubleheader Wednesday night. Because of rain delays during …

Major League Baseball’s All-Star spotlight
will shine on Cincinnati next summer

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Having waited decades to host another All-Star Game, the Reds and Cincinnati have been preparing for it even before they knew another would ever come. That preparation has jumped multiple levels this week during the 2014 All-Star Game at Target …

Lindsey Wilson’s Sebald earned All-Star nod in Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League

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  Lindsey Wilson baseball student-athlete Scott Sebald has been named to the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League South All-Star Team.   Sebald, a pitcher for the Blue Raider baseball team, is 4-2 in seven starts in his first season with …

Legends’ matchup with Riverdogs rained
out; doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday

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The game between the Lexington Legends and Charleston RiverDogs scheduled for Tuesday has been rained out and will be made up as part of a doubleheader Wednesday night.   The first of two seven-inning games will begin at 6:05 p.m. …

Snider leaves post as Illinois associate head coach to become Cards’ recruiting coordinator

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University of Louisville baseball head coach Dan McDonnell announced on Tuesday the hiring of former Illinois associate head coach Eric Snider as an assistant coach with the Cardinals.   Snider will serve as hitting coach and recruiting coordinator for Louisville …

Reds’ Frazier has a blast while finishing second to Cespedes in Home Run Derby

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  A rainbow was the backdrop beyond Target Field when Reds third baseman Todd Frazier took his first cuts in the Gillette Home Run Derby Monday. It proved to be a lucky omen that carried him well into the night. …

Legends continue current road trip
with three-game series against RiverDogs

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Following a rare early-week day off, the Lexington Legends return to action Tuesday when they head to Charleston to open a three-game series with the RiverDogs.   The Legends and RiverDogs will meet Tuesday through Thursday with the first pitch …

Legends build early lead, then hold off Hagerstown for 6-5 win in series finale

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The Lexington Legends built a six-run lead, then survived a ninth-inning rally by Hagerstown and held on for a 6-5 win over the Suns on Sunday.   The Legends took a 4-0 lead in the third inning when Alexis Rivera …

Former UK hurler Meyer works quick shutout frame during MLB Futures Game appearance

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Former Kentucky star pitcher Alex Meyer worked a shutout, four-pitch fifth inning for Team USA Sunday in his second career MLB Futures Game appearance during the opening event of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game festivities at the Minnesota Twins Target …

Reds’ Simon replaces teammate Cueto on National League All-Star pitching staff roster

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  Alfredo Simon is heading to Minneapolis as an All-Star.   The 33-year-old right-hander, who was made Cincinnati’s fifth starter as Mat Latos recovered from offseason right elbow and left knee surgeries, pitched so well he remained in the rotation. …