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Sports Notes: WKU hopes new Conference USA ties lead to a bowl game appearance

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  It’s easy to forget now, what with Western Kentucky standing at 6-5, riding a three-game winning streak and making itself eligible for a bowl game for the fourth year in a row, but first-year head coach Jeff Brohm’s team …

Legends release first-pitch times for 2015 home season, 19 fireworks shows on tap

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  Start times have been set for all 70 Lexington Legends home games in 2015, the 15th season of Legends baseball, with a total of 19 fireworks shows on the schedule.   The Legends will again offer Education Days and …

Former UK baseball standout Green named new third base coach for Diamondbacks

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  Former Kentucky star infielder Andy Green, a two-time Southern League Manager of the Year, has been tabbed the new third-base coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks, it was announced by the D-Backs on Thursday.   Green, who starred for the …

Red, White & Boom earns Golden Bobblehead Award for Legends’ promotions department

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The Lexington Legends have won a Golden Bobblehead Award, which recognizes the best promotions in Minor League Baseball.   The Legends won in the category of Best Non-Gameday Event for Red, White & Boom, a concert held annually at Whitaker …

Former Legends’ star Altuve paces American League with .341 average, 56 steals for Astros

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Former Lexington Legend Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros completed a banner year by claiming the American League batting title with a .341 average, best in all of Major League baseball.   Altuve closed the season Sunday with two hits …

Legends announce 2015 schedule, features return of Kannapolis, Hickory to home slate

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The Lexington Legends will begin their 15th season next year when they play the first of 70 home games on Thursday, April 16, when the Class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals take on the West Virginia Power at …

Royals recognize standouts Schwindel, Junis as Legends’ Player and Pitcher of the Year

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Jake Junis and Frank Schwindel have been recognized as the Lexington Legends Pitcher and Player of the Year by the Legends’ parent club, the Kansas City Royals.   The Royals named a pitcher and player of the year for each …

Legends’ Keiser gets second straight South Atlantic League Trainer of the Year award

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Mark Keiser of the Lexington Legends has been named South Atlantic League Athletic Trainer of the Year by his peers in the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society for the second year in a row.   Keiser joined the Kansas City …

Sports Notes: Can Wildcats give Gators a run for their money? It’s possible and here’s how

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  Two games, one a scintillating, feel-good victory to open the season, the other a “well, at least it was a win” showing that left fans and apparently more that a few players wishing for a better performance.   In …

Sports Notes: Second-half defensive effort gave UK’s Stoops something to stew over

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  Given the kind of football seasons Kentucky has put together the past two years, it’s hard to find much negative to say about the Wildcats’ 59-14 win Saturday before 50,000 fans in Commonwealth Stadium.   But being a coach, …

Legends complete season on high note as Ramos bangs out four hits in 6-4 victory

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The Lexington Legends rallied to take the lead in the eighth inning and then held on for a 6-4 win over the Greenville Drive Monday in the final game of the 2014 South Atlantic League season.   The Legends trailed …

Drive break open a close game late with
home run, claim 6-1 victory over Legends

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Kevin Mager’s three-run homer in the seventh inning broke open a close game and the Greenville Drive went on to a 6-1 win over the Lexington Legends Friday night.   Greenville scored a run in the first inning on a …

Two-out homer ties it in the ninth, Power rally in 10th as Legends drop season home finale

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  West Virginia’s Austin Meadows tied the game with a home run with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Power scored five runs in the 10th to take a 12-7 win over the Lexington Legends Thursday night in …

Rivera sparks early rally, Hill saves the day
in the ninth as Legends hold off Power, 4-3

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Alexis Rivera cracked a two-run single in the second inning Wednesday, part of a three-run rally, propelling the Lexington Legends to a 4-3 win over the West Virginia Power Wednesday night.   Elier Hernandez and Kenny Diekroeger started the second-inning …

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 …