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MiLB Roundup: Jeff Thompson posts first quality start; Hot Rods clinch playoff berth


See below for a roundup of highlights from Kentucky high school and college alumni as well as the state’s three Minor League Baseball teams in the Wednesday BluGrass Baseball MiLB roundup. You can see all the Kentucky MiLB players here

 

The Bowling Green Hot Rods scored three runs in the ninth inning to clinch a postseason playoff berth with a 4-1 win versus South Bend. Hot Rods first baseman Patrick Leonard was 2 for 4 with one RBI and one run scored. Right-handed starter Jeff Ames did not receive a decision after surrendering one run on three hits in five innings while striking out four batters and walking two. Left-handed reliever Bruedlin Suero was credited with the win after surrendering one hit in three scoreless innings, and right-handed pitcher Andrew Hanse worked a scoreless ninth inning for his second save. (Box Score

 

The Lexington Legends were eliminated from postseason contention with a 13-4 loss to South Atlantic League Southern Division champion Augusta. Legends center fielder Bubba Starling was 2 for 5 with one home run, three RBI and one run scored, and first baseman Mark Threlkeld was 2 for 5 with one run scored. Right-handed starter Christian Binford was charged with his seventh loss after surrendering seven runs on six hits in three innings. (Box Score)

 

A seven-run sixth inning propelled Columbus to a 7-4 win versus the Louisville Bats. Bats center fielder Billy Hamilton was 2 for 5 with one double and one run scored, and second baseman Henry Rodriguez was 2 for 4 with one run scored and one walk. Right-handed pitcher Daniel Corcino was charged with the loss after surrendering three runs without recording and out in a relief appearance. (Box Score)

 

Jeff Thompson. (File photo by Jon Hale)

Jeff Thompson. (File photo by Jon Hale)

Former UofL right-handed pitcher Jeff Thompson earned his second career win in his first professional quality start after surrendering four hits in six shutout innings while striking out six batters and walking none for low A West Michigan.

 

Former Western Hills High School and UK infielder J. T. Riddle was 4 for 8 with two doubles and two runs scored in a doubleheader for short-season Batavia.

 

Former Lafayette High School and EKU infielder Jayson Langfels was 2 for 3 with one home run, two RBI and one run scored for AA Tulsa.

 

Former Bishop Brossart High School catcher Tanner Norton was 2 for 5 with two RBI for the rookie-level AZL Brewers.

 

Former UofL infielder Ty Young was 2 for 6 with one run scored for short-season Hudson Valley.

 

Former Scott High School and NKU right-handed pitcher Josh Lueke earned his 17th save of the season after surrendering two hits in one and two-thirds scoreless innings for AAA Durham.

 

Former WKU right-handed pitcher Craig Stem earned his 17th save of the season with a scoreless inning for high A Rancho Cucamonga.

 

Former UofL left-handed pitcher Zach Jackson was credited with his 17th save of the season after surrendering one run on three hits in one and two-thirds innings for AA Northwest Arkansas.

 


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