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MiLB Roundup: Meyer strong in second start since return; Phillips posts quality start


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 Thursday BluGrass Baseball MiLB roundup. You can see all the Kentucky MiLB players here

 

The Bowling Green Hot Rods clinched a series win versus South Bend with a 5-3 victory. Hot Rods center fielder Andrew Toles was 2 for 5 with three runs scored and one stolen base, and designated hitter Patrick Leonard was 2 for 3 with one run scored and one walk. Left-handed starter Jordan Harrison earned his fifth win after surrendering three runs, one of which was earned, on five hits in six innings while striking out four batters and walking one. Left-handed pitcher Matthew Spann recorded the final four outs without surrendering a run for his second save. (Box Score)

 

The Louisville Bats earned a series split with Columbus with a 2-1 win. Bats left fielder Derrick Robinson was 2 for 4 with one run scored and one walk, and third baseman Neftali Soto was 2 for 4 with one walk. Center fielder Billy Hamilton stole two bases, giving him 75 steals on the season. Right-handed starter Chad Rogers earned his fifth win of the season after surrendering one run on three hits in seven innings while striking out four batters and walking two. Right-handed pitcher Jose Diaz recorded the final four outs without surrendering a run for his 12th save. (Box Score)

 

The Lexington Legends could not prevent a three-game sweep of Augusta in a 5-4 loss. Legends designated hitter Hunter Dozier was 3 for 5 with one double and two runs scored, and catcher Chad Johnson was 2 for 3 with one walk. Left-handed pitcher Clayton Schulz was charged with his fourth loss after surrendering four runs on five hits in two innings. (Box Score)

 

Alex Phillips. (File photo by Jon Hale)

Alex Phillips. (File photo by Jon Hale)

Former UK left-handed pitcher Alex Phillips posted a quality start but was charged with a loss after surrendering three runs, two of which were earned, on seven hits in six and two-thirds innings while striking out five batters and walking none for short-season Connecticut.

 

Former Western Hills High School and UK infielder J. T. Riddle was 2 for 3 with one double, one RBI and three runs scored for short-season Batavia.

 

Former UofL outfielder Adam Engel was 2 for 5 with one double and one run scored for rookie-level Great Falls.

 

Former UofL infielder Ty Young was 2 for 4 for short-season Hudson Valley.

 

Former UK right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer did not qualify for a decision after surrendering six hits in four scoreless innings while striking out six batters and walking none in a start for AA New Britain. Meyer has not surrendered a run in nine innings since returning from the disabled list.

 

Former Hancock County High School and WKU infielder Wade Gaynor was 2 for 6 for AA Erie.

 

Former UofL left-handed pitcher Zach Jackson earned his 18th save of the season with a scoreless inning for AA Northwest Arkansas.

 

Former Heath High School right-handed pitcher Daniel Webb earned his 10th save of the season with two scoreless innings of relief for AAA Charlotte.

 


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