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MiLB Roundup: Rogers pitches nine scoreless innings in no-decision; Gott earns save

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 from Wednesday in a special postseason edition of the BluGrass Baseball MiLB roundup. You can see all the Kentucky MiLB players here


The Bowling Green Hot Rods opened the first round of the Midwest League playoffs with a 5-1 loss to Fort Wayne. The Hot Rods tallied just two hits in the game. Right-handed starter Jeff Ames was charged with the loss after surrendering five runs on six hits in five innings while striking out six batters and walking none. Bowling Green will try to avoid elimination in Fort Wayne in game two at 6:05 p.m. Thursday. (Box Score)


Taylor Rogers. (File photo by Jon Hale)

Taylor Rogers. (File photo by Jon Hale)

Former UK left-handed pitcher Taylor Rogers surrendered three hits in nine scoreless innings while striking out nine batters and walking one in a start for high A Fort Myers in the Florida State League playoffs but had to settle for a no-decision in the Miracle’s extra-innings loss.


Former UK left-handed pitcher Corey Littrell surrendered two hits in four and one-third scoreless innings while striking out five batters and walking none in a relief appearance for short-season Lowell.


Former UofL outfielder Adam Engel was 2 for 4 with one double, one RBI and one walk for rookie-level Great Falls.


Former UofL left-handed pitcher Cody Ege struck out four batters while surrendering one hit in one an two-thirds scoreless innings of relief for high A Myrtle Beach in the Carolina League playoffs.


Former Tates Creek High School and UK right-handed pitcher Trevor Gott earned the save by striking out the final batter in Fort Wayne’s win versus the Hot Rods in the Midwest League playoffs.


Former Lexington Catholic High School left-handed pitcher Nick Maronde struck out one batter in a perfect inning of relief for AA Arkansas in the Texas League playoffs.


Former Hancock County High School and WKU infielder Wade Gaynor was 1 for 3 for AA Erie in the Eastern League playoffs.


Former Lafayette High School and EKU infielder Jayson Langfels was 1 for 4 for AA Tulsa in the Texas League playoffs.


Former WKU outfielder Kes Carter scored the eventual winning run as a pinch runner for high A Charlotte in the Florida State League playoffs.


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