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Trio of Morehead State baseball players selected to summer league All-Star teams

Tyler Keele (left) will play for the Coastal Plain League West Division All-Star Team, and Matt Anderson will play for the Prospect League East Division All-Star Team. (Photo from Morehead State Communications)   A trio of Morehead State baseball players have been selected to their respective league’s All-Star teams.   Junior right-handed pitcher Tyler Keele and sophomore righty Luke...

Legends' Ogando retires first 14 batters, not enough to stop late surge from Tourists

Legends starter Emilio Ogando retired the first 14 batters of the game before Ryan Stephens doubled with two outs in the fifth inning. (Photo by Erin Grigson)   Roberto Ramos’ three-run homer in the top of the eleventh inning gave the Asheville Tourists a 6-3 win over the Lexington Legends Monday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.   With two outs in the eleventh, Luis Jean struck out on a...

Early lead gives Legends edge to beat Asheville Tourists 7-2, series tied at 1-1

The Lexington Legends scored five runs in the first inning on their way to a 7-2 win over the Asheville Tourists Sunday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.   Brandon Downes hit a double to bring in two runners and later scored a run. (Erin Grigson Photo) After the Tourists missed a scoring opportunity in the top of the first when they had runners at second and third and no outs, the Legends started...

Charleston RiverDogs pull away for 10-3 win against Lexington Legends

Carlos Garcia drove in two runs and scored one for the Legends in the 10-3 loss to Charleston. (Photo provided)   Tyler Wade had four hits and two runs batted in and Miguel Andujar had two hits and three RBI as the Charleston RiverDogs took a 10-3 win over the Lexington Legends Thursday night.   After each team scored a run in the first inning, the RiverDogs took the lead with three runs...

Charleston defeats Lexington 6-4; All-Star Mills could not carry Legends in season debut

Frank Schwindel’s three-run homer in the sixth inning tied the game, but Charleston went on to win 6-4. (Photo provided)   Charleston broke a tie with a run in the seventh inning, and Brandon Thomas added a two-run homer in the eighth as the RiverDogs got past the Lexington Legends 6-4 Wednesday night.   The RiverDogs scored a run in the first inning when Mark Payton led off with a...

Lucas, McKay were chosen in the 2014 MLB Draft, but will compete for Louisville in 2015

Zach Lucas is one of two Cardinal baseball players returning for the 2015 season after bypassing the MLB draft. (Photo provided)   The deadline for Major League Baseball teams to sign 2014 draft picks passed last Friday and the Louisville baseball team received good news as veteran infielder Zach Lucas and incoming freshman lefty pitcher/first baseman Brendan McKay chose to play for the Cardinals...

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

Jarret Casey is playing ball with the Charlotte Knights. (Photo provided)   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 six games before joining the Birmingham Barons....

Two Kentucky student-athletes among national finalists for national scholar award

Two University of Kentucky student-athletes are among the finalists for the 2014 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award given by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. The finalists were chosen from more than 600 outstanding minority student-athletes nominated by their respective institutions.   UK baseball team member Dorian Hairston is among 16 male finalists nationwide, and women’s...

Lexington Legends announce manager Brian Buchanan to return for second season in 2014

Brian Buchanan will be back in 2014 for a second year as manager of the Lexington Legends. The Kansas City Royals announced the 2014 field staff Friday for each of their minor league affiliates, including the Legends.   Buchanan will be joined on the Legends staff by pitching coach Steve Merriman, hitting coach Abraham Nunez and bench coach Glenn Hubbard. Mark Keiser will return for his second...

Legends' 2014 scheduled to feature 10 full weekend series among 70 home games

The Lexington Legends will open their 14th season on Thursday, April 3, 2014 when they take on their nearby South Atlantic League rivals, the West Virginia Power, at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.   The opening game will be the first in a seven-game homestand to start the season, which will be the Legends’ second as the class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. The season includes 70 home games,...

MiLB Roundup: Zach Jackson, Craig Stem earn postseason saves; Hot Rods eliminated

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 Thursday 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 were eliminated from the Midwest League playoffs with a 9-5 loss to Fort Wayne. Hot Rods...

Legends groundskeeper is quick study as he keeps field ready for games, other events

By John Reitman Special to KyForward   Like the thoroughbred racehorses that have become a trademark of the area, Britt Barry is on the fast track to success.   Barry, 24, is in his second season as head groundskeeper at Whitaker Bank Ballpark, home of the Lexington Legends, a Class A South Atlantic League affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.   Britt Barry just finished his second season...

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...

Chris Curley, Taylor Rogers headline 2013 BluGrass Baseball All-MiLB Team

Chris Curley bats for Kannapolis in 2012. (File photo by Jon Hale)   The regular season concluded for the majority of Kentucky Minor League Baseball players Monday, ending what was a productive step in the careers of several of the state’s best alumni.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] With at least 32 former Bluegrass State starts set to participate in MiLB postseason play,...

MiLB Roundup: Andy Burns tallies three hits; Michael Mosby, Jayson Langfels slug HRs

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 final 2013 regular season edition of the BluGrass Baseball MiLB roundup. You can see all the Kentucky MiLB players here   The Bowling Green Hot Rods closed the regular season with a 10-2 win versus Lake County, finishing 2013 with an 82-56 record....

MiLB Roundup: Jack Snodgrass earns 12th win; Patrick Brady, Adam Duvall slug HRs

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 Sunday BluGrass Baseball MiLB roundup. You can see all the Kentucky MiLB players here   The Bowling Green Hot Rods scored seven runs in the eighth inning en route to a 9-4 win versus Lake County. Hot Rods first baseman Ryan Dunn was 2 for 3 with...

MiLB Roundup: Chad Wright reaches base five times; Mosby tallies three hits, HR

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 Saturday BluGrass Baseball MiLB roundup. You can see all the Kentucky MiLB players here   The Bowling Green Hot Rods opened a three-game series with Lake County with a 5-3 win. Hot Rods left fielder Leonardo Reginatto was 2 for 4 with one double,...

MiLB Roundup: Blake Perry, Tim Peterson earn wins in final starts of the regular season

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 Friday BluGrass Baseball MiLB roundup. You can see all the Kentucky MiLB players here   The Lexington Legends opened their final series of the season with a 10-2 loss to West Virginia. Legends third baseman Hunter Dozier was 2 for 5 with one RBI,...

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...

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...