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Former UK baseball player Lucas Witt ends attempt to restart football career with Cats

Former UK baseball player Lucas Witt‘s experiment with playing football has ended.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] UK football head coach Mark Stoops confirmed following practice Wednesday that Witt had left the team after participating in fall camp.   In an interview with KyForward earlier this month, Witt, who starred in baseball and football at Lexington Christian Academy,...

MiLB Roundup: James Paxton earns eighth win, strikes out seven in eight innings

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 Tuesday BluGrass Baseball MiLB roundup. You can see all the Kentucky MiLB players here   The Lexington Legends opened a three-game series at Augusta with a 6-2 loss. Legends catcher Cameron Gallagher was 2 for 3 with one run scored. Left-handed...

MiLB Roundup: Mosby slugs two home runs; Marks charged with loss in 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 Monday BluGrass Baseball MiLB roundup. You can see all the Kentucky MiLB players here   The Louisville Bats opened a four-game home-and-home series with Columbus with a 2-1 win. Bats third baseman Neftali Soto and left fielder Felix Perez slugged...

MiLB roundup: Taylor Rogers posts fifth straight quality start; Duvall slugs 15th 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 Sunday BluGrass Baseball MiLB roundup. You can see all the Kentucky MiLB players here   The Lexington Legends clinched a series victory with a 4-2 win versus Greenville. Legends left fielder Terrance Gore was 2 for 3 with two runs scored, one...

MiLB Roundup: Meyer earns win in return from DL; Phillips strong in no-decision

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 earned their 15th shutout of the season in a 7-0 win versus Fort Wayne. Hot Rods right fielder Ryan Dunn was 3 for 4 with two...

MiLB Roundup: Cameron Flynn, Chris Dominguez post three-hit performances

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 a three-game series versus Greenville with a 4-3 win. Legends third baseman Hunter Dozier was 4 for 4 with one double, one RBI...

MiLB Roundup: Jack Snodgrass earns 11th win; Adam Duvall tallies three hits

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 scored a single run in the eighth inning to earn a 4-3 win versus West Michigan. Hot Rods third baseman Tyler Goeddel was 3 for...

MiLB Roundup: Ty Young tallies three hits; Jeff Arnold, Adam Duvall slug home runs

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 opened a three-game series versus West Michigan with a 9-1 win. Hot Rods third baseman Tyler Goeddel was 4 for 4 with one double,...

MiLB Roundup: Taylor Rogers goes eight innings in loss; Cameron Flynn slugs 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 Tuesday BluGrass Baseball MiLB roundup. You can see all the Kentucky MiLB players here   The Lexington Legends opened a three-game series with Augusta with a 6-3 win. Legends designated hitter Mark Donato was 2 for 3 with one home run, three RBI,...

MiLB roundup: Alex Meyer strikes out nine in rehab start; Luke Maile slugs fourth 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 Monday BluGrass Baseball MiLB roundup. You can see all the Kentucky MiLB players here   The Lexington Legends clinched a series split in Grenville, S. C., with a 5-1 win. Legends third baseman Hunter Dozier was 3 for 4 with two doubles, two RBI...

MiLB roundup: Logan Darnell goes eight in win; Justin Marks strikes out seven in win

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 pounded out 10 hits in a 7-1 win versus South Bend. Hot Rods center fielder Andrew Toles was 3 for 5 with one double, two RBI and...

MiLB Roundup: Paxton posts quality start in no-decision; Huck reaches base four times

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 four-game series in South Bend, Ind., with a 2-1 loss. Hot Rods third baseman Leonardo Reginatto was 3 for 4 with one...

MiLB Roundup: Adam Engel posts best pro performance to date; J. T. Riddle stays hot

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 Bowling Green Hot Rods blew open a one-run game with three runs in the ninth inning for a 4-0 win versus Fort Wayne. Hot Rods left fielder Marty Gantt...

Ky. MiLB Notebook: Rogers dominating FSL; Three 2013 draftees surging in August

After a week hiatus the Kentucky MiLB Notebook returns this week with a look at four players who are streaking toward the offseason with strong August performances:   Rogers continues to dominate Florida State League   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] With Andrew Albers and Chris Rusin enjoying strong performances after recent MLB promotions, former Wildcat Taylor Rogers is pushing...

MiLB Roundup: Andy Burns slugs 15th HR; Clinton Hollon promoted to Bluefield

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 Fort Wayne with a 6-4 victory. Hot Rods center fielder Andrew Toles was 2 for 5 with two runs scored...

MiLB roundup: Alex Phillips earns fourth win; Taylor Rogers posts 10th quality start in FSL

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 seven runs in the second inning then a single run in the 10th inning to earn an 8-7 win versus Fort Wayne. Hot Rods center...

Lucas Witt looks to make impact on football field after three seasons with UK baseball

One of the goals of the new UK football coaching staff may be to produce more future NFL players, but there is one player on the 2013 roster who has already been drafted by a professional sports team: junior walk-on wide receiver Lucas Witt   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] Witt was selected in the 37th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers out of Lexington...

MiLB roundup: Huck named All-Star MVP; Marks strikes out seven in relief appearance

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 Tuesday BluGrass Baseball MiLB roundup. You can see all the Kentucky MiLB players here   The Lexington Legends opened a three-game series in Charleston with a 2-1 loss. Legends center fielder Terrance Gore was 2 for 4 with one run scored, and...

MiLB Roundup: Adam Engel, Chris Curley, Clinton Hollon extend individual streaks

The BluGrass Baseball MiLB Roundup returns to its normal format today. 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 Monday BluGrass Baseball MiLB roundup. You can see all the Kentucky MiLB players here   Lake County scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to send the Bowling...

MiLB roundup: Rogers' complete game, several hitting streaks highlight week

The BluGrass Baseball MiLB Roundup returns from a week-long vacation with a bang today. See below for a roundup of the best performances from Kentucky minor leaguers during the roundup’s hiatus (Aug. 2-11). As always, you can see all the Kentucky MiLB players here   The Lexington Legends were 5-5 in the last 10 games with all five wins coming during a winning streak from Monday to Friday....