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Sports Notes: Reds may be center of MLB universe again, but for much different reason

Home Run Derby champ Todd Frazier may be one of the last recognizable Reds on the roster when the July 31 trading deadline rolls around (Cincinnati Reds Photo)   It was just a week ago that Cincinnati was the center of the Major League Baseball universe, serving flawlessly and impressively as the host for the 2015 All-Star Game.   Hometown third baseman Todd Frazier rode a late voter wave...

Shorebirds pour on the offense in late innings, pull away for easy 18-6 victory over Legends

Ryan O’Hearn, who is tied for the South Atlantic League lead in runs batted in with 56, had two against the Shorebirds Tuesday (Erin Grigson Photo)   Cameron Kneeland’s three-run homer in the third inning put Delmarva in front for good, and the Shorebirds never let up on their way to an 18-6 win over the Lexington Legends Tuesday night in Salisbury, Maryland.   After Delmarva scored a...

O'Hearn, Legends have rough go in South Atlantic League All-Star game as South falls

The South Atlantic North All-Stars are 7-1-2 in the last circuit’s last 10 All-Star Games after winning 7-5 Tuesday (Photo by Tracy Proffitt / Hickory Crawdads)   K.J. Woods of the Greensboro Grasshoppers likes the big stages.   Woods belted a two-run homer in Tuesday night’s South Atlantic League All-Star Game, lifting the North Division to a 7-5 win over the South, a team that...

Sports Notes: Former Cat Reed, Legends’ O’Hearn could soon find themselves moving

Lexington Legends first baseman Ryan O’Hearn led all Kansas City minor leaguers in batting average last year and he is the top home run hitter in the South Atlantic League this season (Erin Grigson Photo)   A pair of Class A first basemen with Kentucky ties are having a major impact on their respective teams through the first half of the Minor League seasons and are playing well enough that...

Sports Notes: Former Cat Reed, Legends' O'Hearn could soon find themselves moving

Lexington Legends first baseman Ryan O’Hearn led all Kansas City minor leaguers in batting average last year and he is the top home run hitter in the South Atlantic League this season (Erin Grigson Photo)   A pair of Class A first basemen with Kentucky ties are having a major impact on their respective teams through the first half of the Minor League seasons and are playing well enough that...

Power surge by O'Hearn continues, but GreenJackets rally late to topple Legends

Legends’ first baseman Ryan O’Hearn slugged his 16th homer of the year but Augusta rallied late to get a come-from-behind victory (Erin Grigson Photo)   The Augusta GreenJackets wiped out an early six-run deficit, and scored in the bottom of the 11th inning for an 8-7 win over the Lexington Legends Wednesday night in Augusta.   Each team scored a run in the first inning. Singles...

SAL home run leader O'Hearn tops six Legends selected to play in All-Star game

League home run leader Ryan O’Hearn will start at first base for the Southern Division in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game later this month. Six Legends were chosen for the All-Star team (Erin Grigson Photo)   The Lexington Legends will have six representatives, including two starters, on the Southern Division roster for the South Atlantic League All-Star game, which will be played...