MiLB Roundup: Legends defeat LCA alum Ross; Bats, Hot Rods lose; Friedrich wins; Rowland still streaking

Minor League Baseball

Christian Friedrich; Photo by Matt McGee via Flickr

Highlights from Thursday Kentucky MiLB action:

  • The Louisville Bats were shutout 6-0 by the Durham Bulls despite a strong pitching performance from Matt Maloney, who surrendered just three runs on six hits in seven and one-third innings. Maloney struck out four and walked one.
  • The Bowling Green Hot Rods were blown out 9-2 by the Fort Wayne TinCaps. Shortstop Robi Estrada was 2-3 with a run scored.
  • The Lexington Legends opened July with a 6-3 win over the Hickory Crawdads and LCA alum Robbie Ross in his return to Lexington. Third baseman Jonathan Meyer was 4-5 with two doubles and three runs scored.
  • Ross surrendered six runs, four of which were earned, in four and two-third innings. He struck out two Legends and walked one.
  • Former EKU left-handed pitcher Christian Friedrich earned his first AA win with six strong innings for Tulsa. Friedrich surrendered two runs on four hits and struck out nine while walking three.
  • Former Campbellsville catcher Richie Rowland extended his hitting streak to eight games with a 3-4 performance for rookie-level Missoula.
  • Former UofL infielder Phil Wunderlich was 2-4 with one RBI for short-season Hudson Valley to extend his hitting streak to five games. Wunderlich is 8-22 since an 0-4 performance to start his professional career.
  • Former Murray St. first baseman Wes Cunningham had his best game to-date for short-season Eugene with a 3-4, two RBI performance.
  • Former Morehead St. shortstop Drew Lee was 3-6 with two RBI and three runs scored for rookie-level Bristol and is five for his last 11.
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