Spring Training Roundup: Cowgill, Kipnis both homer; Wade, Downs, Magnuson and Green have scoreless appearances

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Colling Cowgill; Photo: UK Athletics

Highlights and stats from Kentucky players in Monday Spring Training action:

  • Former UK outfielder Collin Cowgill was 1-2 with a home run, one RBI and one run scored for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • One-time UK outfielder turned second baseman Jason Kipnis was 1-2 with one home run, one RBI, one run scored and one walk for the Cleveland Indians in his spring debut.
  • Former UK first baseman Ryan Strieby was 1-2 with two RBI and one run scored after coming off the bench for the Detroit Tigers.
  • Kentucky Wesleyan alum Cory Wade pitched one and one-third perfect innings in his spring debut for Tampa Bay Rays. Wade struck out one batter.
  • Former UofL right-handed pitcher Trystan Magnuson surrendered one hit and struck out one batter in a scoreless inning for the Oakland Athletics.
  • In that same game former UK left-handed pitcher Scott Downs surrendered one hit in a scoreless inning for the Los Angeles Angels.
  • Louisville native and former UofL right-handed pitcher Sean Green surrendered two hits in a scoreless inning for the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla, who was born in Louisville, was 1-2 with one walk, one RBI and one run scored versus the Astros.
  • Baltimore Orioles third baseman Mark Reynolds, who was born in Pikeville, was 0-3 with one strikeout in his spring debut.
  • PRP alum Zack Cox was 0-1 in a pinch-hitting appearance in his spring debut for the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • Lexington Catholic alum Ben Revere was 0-4 in his spring debut for the Minnesota Twins.

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