Spring roundup: Todd Wellemeyer, Josh Lueke get wins


Todd Wellemeyer; Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Highlights and stats from Tuesday Kentucky Spring Training action:

  • Louisville native and former Bellarmine right-handed pitcher Todd Wellemeyer was credited with the win after throwing two scoreless innings for the Chicago Cubs. Wellemeyer struck out two batters and surrendered just one hit.
  • Highland Heights native and former NKU right-handed pitcher Josh Lueke was credited with the win after surrendering one hit in one scoreless inning for the Seattle Mariners.
  • On the same day that news broke of his February DUI arrest, Lexington native Austin Kearns was 2-3 with one run scored for the Cleveland Indians.
  • In that same game PLD alum A. J. Ellis struck out in his only at-bat for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Washington Nationals right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard, who was born in Lexington, struck out two batters in one scoreless inning.
  • Former UK first baseman Ryan Strieby was 1-4 with one run scored while starting as the designated hitter for the Detroit Tigers.
  • Louisville native Zack Cox walked in his only plate appearance for the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • Lexington Catholic alum Ben Revere walked in his only plate appearance for the Minnesota Twins.
  • One-time Madisonville resident Matt Klinker surrendered three runs in two innings of relief for the Cincinnati Reds.
  • Lexington native and former UK outfielder Collin Cowgill was 0-1 for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • Baltimore Orioles third baseman Mark Reynolds, who was born in Pikeville, was 0-3 with two strikeouts.
  • Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla, who was born in Louisville, was 0-2 with one strikeout.
  • In that same game Braves left-handed pitcher Jonny Venters, who was born in Pikeville, walked one batter in a scoreless inning.

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