August Awards: Bowling Green Hot Rods

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In the third August awards post we’ll look at the month’s best performances from the Bowling Green Hot Rods:

Hitter of the month: 3B Julio Cedeno

  • Stats: .352/.377/.533, 2 HR, 21 RBI, 13 R
  • Honorable Mention: Ty Morrison, Robi Estrada, Tomas Francisco, Ty Bortnick

Pitcher of the month: LHP Kyle Lobstein

  • Stats: 1-3, 3.74 ERA, 34 SO/11 BB, 33.2 IP, 6 GS
  • Honorable Mention: Aaron Dott, Matthew Stablefeld, Albert Suarez
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MiLB Roundup: Bats, Hot Rods win; Cooper gets victory; Shelby, Kuhn have big games; Blevins promoted

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John Shelby; Photo: UK Athletics

Highlights from Sunday MiLB action:

  • The Louisville Bats evened its series with Toledo with a 8-0 shutout win. First baseman Yonder Alonso, catcher Devin Mesoraco and right-fielder Danny Dorn each homered for Louisville.
  • Kentuckians Michael Bertram and Shawn Roof were each 1-4 in the game for Toledo.
  • The Bowling Green Hot Rods evened its series with Fort Wayne with a 7-5 win. Right-handed pitcher Albert Suarez earned his first win of the season after surrendering one run in five innings.
  • The Lexington Legends were off Sunday.
  • Former UK outfielder John Shelby was 3-5 with two runs scored for AA Birmingham.
  • Former Murray St. first baseman Wes Cunningham extended his hitting streak to 12 games for short-season Eugene with a 2-4 performance.
  • Danville native and 2010 Tigers draftee Patrick Cooper improved to 4-2 on the season after surrendering one run in six and two-third innings for low A West Michigan.
  • Trinity High School alum Tyler Kuhn was 4-5 with a home run, five RBI and three runs scored for AA Birmingham.
  • Louisa native Steven Blevins was promoted to AA New Britain where he pitched three and two-third scoreless innings in his debut.
  • Paducah native Michael Broadway earned his fourth win of the season for AAA Gwinnett with two scoreless innings of relief.
  • Boyd County native Tyler Gatrell picked up his 12th save of the season for the rookie-level AZL Royals.

MiLB Roundup: Bats win; Legends, Hot Rods lose; Coughlin, Cowgill homer for Mobile; Rusin wins second AA start

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Sean Coughlin; Photo by mwlguide via Flickr

Highlights from Sunday Kentucky MiLB action:

  • The Louisville Bats won their 11th consecutive home game and recorded their 15th win in the last 16 games with a 8-7 victory over Norfolk Sunday. Catcher Corky Miller was 3-4 with two doubles, three RBI and one run scored.
  • Lexington Legends closer Kirk Clark, the franchise saves record holder, blew just his sixth save of the season by surrendering two runs in the ninth inning in the Legends’ 2-1 loss to Delmarva. left-handed pitcher Luis Cruz surrendered just two hits in seven shutout innings while striking out four and walking three batters.
  • The Bowling Green Hot Rods wasted a strong starting performance from right-handed pitcher Albert Suarez in a 5-2 loss to Fort Wayne. Suarez surrendered just one hit in four innings and struck out four batters while walking none.
  • Former UK left-handed pitcher Chris Rusin earned his first AA victory after surrendering two runs in six innings for AA Tennessee. Rusin struck out four and walked none.
  • Former UK catcher Sean Coughlin was 3-3 with a home run, five RBI and two runs scored for AA Mobile.
  • In what turned out to be a big night for former Cats in Mobile, former UK outfielder Collin Cowgill slugged his 13th home run of the season for the BayBears.
  • Former UofL first baseman and 2010 Rangers draftee Andrew Clark was 3-4 with two RBI and a run scored for short-season Spokane.
  • Former WKU outfielder Chad Cregar slugged his 15th home run of the season for low A Greensboro and drove in three runs.
  • Former NKU right-handed pitcher Nathan Jones fell to 8-5 on the season for high A Winston-Salem after surrendering three runs in five innings.
  • Frankfort native and 2010 Royals draftee Cameron Conner was 3-6 with a triple, walk and run scored for the rookie-level AZL Royals.
  • Danville native and 2010 Tigers draftee Patrick Cooper suffered his worst professional start to-date but still escaped with a no decision despite surrendering six runs in two and two-third innings for low A West Michigan.