The Louisville Bats swept a double-header from Durham with a 3-2 win in game one and an 11-5 win in game two. Offseason Louisville resident Matt Maloney surrendered one run on three hits in his first start of the season for the Bats in game one. Center fielder Dave Sappelt was 2-4 with one home run, three RBI and one run scored in game two.
The Lexington Legends split a double-header with Kannapolis with a 3-2 win in game one and a 3-1 loss in a rain-shortened game two. Right-handed pitcher Carlos Quevedo surrendered two runs on five hits in five innings while striking out eight batters and walking none in game one. Right-handed pitcher Ruben Alaniz took the loss in game two after surrendering two runs in three innings.
Mt. Sterling native and former Morehead St. infielder Drew Lee was 3-6 with one home run, one double, one RBI and two runs scored for Kannapolis in the double-header.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods never overcame a five-run first inning from Great Lakes in a 12-5 loss. Third baseman Robi Estrada was 3-4 with one home run, one double, two RBI and two runs scored.
Lexington native and former UK outfielder Collin Cowgill was 4-7 with two home runs, two RBI and four runs scored for AAA Reno.
Walton native and former NKU outfielder Jake Shaffer extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a 1-5 performance for AA Jackson.
Lexington Catholic alum Ben Revere was 4-4 with one run scored for AAA Rochester.
Former UK outfielder Lance Ray was 2-4 with one home run, one double, one RBI and one run scored for low A Beloit.
Lexington native and former UK outfielder John Shelby was 3-4 with one RBI for AA Montgomery.
Former UK left-handed pitcher Logan Darnell took a no decision after surrendering two runs on two hits in six and one-third innings while striking out four batters and walking one.
Former UK first baseman Ryan Strieby was 2-5 with one run scored for AAA Toledo.
Former UofL third baseman Chris Dominguez was 2-4 with two runs scored for high A San Jose.
Former UofL outfielder Boomer Whiting was 2-5 with one run scored for AAA Syracuse.
Hawesville native and former WKU infielder Wade Gaynor was 2-5 for high A Lakeland.
Louisville native Zack Cox extended his hitting streak to five games with a 2-4 performance for high A Palm Beach.
Trinity alum Tyler Kuhn was 2-3 with one RBI for AA Birmingham and his hits in four consecutive games.
Lexington native Robbie Rosstook a loss for high A Myrtle Beach after surrendering six runs on eight hits in four innings.
Danville native Patrick Coopertook a loss in his first start of the season for low A West Michigan after surrendering three runs on one hit in three and one-third innings.
The Louisville Bats won the team’s third consecutive game with a 5-1 win over Toledo. Two-time National League all–star Dontrelle Willis earned the win after surrendering three hits in six shutout innings while striking out five batter and walking one.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods used a seven-run seventh inning to earn a 12-9 win over Dayton. Second baseman Robby Price slugged his first home run, and catcher Lucas Bailey was 2-5 with two RBI and two runs scored.
The Lexington Legends scored in every other inning in a 12-4 win over Charleston to earn a series split. Third baseman Michael Kvasnicka was 4-5 with three RBI and four runs scored, and right-handed pitcher Carlos Quevedo earned the win after surrendering three runs on seven hits in six innings.
Former UofL infielder Chris Dominguez was 3-5 with two home runs, three RBI and two runs scored for high A San Jose.
Lexington native and former UK infielder Michael Bertram was 4-5 with one double and one run scored for AA Erie.
Former UK outfielder Sawyer Carroll slugged his first home run and drove in two runs for AA San Antonio.
Former UK infielder Chris Bisson was 2-3 with one walk and one run scored for low A Fort Wayne.
Richmond native and former UK outfielder Keenan Wiley was 2-3 with one triple, one walk and two RBI for low A Rome.
Former UofL first baseman Andrew Clark was 2-3 with one double and one RBI for low A Hickory.
Covington native and former NKU outfielder Jake Shaffer had his third straight multi-hit game for AA Jackson with a 2-5 performance.
Former Murray St. right-handed pitcher Mike Perconte earned his first win of the season after pitching one and one-third scoreless innings for AA Frisco.
The Lexington Legends have released the team’s Opening Day roster, which is highlighted by three former first-round picks and an Eastern High School alum. Louisville native Jason Chowning will become the second Kentucky native to play for the team when the season begins, joining Lexington Legends Hall of Famer Josh Anderson. Check out the full roster below with each player’s hometown and acquisition info listed.
RHP Jason Chowning — Louisville, Ky. — 28th round (2010)
RHP Ruben Alaniz — La Grulla, Tex. — NDFA (2008)
RHP Tanner Bushue — Kinmundy, Ill. — 2nd round (2009)