MiLB Playoff Roundup: Bats within 1 game of 2nd round after game 2 win; Jones, Paiml help Winston-Salem to 2nd round

Minor League Baseball

Playoff highlights from Friday Kentucky MiLB action:

  • The Louisville Bats tallied just three hits but still earned a 2-1 win over Durham in the International League playoffs. One-time Madisonville resident Matt Klinker earned the win after surrendering one run in five and one-third innings.
  • Former NKU right-handed pitcher Nathan Jones took a no decision after surrendering one run on two hits in three and two-third innings in high A Winston-Salem’s series clinching 10-5 win over Kinston in the Carolina League playoffs. Dash shortstop Greg Paiml, born in Louisville, was 3-6 with a double and three RBI.
  • Former Murray St. left-handed pitcher Daniel Calhoun surrendered three runs in one inning in low A Quad Cities elimination loss to Kane County in the Midwest League playoffs.
  • Former WKU infielder Wade Gaynor was 2-3 with a walk and RBI in low A West Michigan’s elimination loss to Lake County in the Midwest League playoffs.
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Kentucky in MiLB Playoffs

Minor League Baseball

Colling Cowgill; Photo: UK Athletics

League playoffs from across Minor League Baseball are set to begin this week. Last week we looked at the Kentucky alumni participating in rookie league playoffs, so I thought I’d do the same for the other minor leagues:

Pacific Coast League (AAA)

  • Tacoma Rainers — Josh Lueke

International League (AAA)

  • Louisville Bats — Matt Klinker
  • Columbus Clippers — Jeremy Sowers (DL)

Texas League (AA)

  • Springfield Cardinals — Antone DeJesus

Eastern League (AA)

  • New Hampshire Fisher Cats — Trystan Magnuson
  • Harrisburg Senators — Zach Dials

Southern League (AA)

  • Tennessee Smokies — Chris Rusin (DL)
  • Jacksonville Suns — Graham Taylor (DL)
  • Mobile BayBears — Collin Cowgill, Sean Coughlin, Josh Ellis

California League (High A)

  • Stockton Ports — Justin Marks
  • High Desert Mavericks — Jake Shaffer
  • Ranch Cucamonga Quakes — Jon Townsend

Florida State League (High A)

  • Dunedin Blue Jays — Justin McClanahan
  • Bradenton Marauders — Jordan Newton, Nathan Adcock

Carolina League (High A)

  • Winston-Salem Dash — Logan Johnson, Nathan Jones, Greg Paiml
  • Kinston Indians — Marty Popham

Midwest League (Low A)

  • Great Lakes Loons — J. B. Paxson
  • Quad City River Bandits — Dean Kiekhefer, Daniel Calhoun
  • Clinton Lumber Kings — Tyler Blandford (DL)
  • West Michigan Whitecaps — Wade Gaynor, Patrick Cooper

South Atlantic League (Low A)

  • Hickory Crawdads — Jonathan Roof

Northwest League (Short-Season)

  • Spokane Indians — Andrew Clark, Josh Richmond

Pioneer League (Rookie)

  • Great Falls Voyagers — Thomas Royse