The Louisville Bats completed a four-game sweep of the Norfolk Tides over the weekend, beating them 8-7 Friday, 5-2 Saturday and 8-7 Sunday to move within 2 1/2 games of International League West-leading Columbus.
Three Louisvillians won gold medals Thursday in USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships. Tracy Tolson won the women’s 45-59 age group road race at Cherokee Park, while Matthew Lerner and Larry Stickler paired up for the win in the 70+ men’s tandem category.
Homer Bailey continued to show that he is ready to return to the parent Cincinnati Reds, giving up six hits while striking out nine over seven innings as Louisville beat Norfolk 6-0 Thursday night at Louisville Slugger Field. That helped Bailey extend his scoreless streak to 13 2/3 innings and tied the Bats for the International League lead in shutouts (12).
Hitting clinic for kids 7–13 led by coaches, players
Eight individuals won national championships Wednesday in the USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships at Louisville’s Cherokee Park despite the temperatures that reached triple digits.
Jared Goedert's two-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning gave the Columbus Clippers a 9-8 come-from-behind victory over Louisville to end the Bats' 11-game winning streak.
More than 800 male and female cyclists, all 30 or older, from around the country began competing for over 60 national titles Tuesday in the 2010 USA Cycling Masters Road Racing National Championships. The six-day event began with time trials in Taylorsville. The action will shift to Cherokee Park from Wednesday-Friday.
The Louisville Bats extended the franchise's longest win streak in seven years to 11 games by beating the Columbus Clippers 4-3 in 12 innings at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio. Chris Dickerson, left, led Louisville at the plate, going 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
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Snooki wasn't the only feisty one on the Jersey Shore over the weekend as Bob Baffert-trained Preakness winner Lookin At Lucky won Monmouth Park's $1 million Haskell Invitational.
Louisville Bats first baseman Yonder Alonso has been named the International League Batter of the Week. From July 26-Aug. 1 - when the Bats won six straight games - Alonso led the IL in batting average, hits and slugging percentage. He was also second on-base percentage and doubles.
Drew Sutton's RBI-single in the bottom of the 11th inning gave the Louisville Bats a 3-2 win - their 10th in a row - over International League West-leading Columbus on Sunday night at Louisville Slugger Field. Louisville's third walk-off win of the season moved the Bats within 6 1/2 games of the division-leading Clippers.