Thirteen proved to be a lucky number for the Louisville Bats on Sunday night as Sam LeCure struck out 13 and Zack Cozart hit his 13th home run of the season - which ultimately was the difference - as they won for the 11th time in their last 15 games.
The Louisville Bats, who rallied for wins Thursday and Friday nights against Lehigh Valley, couldn't do it a third time Saturday night as the Iron Pigs beat them 5-1 at Louisville Slugger Field.
For the second night in a row the Louisville Bats rallied from an early deficit to beat Lehigh Valley. Friday night the Bats fell behind 3-0, but rallied for a 7-3 victory as highly-touted pitching prospect Aroldis Chapman picked up his first win out of the bullpen for Louisville.
Eastern's Remy Abell is one of the hottest prospects in the state. The 6-foot-3 combo guard is starting to see his recruitment pick up. I caught up with Abell and spoke with him about his recruitment.
In their one season, the Shooters made the playoffs only to forfeit the series, and they only made it three games into the next season before folding. That pretty much sums it up.
Juan Francisco's two-run home run - his second of the game - in the bottom of the ninth capped the Louisville Bats' comeback from a 7-0 deficit and gave them an 8-7 win over Lehigh Valley on Thursday night at Louisville Slugger Field.
The Louisville Bats have released reliever Jon Adkins, who last month became the franchise leader in career save and was leading the team in that category this season.
Louisville Bat Chris Valaika doubled and scored the tying run to help the International League beat the Pacific Coast League 2-1 in Wednesday night's Triple-A All-Star Game in Allentown, Penn.
The Derby City Rollergirls, Louisville's women's flat track roller derby team, capped off their first winning season last Saturday night. They're looking to keep that momentum rolling heading into next year.
Eastern's Arman Marks is one of the top outside shooters in the state. The 6-foot-2 lefty helped lead the Eagles to a 22-9 record this past season. He currently holds two scholarship offers. Which schools are showing the most interest? I caught up with marks and spoke with him about his recruitment.
Although the area wasn't represented in Tuesday night's Major League Baseball All-Star Game at least a couple players with local ties were worthy of it.
Louisville Bats second baseman Chris Valaika will represent his team Wednesday night in the Triple-A All-Star Game in Allentown, Penn. He's a posterboy for hard work and resilience.