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.
The Louisville Bats set a franchise record with their 22nd victory in July on Saturday night with a 10-2 win over International League West-leading Columbus. In his second rehab start with the Bats, Homer Bailey, left, bettered local boys Marty Popham (Butler High School) and Jeremy Sowers (Ballard High School) as Louisville won its ninth game in a row.
The Louisville Bats roughed up former closer Jon Adkins, now a relief pitcher for Charlotte, for four unearned runs in the seventh inning on their way to a 5-2 win over the Knights on Friday night at Louisville Slugger Field.
Karen Sypher is accused of trying to extort University of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino, left. However if you are like me some of the legalese used at Sypher's trial sounds like Chinese. So here is my attempt to explain Thursday morning's courtroom proceedings using sports as a backdrop.
The Louisville Bats had averaged 9.2 runs in winning six straight games, but Thursday night their pitching staff propelled them to their 11th shutout of the season. Louisville's Matt Maloney, left, gave up just two hits while striking out five over seven innings to win his third straight start.
The Louisville Bats won their season-high sixth straight game Wednesday night, beating Charlotte 7-5, to improve to 55-50 on the season. They now lead the race for the International League wildcard playoff spot.
Eastern's Lyonell Gaines is one of the top prospects in Region Seven. Now the 6-foot-4 forward is looking for a place to play in college. I caught up with Gaines and spoke with him about his recruitment.
A first-inning grand slam by Wladimir Balentien, left, got the Louisville Bats' offense going early, and it was just the beginning, as Louisville lambasted Charlotte 19-6 Tuesday night at Louisville Slugger Field. The Bats also seven runs in the fifth inning and six in the seventh on their way to their fifth straight win.
Mother Nature brought a premature end to a very successful road trip for the Louisville Bats on Monday. They won six of seven games away from Louisville Slugger Field and return there Tuesday night to begin a six-game homestand.
For the fifth time in their last seven games, all of which have been on the road, the Louisville Bats hit at least three home runs in a game. They hit four more on Sunday to beat host Gwinnett 8-3.
The Louisville Bats scored all of their runs via the sacrifice fly as they won for the sixth time in their last seven games - and for the 16th time in 21 games - to climb two games above .500 for the first time since they were 3-1.