A three-run first inning helped the Louisville Bats end a two-game losing streak Friday night at Louisville Slugger Field.
There will be bountiful baseball, as well as basketball and horse racing this weekend around the Louisville area.
Louisville lost a pair of games at Columbus, 4-3 Tuesday and 10-7 Wednesday, before today's much-needed day off.
The Louisville Bats split a doubleheader at Columbus on Monday, losing the first game 1-0 before winning the second 16-2
Louisville, held to five hits in its last two games, doubled that against Gwinnett on Sunday. The Bats pounded out 10 hits, including three homers, in a 9-6 win over the Braves.
One night after being no-hit the Louisville Bats managed only five hits against four Gwinnett pitchers in losing their second straight.
Gwinnett Braves pitcher Todd Redmond threw the first no-hitter in Louisville Slugger Field history, blanking the Louisville Bats 4-0 Friday night.
Highly-touted left-handed pitching prospect Aroldis Chapman topped 100 miles per hour four times in the first inning and gave up just three hits, while striking out seven over five innings.
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The Breeders' Cup, which will be Nov. 5-6 at Churchill Downs, will finish under the new permanent lights at the track both days. The final race of the weekend, the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, will go off around 6:45 p.m. Nov. 6.
Todd Frazier and Zack Cozart hit solo home runs, while Chad Reineke pitched seven solid innings, to lead the Louisville Bats to a 3-1 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday night.
The Louisville Arena Authority has installed a new state-of-the-art megapixel webcam - which can be seen at www.arenaauthority.com - that will allow people to track the completion of the interior of the future home of the University of Louisville men's and women's basketball teams.