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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Louisville Bats right fielder Wladimir Balentien, left, hit a pair of three-run homers to help Louisville beat host Gwinnett and climb above .500 for the first time since April 12.
Matt Maloney pitched six solid innings before the Louisville Bats bombed the host Knights for a three-homer, eight-run ninth inning to seal their 12th win in their last 16 games.
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.
The Louisville Bats improved to 8-3 this month with their victory over the International League West-leading Columbus Clippers on Saturday night at Louisville Slugger Field.
The Louisville Bats swept a doubleheader from the Indianapolis Indians on Monday night, winning 6-0 and 1-0 in a pair of seven-inning games. It's the first time all season the Bats have had back-to-back shutouts.
The Louisville Bats had outhit Durham in three straight games, and lost them all, but finally beat the Bulls 10-5 Friday thanks in part to Yonder Alonso's eighth-inning grand slam.
Highly-touted pitching prospect Aroldis Chapman hit one batter and threw two wild pitches during host Durham's four-run eighth inning that helped bring the Bulls back from an early 3-0 deficit Tuesday night.