Take a look back at the remarkable season of the 2010 Louisville Bats. This is the third part of a series that will recap Louisville's drive for a third straight International League West title.
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 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 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.
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.
Louisville hit four home runs - giving the Bats an International League-best 110 this season - on its way to a win at Charlotte. The Bats hit 13 home runs in their four-game series against the Knights. IL All-Star Chris Valaika, left, led Louisville's 13-hit attack, going 3-for-5.
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.