The Louisville Bats lost 5-3 to Indianapolis on Sunday night at Louisville Slugger Field, but still have a chance to win their third division title in a row. That's because Toledo clobbered Columbus 9-1 Sunday. The Clippers lead Louisville by a half-game in the International League West heading into Monday - the final day of the regular season. If the Bats beat the Indians (first pitch is set for 1 p.m.) and the Clippers lose at Toledo (first pitch 1 p.m.), Louisville will win its third West title in a row.
Shawn Roof, the son of former Louisville Redbird great Gene Roof, continued to blister Louisville Bats' pitching - going 3-for-4 - to lead the Mud Hens to a 6-2 victory at Louisville Slugger Field. Louisville's loss, coupled with a victory by Columbus, trimmed the Bats' lead in the International League West to a half-game.
Indianapolis managed only three hits, but two were first-inning home runs in the Indians' five-run first at-bat, on the way to a 6-2 win over the Louisville Bats at Louisville Slugger Field on Wednesday night. The Bats, however, maintained their 1 1/2-game lead in the International League West because second-place Columbus lost to Toledo.
A five-run seventh inning, and five hits from Dave Sappelt (left), propelled the Louisville Bats past the host Indianapolis Indians on Saturday night and into first place in the International League West. Louisville's victory, coupled with Columbus' lost, gave the Bats a half-game lead in the division.
Twenty-two-year-old catcher Devin Mesoraco, left, hit a walk-off, grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning in his Triple-A debut to give the Louisville Bats a come-from-behind 5-3 win over Syracuse on Wednesday night at Louisville Slugger Field. It was their 13th straight win at Slugger Field, and it also moved them within 1 1/2 games of Columbus in the International League West.