Minor league notes: Cousino 3-for-4 to push average above .300; Reed homers; Grundy wins

dvarney@herald-leader.comAugust 3, 2014 

Former Kentucky standout Austin Cousino was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI in short-season Class A Everett's 7-6 loss at Eugene.

The three-hit game pushed Cousino's batting average up to .303.

The Seattle Mariners prospect has five home runs, 19 stolen bases and 20 RBI in 45 games.

AJ Reed (UK) was 2-for-4 — his first multiple-hit game at Class A — with a double and a solo home run in Quad Cities' 9-5 loss at Kane County.

Reed hit .306 at short-season Class A Tri-City before arriving at Quad Cities, where he's batting .222 with three home runs and six RBI in seven games.

Jerad Grundy (UK) pitched five innings and gave up one run on four hits to earn the win in short-season Class A Vermont's 6-2 defeat of Mahoning Valley.

Grundy, an Oakland A's prospect, improved to 2-5 with a 4.74 ERA in 10 starts.

Another former Wildcat, Max Kuhn, was 2-for-3 in the Lake Monsters' win.

■ Former UK pitcher Alex Meyer, the 32nd-best prospect in the minors according to Baseball America, gave up two runs and struck out eight in 5 2⁄3 innings in Triple-A Rochester's game at Louisville.

Meyer, a key part of the Minnesota Twins' organization, is 6-4 with a 3.05 ERA. He has 128 strikeouts in 112 innings.

Chad Wright (Heath, UK) was 2-for-5 with an RBI single in Class A Advanced Lakeland's 7-4 win at home against Fort Myers.

The Detroit Tigers prospect is batting .265 with three home runs and 31 RBI in 99 games.

Mike Fiers (Cumberlands) struck out seven and gave up one run in six innings, but didn't factor in the decision in Triple-A Nashville's 4-3 loss at New Orleans.

The Milwaukee Brewers minor-leaguer is 8-5 with a 2.55 ERA in 17 starts.

Chaz Roe (Lafayette) gave up two runs in two innings and struck out four for New Orleans, which is affiliated with the Miami Marlins.

Roe is 3-3 with a 3.51 ERA in 36 games.

Zach Osborne (PRP) was 3-for-5 with an RBI single in Class A Asheville's 8-3 win at Lakewood.

Osborne is batting .275 with 18 RBI for the Colorado Rockies affiliate.

Legends shut out Power; Schwindel homers

Matt Alvarez and Luis Rico teamed up for a four-hitter and Frank Schwindel hit a two-run homer in the Lexington Legends' 3-0 victory against the West Virginia Power on Sunday in Charleston. It was Schwindel's 17th home run of the year.

The Legends added a run in the fourth on a single by Dex Kjerstad and a double by Kenny Diekroeger.

Alvarez (5-5) allowed two hits and no runs in five innings to get the win. He struck out eight batters and walked two.

Rico allowed two hits over the last four innings and picked up his first save of the season.

Dennis Varney: (859) 231-3514. Twitter: @ExCats.

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