UK Baseball

Minor league notes: AJ Reed hits 2-run homer; Riddle extends hitting streak

Former University of Kentucky star AJ Reed hit his second home run since being promoted to Class A Quad Cities. The Houston Astros prospect hit a two-run shot in the River Bandits’ 6-5 loss to Clinton.

Reed, who batted .306 with five home runs and 30 RBI at short-season Class A Tri-City, has started 2-for-11 (.182) with the two home runs and four RBI in three games for Quad Cities.

J.T. Riddle (Western Hills, UK) singled once in six at-bats to extend his hitting streak to 13 games in Class A Greensboro's 8-6 win against Asheville in 12 innings. The Miami Marlins prospect is batting .289 with eight homers and 43 RBI.

Josh Lueke (Scott, Northern Ky.) earned his seventh save of the season after striking out all three batters in the ninth inning of Triple-A Durham’s 4-1 win over Charlotte. The Covington native has 24 strikeouts on the season.

Neil Holland (Owensboro Catholic, Louisville) pitched three scoreless innings to notch his sixth win of the season for Double-A Harrisburg. Holland (6-2) gave up two hits and struck out two after relieving Tyler Herron in the 10th inning of the Senators’ 6-3 13-inning win at Richmond.

Andy Burns (UK) had two hits and scored two runs in Double-A New Hampshire’s 7-2 win at Binghamton. He’s batting .250 with 11 home runs and 47 RBI in 104 games for the Toronto Blue Jays affiliate.

Cody Forsythe (Marshall Co.) got his third save following 1 2/3 innings of relief in Class A Advanced Clearwater’s 8-7 win at Fort Myers. Forsythe struck out two in his appearance and lowered his ERA to 2.29.

Chris Curley, who starred at Beechwood and Campellsville University, was only a home run short of hitting for the cycle in Double-A Birmingham’s 7-3 win over Tennessee. Curley, 26, went 3-for-4 at the plate and had two RBI.