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Higgins The Hero In 3-2 Walk-Off Win 

Bats come from behind to beat Columbus 3-2
April 10, 2024

The Louisville Bats rallied to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth, then won it in the tenth on a marathon at-bat in the rain from P.J. Higgins, capped with a walk-off single to finish a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Clippers on Wednesday afternoon at Louisville Slugger

Trautwein Traut-Winning In Triple-A Debut

April 9, 2024

Michael Trautwein couldn’t have drawn up a wilder day to start his tenure with the Louisville Bats. On Friday March 29 at 7:15 p.m., he was behind the plate for his Triple-A debut at Louisville Slugger Field, backstopping his new team to a thrilling 9-8 Opening Night win in front

Bats Homestand Highlights: April 9-14 

April 4, 2024

Please click the link below to see full highlights for the Bats’ first six-game homestand of the 2024 season, a series against the Columbus Clippers (Triple-A Cleveland Guardians) from Tuesday, April 9 through Sunday, April 14. Some notable promotions next week include Education Day, Thirsty Thursday, Derby 150 Night, a

Details Announced for Second Annual Bats 5K

February 21, 2024

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Louisville Bats today announced details for their second annual 5K race. The race, which will take place four months from today on Saturday, June 22, provides runners the exclusive opportunity to race the final quarter mile on Louisville Slugger Field. The race will begin at 8:00

Bats Announce Plans for Thunder at Slugger 2024

January 30, 2024

LOUISVILLE, KY – One of the city’s most popular viewing options for Thunder Over Louisville, Thunder at Slugger presented by Koorsen Fire and Security, returns in 2024. It will look a little different this season, but the Louisville Bats today announced a full lineup for their Thunder festivities on Saturday,

Bats Announce 2024 Promotional Schedule

February 6, 2024

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Louisville Bats today released their 2024 promotional schedule during the team’s annual preseason press conference. The year 2024 marks 25 years of Louisville Slugger Field in downtown Louisville and the upcoming season is packed with special events, theme nights, giveaways, fireworks and more. Opening Night at

Louisville Bats Release 2024 Opening Day Roster

28-man active roster features 5 of Reds Top 30 prospects
March 27, 2024

The Louisville Bats, in conjunction with the Cincinnati Reds, today are proud to announce the full roster for the 2024 season ahead of Opening Night at Louisville Slugger Field against the Indianapolis Indians on Friday, March 29. Back to lead the Bats for his fifth season will be one of

Inaugural Louisville Bats HBCU Classic Coming to Louisville Slugger Field

February 29, 2024

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Louisville Bats, in partnership with Mission Vision Partner, LLC (MVP), today announced the inaugural Louisville Bats HBCU Classic at Louisville Slugger Field Saturday, March 23 at 1:00 p.m. The game will feature the in-state Kentucky State University Thorobreds taking on the Morehouse College Maroon Tigers in

Bats and Ali Center Unveil Limited Edition Muhammad Ali Bobblehead

December 7, 2023

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Louisville Bats, in partnership with the Muhammad Ali Center, today unveiled a limited edition Muhammad Ali bobblehead as part of a press conference in the “Train with Ali” exhibit at the Ali Center. The bobblehead is an exclusive gift available to anyone purchasing a Bats season

 Bats Drop Finale In Gwinnett 8-2

Louisville suffers series loss in first road trip
April 7, 2024

The Louisville Bats ended their first road trip of the 2024 season with an 8-2 loss to the Gwinnett Stripers on Sunday afternoon at Coolray Field. With the win, Gwinnett takes the series victory with four wins in six games. Making his second rehab start for the Bats, Nick Lodolo

Bats Comeback Thwarted In 8-5 Loss

Trautwein homers in defeat at Gwinnett
April 6, 2024

The Louisville Bats fought hard time and time again to get back into Saturday night’s game against the Gwinnett Stripers. But the home team proved too much late in the game, handing Louisville an 8-5 loss at Coolray Field in the fifth game of their six-game series. The back-and-forth battle

Louisville Bats HBCU Classic Cancelled Due To Weather

Open house at Louisville Slugger Field still on as scheduled from 11:30-2:30
March 22, 2024

Due to the threat of continued inclement weather overnight, the inaugural Louisville Bats HBCU Classic baseball game at Louisville Slugger Field, presented by Mission Vision Partner LLC, on Saturday, March 23 has been cancelled. The Louisville Bats Open House remains on as scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The

Clutch Hit Eludes Bats In 6-5 Loss

Bats suffer first one-run loss at Gwinnett
April 5, 2024

The Louisville Bats were unable to get the timely hit when they needed it most, stranding 11 men on base as a comeback effort fell just short in a 6-5 loss to the Gwinnett Stripers on Friday night at Coolray Field. For the first time all week, it was the

Bats Win Extra-Inning Thriller Over Stripers 5-4

Capel homers twice, scores three runs in 11-inning victory
April 4, 2024

The Louisville Bats (4-2) got the clutch hits they needed to take the lead in extra innings, then held on at the end to defeat the Gwinnett Stripers 5-4 in 11 innings on Thursday night at Coolray Field. Gwinnett jumped on the board early, scoring two runs in the home

Bats Offense Silent In 7-0 Defeat 

Louisville shut out for first time in 2024
April 3, 2024

After a series opening win on Tuesday night, the Louisville Bats (3-2) were unable to produce at the plate and fell to the Gwinnett Stripers (3-2) at Coolray Field on Wednesday night by a final score of 7-0. In the bottom half of the first, Gwinnett strung together a couple

Bats Win Pitcher's Duel Over Stripers 2-1

Phillips allows one run over six innings to earn the win
April 2, 2024

The Louisville Bats turned a deficit into a lead with a pair of fourth-inning home runs, which proved to be enough to back a dominant pitching performance from Connor Phillips and two relievers in a 2-1 win over the Gwinnett Stripers on Tuesday night at Coolray Field. Making his season

Lodolo Sharp But Bats Drop Finale 6-4

Rehabbing Reds southpaw strikes out eight in loss to Indians
March 31, 2024
  • The Louisville Bats came up just short in their quest for a season-opening sweep, suffering a 6-4 loss to the Indianapolis Indians on Sunday afternoon at Louisville Slugger Field.
  • Making his first minor league rehab start while recovering from left calf tenosynovitis, Reds lefty Nick Lodolo was dominant,

Trautwein Powers Bats to Win with Walk-Off Homer

Louisville now 2-0 for first time since 2014
March 30, 2024

Louisville, KY – Michael Trautwein blasted a two-out walk-off home run to propel the Louisville Bats (2-0) to a 4-3 win over the Indianapolis Indians (0-2) on Saturday afternoon. For the first time since 2014, the Bats are 2-0 at the beginning of the season. Both teams got off to

Bats Rally For Thrilling Opening Night Victory

Louisville erases four-run deficit to beat Indianapolis 9-8
March 29, 2024

The Louisville Bats stormed back in the middle innings, erasing two multi-run deficits to begin the 2024 season with a 9-8 victory over the Indianapolis Indians on Friday night at Louisville Slugger Field. The win is the first Opening Night victory for the Bats in nearly a decade. The win

Manager Pat Kelly Returns as Bats Announce 2024 Coaching Staff

Six staff members return from last year's 75-73 campaign
January 17, 2024

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Louisville Bats today announced their coaching staff for the upcoming 2024 Triple-A baseball season. Headed by returning manager Pat Kelly, the staff will feature pitching coach Virgil Vasquez, hitting coach Alex Pelaez, coach Mike Jacobs, coach Bryan LaHair, athletic trainer Steve Gober, athletic trainer Kelsey Branstetter,

Due to Circumstances Outside Team Control, Bats Make Change to Buddy's Best Five Plan

January 9, 2024

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Louisville Bats today announced a change to Buddy’s Best Five Plan. Saturday, June 1 will replace Memorial Day Eve as the second game in the package. June 1 is Muhammad Ali Festival Night, helping kick off a city-wide celebration of the Champ. The change comes as

Louisville Bats Begin New Chapter with Diamond Baseball Holdings

Staff of the Cincinnati Reds’ Triple-A Affiliate to Remain in Place Under Current Team President, Greg Galiette
December 5, 2023

LOUISVILLE, KY (December 5, 2023) – The Louisville Bats announced today its sale to new owner Diamond Baseball Holdings (DBH), an organization that owns and operates select minor league baseball clubs affiliated with Major League Baseball (MLB). This transition marks a new day in Louisville for the Triple-A affiliate of

Louisville Bats to Kick Off Holiday Season with 12 Days of Batsmas

November 30, 2023

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Louisville Bats are going to kick off the holiday season in style with nearly two full weeks of giveaways, promotions and sales. The 12 Days of Batsmas will begin on Friday, December 1 and run through Tuesday, December 12. Each day will feature a new, exclusive