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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 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

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,

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

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

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

Louisville Bats Unveil New Buddy's Best Plan for 2024 Season

November 1, 2023

LOUISVILLE, KY - The Louisville Bats today announced their brand new Buddy’s Best Five ticket plan featuring the five biggest, most popular games of the Bats’ 2024 season bundled in one package. Buddy Bat himself has selected Friday, March 29 (Opening Night), Sunday, May 26 (Memorial Day Eve), Saturday, June

Louisville Bats Announce 2024 Regular Season Schedule

October 31, 2023

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Louisville Bats today announced their regular season for the 2024 baseball season. The schedule features a slate of 150 total games with 75 home contests. The 2024 season will begin on Friday, March 29 and conclude on Sunday, September 22. Next season’s home schedule is highlighted

2023 Louisville Bats Season in Review

October 11, 2023

2023 REVIEW: The Louisville Bats finished the 2023 season with a 75-73 (.507) record, 9.0 games behind the International League West Division winner St. Paul Saints and 14.5 games behind the International League and Triple-A champion Norfolk Tides. The 2023 season marked the first winning season for the club since

Savannah Bananas to Play at Louisville Slugger Field in 2024

October 5, 2023

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Savannah Bananas tonight announced that their 2024 Banana Ball World Tour will dance through Louisville August 1-3 at Louisville Slugger Field. Tickets – sold exclusively by the Savannah Bananas – are not yet on sale, but fans may sign up for their ticket lottery. The Bananas

Encarnacion-Strand Named International League All-Star

October 4, 2023

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Louisville Bats, in conjunction with Minor League Baseball, today announced infielder Christian Encarnacion-Strand has been named an International League All-Star for the 2023 season. Encarnacion-Strand, a native of Walnut Creek, Calif., has been selected as the All-Star designated hitter for the IL this season. Rated as

Bats Cap 2023 with 8-4 Win Over Iowa

September 24, 2023

LOUISVILLE, KY – With an explosive six-run scoring burst in the eighth, the Louisville Bats (75-73) finished off the year with an 8-4 win over the Iowa Cubs (82-65) on Sunday afternoon at Slugger Field. Ending the season 75-73, Louisville notched its first winning season since 2011 and the most

Louisville Holds Off I-Cubs Following Game Suspension

September 24, 2023

LOUISVILLE, KY – After Saturday night’s game was suspended, the Louisville Bats (74-73) picked up where they left off to beat the Iowa Cubs (82-64) with a final score of 4-2 on Sunday morning at Louisville Slugger Field. Following a quiet game through four, the Bats pulled out as the

Matt Reynolds Named 2023 Mary E. Barney Team MVP

September 23, 2023

LOUISVILLE, KY – During an on-field ceremony in one of the final home games of the season, the Louisville Bats announced that infielder Matt Reynolds has been named the winner of the team’s Mary E. Barney MVP Award for the 2023 season. Reynolds, 32, has had a career year with

Bats Club Three Homers, Cruise Past Iowa 9-1

September 22, 2023

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats (73-73) snapped a three-game losing streak against the Iowa Cubs (82-63) on Friday night, mashing three home runs and allowing only four hits to win 9-1. The Bats got hits from all nine of their starters with Matt Reynolds leading the way at the

Bats Lose a Heartbreaker to Iowa in Extras

September 21, 2023

LOUISVILLE, KY - Jhonny Pereda logs four hits and Christian Roa punches out eight as the Louisville Bats (72-73) fall to the Iowa Cubs (82-62) by a score of 7-6 in 10 innings. Roa becomes joins Andrew Abbott and Mike Gosling (2006) as the only Bats players since at least

Louisville Can't Keep Up with Iowa, Fall 11-7

September 20, 2023

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Louisville Bats (72-72) fell 11-7 to the Iowa Cubs (81-62) on Wednesday afternoon after the I-Cubs put together seven unanswered runs. Matt Reynolds recorded a double and four RBI in the game, his 38th double of the year – moving into sole possession of fourth place

Bats Drop Series Opener to Iowa

September 19, 2023

LOUISVILLE, KY – Jose Barrero went a perfect 4-4 at the plate with a pair of doubles, but the Louisville Bats (72-71) fell by a score of 8-4 to the Iowa Cubs (80-62) on Tuesday night to open up the final series of the 2023 campaign. Jacob Hurtubise also reached

Bats Hold On for 10-7 Win Over Durham

September 17, 2023

DURHAM, NC — With explosive fourth and fifth innings, the Louisville Bats (72-70) came from behind to defeat the Durham Bulls (84-60) 10-7 in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. [Box Score] Louisville got to work early, scoring their first two runs in the top

Bats Go Cold in 9-2 Loss

September 16, 2023

DURHAM, N.C. – The Louisville Bats (71-70) dropped the fifth game of their series to the Durham Bulls (84-59) on Saturday night, falling 9-2 in the penultimate road game of the season. Henry Ramos went 2-for-4 at the plate with a home run, but the Bats offense was held to

Roa, Bats Shutout Durham 2-0

September 15, 2023

DURHAM, NC -- Christian Roa earned his first career Triple-A win while Alejo Lopez tallied another three-hit night at the plate as the Louisville Bats (71-69) shutout the Durham Bulls (83-59) 2-0 on Friday night. Both sides were held in check early. The Bats finally broke through in the top

Lopez, Bats Drop Game Three 6-3 in Durham

September 14, 2023

DURHAM, NC -- Alejo Lopez led the way with a three-hit night as the Louisville Bats (70-69) fell to the Durham Bulls (83-58) 6-3 on Thursday night at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. [Box Score] After a scoreless first inning, Jose Barrero drew a walk to lead off the second before

Bats Fall 4-0 in Durham

September 13, 2023

DURHAM, NC -- Randy Wynne strikes out five as the Louisville Bats (70-68) are shutout 4-0 by the Durham Bulls (82-58) on Wednesday night. [Box Score] The Bulls took an early lead, plating a run in each of the first two innings behind three hits, including a home run, to