--By Mike Gilpatrick
--Photos by Jared Anderson
For the first time, a group of former Major League greats and Bats legends took the field against a wood bat college team; in the Bluegrass World Series. The former stars proved they still had it in them, and won 5-0 against the Jasper Reds.
Jason Marquis, who played for nine teams from 2000 to 2015, went three innings, and gave up no runs and three hits. He was the starter for Louisville.
Chris Burke beat out what would be a double play, allowing Nick Swisher to score Louisville’s first run. The run scored in the second.
Adam LaRoche kicked off the inning with a double to the corner in right. LaRoche went home on a groundout by Burke. Then, Long-time Louisville Bat Corky Miller hit an absolute bomb to left field, scoring himself and Mark Teahen.
Kelly Johnson singled home Swisher in the bottom of the eighth. The hit was a rip down the right-field line.
Heath Bell came out to close out the game, and solidify Louisville's win.
Louisville will take the field next on Wednesday at 7. They’ll face off against the Hattiesburg Black Sox.