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Battle of the Bourbon Trail Brings Pro Baseball to Kentucky


FLORENCE, KY – The Florence Y’alls and Lexington Legends are proud to announce The Battle of the Bourbon Trail, a newly formed venture to take the field this summer. Both cities will form two teams that will play in front of fans every Wednesday through Sunday starting in Florence on July 31st.

The Battle of the Bourbon Trail came about from both the Frontier League and Minor League Baseball cancelling their 2020 seasons. This venture will begin on July 31st and run for 7 weeks.

“We are thrilled for this new partnership and venture.” said Legends President and CEO Andy Shea, “We know that baseball at Whitaker Bank Ballpark has been greatly missed and partnering with David DelBello and the Florence Y’alls will bring that energy back to the ballpark.”

Each organization will field two high caliber teams. Florence will host the Y’alls and the return of the Freedom. Lexington will host the Legends and their second identity, Las Leyendas.

“This is our chance to bring baseball back to the Tri-State.” said Y’alls President and CEO, David DelBello, “We have been waiting for this chance and can’t wait to welcome fans into our stadium at the end of July.”

These teams are serving as a platform for players looking to start or continue their baseball careers with no other outlets. The four teams will consist primarily of former Major League players, former and current Minor League players and Independent League players.

Tryouts for The Battle of the Bourbon Trail are open to all. They will take place at UC Health Stadium on July 20th and at Whitaker Bank Ballpark on July 22nd. Details regarding tryouts will be available on Florence Y’alls website, florenceyalls.com.

Season tickets for the Florence Y’alls are on sale now. The Y’alls want to give our community an outlet to enjoy baseball. The Y’alls are significantly lowering ticket prices for this season. All Season tickets are only $250, which are the lowest they have ever been. Visit florenceyalls.com or call the 811 Box office at 859-594-4487.

Information regarding individual tickets will be released next week.

More information on tickets for the Lexington Legends will be coming soon.


Thoroughbred League Opening Day Rosters


Yesterday (June 2nd), the Thoroughbred League held their inaugural draft on the last day of tryouts.

Here are the six rosters for opening day:


Gus Constantino
Ryan Cooper
Luis Duran
​Mitch Elliot
​Andrew Ferguson
Ben Gadsden
Calvin Graves
Dylan Hutch
​Omar Llapur
Stephen Martin
Jamiel Orozco
Robert Parson
​Kyle Richards
Bobby Romano
Franklin Stevens
​Idryiss Thomas
​Gerardo Torres II
James Wong
Keith Zersky
Tony Holton​
​Franklin Romero Jr



​​Chris Allen
Brian Bilello
​Tyler Caserta
Brandon Cooksey
​Dalton Cozart
Jacob Fabry
Philip Fabry
Kyle Forsythe
Mitchell Gonsales
​Brian Hoover
Collis Hunt
Nick Jewett
​Connor Kelly
Brandon Lee
Justin Lemanski
​Andrew Moralez
Jonathan Pineiro
Herman Shoening
​Michael Vavasis
Andrickson Zorilla



​Chris Bachman
Andres Coll
James Dockery
Malcom Dowell
Joseph Johnson
Jay Karp
​Eric Kozac
Evin Lynch
Aaron Marshall
Bud Morton
Quenton Oexner
Mokoto Oshone
Anthony Ruggiero
Ryan Santhon
Brandon Smallling
​Ian Soignier
Andre Soloman
​Brandon Turner
Sean Washington
Alexander Wemple
Josh Wong



Giovanni Abreau
​Daniel Arroyo
​Hunter Barnett
Taylor Biagioni
Herny Blanco
Benny Collesano
Josue Herrera
​Tyler Hunt
​Yuya Kasahara
​Ray Lanners
​Lance Masfield
Jameson McGrane
Zach McRoberts
Aaron Moody
​Tom Nagy
Stone Osborne
Corey Slater
Dylan Sprague
Cam Stimpson
Leon Stimpson



Ayron Adams Poche
Henry Blanco
De Jota Cruz
Todd Ellis
Bryon Ferguson
​Jan Guerroro
Hirohiko Ishuzuki
​Blake Lishka
​Zachary Love
Ricky Marinez
Doimede Mateo
​Milton Miller
Dallas Murphy
Hector Ortiz
Matt Page
Maximo Rivera
Agustine Septimo
Zachary Staniewicz
Carlos Valdez
Nathan Winston
Yuki Maeda



Ryan Adams
​Shawn Bond
Collin Carroll
Shon Carson
Jeremy Delgado
Steven Deluca
Brian Dickt
Jonathan Dziomba
​Jeremy Hall
​Richard Hidalgo
Robbie Ingram
​Jamichael Jones
Blain Lang
Nick Marigny
Matthew Mokriakow
Sheehan Plantas-Arteaga
Devin Spurgon
Hunter Thomas
Jordan Thomas
Shamil Ubiera

I will be covering the Thoroughbred League’s Opening Night on June 6th. Stay tuned!