5/5/14 Recap: Knights rally; Montas returns

Three of the four affiliates were victorious and Charlotte punctuated the evening with a thrilling comeback. The Knights were down 8-2 in the 8th innings but rallied to earn the win.


Knights 9, Lehigh Valley 8

Carlos Sanchez 1-4, 2 RBI, K
Conor Gillaspie 0-4
Josh Phegley 1-4, 2B
Dan Black 3-4, HR, RBI
Javy Guerra IP, 2 K, BB, H
Frank Francisco IP, K, H

Tennessee 11, Barons 7

Micah Johnson 0-3, RBI, BB, K
Jeff Keppinger 0-3, 2 BB
Trayce Thompson 2-5, HR, 2 RBI, 2 K
Rangel Ravelo 1-4, BB, K

Dash 3, Myrtle Beach 2

Courtney Hawkins 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, 2 K
Keon Barnum 1-4, 2B, RBI, K
Frank Montas 5 IP, ER, 4 K, BB, 3 H
Kyle Hansen 2 IP, 2 K, 3 H

Intimidators 5, Hickory 2

Adam Engel 2-5, 3 RBI, 2 K
Cleuluis Rondon 0-3, BB
Trey Michalczewski 2-3, 2B
Robinson Leyer 5 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 7 K, 1 BB, 4 H

Star of the Day: Frank Montas made his first start of the season and didn’t disappoint. He matched up against a very tough Myrtle Beach lineup and didn’t allow a ball to leave the infield until the 4th inning, recording nine groundouts. His electric fastball topped out at 98 and he flashed a plus slider, according to scouts in attendance. The White Sox farm system is lacking depth in high ceiling starting pitchers, and while Montas is far from a sure thing, he has considerable upside.

Who is Hot: Dan Black has had a rough start to the season but had a great night, going 3-4 with a homer. Trayce Thompson has been in a mini-slump but he blasted his third homer of the year tonight. Courtney Hawkins hit a double and knocked in two runs, Hawkins leads the Carolina League in RBI’s with 30. Robinson Leyer struck out seven in five innings of work, not allowing any earned runs.


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