The Knights piled on the runs on Wednesday evening, with Jason Bourgeois leading the way with a 3-4 day that included two doubles and two RBIs. Marcus Lemon was 1-2 with a double, walk and two RBIs and Slade Heathcott went 1-3 with a solo shot.
Kameron Loe took the mound for the Knights and put up a stellar six innings. Loe only allowed two earned runs on five hits and a walk while striking out eight. Matt Lollis subsequently gave up three earned runs in his inning of work while Brad Goldberg gave up a run of his own. Tommy Kahnle threw a perfect ninth and struck out the side.
Scott Carroll takes the mound for the Knights on Thursday.
Carson Fulmer was the lone bright spot for the Barons as the Sox top prospect went five innings of two run ball that saw him strike out 10 batters to only five hits and three walks. Sadly, the Sox second first round pick Zack Burdi came in and surrendered four runs on a hit and four walks in 0.0 innings pitched, giving him an ERA of infinity at AA. Peter Tago threw two scoreless innings and Tyler Barnette pitched one of his own.
David Holmberg takes the mound for the Barons next.
Spencer Adams had a rough four run outing in his only two innings, but left the game early after injuring his ankle – the severity is unknown. Manny Martinez came in to throw three innings of three-run ball, with four strikeouts. Yelmison Peralta subsequently threw two scoreless innings.
Toby Thomas led the Dash offense with a 2-3 day that saw him drive in a run. Telvin Nash had a double and RBI and Cleuluis Rondon was 1-3 with his own RBI. Nick Basto each had a hit of their own – Brett Austin had a double and a walk while Basto had two walks to his own.
Tanner Banks will throw for the Dash on Thursday.
Robinson Leyer turned in a short 2.1 start that saw him give up one run on a home run – his only hit surrendered. Ryan Riga went 3.1 innings and struck out three while giving up two runs. Euclides Leyer blew the game and took the loss with two runs given u in his 1.1 innings of work.
The Dash offense was a bit better this game with Chris O’Dowd and Mason Robbins each gathering two hits – Robbins knocking in the team’s only RBIs. Nick Basto, Michael Suiter and Danny Mendick each had a hit, Mendick having a double.
Zach Thompson was excellent once again, as he fired seven shutout innings, only allowing two hits and three walks. Thompson has a brilliant 1.91 ERA over his last ten starts and has given up a mere 35 hits over his last 56.2 innings. With the Adams injury, I would venture to guess that Thompson would be the man up to replace his spot in the Winston-Salem rotation. 2016 draft pick Ben Wright made a successful debut with Kannapolis by throwing two scoreless innings to finish the game.
Tyler Sullivan set the tone for the offense from the top of the lineup by going 1-2 with a triple and two walks. Shortstop Johan Cruz went 2-4 with a double and an RBI and first baseman K.J. Woods blasted his third home run in his past four games.
After sweeping Hagerstown, Kannapolis and starter Brannon Easterling rolls into Greensboro hoping to extend their winning streak to six games.
Alex Call and Jameson Fisher continued to rake atop the Voyagers lineup – Fisher going 2-4 and Call going 1-4 with a walk, with Fisher already swiping his eighth bag. Brady Conlan and Aaron Schnurbusch each went 2-4 with a double, Schnurbusch tossing in an RBI.
On the same day that he was named Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week, Adam Panayotovich was thoroughly lit up as he gave up seven runs in six innings on 11 hits, though he did strike out 11 and walk none. Kevin Escorcia went three innings with four strikeouts and a walk.
But of most interest was Zack Collins making his debut, going 1-3 with two strikeouts.
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