The Game: The rain returned to Charlotte Sports Park but this time they managed to get to enough baseball in before the game was called. The Charlotte Stone Crabs held a 3-2 lead in the sixth inning when the game was called due to heavy rain.
Palm Beach scored first off a solo home run by Matthew Arburr. They added a second run in the fourth inning as Matthew Arburr was driven home by Chris Swauger to put the Cardinals ahead 2-0.
The Stone Crabs battled back in the bottom of the fifth inning. Cody Cipriano led off the innings with a line drive single. Greg Sexton followed with an RBI triple to score Cipriano. Reid Fronk delivered a sac fly to left field that scored Sexton. Matt Hall reached first on an error and then advanced to second on a single by Emeel Salem. Pedro Powell singled to left scoring Matt Hall. The Stone Crabs took the lead 3-2 and the victory as heavy rain began to fall and the game was called official by the umpire crew.
David Newmann was the winner pitching 5 innings surrendering 2 runs on 3 hits while striking out 5. Scott Gorgen was the losing pitcher for Palm Beach.
What Went Right: Greg Sexton; 1 for 2 with a triple, RBI and a run scored
What Went Wrong: Matt Fields; 0-3 with 2 K’s
A Look Ahead: The Stone Crabs begin a two game set against the Fort Myers Miracle with the Saturday’s game being played in Fort Myers and Sunday’s game in Charlotte. Jeremy Hall is scheduled to start Saturday.