Monday, August 29, 2011

Scores and Highlights from 8/28

Durham Bulls 4, Charlotte Knights 3 (Game One, 8 innings)
The Bulls and Knights exchanged runs early on in the first game of Sunday's double header. The Knights took an early lead in the fourth before the Bulls bounced back to tie the game in the fifth on an RBI single by Stephen Vogt that scored Dan Johnson. The Knights then took the lead back after scoring two runs in the sixth. But then the Bulls tied the game again in the bottom of the sixth on a two run homer by Justin Ruggiano to tie the game at 3-3. The game remained tied until the home half of the eighth inning when Brandon Guyer tripled to center with one out and then later scored the winning run on a sac fly by JJ Furmaniak to give the Bulls the 4-3 win. Matt Moore struck out 6 in 6 innings while Mike Ekstrom picked up the win with 2 scoreless innings.

Durham Bulls 3, Charlotte Knights 0 (Game Two)
The Bulls swept the doubleheader with a shut-out win in game two. Brandon Guyer put the Bulls out in front following a solo home run in the first inning. They added two more runs in the third inning on RBI singles by Dan Johnson and Russ Canzler. The Knights threatened in the ninth with two runners, but Rob Delaney kept them from crossing the plate, notching his eleventh save of the season. Matt Torra pitched six shut-out innings to improve to 4-1 on the season.

Montgomery Biscuits 4, Carolina Mudcats 3
Biscuits won their third straight game after beating the Mudcats on Sunday. The Biscuits hit the scoreboard first on a solo home run by Greg Sexton in the second inning. They added to their lead in the fourth on an RBI single by Isaias Velasquez. The Mudcats scored a run in the fifth but the Biscuits answered with two more of their own in the sixth. Kyeong Kang and Sexton scored in the inning to extend the lead. The Mudcats challenged for the lead in the ninth, scoring twice. But Zach Quate worked out of the jam to end the inning and secure the win. Shane Dyer allowed 1 run in 6 1/3 inning for the win. Matt Bush threw 1 2/3 no-hit innings for his fourth hold of the season. Velasquez was a perfect 3 for 3.

Charlotte Stone Crabs 7, Fort Myers Miracle 0
CJ Riefenhauser picked up his first FSL win as the Stone Crabs shut-out the Miracle on the road. Both clubs dueled through a scoreless tie until the fourth inning when the Stone Crabs struck for their first run on an RBI single by Matt Hall. They added another run in the sixth on a solo homer by Mark Thomas, this thirteenth of the season, a new single season franchise high. The Stone Crabs grabbed four more runs in the seventh inning highlighted by a two run double by Anthony Scelfo. Sceflo then scored on an error and Mike Sheridan then got into the action with an RBI double later in the inning. The final run for the Stone Crabs came in the ninth inning on an RBI double by Riccio Torrez to extend the lead to 7-0. The Stone Crabs combined for 11 hits on the afternoon with six of them being of the extra base variety. Every Stone Crab hitter with the exception of Omar Luna collected a base hit in the win. Riefenhauser went 6 scoreless innings and the bullpen combo of Adam Liberatore and Scott Shuman finished the remaining 3 innings without allowing a hit.

Bowling Green Hot Rods 2, Great Lakes Loons 1 (10 innings)
The Hot Rods and Loons faced off in a pitcher's duel with the Hot Rods earning the win in extra innings. Victor Mateo gave up an early run in the first inning and then settled down to throw 5 consecutive scoreless frames. The Hot Rods tied the game in the sixth when Steven Tenneco doubled home Derek Dietrich to tie the game at 1-1. The game would head to extra innings where the Hot Rods would score the walk-off win in the tenth inning. Kevin Kiermaier scored on a balk to win the game. Jimmy Patterson chipped in with 2 scoreless innings of relief and Chris Rearick threw 2 no-hit inning to earn his seventh win of the season.

Elizabethton Twins 8, Princeton Rays 2
The P-Rays dropped their third game in a row following Sunday's loss to the Twins. The P-Rays found then in a six run hole following back to back three run innings in the second and third frames. The two runs by the P-Rays both came via solo home runs. Taylor Motter homered in the seventh followed by a solo home run by Justin O'Conner in the eighth. But they were unable to gain any ground on the lead as those two runs were met with matching runs by the Twins. Reinaldo Lopez allowed 6 runs in 9 hits to lose his fourth game of the season. George Jensen pitched three innings of relief and struck out five hitters in the process.


  1. Odd that Vettleson and Sale pulled after 3 innings tonight. Any insight from our Princeton staffer?

  2. Lenny Linsky left HV for Bowling Green.