The Knights came back from several deficits only to see Richmond second baseman Nick Green hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Braves to an 11-10 victory over the Charlotte Knights on Sunday.
Green's homer off of Dave Sanders (0-1) capped off a wild game, which saw many lead changes and lots of offense, as both teams combined to pound out 28 hits.
Starter Felix Diaz (0-0), acquired from the Giants last July, started for the first time down in Charlotte. The right-hander went only four innings, giving up four runs (all earned) on five hits, while striking out four. Arnie Munoz then came in to relieve Diaz, and the talented lefty-specialist struggled, giving up four runs (all earned) on five hits while walking two batters. Munoz's era currently stands at over 30.00.
The Knights took a 10-9 lead late as a result of consecutive doubles by Cliff Brumbaugh, Ross Gload, Scott Morgan and Anthony Sanders.
Sanders, the Knights leftfielder had a magnificent day at the plate, going 4-5 with a homer, double and four RBIs.
Greenville Brave Brett Evert allowed one hit over seven innings to lead his team past the Birmingham Barons, 6-2.
The Barons had no answer for Evert, accumulating only three hits the entire afternoon.
If there was a bright spot offensively, it would have to be the Barons ninth inning, when they plated two runs, one of which was Scott Bikowski's bases loaded walk.
Dennis Ulacia (0-1) started for Birmingham on Saturday, suffering the loss after surrendering four runs and seven hits over six innings.
The Intimidators lost Sunday's series finale 6-1 at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium against the Captains of Lake County.
B.J. LaMura (0-1) started for Kannapolis giving up five runs on four hits, walking five and striking out one. LaMura seemed to suffer from some control problems, because in addition to his five walks, he threw two wild pitches.
The Intimidators only run came when catcher Charlie Lisk, who had walked earlier in the inning, scored when Gustavo Molina singled up the middle.
Kannapolis remains at home, facing the Hagerstown Suns tonight at 7:05 CT.
The Winston-Salem Warthogs whitewashed the Kinston Indians 5-0 to sweep the series and improve their record to 3-0.
Lefty Ryan Wing (1-0) made his 2003 debut, starting for the Hogs. Wing was quite impressive, going five innings, giving up only two hits and striking out seven.
The offense was highlighted by shortstop Eric Storey's mammoth two-run home run to give the lead to the Warthogs for good.
The Warthogs totaled seven hits on the day, spread among six people.
Winston-Salem will remain at home, where they will put their perfect record against the perfect record of the Lynchburg Hillcats tonight @ 7:15 CT.