Minor League Recap - April 10th Games

Jon Adkins (1-1) didn't fare well in his second start of the season, which resulted in an 8-3 loss to the Louisville Bats.

The Bats jumped on Adkins early – taking advantage of two walks – scoring three runs in the second inning.  The Bats would dominate the rest of the way, scoring two more in the third, one in the fourth, and then two more in the eighth. 

 

Adkins was able to make it through 4 innings before getting pulled and he gave up 6 runs (5 earned) on six hits and two walks. 

 

Joe Borchard led the Knights attack going 3-5 with two RBI.  Borchard did have a defensive blunder in the game, his first error of the season.  Overall the Knights defense was shaky with three errors. 

 

Anthony Sanders, newly acquired Ross Gload, and Tim Hummell had two hits a piece for the Knights as well.  The problem was the Knights couldn't buy a clutch hit. 

 

Former major league pitcher Seth Etherton (Anaheim, Cinncinatti) got the win for the Bats.  He wasn't fooling anyone giving up nine hits, but was able to keep the damage to a minimum over 5/2/3 innings of work. 

 

Charlotte will play the first game of a three game series in Indianapolis, tonight.  Brian Cooper (1-0) is slated to get the start for the Knights. 

 

Birmingham had Thursday off.  Tonight, they will play the first of a three game series against Carolina. 

 

Birmingham is currently two games out of first place, with a 2-4 record.

 

Kannapolis offense continued to struggle on Thursday, as they were shut out 2-0 by the Delmarva Shorebirds. 

 

Val Majewski's two run single in the fourth inning turned out to be the difference maker on a cold night, where the game-time temperature was 41 degrees with heavy wind gusts.    

 

Kannapolis starter Sean Tracey (0-2) struggled to find the strike zone.  He ended up with 4 walks in 4 innings of work, while limiting Delmarva to three hits. 

 

The Intimidators bullpen did a great job keeping it close.  Armando Perez threw 3 scoreless innings and Rick Hummel relieved him to throw a scoreless inning.

 

Andy Gonzalez and Thomas Brice had two hits a piece for the Intimidators.  Designated hitter Joey Gillikin had an RBI double in his first at bat.  He was activated from the Disabled List earlier in the day.  

 

Ryan Keefer (1-0) pitched six scoreless for Delmarva. Paul Henry picked up his first save of the season with three innings of work.  

 

Winston Salem, still waiting to have their home opener, will have to wait another day after Thursday nights game was postponed due to rain.  The entire series against Lynchburg will be made up at a later date. 

 

Winston Salem will play its home opener Tonight against Salem at 7:15. 


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