Minor League Recap - April 21st Games

Monday's Charlotte Knights-Durham Bulls game was postponed by rain.

Willie Harris was named International League Player of the Week on Sunday.

Neal Cotts' amazing start continued without any turbulence, going six innings for his fourth win of the season. The Barons blanked the Huntsville Stars 2-0.

Cotts, (4-0) hurled six scoreless innings for the Barons, scattering four hits, striking out five Stars. Cotts ERA currently is 0.89, giving up on two runs over 21 innings pitched. With his four wins, Cotts owns over 66 percent of the Barons wins this season.

Royce Ring struck-out three batters over the final two innings, notching his third save of the season.

The Barons offensive troubles continued on Monday, only scratching out four hits. The Baron's game winning run came in fortune fashion. Guillermo Reyes reached on a single in the fifth inning, then after advancing to second on a passed ball, he stole third and scored on a error by the Huntsville third baseman.

The win was the first shutout of the year for the Barons, and the their first win in four games.

Byeong An earned his second win in three starts, and Winston-Salem Warthogs improved their record to 11-3 with an 8-3 win over the Potomac Cannons.

An, (2-1) gave up only one run on six hits in six and two-thirds innings. An put it on cruise control after a offensive outburst to give the ‘Hogs a lead they would never relinquish.

The ‘Hogs Mike Morse singled to begin the bottom of the fifth. After two strikeouts, Ruddy Yan reached on infield single and Morse took third. Mike Spidale then singled to right to plate Morse with the first run of the game. Yan and Spidale then advanced to third base and second base respectively. Both runners then scored on a Jeremy Reed two-run single to center, giving the Warthogs a 3-0 lead.

Wyatt Allen will take the hill for Winston-Salem tonight, and will be going for his first win on the season.

Monday night's South Atlantic League match-up between the Intimidators and Bombers was suspended in the bottom of the third inning due to rain at Capital City Stadium.

Capital City was batting and held a 2-0 lead at the time play was suspended.


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