Indianapolis Holds Off Charlotte In Series Finale, 9-8

Indianapolis Holds Off Charlotte In Series Finale, 9-8

Photo Credit: Ryan Hedrick | Carolina Sports Link 

CHARLOTTE -- The Knights look to continue its recent hot play when they host the Indianapolis Indians in the final game of a three-game weekend series at BB&T Ballpark on Sunday afternoon. 

Last night, Charlotte fell to Indianapolis in the second game of the series, 8-4. The Kinghts squandered a chance to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth when Danny Mendick flew out to end the game. 

25-year-old prospect, Joel Booker, was promoted to Charlotte this morning from Double-A Birmingham after leading the Southern League in batting and stolen bases. Booker was drafted by the White Sox several years ago in the First-Year Draft. 

Two pitchers, left-hander Aaron Bummer and right -hander, Thyago Vieira, were called up by the White Sox on Sunday. Charlotte has sent six players to the Major Leagues so far this season. 

Knights starter, Spencer Adams (1-0 8.10), is making his third start of the season and fifth overall apperance. The Georgia native went 4-7 with a 3.19 ERA in 15 starts for the Knights last season. 

Photo Credit: Ryan Hedrick | Carolina Sports Link

• Who: Charlotte  (15-8) vs. Indianapolis  (11-10)
• When: 2:05 p.m.
• Where:
BB&T Ballpark 
• Pitchers: RHP Spencer Adams (1-0 8.10) RHP Alex McRae (1-2 6.20)
Forecast:
77 Degrees, Mostly Sunny , Chance of Rain 10%
TV: MILB TV
Radio: 730 The Game ESPN Charlotte
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• Box score: MILB Gameday

Photo Credit: Ryan Hedrick | Carolina Sports Link 

2nd Inning - Matt Skole slammed a homer that easily cleared the centerfield wall. Trackman (the technology used to track how far and fast baseballs travel) said the ball traveled 391 feet. Big debate ensued in the press box as to the actual measurements, seeing as how the ball cleared the 400 FT marker. (2-1 CLT) 

Photo Credit: Ryan Hedrick | Carolina Sports Link 

Bottom 3rd inning - Shortstop Danny Mendick broke a 2-2 tie with a sacrafic fly that scored Preston Tucker. The Knights scored three times in the inning. (5-2 CLT) 

Top 4th inning - Indianapolis catcher Steve Baron doubled to score Eric Wood and Erich Weiss, pulling the Indians to within one run. These two teams have combined to score 9 runs and 14 hits. (5-4 CLT)

Top 5th inning - Nick Franklin scored on Will Craig's sacrafic fly, tying the ballgame up, once again. Through five innings there were more than 200 pitches thrown between the two teams. (5-5 CLT) 

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Bottom 6th inning - Knights second baseman, Ryan Goins, belted a 364 foot home run over the left field wall, giving Charlotte the lead back. The Knights are averaging more than eight runs a game on this homestand. At 15-8, Charlotte is five games better than they were at the same point last season. (8-6 CLT) 

Bottom 7th inning - Today's announced attendance, 8,655. Through 13 games this season the Knights have drawn 97,235 fans. 

Top 9th inning - 340 pitches between these two teams as the game approaches the three-hour-and-a-half mark. Erich Weiss homered to break the tie. (9-8 INDY) 

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