Durham Bulls hammer Charlotte Knights as loyalties give way to brush with history
By the end of the night, even Charlotte Knights fans were pulling for Mikie Mahtook.
The Durham Bulls had jumped to an early lead Tuesday night on their way to defeating the Knights 9 2 at BB BallPark, leaving the right fielder as the game main attraction by the time hehe cheap Panthers jersey
came to the plate in the eighth inning.
Knights reliever Taylor Thompson watched as Mahtook took a vicious cut at his first pitch an inside fastball and fouled it off. Mahtook then did the same thing on Thompson next offering.
With the count 0 2, the right hander went with a slider away and finally put an endend Panthers jerseys china
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in two innings.
I should have gone up with the same approach I had all night, Mahtook said. kind of got swing happy and got out of my approach a little bit there and he made some good pitches and I chased a couple times and he got me out. run ended four hits shy of George Quellich International League record of 15 straight hits, set with Reading during 1929.
was going to come to an end at some point, Mahtook said. wasn going to go whatever for my next whatever, you know, but it was fun while it lasted. StateState wholesale cheap Panthers jerseys china
product, who fell to 0 2 on the season after allowing seven runs, all earned, on nine hits over four innings.
Surkamp counterpart, Enny Romero (2 1) got his second win against the Knights this season with a five inning, four hit, one run performance. Romero struck out five.
Catawba College alumni Jerry Sands also had a big night for the Bulls,Bulls, wholesale cheap Panthers jerseys china
finishing with two home runs and four RBIs.
Sands first home run was a no doubter to center field, but his second traveled about 320 feet down the right field line.
Asked if he was a fan of the Knights new home, Sands replied, we all were fans of this new ballpark already. The first day we took (batting practice) out here, we knew it was a nice place to hit. Down the lines, it definitely goes, the gaps get a little bit, but right and left it goes pretty good.
Alex Liddi (2 for 4) hit his first home run of the season in the seventh inning and was Charlotte only player with more than one hit.
The win was the sixth in a row for the Bulls (10 3), whose pitchers limited the Knights (6 7) to just five hits Tuesday and eight during the two game series sweep.
After doubling in the second inning, singling in the fourth and lacing a triple in the fifth, Mahtook actually wound up with two chances to complete his cycle.
In the seventh inning, he took the first two pitches he saw from Thompson for balls before lining a single up the middle.
is a pretty talented guy, Sands said. got a bunch of tools and that was one of the more impressive streak I ever seen. LOB 10, Charlotte 8. 2B Christian, Figueroa. 3B Mahtook. HR Sands 2.