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Knights top Mud Hens

TOLEDO, Ohio Gorkys Hernandez, Jordan Danks and Andy Wilkins each went 3-for-5 and led the Charlotte Knights to a 7-1 International League victory against the Toledo Mud Hens on Sunday evening.

The Knights led 5-0 before the Mud Hens got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third inning.

Erik Johnson pitched five innings and got the win.

South Atlantic

Hickory 7, Greenville 2: Trailing 2-0, the Crawdads scored three runs in the top of the sixth to take the lead. A single and two walks loaded the bases, and Evan Van Hoosier followed with a sharp single to center to tie the game at 2. Nick Vickerson followed with a single and, when Forrestt Allday bobbled the ball in right field, the go-ahead run came home.

Kannapolis 5-5, Hagerstown 1-11: Jake Sanchez (5-3) struck out six batters, walked none and allowing a run on five hits in seven innings to lead the Intimidators to a 5-1 win in the first game of a home doubleheader.

The Suns used an eight-run fourth inning to race to an 11-5 win in seven innings in the second game.

KNIGHTS 7, MUD HENS 1

Charlotteabrhbi
Hernandez rf5032
Sanchez 2b5010
Phegley dh3101
Danks cf5230
Davidson 3b5010
Wilkins 1b5131
Saladino ss5110
Mitchell lf4121
Gonzalez c5121
Totals427166

Toledoabrhbi
Carrera cf3110
Crowe dh3000
Suarez ss0000
Hessman 3b3001
McCann c3000
Gaynor lf4020
Guez rf4000
Lennerton 1b2000
Hanzawa 2b4000
Totals26131

Charlotte0320000207161
Toledo001000000132

E — Gonzalez, McCann, Hanzawa. DP–Charlotte 4, Toledo 1. LOB–Charlotte 11, Toldeo 8. 2B–Danks, Wilkins. SF–Mitchell, Phegley. SB–Carrera.

CharlotteIPHRERBBSO
Johnson (W, 1-2)5.021182
Fuentes2.000003
Thompson2.010014
Totals 9.0 3 1 1 9 9

ToledoIPHRERBBSO
Ray (L, 3-3)4.085314
Belfiore3.040005
Mercedes2.042200
Totals 9.0 16 7 5 1 9

WP-Thompson, Ta.. HBP-Lennerton (by Johnson, E). T-3:17. A-6,753.

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