PAWTUCKET, R.I. Down to a final out and trailing 1-0 in the ninth inning, Charlotte’s Blake Tekotte drilled a two-run home run against reliever Drake Britton to propel the Knights past the Pawtucket Red Sox 2-1 in front of 8,226 fans Sunday afternoon at McCoy Stadium.
The teams split the four-game series.
The PawSox lost despite carrying a no-hitter through 62/3 innings. Felix Doubront, making his second start with Pawtucket as part of his MLB rehab assignment, did not allow a run or a hit in five innings.
The PawSox were held to two hits, none after the second inning, and struck out 16 times.
Greensboro 7, Kannapolis: J.T. Riddle had a solo home run in the sixth and Justin Bohn hit a three-run shot in the seventh for the Grasshoppers at Kannapolis. Greensboro scored six runs in the seventh and clinched the SAL Northern Division first-half title.
KNIGHTS 2, RED SOX 1
LOB–Charlotte 8, Pawtucket 7. HR—Tekotte (8, 9th inning off Britton, D, 1 on, 2 out). SB–Betts (2, 2nd base off Heath/Phegley). CS—McCoy, M (2, 2nd base by Kussmaul/Phegley).
|Kussmaul (W, 1-2)||2.0||0||0||0||2||5|
|Veal (S, 4)||1.0||0||0||0||1||3|
|Barnes (H, 1)||3.0||3||0||0||0||2|
|Britton (BS, 3)(L, 0-2)||1.0||2||2||2||0||1|
WP-Heath 2, Doubront. HBP-Phegley (by Barnes, M), Cecchini (by Veal).
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