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Knights sweep Braves

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. Home runs by Andy Wilkins and Blake Tekotte led the Charlotte Knights to a 9-6 win against the Gwinnett Braves on Sunday at Coolray Field. The Knights earned a two-game series sweep against their South Division foe.

Right-hander Dylan Axelrod (5-6) earned the win after allowing four runs on nine hits over six innings. Axelrod walked just one batter and registered six strikeouts.

The Knights put up three-run innings in the second and third, again highlighted by home runs. Wilkins led off the second inning with his team-leading 14th homer of the season. Two batters later, Tekotte ripped his ninth of the year. For the season, the Knights have hit an Internaitonal League-best 94 home runs.

• The Knights will host a day-night doubleheader Monday against the Gwinnett Braves. A separate ticket will be required for entry to each nine-inning game (12:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m.); fans with tickets for June 30 will use those for the 7:05 p.m. game.

• The Knights will open the main gates to BB&T BallPark at 3 p.m. Tuesday and fans with a ticket to the game that evening can watch the U.S. team face Belgium in World Cup on the videoboard at 4 p.m. Food, soft drinks and beer will be available for purchase.

SOUTH ATLANTIC

Hickory 4, Greenville 3: Ronald Guzman came through with an RBI single to give the Crawdads the victory against the visiting Drive.

Kannapolis 7, Charleston 3: Jeff McKenzie earned a win in his Class A debut as the host Intimidators beat the RiverDogs for their fifth straight win.

Knights 9, Braves 6

Teamabrhbi
Johnson 2b6022
Sanchez ss4011
Semien lf4000
Davidson 3b4100
Wilkins dh3311
Taylor rf4120
Tekotte cf5332
Saladino 1b4121
Gonzalez c4011
Totals389128

Teamabrhbi
Constanza lf5110
Cunningham cf5112
Gosselin 3b5010
Hamilton 1b3110
Boggs dh2010
Terdoslavich ph-dh2220
Lerud c3110
Reyes ss4012
Salcedo rf4012
Martinez 2b4010
Totals376116

Charlotte0330002019120
Gwinnett0000220206111

E — Salcedo (17, fielding). DP–(Johnson, Mica-Saladino); (Gosselin-Martinez-Hamilton, M). LOB–Charlotte 10, Gwinnett 6. 2B–Gosselin (20, Axelrod), Martinez (6, Axelrod), Salcedo (12, Axelrod), Reyes (1, Fuentes). HR—Wilkins (14, 3rd inning off Northcraft, 0 on, 0 out), Tekotte (9, 3rd inning off Northcraft, 1 on, 0 out); Cunningham, T (4, 5th inning off Axelrod, 1 on, 2 out).

CharlotteIPHRERBBSO
Axelrod (W,5-6)694416
Fuentes11/322201
Thompson12/300001

GwinnettIPHRERBBSO
Northcraft (L,0-1)22/386633
Fisher31/310002
Reyes222011
Buchter111132

WP-Axelrod. HBP-Wilkins (by Northcraft), Lerud (by Fuentes). T-3:20. A-3,509.

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