The International League defeated the Pacific Coast League 4-3 in Wednesday’s Triple-A All-Star baseball game at Werner Park in Omaha, Neb. All four Charlotte Knights selected to the game saw action.
Charlotte’s pitcher Erik Johnson started for the International League, becoming the fourth Knights pitcher to start the game. He surrendered one hit and one walk while striking out two batters.
Outfielder Trayce Thompson and third baseman Matt Davidson also started for the International League and batted seventh and sixth, respectively, in the team’s batting order. Thompson went 0-for-2 in his two at-bats. Davidson, who started as the team’s designated hitter, played the entire game. He went 0-for-4 and was hit by a pitch.
Relief pitcher Zach Phillips was the last Charlotte player inserted into the game. He entered with a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning and allowed two runs to score on a two-run home run by Peter O’Brien of the Reno Aces.
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Phillips was on the hook for the loss until the International League rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth inning to take a 4-3 lead it wouldn’t relinquish.