Charlotte Knights

Charlotte Knights fall to Toledo on 3-run homer in 11th

Tyler Collins smacked a three-run homer in the 11th inning Friday night to lift the Toledo Mud Hens to a 9-6 victory over the Charlotte Knights at BB&T BallPark.

Chad Huffman opened the Toledo 11th with a triple to center. After Jordany Valdespin grounded out to third baseman Matt Davidson, Cameron Maybin walked.

With Dixon Machado batting, Maybin advanced to second on defensive indifference. Machado then reached on a fielder’s choice, but Huffman was thrown out at home.

Collins then stpped to the plate and scored Maybin and Machado with a long drive to ritght field.

Humberto Quintero followed with a popout to shortstop Tim Anderson, but the damage was done.