Charlotte Knights

Andy Parrino caps Charlotte Knights’ comeback in 10-inning victory over Columbus

Andy Parrino’s 10th-inning double Wednesday gave the Charlotte Knights a 3-2 Class AAA International League baseball victory over the Columbus Clippers in the finale of their three-game series at BB&T BallPark.

Despite dropping Tuesday’s game, the Knights played solid baseball Wednesday and took two from the Clippers, who had come to town with an 11-game winning streak.

Columbus scored in the first inning Wednesday on Giovanny Urshela’s sacrifice fly. One inning later, Anthony Recker hit a solo home run to push the Clippers’ lead to 2-0.

Charlotte starter Miguel Gonzalez settled in after that. He allowed the two runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings but did not factor in the decision. He also struck out seven.

Charlotte cut its deficit in half when Travis Ishikawa launched a solo home run during the second inning. Danny Hayes, who came in with a .302 average, tied the score with his third home run in his past four games.

The bullpens took over from there until the bottom of the 10th.

A one-out walk by Jacob May put the potential go-ahead run on first. After May swiped second, Parrino stepped to the plate and, on a 2-1 count from reliever Austin Adams (2-1), he roped the hit up the middle to make a winner of Tommy Kahnle (1-0).

The Knights will have Thursday off before opening a three-game series at 7:05 p.m. Friday at Gwinnett.

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