Charlotte Knights

Charlotte Knights sweep doubleheader from Norfolk Tides

The Charlotte Knights staged two late-inning rallies Tuesday night to come away with a doubleheader sweep of the Norfolk Tides.

Daniel Fields’ two-run single in the sixth inning erased a one-run deficit in the second game and led the Knights to a 3-2 victory. In the opener, the Knights overcame a three-run deficit by scoring four runs in the top of the seventh inning en route to a 4-3 victory.

Will Lamb (1-0) got the victory in relief in the second game, pitching 2 1/3 innings and striking out three. Erik Johnson (2-1) pitched a complete game for Charlotte in the opener.

In the first game, a bases-loaded fielding error by Tides third baseman Jimmy Paredes allowed two runs to score, tying the game. J.B. Shuck followed with a sacrifice fly to drive in what would prove to be the winning run. Charlotte scored its first run of the inning on a run-scoring single by Jacob May.

Danny Hayes hit safely in both games to raise his average to .319. Hayes has at least one hit in 12 of his past 13 games and is batting .533 (16-for-30) in May.

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