The Charlotte Knights’ six-game winning streak has come to an end.
Despite pounding out 14 hits Saturday, the Knights fell victim to a poor first inning en route to a 7-4 loss to the Durham Bulls at BB&T BallPark. Four consecutive two-out singles off Knights starter Chris Volstad helped stake the Bulls to a 4-0 lead in the first inning.
Volstad (2-3) settled down and allowed only one run over the next four innings, but the damage was done. Justin Marks (1-3) got the win despite allowing nine hits over five innings. He struck out seven. The free-swinging Knights struck out 13 times.
Third baseman Matt Davidson had three doubles and drove in two runs to help Charlotte mount a comeback. But a lack of clutch hitting did in the Knights, who were only 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position.
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The teams end their three-game series with a 2:05 p.m. game Sunday afternoon.