Knights Drop Both Games of Friday’s Twin Bill
D.J. Peterson and Jake Peter Launch Home Runs for Charlotte
(LAWRENCEVILLE, GA) – D.J. Peterson and Jake Peter homered, but the Charlotte Knights dropped both games of their doubleheader against the Gwinnett Braves on Friday from Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, GA.
In game one, the Knights lost to the G-Braves by a score of 6-3. RHP Carson Fulmer (7-9, 5.79) started for the Knights in his return from the Chicago White Sox and allowed six runs (five earned) on five hits. Fulmer was charged with the game one loss.
Peterson hit his second home run with the Knights since being claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox. His two-run shot in the second inning of game one came off Gwinnett starter Luiz Gohara (1-2, 3.86), who earned the win. Charlotte left fielder Cody Asche chipped in with two of Charlotte’s six hits in first game of the twin bill
In game two, the Knights loaded the bases in the seventh and brought the tying run to first base, but lost by a score of 7-4. Charlotte RHP Chris Volstad (2-10, 5.92) was saddled with the loss after he allowed five runs on six hits over four innings. Offensively for the Knights in the second game, Peter launched his seventh home run of the season. His two-run blast in the fifth inning came off Gwinnett starter Manny Barreda (2-0, 2.73), who gave up two runs on four hits over five innings to notch the victory. He struck-out six batters. Gwinnett first baseman Carlos Franco added a solo home run against Charlotte RHP Al Alburquerque in the fifth inning.
The doubleheader loss was Charlotte’s second straight. They also lost a doubleheader on Thursday against the Norfolk Tides from Norfolk, VA.
The Knights will continue their four-game series against the Gwinnett Braves on Saturday from Coolray Field. First pitch is on tap for 6:05 p.m. from Gwinnett County, GA. RHP Michael Kopech (1-0, 3.60) is expected to start the game for the Knights. Pre-game radio coverage will begin at 5:50 p.m. on ESPN Charlotte (730 AM) and CharlotteKnights.com. The “Voice of the Charlotte Knights” Matt Swierad will have the call for all of the action.
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