3 Intimidators pitchers combine for no-no

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AAA: Charlotte Knights

The Knights (25-36) fell to Pawtucket (35-24) last night by the score of 7-4.  The Knights would hold a 4-2 lead after the fourth inning, but they were unable to hold on thanks to a four-run top of the eighth by the Paw Sox.  Knights starter Charles Leesman recorded the no decision, as he went five innings and allowed three runs (two earned) while striking out four.  Jhan Martinez (2-3) was responsible for allowing all of Pawtucket’s runs in the eighth inning.  Martinez blew his third save of the season, allowing four earned on three hits in 2/3 of an inning.  2008 Dan Remenowsky would then come on to finish the ballgame, tossing 1 1/3 innings of scoreess ball.  Former Voyagers Jim Gallagher (2007) and Brent Morel (2008) would each pick up a hit a piece in the loss, and Gallagher would also score a run.  Charlotte and Pawtucket will play game three of their four-game set tonight at 5:05.  Simon Castro (1-6, 5.14) will get the nod for the Knights.

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AA: Birmingham Barons

Birmingham (37-21) and Huntsville (25-31) had their fourth game of their five-game series washed out due to rain last night.  The two teams will make the postponed game up in a doubleheader this afternoon.  Erik Johnson (5-2, 2.26) will be making the start for the Barons in game one.  First pitch is scheduled for 3:43.  Following today’s twin bill, the Barons will return to Regions Field for a ten-game home stand.

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High A: Winston-Salem Dash

It wasn’t a pretty sight for Winston-Salem (30-29) last night in Salem (26-31), as they were blanked by the Red Sox 8-0.  Salem pounced early thanks to a four-run first inning off of Dash starter Myles Jaye (3-1).  The righty fell for the first time since being called up from Kannapolis, as he allowed seven runs on nine hits over six innings of work.  2011 Voyagers hurler Jarrett Casey would then come on to finish the game.  He surrendered just one run in three innings of work.  The Dash could only muster two hits off of Red Sox pitching, with one of them coming off of the bat of 2011 Voyager Mark Haddow.  Winston-Salem will be back at it tonight at 5:05.  Chris Bassitt (5-2, 3.47) will take the ball for the Dash.

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Low A: Kannapolis Intimidators

It was a historic night for the Intimdators (21-36) on Wednesday, as three pitchers combined for a no-hitter in the second game of a doubleheader against Hagerstown (31-25).  Braulio Ortiz, Adam Lopez and 2012 Voyager Joe Dvorsky combined to throw seven hitless innings with seven strikeouts and four walks in the Intimdators 11-0 victory.  2012 Voyager Micah Johnson collected two hits and scored three runs to lead Kannapolis offensively.  Another member of the 2012 Voyagers, Michael Johnson, knocked in two runs in the winning effort.  The Intimidators were also winners in game one of the twin bill 6-2.  Jefferson Olacio (2-7) went the distance by tossing seven innings of two run ball (1 ER).  Micah Johnson scored twice in the win, and 2012 Voyagers catcher Mike Marjama knocked in two.  Kannapolis will close out their four-game set against the Suns tonight at 5:05.  Euclides Leyer (2-6, 4.95) will be making the start for the Intimidators.

Voyagers Alumni of the Night

Joe Dvorsky (2012)

1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H in 11-0 game two win over Hagerstown (1 of 3 pitchers to combine for 7 inning no-hitter)

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