Dash still alive, Barons win
Charlotte (27-39) had their game last night postponed due to rain against Columbus (32-34). The rain-out will be made up as part of a doubleheader this evening. Jason Berken (4-6, 4.24) will get the start for the Knights in game one, while the game two starter has yet to be decided. First pitch is scheduled for 4:15.
Birmingham (41-25) lost to Jackson (28-34) last night by the score of 7-2. 2011 Voyager Scott Snodgress (7-5) was roughed up for six runs in only four innings of work. Ex-Voyagers Kevin Vance (2011) and Taylor Thompson (2010) then came on in relief to combine for five innings of one-run ball–striking out eight. Offensively, 2011 Voyager Keenyn Walker knocked in one of the Barons two runs on the night. Birmingham has already clinched the first half North Division crown, and they play game two of their four-game set against the Generals tonight at 6:05. Nick McCully (6-1, 2.93) will be making the start for the Barons. The righty has not lost since the middle of April.
The Dash (36-31) knocked off Wilmington (32-25) last night with a 5-3 win in 11 innings. The win keeps Winston-Salem on pace with first place Myrtle Beach, who also won, as they trail by two games with three to go. The Dash trailed 3-1 in the top half of the ninth inning, but 2012 Voyager Brent Tanner would tie things up with an RBI single after a run scored via a sacrifice fly earlier in the frame. That would not be all from Tanner, who was recently called up from Kannapolis, as he belted a game winning two-run home run in the top of the 11th inning–his first as a member of the Dash. Terance Marin (4-5) picked up the win in relief thanks to 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. 2011 Voyager Cody Winiarski would slam the door shut in the bottom of the eleventh by striking out the side. Winston-Salem will be back in action tonight at 5:05. Bryan Blough (4-4, 4.66) will take the ball for the Dash.
Kannapolis (24-41) edged out Rome (36-30) on Thursday evening by the score of 4-3. The Intimdators went up early 2-0, and they would never look back. 2012 Voyager Brandon Brennan (3-9, 6.55) pitched Kannapolis to victory thanks to 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball. Ex-Voyager catcher Mike Marjama collected three hits and also scored a run in the Kannapolis win. 2012 Voyager Patrick Palmeiro also picked up two hits–including a double–and an RBI. Kannapolis and Rome will resume their four-game series tonight at 5:05. 2012 Voyager Kyle Hansen (2-2, 5.23) gets the start for the Intimidators.
Voyagers Alumni of the Night
Brent Tanner (2012)
3-5, HR (1), RBI, R in last night’s 5-3 win over Wilmington