KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (August 25, 2013) -- Adam Lopez and Euclides Leyer combined to shutout the Rome Braves, 9-0, on Sunday at CMC-NorthEast Stadium, clinching a fourth straight series win for the Kannapolis Intimidators.
Lopez (4-3) made his third straight scoreless start, working 5.0 innings and allowing three hits and two walks. He added six strikeouts, increasing his team-lead to 120 on the season. Lopez, who opened the year in the bullpen, now has a 1.62 ERA (6 ER/33.1 IP) in his six starts.
Leyer retired the first 11 batters he faced before giving up a two-out single in the ninth and eventually securing the shutout with his first save. He struck out three batters along the way and allowed just two balls out of the infield over his 4.0 innings of work.
Jacob May paced the Intimidators offense, going 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, extending his hitting streak to 13 games since Aug. 13. He is batting .434 (23-53) over his hitting streak, which is now one game shy of the longest by an Intimidator this season.
Brent Tanner also collected three hits, going 3-for-5 with two RBI, including a run-scoring double in the third inning.
Kannapolis jump out to a first inning lead when Keon Barnum drove in Tim Anderson, and Jason Coats crossed the plate on a Mike Marjama sac-fly.
Kannapolis scored two in the first inning, three in the second and two more in the third for a quick 7-0 advantage. Marjama and Tanner drove in May and Anderson with base hits in the sixth inning.
The Intimidators are off on Monday before opening a three-game series in Delmarva on Tuesday. Kannapolis then returns to CMC-NorthEast Stadium on Friday for a four-game series against Hagerstown to wrap up the 2013 season. For ticket and promotional information, fans can call the F&M Bank Box Office at (704) 932-3267 or visit intimidatorsbaseball.com.