LOUISVILLE, KY- The Louisville Bats (12-24) dropped the final game of the four-game series against the Charlotte Knights (18-17) by a score of 7-6, resulting in a sweep for the Knights.
The Bats scored the first runs of the day in the bottom of the second inning after the Bats' Rob Brantly hit a two-run home run towards right field scoring Brandon Dixon from first, giving the Bats an early 2-0 lead.
The Bats started right-handed pitcher Rookie Davis (0-0, 4.50), who made his Bats debut today. Davis surrendered the lead in the sixth inning after the Knights' Danny Hayes hit a solo home run. Davis finished with a line of six innings pitched, allowed four hits, gave up three runs, all earned, recorded one strikeout, throwing 100 pitches, 63 of them for strikes.
The Bats later took the lead back in the bottom half of the sixth inning when the Bats' Dilson Herrera hit a three-run home run to left-center field, giving the Bats a 5-3 lead after six. This three-run home run gave Herrera a team-leading 18 RBI for the season.
The Bats' Evan Mitchell replaced Davis in the top half of the seventh inning and squandered the lead when the Knights scored two of their own and tied the game up at 5-5.
The Bats and Knights both scored a run of their own in the eighth inning respectively, making the score 6-6.
The Knights scored in the 10th inning when the Knights' Carson Blair singled up the middle scoring the pinch-runner Tyler Ladendorf from second and giving the Knights a 7-6 lead. This run ended up being the game-winning run for the Knights as well.
The Louisville Bats will travel to Toledo to face the Toledo Mud Hens for a four-game series starting tomorrow. The Bats are projected to start right-handed pitcher Jackson Stephens (2-3, 7.52). The Mud Hens are projected to start right-handed pitcher Buck Farmer (0-2, 3.46).
First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.
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