CHARLOTTE, NC - The Bats (26-38) took on the Charlotte Knights (28-36) Wednesday night in game-two of the three-game series with the Knights winning on a walk-off wild pitch, 4-3.
The Bats started lefty Cody Reed (2-4, 2.47) who pitched five innings, allowed only three hits and one run. Reed had five walks and six strikeouts.
The Knights started left-hander Will Lamb (0-1, 4.56) and he went five innings, allowed three hits and two runs, with two walks and three strikeouts.
The Knights took the early lead Wednesday night; a Jason Bourgeois single brought in Rymer Liriano from third for the 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second.
The Bats took a 2-1 lead into the top of the fifth on a Hernan Iribarren two-run homer, his fourth of the season. A Ronaldo Bueno two-run double allowed the Knights to take back the lead heading into the seventh, 3-2.
Beau Amaral grounded into a double play scoring Brandon Dixon and the Bats tied it up in the top of the seventh three-all. Neither team could muster up any offense in the final two innings despite men on base and the game went to extra-innings.
The Bats and Knights saw four scoreless extras before a wild pitch by Ismael Guillon scored Jacob May from third for the final, 4-3. The walk-off loss moved the Bats to 4-7 in extra-inning games this season and 9-8 in one-run games.
The Bats will go for the series win against the Knights Thursday night in Charlotte. The first pitch is set for 7:05pm with Robert Stephenson (1-0, 0.00) scheduled to start for the Bats and Carson Fulmer (6-3, 4.26) projected for the Knights.
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