Matt Skole added his 13th hit in the month of May (11 games). (Laura Wolff/Charlotte Knights)
By Charlotte Knights | May 12, 2018 10:24 PM
(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- First baseman Casey Gillaspie had three hits and two RBIs, but the Charlotte Knights dropped game two of their three-game series to the Durham Bulls by a score of 10-3 on Saturday night at BB&T Ballpark. The Knights welcomed their eighth sell-out crowd of the season with an impressive total of 10,512 on Saturday.
Down by a score of 10-1, the Knights rallied back a bit in the bottom of the ninth inning and tacked on two more runs along the way. Gillaspie, who already had two hits at that point, doubled home two runs in the ninth. He finished with a season-high three hits against his former team. Second baseman Jake Elmorehad two of Charlotte's eight hits on the night.
Charlotte LHP Matt Tomshaw (2-1, 8.57) started and was charged with the loss after allowing seven runs on nine hits over 5.1 innings pitched. LHP Colton Turner allowed Durham's other three runs on four hits in the sixth inning. Relievers Thyago Vieira (2.0 IP) and Xavier Cedeño (1.0 IP) combined to keep the Bulls scoreless over the final three innings.
Saturday's game was the 13th Annual Pink Knights game presented by Charlotte Radiology. All Charlotte Knights players wore pink jerseys, which were auctioned off until the end of the sixth inning. The Knights raised a total of $27,587 for Carolinas Breast Cancer Fund on Saturday. The team has now raised over $150,000 over the course of the 13-year partnership.
The Knights will conclude their three-game series on Sunday afternoon against the Durham Bulls (Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays) from Uptown Charlotte. Pre-game radio coverage of Sunday's 2:05 p.m. game will begin at 1:50 p.m. on 730 The Game ESPN Charlotte and CharlotteKnights.com. Charlotte Knights broadcaster Mike Pacheco will have the call for all of the action. The game will also be broadcast on NBC Sports Chicago. The "Voice of the Charlotte Knights" Matt Swierad will be joined by veteran broadcaster Jeff McCarragher.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.