Bulls Best Stripers 7-3
Bulls second baseman Jonathan Aranda drove in three runs and left fielder Niko Hulsizer smashed a 2-run homer in Durham’s 7-3 victory over the Gwinnett Stripers on Wednesday evening at Coolray Field. Durham struck first in the fifth inning when Aranda’s single gave the Bulls a 1-0 lead before he
Bulls second baseman Jonathan Aranda *drove in three runs and left fielder *Niko Hulsizer smashed a 2-run homer in Durham’s 7-3 victory over the Gwinnett Stripers on Wednesday evening at Coolray Field.
Durham struck first in the fifth inning when Aranda’s single gave the Bulls a 1-0 lead before he drove in another two runs in the seventh. Designated hitter Nick Dini scored in the same frame thanks to third baseman Osleivis Basabe’s *sacrifice fly. Hulsizer would extend Durham’s lead to 6-0 in the following inning with a 2-run homer, before right fielder *Ben Gamel’s RBI finished the win at 7-3.
Gwinnett SS* Vaughn Grissom *drove in a run and C *Chadwick Tromp *recorded a 2-run homer.
Durham lefty *Jacob Lopez *(5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO) earned the victory with his 5.0 scoreless innings while Gwinnett starter *Beau Burrows *(5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO) suffered the defeat.
The two teams are set to continue their six-game road set on Thursday evening, with first pitch scheduled for 7:05pm. RHP Evan McKendry *is anticipated to toe the rubber for the Bulls and be opposed by RHP *AJ Smith-Shawver.
Durham returns home to Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Monday, May 29 to start a six-game homestand with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, the Triple-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins. First pitch of the series opener is set for 5:05pm.
Tickets for that game and all 2023 Durham Bulls home games are available, and can be purchased at DurhamBulls.com, or by calling 919.956.BULL.