Knights Drop Saturday's Contest to Tides 5-0

Yoan Moncada reached base three times on Saturday in the loss. (Laura Wolff/Charlotte Knights)

By Charlotte Knights | April 15, 2017 10:35 PM ET

(NORFOLK, VA) -- Yoan Moncada, Chicago's top overall prospect, reached base three times on the night, but the Charlotte Knights fell to the Norfolk Tides on Saturday by a score of 5-0 in game two of their three-game series from Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA. The loss was Charlotte's sixth straight and the team fell to 4-6 on the year after starting out at 4-0.

Belmont Abbey product Alex Castellanos had two hits and two RBIs to pace the Norfolk offense, which combined to record 12 hits. Castellanos, 30, finished the night 2-for-3 at the plate. Catcher Chance Sisco had a game-high three hits, while Logan Schafer went 2-for-4 with the game's lone home run. Schafer hit a solo home run in the third inning of RHP Mike Pelfrey (0-2, 7.50), who started for the Knights and was charged with the game two loss. In his second start of the season with the Knights, Pelfrey allowed two runs on five hits over 3.1 innings.

Charlotte catcher Roberto Pena had two of his team's five hits on the night. Jason Bourgeois, who recorded his 350th career Knights hit on Friday, finished Saturday's game 1-for-4 at the plate. Yoan Moncada and Nicky Delmonico each had a hit on the night. Moncada also walked two times. He's now batting .317 on the season.

Norfolk RHP Zach Stewart, a former Charlotte hurler, started the game and did not allow a run over four shutout innings. Stewart, who won the final ever game at Knights Stadium in Fort Mill, SC on September 2, 2013, fanned five batters on Saturday. Reliever Jed Bradley (1-0, 0.00) pitched two scoreless innings to earn the win out of the Norfolk bullpen.

The two teams will conclude their three-game series on Sunday from Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA with a 1:05 p.m. game. RHP Reynaldo Lopez (0-1, 6.48) will make his third start of the season for the Knights, while the Tides will hand the ball to RHP Mike Wright (0-1, 8.59). Pre-game radio coverage begins at 12:50 p.m. on ESPN Charlotte (730 AM) and CharlotteKnights.com. The "Voice of the Charlotte Knights" Matt Swierad will have the call for all of the action.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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