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Bats offense erupts, defeat Bulls 12-8

June 18, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Louisville's offense erupted for a season-high 12 runs in their 12-8 victory against the Durham Bulls Wednesday afternoon at Louisville Slugger Field.

The Bulls took an early 5-3 lead in the top of the third by plating four runs on five hits, one of those being Brandon Guyer's second triple of the day. Cole Figueroa and Ray Olmedo would each get extra-base hits in the inning.

Louisville charged back quickly by scoring five runs on six hits in the bottom of the third inning. Steve Selsky blasted a triple in only his second at-bat in his Triple-A debut to drive in Jason Bourgeois and get the rally started. Donald Lutz, Kristopher Negron and Hernan Iribarren had RBIs in the inning.

The Bats offense exploded once again in the sixth scoring four runs on four hits, including Juan Silverio's fifth run in his Triple-A career. Eight of the nine starters for Louisville recorded a hit and seven of nine starters crossed home at least once.

Jair Jurrjens (1-2, 6.00) made his fourth start of the season for the Bats. The righty pitched four innings allowing five runs on seven hits, two walks and four strikeouts. Justin Freeman (1-0, 0.00) earned the win for the Bats.

After yesterday's 5-for-5 outing, Juan Silverio started the game off with two hits. He received his first Triple-A out by flying out to left field. He finished the day 3-for-5 with three singles and an RBI. He had three runs in the game and now has five runs in his Triple-A career.

Bourgeois recorded the first multi-steal game of the season for the Bats by having two. He went 3-for-5 on the day with three singles and two runs.

Felix Perez started in right field but was replaced by Selsky after a collision with Thomas Neal during the first hit of the game. Perez finished out the first half of the inning but was taken out in the bottom of the first.

Louisville will have an off day tomorrow before they travel to Gwinnett Friday for game one of a four game series versus the Braves at 7:05 p.m. The Bats will send right-hander Brett Marshall (0-2, 16.20) to the mound against the Braves righty Cody Martin (4-6, 3.42).