Sarasota, FL - The Louisville Bats defeated the Norfolk Tides, 4-3, to improve to 8-5-1 in Spring Training.
Bats starter Michael Gosling turned in a solid performance, allowing one run on three hits. He struck out six Tides batters in five innings. Ricky Stone, Brian Shackelford and Wes Wilkerson combined to pitch four innings of relief for the Bats.
Mark Bellhorn led the way for Louisville hitters, going 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBI. Bubba Crosby went 2-for-4 with a double and RBI and Tyrell Godwin went 2-for-3 with a double.
Louisville takes on the Indianapolis Indians Friday afternoon at Pirate City in Bradenton. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.
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