Louisville Bats split series with Charlotte Knights with a 3-2 victory

07/30/2015 10:58 PM

The Louisville Bats split the four-game series with the Charlotte Knights Thursday with a 3-2 victory on 80’s night. In both the Bats’ losses this week, they fell behind early in the game. That looked like it might be the case again tonight, when Knights’ center fielder Trayce Thompson sent a home run into the left field stands in the top of the second inning.

It appeared that newly acquired Bats’ pitcher Brandon Finnegan might let the game get out of hand again when Charlotte’s first two batters doubled in the top of the third, the second one scoring Drew Garcia. However, those proved to be the only two runs of the game for the Knights, after solid relief performances for the Bats from Drew Hayes and Jose De La Torre.

The Bats came back with a monster sixth inning, beginning when the Knights’ Chris Marrero grounded into a double play to close out the top of the inning. The Bats ended the sixth with a stellar offensive performance, beginning with a line drive double by center fielder Ryan LaMarre. Brennan Boesch followed that up with a single to left that scored LaMarre. Josh Satin finished the job with a two-run homer to put the Bats ahead for good.

The Bats close out their home stand with a 3-game series against Toledo that starts on Friday night.

Highlight of the Bats’ 6th inning double play in the top of the 6th:

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