Louisville Bats bounce back with a 3-1 win over the Charlotte Knights
07/28/2015 10:43 PM
The Louisville Bats made it to the halfway point of their 4-game home series with the Charlotte Knights by bouncing back to a 3-1 victory on Tuesday night. The Bats avenged a 7-1 drumming from the night before.
After a defensive struggle for the first half of the game, the Bats got on the board first in the bottom of the 5th when Hernan Iribarren sent a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Juan Silva from third. That run was set up the play before when Ryan LaMarre hit a sacrifice bunt, and Charlotte pitcher Erik Johnson overthrew him at first.
The Bats welcomed Charlotte pitcher Nate Jones to the mound in the bottom of the 8th with two more runs on a Josh Satin ground ball to left field, scoring Kyle Waldrop and Ramon Cabrera. Those runs were set up after Cabrera doubled to right field shortly before.
The Knights attempted a comeback in the top of the 9th, when Leury Garcia scored while the Bats completed a double-play at first and second. It came too late, though, as the Bats then completed the game by throwing Chris Marrero out at first.
Robert Stephenson got the win on mound for the Bats, with no runs and ten strikeouts in eight innings. Game 3 of the series is Wednesday night at 7:05pm at Slugger Field.
Highlight of the Erik Johnson throwing error that set up the Bats’ first run in the 5th: