Knights rally past WooSox on Sunday, 3-1

    Charlotte Knights

June 2, 2024 – International League (IL)
Charlotte Knights news story

(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – Right fielder Zach DeLoach ripped a go-ahead two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning to propel the Charlotte Knights to a 3-1 victory over the Worcester Red Sox on Sunday afternoon in the finale of the six-game series. The win was Charlotte’s second in as many days and it helped the Knights earn a series split with the WooSox, 3-3.

With the score tied at 1-1, the Knights loaded the bases in the bottom of the eighth inning with the help of a costly error by WooSox second baseman Eddy Alvarez. The former Knights infielder dropped a pop-up that would have ended the inning. Instead, the inning was extended and DeLoach played the hero.

DeLoach hit a line drive into right field, which was caught by WooSox right fielder Mark Contreras. The play allowed two Charlotte runners to score and give the Knights a 3-1 lead. The Knights scored all three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning after trailing 1-0. Short stop Colson Montgomery had two singles and scored one run for Charlotte in the win.

Charlotte RHP Chad Kuhl had a solid day on the mound. Kuhl allowed just one run on three hits in 6.1 strong innings. He walked three, fanned four and didn’t factor the call. LHP Shane Drohan (2-0, 0.00) earned the win after allowing just one hit in 1.1 shutout innings from the Charlotte bullpen. RHP Fraser Ellard earned his second save in as many days.

The Knights now have a day off on Monday before opening a six-game homestand against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Triple-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins) on Tuesday night. The “Voice of the Charlotte Knights” Matt Swierad and longtime Knights announcer Mike Pacheco will call at at 6:30 p.m. The first pitch is Tuesday evening at 6:35 PM from Uptown Charlotte.

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