Trailing 3-2 going to the 9th, the Bats were able to take a 4-3 lead after the top of the 9th, only to watch that lead slip away and turn into a loss. Ã‚Â Jon Adkins allowed 2 runs on 4 hits in the 9th inning to pick up the loss. Ã‚Â Adkins recorded just 1 out. Ã‚Â Justin Lehr allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 6 hits and a walk in 6 innings pitched.
Danny Dorn scored a run and had 3 singles in 4 at-bats while Juan Francisco had a single and a double in 4 at-bats. Ã‚Â Francisco scored a run and drove in 2. Ã‚Â Todd Frazier had a triple and 2 rbis in 4 at-bats.
Carolina did not play on Tuesday.
The Hillcats overcame a 5-0 deficit going to the 7th by scoring 3 in the 7th, 1 in the 8th, and 2 runs in the 9th inning to come back and steal a win. Cody Puckett went 1-4 with a homerun, 2 runs scored, and 2 rbis. Ã‚Â The homerun was Cody’s 3rd of the season. Ã‚Â Neftali Soto homered as well, in more dramatic fashion. Ã‚Â Soto made his 5th homerun a walkoff shot and went 2-5 in the game with 2 rbis and a run scored.
Jeremy Horst pitched well in relief. Ã‚Â Horst went 2.2 scoreless innings, allowed 2 hits and struck out 5. Ã‚Â Jordan Hotchkiss pitched a scoreless 9th inning to pick up his second win of the season. Ã‚Â Hotchkiss lowered his ERA to 0.63 in 14.1 innings pitched this season with this scoreless outing.
The Dragons committed 5 errors! Ã‚Â It doesn’t matter what level you are playing at, you aren’t going to win too many games committing that many errors. Didi Gregorius did go 2-4 at the plate, but also committed 2 errors in the field, giving him 7 on the year at shortstop. Ã‚Â Josh Garton went 2-4 was well and hit his first homerun of the season.