Bourgeois' RBI single in 10th lifts Bulls in regular-season finale

Sep. 02, 2013 @ 10:21 PM

Jason Bourgeois singled home Kevin Kiermaier with the only run of the game in the 10th inning to lift the Durham Bulls past the Norfolk Tides 1-0 Monday at Harbor Park.

Bourgeois ended the regular-season by grounding a single under the glove of Tides shortstop Alex Liddi, who was drawn in with runners at first and third in the 10th.

With the single, Bourgeois and the Bulls (87-57) knocked the Tides out of the postseason and avoided a four-game sweep by the Tides, who won the opening three games of the series in dramatic fashion.

Norfolk (77-67) would have advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 2005 with a win, but the loss left them in a tie with the Rochester Red Wings after a 13-3 Rochester win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Monday.

Rochester won the International League wild card berth because it held the tiebreaker over Norfolk.

Enny Romero, just up from AA Montgomery, was spectacular in his Triple-A debut for Durham, pitching eight scoreless innings, permitting just four hits and two walks.

He outdueled Norfolk’s Mike Wright, who was also making his Triple-A debut. Wright pitched 6 2/3 scoreless for the Tides. Norfolk pitchers scattered 12 hits, stranding 10 Bulls on the day.

Kirby Yates notched his 20th save of the season for the Bulls, stranding Jonathan Schoop at first base by whiffing three straight Tides. C.C. Riefenhauser (W, 2-1) notched the win with a perfect ninth inning.

The IL South Division champion Bulls open a best-of-five, first round series of the Governor’s Cup playoffs on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. against Indianapolis (80-67) at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

IL West champion Indianapolis and IL North champion Pawtucket finished in a dead heat for the second best record in the IL — behind the Bulls.

Jake Odorizzi (9-6, 3.33) will start the opener for Durham against the Indians’ Brandon Cumpton (6-7, 3.32).

Durham Bulls (87-57) 1, Norfolk Tides (77-67) 0
September 2, 2013

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Durham       0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 12 0
Norfolk       0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
 

 


Durham AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Beckham, T, SS 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 .276
Kiermaier, CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 .263
Guyer, RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .301
  Anderson, Le, RF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .292
Bourgeois, DH 5 0 3 1 0 0 0 .290
Figueroa, C, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 0 6 .286
Roberts, R, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .210
Duncan, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .215
Frey, LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 .230
Albernaz, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .225
  Romero, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Riefenhauser, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Yates, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 41 1 12 1 0 3 15 .267
 
 
 
 
 
BATTING
2B: Guyer (23, Wright, M).
TB: Roberts, R; Beckham, T; Duncan; Guyer 3; Bourgeois 3; Kiermaier; Anderson, Le; Frey 2.
RBI: Bourgeois (61).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kiermaier; Figueroa, C 2; Albernaz 2.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Frey (9, 2nd base off Russell, Ad/Exposito), Roberts, R (3, 2nd base off Delcarmen/Exposito).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Duncan-Beckham, T-Romero, Beckham, T-Roberts, R-Duncan).
 
Norfolk AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Dickerson, DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .243
Wheeler, 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .268
Urrutia, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .316
Johnson, D, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .250
Schoop, 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .256
Pridie, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .269
Liddi, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .222
Britton, B, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .255
Exposito, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224
  Ward, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Wright, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Russell, Ad, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Schlereth, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Delcarmen, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Jones, C, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 0 5 0 2 7 14 .258
 
 
 
BATTING
2B: Dickerson (7, Romero).
TB: Schoop; Wheeler; Dickerson 3; Liddi.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Urrutia.
GIDP: Johnson, D, Liddi.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Pridie (Anderson, Le at 3rd base).
DP: (Pridie-Schoop-Wheeler).
 

Durham IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Romero  8.0 4 0 0 2 2 0 0.00
Riefenhauser (W, 2-1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.05
Yates (S, 20) 1.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1.90
Totals 10.0 5 0 0 2 7 0 3.33
 
 
Norfolk IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Wright, M  6.2 6 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Russell, Ad  1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.37
Schlereth  0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.82
Delcarmen  1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.83
Jones, C (L, 4-4) 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 2.67
Totals 10.0 12 1 1 0 3 0 3.81

WP: Romero.
Pitches-strikes: Romero 91-60, Riefenhauser 13-8, Yates 17-14, Wright, M 96-65, Russell, Ad 20-11, Schlereth 3-2, Delcarmen 20-14, Jones, C 16-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Romero 11-5, Riefenhauser 1-0, Yates 0-0, Wright, M 5-5, Russell, Ad 3-0, Schlereth 1-0, Delcarmen 1-1, Jones, C 1-0.
Batters faced: Romero 28, Riefenhauser 3, Yates 4, Wright, M 26, Russell, Ad 5, Schlereth 1, Delcarmen 4, Jones, C 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Russell, Ad 1-0, Schlereth 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tom Honec. 1B: David Soucy. 3B: Max Guyll.
Weather: 81 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:54.
Att: 8,054.
Venue: Harbor Park.
September 2, 2013


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