Bulls come on late, salvage split at Lehigh Valley

Aug. 05, 2014 @ 07:52 PM

The Durham Bulls salvaged a series split with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, earning an 8-5 win in the finale of the four-game set Tuesday at Coca-Cola Park.

The IronPigs jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, plating a run in the first inning on Maikel Franco’s RBI double. Durham countered in the top of the second inning though, when Vince Belnome delivered a two-run, two-out single to put the Bulls ahead 2-1.

Lehigh Valley tied the contest in the third inning on a bases-loaded walk, and then re-took the lead in the fifth on a solo homer from former Bull Russ Canzler to make it a 3-2 ballgame.

In the sixth inning the Bulls continued the back-and-forth battle, scoring a pair as Justin Christian and Vince Belnome each drove in a run with base hits to reclaim the lead at 4-3. Then in the eighth with two outs and the bases loaded, Jeremy Moore singled to right field to drive in two, before another run came around on the play on a throwing error by Canzler to give Durham a comfortable 7-3 advantage.

Lehigh Valley wasn’t done though, as Freddy Galvis cracked a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to bring the game to within two runs. Ali Solis notched an RBI single in the top of the ninth though, putting Durham ahead 8-5 and closing the scoring.

Southpaw C.J. Riefenhauser (2-3) earned the win in relief with 2 2/3 scoreless innings, while right-hander Tyler Knigge (1-3) took the loss for the home side, allowing two runs in two frames.

The Bulls are off Wednesday before returning home on Thursday for five games in four days against the Buffalo Bisons.

Thursday features two seven-inning games as part of a doubleheader, with Durham LHP Enny Romero (4-11, 5.31) on the hill for game one opposite LHP Brad Mills (1-0, 3.86) for Buffalo. First pitch for game one is scheduled for 6:05 p.m., with game two following 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one.

 

Durham Bulls (61-55) 8, Lehigh Valley IronPigs (54-64) 5
August 5, 2014

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Durham       0 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 8 14 0
Lehigh Valley       1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 5 12 2
 

 


Durham AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Christian, CF 4 2 2 1 2 1 4 .279
Belnome, 1B 4 1 2 3 1 0 1 .252
Mahtook, LF 3 1 1 0 2 1 3 .298
Moore, RF 5 0 1 2 0 0 3 .333
Betemit, DH 4 1 3 0 1 0 2 .236
Fontenot, 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 4 .260
Solis, C 5 1 3 1 0 1 1 .232
Olmedo, 3B 4 2 1 0 0 1 1 .220
Lee, H, SS 4 0 0 0 1 1 6 .206
  Montgomery, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Riefenhauser, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Lueke, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 38 8 14 7 7 5 25 .256
 
 
 
 
 
BATTING
2B: Christian 2 (31, Knigge, Gonzalez, M).
TB: Solis 3; Moore; Fontenot; Betemit 3; Olmedo; Belnome 2; Christian 4; Mahtook.
RBI: Belnome 3 (41), Christian (35), Moore 2 (26), Solis (21).
2-out RBI: Belnome 3; Christian; Moore 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Betemit; Mahtook; Fontenot.
SAC: Olmedo.
GIDP: Fontenot, Christian.
Team RISP: 5-for-12.
Team LOB: 11.
 
Lehigh Valley AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Hernandez, Ce, 3B 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 .304
Galvis, SS 5 3 4 2 0 0 1 .260
Franco, 1B 5 0 2 1 0 1 3 .244
Canzler, RF 5 1 2 1 0 1 3 .275
Castro, L, CF 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 .268
Perkins, LF 4 0 0 1 1 0 1 .209
Murphy, Ji, DH 4 0 2 0 1 0 3 .241
Rupp, C 4 0 0 0 1 2 2 .133
Henson, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .275
  Manship, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Aumont, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Knigge, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gonzalez, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Martin, E, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Totals 39 5 12 5 5 5 19 .250
 
 
 
BATTING
2B: Galvis (10, Montgomery, M), Franco (27, Montgomery, M), Murphy, Ji (22, Montgomery, M), Canzler (24, Riefenhauser).
HR: Canzler (10, 5th inning off Montgomery, M, 0 on, 0 out), Galvis (1, 8th inning off Lueke, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Murphy, Ji 3; Galvis 8; Hernandez, Ce 2; Franco 3; Canzler 6.
RBI: Franco (57), Perkins (10), Canzler (50), Galvis 2 (7).
2-out RBI: Perkins.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Castro, L; Henson 3; Murphy, Ji 2; Franco 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-12.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Galvis (1, 3rd base off Montgomery, M/Solis).

FIELDING
E: Canzler (8, throw), Martin, E (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Henson-Galvis-Franco, Galvis-Henson-Franco).
 

Durham IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Montgomery, M  4.1 8 3 3 2 3 1 4.05
Riefenhauser (W, 2-3) 2.2 3 0 0 2 0 0 1.74
Lueke  2.0 1 2 2 1 2 1 3.42
Totals 9.0 12 5 5 5 5 2 3.68
 
 
Lehigh Valley IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Manship  2.0 4 2 2 2 0 0 7.11
Aumont  3.0 2 0 0 2 2 0 3.61
Knigge (BS, 1)(L, 1-3) 2.0 3 2 2 1 1 0 5.93
Gonzalez, M  1.0 2 3 2 2 1 0 6.00
Martin, E  1.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 4.91
Totals 9.0 14 8 7 7 5 0 4.54

IBB: Belnome (by Gonzalez, M).
Pitches-strikes: Montgomery, M 99-59, Riefenhauser 51-26, Lueke 30-19, Manship 45-23, Aumont 45-24, Knigge 28-18, Gonzalez, M 28-15, Martin, E 18-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Montgomery, M 3-3, Riefenhauser 1-4, Lueke 0-4, Manship 1-3, Aumont 4-1, Knigge 4-1, Gonzalez, M 1-0, Martin, E 2-0.
Batters faced: Montgomery, M 23, Riefenhauser 13, Lueke 8, Manship 12, Aumont 12, Knigge 10, Gonzalez, M 6, Martin, E 6.
Umpires: HP: Jon Byrne. 1B: Derek Mollica. 3B: Jeff Gosney.
Weather: 87 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 2 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:35.
Att: 10,100.
Venue: Coca-Cola Park.
August 5, 2014


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