Bulls take care of Tides in 10

Apr. 21, 2014 @ 07:54 PM

After squandering an early lead, the Durham Bulls notched a 6-5, 10-inning victory against the Norfolk Tides on Monday afternoon at Harbor Park.

With two outs in the top of the 10th inning, Robby Price delivered a single to shallow center field, scoring Mikie Mahtook to put the Bulls ahead 6-5.

In the bottom of the frame, right-hander Kirby Yates retired the Tides in order, recording his seventh save in as many chances as Durham won the four-game set three games to one.

The Bulls (14-5), took the early lead by plating a run in the first inning on an RBI single from Ray Olmedo. In the third, Durham struck again, this time on an RBI single from Cole Figueroa and when Olmedo scored on an errant pick-off throw to take a 3-0 lead.

The Tides (5-13), chipped away with a run in both the third and fourth innings, but the Bulls got both of them back in the fifth behind a sacrifice fly from Jerry Sands and a wild pitch that scored Olmedo, as Durham retook a three-run advantage at 5-2.

Norfolk came all the way back to tie the affair in the sixth inning however, plating three runs behind three hits and a wild pitch, knotting the score at five apiece.

In just his second appearance with Durham, righty Doug Mathis (1-0) earned the win after turning in a perfect ninth inning, while southpaw Kelvin De La Cruz (0-2) took the loss after allowing one run on three hits in the 10th.

Justin Christian led the way for Durham, going 4 for 6 with three doubles and three runs scored, while Olmedo had a three-hit day and Figueroa finished 2 for 5.

NOTES — The Bulls begin the second half of their eight-game road trip today at 7:05 p.m. against the Charlotte Knights at BB&T Ballpark. Right-hander Merrill Kelly (3-0, 1.50) gets the ball for Durham against righty Dylan Axelrod (1-1, 4.50) for the Knights.

Durham Bulls (14-5) 6, Norfolk Tides (5-13) 5
April 21, 2014

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Durham       1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 6 14 0
Norfolk       0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 5 11 2
 

 


Durham AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Christian, LF 6 3 4 0 0 1 4 .328
Olmedo, 3B 5 2 3 1 0 1 0 .271
Figueroa, C, SS 5 0 2 1 0 1 2 .358
Sands, RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .371
  1-Kiermaier, PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281
Belnome, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 3 6 .129
Mahtook, CF-RF 4 1 1 0 1 0 4 .353
Fontenot, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .220
Acosta, M, C 5 0 1 0 0 2 3 .111
Price, DH 4 0 1 1 1 1 1 .297
  Montgomery, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Liberatore, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Beliveau, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Mathis, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Yates, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 42 6 14 4 2 10 24 .273
 
 
1-Ran for Sands in the 9th.
 
BATTING
2B: Christian 3 (7, Gamboa, Gamboa, De La Cruz, Kel), Acosta, M (1, Additon).
TB: Sands; Olmedo 3; Acosta, M 2; Christian 7; Fontenot; Figueroa, C 2; Price; Mahtook.
RBI: Olmedo (4), Figueroa, C (5), Sands (17), Price (5).
2-out RBI: Price.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mahtook 2; Christian 3; Belnome.
SAC: Fontenot.
SF: Sands.
Team RISP: 4-for-18.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kiermaier (6, 2nd base off Brach/Ward), Mahtook (4, 3rd base off De La Cruz, Kel/Ward).
 
Norfolk AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Borbon, CF 5 2 2 2 0 1 0 .239
Weeks, J, 2B 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 .292
Urrutia, RF 5 0 3 0 0 1 1 .238
Joseph, DH 5 0 1 0 0 2 3 .293
Marrero, 1B 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 .208
Adams, D, 3B 5 0 1 0 0 2 3 .191
Casilla, A, SS 5 2 2 0 0 0 2 .222
Ward, C 4 1 2 0 0 2 2 .500
  a-Monell, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136
Berry, LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .190
  b-Wallace, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .150
  Gamboa, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Additon, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Huntzinger, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Brach, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  De La Cruz, Kel, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 41 5 11 3 4 12 15 .221
 
a-Grounded out for Ward in the 10th. b-Flied out for Berry in the 10th.
 
BATTING
2B: Borbon (2, Liberatore).
HR: Borbon (2, 3rd inning off Montgomery, M, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Joseph; Ward 2; Urrutia 3; Adams, D; Borbon 6; Casilla, A 2.
RBI: Borbon 2 (8), Weeks, J (5).
2-out RBI: Borbon.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Joseph; Berry; Adams, D 2; Ward.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Casilla, A (4, 3rd base off Montgomery, M/Acosta, M).

FIELDING
E: Gamboa (1, pickoff), Adams, D (4, missed catch).
Outfield assists: Berry (Price at home).
 

Durham IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Montgomery, M  5.0 7 2 2 2 4 1 4.15
Liberatore (BS, 1) 1.0 3 3 3 0 2 0 5.19
Beliveau  2.0 1 0 0 2 4 0 0.00
Mathis (W, 1-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.45
Yates (S, 7) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Totals 10.0 11 5 5 4 12 1 3.12
Norfolk IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Gamboa  4.2 8 5 3 0 4 0 4.37
Additon  3.0 2 0 0 2 3 0 2.40
Huntzinger  0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50
Brach  1.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2.08
De La Cruz, Kel (L, 0-2) 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 8.38
Totals 10.0 14 6 4 2 10 0 4.09

WP: Montgomery, M, Liberatore, Gamboa.
Pitches-strikes: Montgomery, M 99-65, Liberatore 23-16, Beliveau 41-26, Mathis 12-10, Yates 7-6, Gamboa 93-64, Additon 52-31, Huntzinger 6-4, Brach 14-10, De La Cruz, Kel 23-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Montgomery, M 4-7, Liberatore 1-0, Beliveau 0-2, Mathis 0-1, Yates 1-2, Gamboa 3-8, Additon 3-2, Huntzinger 0-1, Brach 0-0, De La Cruz, Kel 2-0.
Batters faced: Montgomery, M 24, Liberatore 6, Beliveau 9, Mathis 3, Yates 3, Gamboa 23, Additon 13, Huntzinger 1, Brach 4, De La Cruz, Kel 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Additon 1-0, Huntzinger 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Tom Honec. 1B: A.J. Johnson. 3B: Max Guyll.
Weather: 54 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, Varies.
T: 3:40.
Att: 3,023.
Venue: Harbor Park.