(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) — Jason Bourgeois ripped three hits and had a game-high four RBIs to help lead the Charlotte Knights to a 10-5 win over the Gwinnett Braves on Monday in the opening game of their four-game series from Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, GA. The win was Charlotte’s fourth over their last six games.
With both Tyler Danish (Charlotte) and Kris Medlen (Gwinnett) dueling over the first five innings, the game remained scoreless until the sixth inning. In the top of the sixth the Knights broke out their bats and had a big offensive outburst in the inning. In fact, both the Knights and G-Braves did so. The Knights and G-Braves scored five runs each in the sixth inning, which made it a 5-5 game after six innings.
Charlotte’s five-run sixth inning was highlighted by a two-run single by Bourgeois. Overall, it was a big game for Bourgeois, who later played the hero in the seventh inning with a go-ahead, two-run single to give the Knights a 7-5 lead. He finished the night 3-for-5 with one run scored, one stolen base, and four RBIs.
For his Knights career, which has spanned four seasons, Bourgeois now has a total of 385 hits. He ranks third all-time in franchise history in hits, third in at-bats (1,325), and fifth in games played (340).
The Knights added three insurance runs in the top of the eighth inning, thanks to an RBI single by Jacob May and a two-run single by Rymer Liriano. A day after he went 4-for-4 with two home runs on Sunday, Liriano went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs on Monday. Cody Asche chipped in with three hits on Monday.
RHP Tyler Danish started for the Knights and gave up five runs (three earned) on two hits over five innings. LHP Matt Purke (3-2, 3.97) earned the win after two scoreless innings. LHP Brian Clark added two more scoreless innings to close the door over the final two frames.
Monday’s game started at 8:19 p.m. after a one-hour and 14-minute rain delay. The game lasted a total of three hours and 14 minutes.
Story Credit: Charlotte Knights
Photo Credit: Laura Wolff