Knights Walk-Off With 5-2 Win on Phegley's 11th Inning Homer

Special to the Fort Mill TimesApril 14, 2013 

— Josh Phegley’s blast came at the right time on Sunday.

With the game tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the 11th inning, Phegley roped a 1-2 pitch over the left field wall to give the Knights an impressive 5-2 comeback win over the Durham Bulls from Knights Stadium. The walk-off home run was Charlotte’s second of the homestand. Seth Loman hit a walk-off home run to win Thursday’s game.

Brent Morel got the 11th inning started with a one-out walk, which put the go-ahead run on first base. Next batter Jordan Danks singled to right field to put runners on the corners. Then it was Phegley’s turn.

Phegley, who received two awards this week (MiLB Rawlings Gold Glove and the All Knights Stadium Team plaque) ripped the fourth pitch he saw from Durham reliever Jim Paduch (1-1, 4.91) for a three-run, game-winning home run. It was his fourth home run of the season – which leads the team.

The Knights won back-to-back games for the first time this season and assured themselves of at least a split with the first place Bulls.

Charlotte starter Jason Berken allowed two runs (unearned) on six hits over six innings, but did not factor in the decision. Berken gave way to a Charlotte bullpen, which tossed five scoreless innings.

The win went to RHP Jhan Carlos Marinez (1-0, 3.00), who struck-out one batter in the top of the 11th inning.

The Knights and Bulls will continue their series on Monday at Knights Stadium for game three of the four-game series. RHP Zach Stewart will take the ball for the Knights, while the Bulls will send RHP Chris Archer.

Gates open at 6 p.m. Monday with first pitch scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs, thanks to Hebrew National. Tickets for Monday's game are available by phone at 704-357-8071 ext. 2106, in-person at the Knights Stadium Box Office, or online by clicking here.

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