Suns Fights Back In Loss To Knights
July 8, 2017 – Virginia Beach, VA
Suns fought back after falling down by five runs in the sixth inning. The comeback fell just short though, in an 8-6 defeat to Knights on Saturday. Suns scored four runs in the failed comeback on a by Austin Thomas in the sixth, a in the seventh, a double by Justice Bigbie in the seventh, and a error in the eighth.
Suns collected ten hits and Knights had 12 in the high-scoring affair
Knights took an early lead in the first inning. Henry Moore homered on a 1-0 count in the first inning, scoring one run.
After Knights scored one run in the top of the eighth, Suns answered with one of their own.Knights scored when Samuel Neal singled off of Riley Wesp, driving in one run. Suns then answered when there was an error, scoring one run.
Knights knotted the game up at two in the top of the fourth inning. Knights scored one run when Chris Guilles singled with two outs in the fourth inning.
Knights took the lead for good with four runs in the fifth inning. In the fifth J Foster singled off of Chris Baker, driving in one run and Nick Lees doubled off of Alexander MacKinnon, driving in three runs.
Guilles earned the win for Knights. He went six innings, allowing four runs, eight hits, and striking out nine. Teddy Herbert recorded the last five outs to earn the save for Knights. Bakertook the loss for Suns. He pitched four and a third innings, allowing five runs, six hits, and striking out one.
Thomas Chisam started the game for Knights. He pitched one and one-third innings, surrendering two runs, and two hits.
Justin Bunting and Justice Bigbie each collected multiple hits for Suns. Bigbie and Bunting each collected two hits to lead Suns. Suns didn’t commit a single error in the field. Tynan Hoefferlehad nine chances in the field, the most on the team.
Guilles, Moore, and Neal each collected multiple hits for Knights. Guilles led Knights with three hits in five at bats.
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