Savannah 8, Kannapolis 2
Kannapolis 5, Savannah 4
After Savannah won the opener of a doubleheader, the Kannapolis Intimidators salvaged a 5-4 victory on Jake Brown’s RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning of the second game Thursday night.
Earlier, the teams continued a May 3 game suspended by rain with visiting Kannapolis leading 1-0 after three innings. It was basically all Savannah (31-22) the rest of the way Thursday for an 8-2 victory.
Sand Gnats left fielder Stefan Sabol was 4 for 4 with a solo homer, three singles, two RBIs and two runs scored. He tied the game 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning by driving in Greg Pron, and Sabol homered in the seventh for a 5-2 lead.
Savannah padded its lead with three runs in the eighth. Pina led off with a single, moved to second on a passed ball and to third on Jeff Reynolds’ single. Jayce Boyd then singled home Pina, and both Reynolds and Boyd scored on Kevin Plawecki’s double.
Marcos Camarena (1-0) replaced Matz in the game and picked up the win with five innings of one-hit, one-run, one-walk, one-strikeout action.
Stefan Sabol: 4-for-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R
Kevin Plawecki: 4-for-10, 2 2B, 3 RBI
Jayce Boyd: 4-for-9, 1 BB, 2 RBI
Maikis De La Cruz: 1-for-4, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 R
Eudy Pina: 3-for-10, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R
Matthew Koch: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 0 BB, 4 ER, 4 K
Hunter Carnevale: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 K
Paul Sewald: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 ER, 1 K
Steven Matz(Started Suspended Game, Now on DL): 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 ER, 4 K
Marcos Camarena: 5.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 K
Tyler Vanderheiden: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 ER, 1 K