Savannah 6, Kannapolis 3
The Savannah Sand Gnats defeated the Kannapolis Intimidators 6-3 Wednesday to pull into a three-way tie for first place with the Asheville Tourists and Augusta GreenJackets. Savannah (16-9) has won seven of the eight games on the team’s current home stand.
The Gnats took a 4-3 lead they would not relinquish with a run in the bottom of the fifth inning when 1B Jayce Boyd singled softly into right to bring home CF Eudy Pina.
Savannah extended the advantage to 5-3 with a single run in the fifth inning. With the bases loaded, SS Phillip Evans rolled a single through the right side to plate RF Gregory Pron. Pina’s infield single in the seventh brought home the Gnats’ sixth and final run.
Savannah catcher Kevin Plawecki was 3-for-5 with three doubles to lift his season line to .402/.462/.696 with a league-leading 15 doubles in 24 games.
The Intimidators (16-9) scored two runs in the top of the first inning against Savannah starter Matthew Bowman.
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