Flores Flourishes with 11 StrikeoutsJuly 3, 2013 - South Atlantic League (SAL) Kannapolis Intimidators
Flores (6-5) worked 7.0 scoreless innings while allowing two hits and a walk to earn the win. He surpassed his old career-high of 10 strikeouts, set June 20 against Kannapolis in Augusta. Ian Gardeck struck out the side in a perfect eighth inning, and Matt Lujan fanned two more in the ninth.
Kannapolis starter Braulio Ortiz struck out a career-high six batters but walked five, also a career-high. Three of the five batters he walked crossed the plate, including two in the third inning. Ortiz (0-3) suffered his second loss to Augusta, lasting just 4.0 innings and allowing five runs on six hits.
Augusta plated four runs in the third. Alberto Robles drew a leadoff walk and Jesus Galindo followed with a base hit. Andrew Cain drove in the games first run with a groundout, and Matt Duffy followed with a run-scoring single. Mitch Delfino added a sac-fly, and Joey Rapp drove in a run with a base hit for a 4-0 edge. Trevor Brown singled to cash Galindo in the fourth inning to extended the Augusta advantage.
Zach Isler entered the game in relief of Braulio Ortiz and tossed 4.0 scoreless frames before getting into trouble in the ninth. He recorded two outs in the final frame but walked three batters, ending his night after 4 2/3 innings.
The Intimidators did not score until Keon Barnum's RBI-groundout cashed Tim Anderson in the ninth inning.
The Intimidators hit the road for a four-game series at Hickory, taking on the Crawdads July 4-7, before returning to CMC-NorthEast Stadium on Tuesday, July 9, to open a seven-game home stand against West Virginia and Greensboro.. For ticket and promotional information, fans can call the F&M Bank Box Office at (704) 932-3267 or visit intimidatorsbaseball.com.
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