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Wallmark's OT Winner Caps Checkers' Game 1 Rally

April 20, 2018 - CHARLOTTE, NC - The Checkers' 2018 postseason debut didn't start out the way they wanted, but it ended with a furious rally and an overtime winner to take Game 1 over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The two squads went toe-to-toe for the first 40 minutes but only the visitors could break through, carrying a 2-0 lead into the second intermission. The Checkers continued to push and finally solved Penguins' netminder Tristan Jarry thanks to a snipe from Aleksi Saarela early on in the thir... Full Story

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LHP Robbie Ross Jr. placed on the DL

April 20, 2018 - LHP Robbie Ross Jr. was placed on Charlotte's disabled list today (retroactive to April 17). Ross Jr. appeared in five games with the Knights this season and posted a 0-1 record with a 30.37 ERA (9 ER/2.2 IP)... LHP Jace Fry, a member of the Chicago White Sox organization, was activated off the Birmingham Barons (Double-A) roster and promoted to Charlotte today. Fry, who has yet to pitch this season, made his major league debut last season with the White Sox on September 5 vs. Cleveland (2 ER/0... Full Story

Hounds vs. Cannons Game Preview

April 19, 2018 - The Hounds host the Boston Cannons at Memorial Stadium on Saturday night to open the 2018 Major League Lacrosse regular season. The game marks the seventh consecutive year that the Hounds have begun the season at home. Charlotte hosted and defeated the Cannons, 15-12, on the league's opening night in 2016. Of the Hounds seven seasons in MLL, it remains the only Week 1 win in the franchise's history. LAST TIME OUT Last season, the Hounds hosted the Cannons at Memorial Stadium and secured th... Full Story

Roach, Charlotte Offense Lead Knights to 9-2 Win Wednesday

April 18, 2018 - (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) - Backed by 13 hits and nine runs, RHP Donny Roach tossed a six-inning gem to lead the Charlotte Knights to a 9-2 win over the Rochester Red Wings on Wednesday in the finale of their three-game series from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The Knights welcomed 60,149 fans through the gates over the team's seven-game homestand (an average of 8,593 fans per game). Roach (2-0, 1.50) gave up just one run on three hits over six marvelous innings to earn the win. For the sea... Full Story

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April 22 IL Charlotte at Indianapolis 1:35 p.m.
April 21 AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Charlotte (Playoff Gm. 2) 6:00 p.m.
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April 21 IL Charlotte at Indianapolis 7:05 p.m.
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