Beckham's Walk-Off Single Gives Intimidators 3-2 Win Over GreenJackets
Kannapolis, NC - The Intimidators (31-27) had runners at second and third in the ninth with two outs. The score was tied at two and the count was 3-0 to Gordon Beckham. The first-round draft pick singled off the glove of Augusta second baseman Nick Noonan to drive in Matt Inouye to complete the Intimidators comeback win 3-2 over the Augusta GreenJackets (40-20) at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium.
The Intimidators trailed 2-1 heading into the 9th inning. Brent Morel led off with a double off reliever Ryan Paul. After a strikeout by Christian Marrero, Matt Inouye pinch-hit for John Curtis. The GreenJackets responded with a pitching change to bring in closer David Mixon. Mixon gave up a double to Inouye to score Morel and tie the game. On the play GreenJackets' CF Shane Jordan dropped the ball on a throw allowing Inouoye to move to third.
With Inouye at third base Eduardo Escobar struck out for the second out. Jordan Danks walked and moved to second on defensive indifference. Then Beckham came through with the walk-off single to plate Inouye for the 3-2 win. The hit was Beckham?s first of the game to cap a 1-for-5 night.
The I?s had just one run entering the 9th and it came from Morel in the 2nd inning. Morel blasted a solo home run (his third of the season) to left centerfield to give the I?s a 1-0 lead.
Intimidators' starter Charlie Shirek was saddled with a no-decision despite going 6.0 innings and giving up two runs on five hits.
The Intimidators have just nine games left in the season. Kannapolis earned the split in the series with Augusta and turns its attention to Greensboro starting tomorrow night.
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