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Bulls Big Inning Drops Bats, 9-3

August 17, 2015 - International League (IL) - Louisville Bats News Release

LOUISVILLE, Ky.- The Louisville Bats (59-65) dropped game one of a two-game series to the Durham Bulls (59-65) Monday night at Louisville Slugger Field, 9-3.

The Bulls took an early lead in the top of the third inning when Nick Franklin grounded into a fielder's choice, scoring Hak-Ju Lee. A sac fly from Taylor Motter sent home Luke Maile, giving Durham a 2-0 lead.

Louisville responded in the bottom of the third with a RBI single by shortstop Kristopher Negron to bring home Juan Perez, cutting the lead to 2-1.

After allowing four runs in the fifth, right-hander Donn Roach (L, 2-3, 5.20) exited the game for the Bats and was replaced by right-hander Layne Somsen. Roach allowed nine hits, seven earned runs, one walk and three strike outs.

Starting on the mound for the Bulls was lefty Matt Moore (W, 2-2, 3.86). He went seven innings, allowed eight hits, three earned runs, six strike outs and one home run.

A solo homer by Motter added to the Durham lead in the top of the seventh, making it an 8-1 Bulls lead.

Center-fielder Ryan LaMarre answered back in the bottom of the seventh with a home run to center field scoring Juan Silva, to reach the 8-3 final score.

The Bats face Durham at Louisville Slugger Field again tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. Projected to take the mound is lefty Tony Cingrani (0-1, 1.59) for Louisville, and right-hander Matt Andriese (3-3, 2.35) for Durham.

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