2:53 PM EDT, June 15, 2013
Though Jair Jurrjens pitched a one-hitter in Game 2, the Norfolk Tides were swept in a doubleheader Friday night by the Louisville Bats.
The Bats won the opener 5-3 before 6,426 at Harbor Park, then took the nightcap 1-0.
The only hit Jurrjens allowed in his seven-inning complete game was a leadoff double off the left-center-field wall by Jason Donald. He took third on Nevin Ashley's sacrifice fly and scored on Kristopher Negron's sacrifice fly to right field.
In Game 1, Denis Phipps was 2-for-3 with two RBI for the Bats, Cincinnati’s top affiliate, and Billy Hamilton was 1-for-4 with a run and his 41st steal of the season.
L.J. Hoes belted a two-run homer for the host Tides.
Game 2 included a stunning coincidence pointed out by the Bats.
The winner was Armando Galarraga, who pitched five innings. Zach Duke, recently released by the Washington Nationals, earned a save.
To many baseball fans, Galarraga is best-known as the man who was one out from pitching a perfect game against Cleveland on June 2, 2010, for the Detroit Tigers when umpire Jim Joyce missed a call at first base on an apparent groundout.
Joyce soon realized his mistake and tearfully apologized. Galarraga publicly forgave him, saying "nobody's perfect," and both men gained praise around the nation for their sportsmanship.
The Indians batter who was ruled safe that night was none other than Jason Donald.
The Game 1 box score is here:
The Game 2 box score is here:
Down to their last strike, the Reading Fightin Phils pulled even with two out in the top of the ninth on Derrick Mitchell’s RBI double, then won 3-1 in 10 innings over Richmond at The Diamond, extending the Flying Squirrels' losing streak to five.
Adam Duvall hit an RBI single in the Richmond first, but the Squirrels never scored again, disappointing most of a crowd of 9,349.
After Mitchell's timely hit, the Phils went ahead for good on Edgar Duran's RBI double in the 10th.
The box score is here:
Coastal Plain League:
East Carolina’s Nick Thompson belted a sixth-inning home run to guide Edenton past Peninsula 3-1 at War Memorial Stadium.
A groundout by Old Dominion’s Taylor Ostrich drove in the run for the Pilots (5-8).
U.S. Pro League:
Brian Ownby, a former U.Va. standout, netted two second-half goals to guide the Richmond Kickers past visiting Antigua Barracuda FC 4-0 in the USL Pro League.
The Kickers (7-0-4) say they're the only unbeaten team in U.S. professional sports.
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