Home is Where the Wins Are…
The Charlotte Knights have put together a win-streak. After a 2-5 road trip to Durham and Norfolk, the Knights returned home to Fort Mill on Monday with the hopes of putting together a win-streak. They would do just that.
On Monday, in the opening game of their four-game series with the Bulls, the Knights belted out 14 runs on 12 hits and clobbered the Bulls by a score of 14-2.
Here is the full recap: Knights Clobber Bulls 14-2 Monday
On Tuesday, in the first of back-to-back Education Days, the Knights got a run in the bottom of the seventh inning and went on to slip past the Bulls 3-2.
Here is the full recap: Knights Earn Second-Straight Win Over Bulls, Win 3-2 Tuesday
A day later, on Wednesday, the Knights were once again large and in charge — beating the Bulls for a third-straight day with a 4-3 victory. Nearly 6,900 screaming students and fans enjoyed a great game at the ballpark.
Here is the full recap: Three’s a Charm! Knights Beat Bulls 3-2 Wednesday
The Knights have gotten some solid offensive production at home this season — where they are now 5-2 on the season.
Let’s take a look at some of the “Hometown Heroes”:
Greg Golson: Golson is currently riding a six-game hitting streak. The Austin, Texas native has 12 hits over the six-game span and is on-fire as of late. And at home — he’s been very effective at the dish. The former Phillies farmhand is hitting .360 (9-25) at home with five runs scored, four doubles, and five RBIs.
Josh Phegley: Phegley has gotten off to a quick start this season — especially at home. The Knights backstop has been tearing the cover off the ball at Knights Stadium so far this year. In five games at home “Mr. Baseball” is hitting .556 (10-18) with six runs scored, three doubles, and three RBIs. Phegley was named “Mr. Baseball” by the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association in 2006.
Dallas McPherson: McPherson currently leads the Knights in home runs with two and hit the home runs in back-to-back games on the current homestand. McPherson launched his first on Monday, and followed it up with a home run in Tuesday’s game. He’s currently hitting .409 (9-22) with six runs, three doubles, two home runs, eight RBIs, and seven walks in six home games.
Charlie Shirek: Shirek is 2-0 with a 3.27 ERA at Knights Stadium this season. In two games (11 innings), Shirek has four runs on 10 hits and has fanned 13 batters. For the season, the North Dakota native is 2-1 with a 4.24 ERA in three starts this season.
The Knights will go for the sweep on Thursday.