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White Sox Minor League Update: April 10, 2018

Winston-Salem’s bats catch fire; Birmingham enjoys off day

Get a Move On: Dash CF Joel Booker slugged his first home run of the season on Tuesday night.
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Yes, a forgettable night by the Knights had them looking forward to the weather for their home opener on Thursday. The Single-A affiliates picked up the slack, however.

Norfolk Tides 7, Charlotte Knights 1

Ryan Cordell: 0-for-4, 2 K

Matt Skole: 0-for-3, R, BB, 2 K

Brett Austin: 1-for-3, RBI

Juan Perez: 1-for-2, 2B, BB, SB

L: TJ House (0-1), 4 IP, 4 H, 6 R (3 ER), 4 BB, 5 K

Tyler Danish: 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K ***MVP***

Juan Minaya: 2 IP, H, ER, 2 K

Catcher Brett Austin ripped an RBI single in his first career Triple-A at-bat in the second inning and that was all the offense for the Knights, as they only managed four hits while striking out 12 times. Cordell’s hitless night drops his batting average to .095. Danish worked two clean innings after the departure of House, who had trouble finding the strike zone.

Winston-Salem Dash 6, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 4

Joel Booker: 3-for-4, HR (1), RBI, 3 R, SB ***MVP***

Luis Alexander Basabe: 3-for-4, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 R, BB

Gavin Sheets: 3-for-4, RBI

Micker Adolfo: 1-for-4, 2B, RBI, R

Yermin Mercedes: 1-for-4, 2B, RBI

W: Jimmy Lambert (1-0), 5 IP, H, R (0 ER), 2 BB, 4 K

S: Matt Foster (1), IP, H, K

This was an offensive clinic as the Dash recorded 13 hits (for a team average of .296 on the night), led by Booker with three hits and his first home run of the campaign. Basabe, the No. 13 prospect in the White Sox organization, also had three hits, one for three bases, and a pair of RBI. Sheets, Chicago’s second-round pick of the 2017 draft, wouldn’t be left out of the three-hit party, either, also plating a run. All of the offensive fireworks had to make new Winston-Salem minority owner Chris Paul (that’s right, the Houston Rockets point guard) happy.

Kannapolis Intimidators 5, Asheville Tourists 4

Luis Gonzalez: 2-for-4, RBI, R, SB

Johan Cruz: 2-for-4, 2B, RBI, BB

Craig Dedelow: 1-for-5, RBI ***MVP***

Michael Hickman: 2-for-4, R

Laz Rivera: 1-for-4, RBI, R

Tyler Frost: 2-for-4, 3B, RBI, R

Kade McClure: 5 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K

W: Aron McRee (2-0), 2 IP, H, K

LF Craig Dedlow’s walk-off base hit with the bases loaded secured the win for the Intimidators. Frost stayed hot with a pair of hits, including a triple, to raise his early average to .412. McClure struck out seven Tourists in five solid innings while I’s pitching punched out nine on the night.