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White Sox Minor League Update: April 6, 2019

Kannapolis comes through with another exciting win, and Winston Salem takes two this afternoon

Hitting machine: Lenyn Sosa had a stellar night at the plate for Intimidators, with four hits.
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Durham Bulls 6, Charlotte Knights 2

Jordan Stephens: 6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, (L, 0-1)
Charlie Tilson (CF): 2-for-5 , 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K
Zack Collins (C): 1-for-2, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K **MVP**
Seby Zavala (1B): 1-for-4, 0 BB, 2 K
Brandon Guyer (RF): 1-for-3, 0 BB, 1 K
Alcides Escobar (SS): 2-for-4, 0 BB, 2 K

The Knights couldn’t pull it through for a third straight victory against the Durham Bulls. Even though starter Jordan Stephens had a rocky outing tonight and got the loss, he’s one who will always surprise you. Zack Collins had a nice night at the plate, blasting his third home run of the season in the bottom of the third off of Bulls pitcher Hoby Milner. Overall, Durham was just more dominant at the plate, scoring six runs off of the Knights. It’s early in the season, but this Knights team has some grinders — they’ll be very exciting to watch.

Birmingham Barons vs . Biloxi Shuckers : Suspended

Game 1: Winston Salem Dash 4, Frederick Keys 1

John Parke: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR, (W, 1-0)
Codi Heuer: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K (S,1)
Luis Robert (CF): 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K
Zach Remillard (SS): 2-for-4, 0 BB, 1 K
Craig Dedelow (LF): 1-for-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K **MVP**
Yeyson Yrizarri (3B): 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K
Jordan George (RF): 0-for-1, 2 BB, 0 K

Winston-Salem, with its many talented players, came through in Game 1 against the Frederick Keys! Center fielder Luis Robert has been on fire for the Dash. Robert showed off some of his speed as well, by stealing two bags. Utilityman Zach Remillard always gives his all every at-bat and defensively, a consistent player that you want on your side. Also a big congrats to left fielder Craig Dedelow for crushing his first A+ homer in the top of the fifth inning. Starting pitcher John Parke turned in a great outing on the mound, allowing only one run in five innings. This Dash club looks very impressive.

Game 2 : Winston Salem Dash 8, Frederick Keys 5 (8)

Jake Elliot: 3 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Luis Ledo: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K (W, 1-0) (BS, 1)
Alec Hansen: 1 IP, 1 K, a 1-2-3 inning
Luis Robert (DH): 3-for-5, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K **MVP**
Zach Remillard (SS): 3-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 0 K
Craig Dedelow (CF): 3-for-4, 1 BB, 0 K
Daniel Gonzalez (C): 1-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K
Johan Cruz (2B): 1-for-3, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

Winston-Salem takes two bills this afternoon! It’s very hard to pick out one specific player, because this whole team contributed so much today. Luis Robert DHed in Game 2, and showed off again at the plate. And it was another great game for shortstop Zach Remillard, going 3-for-4 at the plate with a stolen base. Craig Dedelow was on fire once again, getting three hits for the Dash. Frederick Keys tied the game at five in the seventh to force the proceedings into extra innings. Shout-out to second baseman Johan Cruz on his three-run bomb in the top of the eighth, for the eventual deciding margin! It was the first homer of the season for Cruz. Relief pitcher Luis Ledo did a great job closing down shop and getting the win for the Dash. This team is looking pretty dangerous.

Kannapolis Intimidators 6, Rome Braves 4

Davis Martin: 6 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 2 HR (W, 1-0)
Wilber Perez: 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K (S, 1)
Lenyn Sosa (2B): 4-for-5, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K **MVP**
Steele Walker (CF): 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 2 K
Bryce Bush (DH): 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K
Amado Nuñez (1B): 2-for-4, 0 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K
Alex Destino (RF): 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 2 K
Gunnar Troutwine (C): 2-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 0 K

Kannapolis snagged another win against Rome Braves, definitely trying to make up for that upsetting Opening Night loss. Nineteen-year-old Infielder Lenyn Sosa has really been showing his hitting ability the past a couple of games. Sosa collected four hits for the Intimidators, and stole a bag as well. Steele Walker (or as I like to call him, the Blonde Bomber) has started the season off very well, blasting a double in the bottom of the fifth to send Sosa home. Starting pitcher Davis Martin allowed four runs, but he had eight strikeouts. He received the win for Kannapolis, and Wilber Perez shut down the game to get the save. The Intimidators have lots of young talent, just need a little work.