NORFOLK, VA – The Charlotte Knights ended their seven-game road trip on Tuesday with a 6-4 loss to the Norfolk Tides at Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA. With the loss, the Knights will return to Knights Stadium with a 1-6 record.
Former Knights slugger Conor Jackson led the way for Norfolk, while Tides reliever Manny Delcarmen (1-0, 2.45) earned the win out of the bullpen.
Jackson, who spent the entire 2012 season with the Knights, went 3-4 with a run, a double, and an RBI on Tuesday for Norfolk. Through seven games this season, the Texas-born Jackson is hitting .313 (5-16) with two RBIs. Russ Canzler added his third home run of the season for the Tides.
Charlotte starter Zach Stewart allowed three runs on six hits over six innings and did not factor in the decision. Tony Pena Jr. (0-2, 4.50), who started game two of Saturday’s doubleheader in Gwinnett, relieved Stewart and was saddled with the loss after allowing three runs on four hits over just one inning.
Spartanburg, SC native Steve Tolleson continued his hot-hitting. The University of South Carolina product went 2-3 with a double and two RBIs. Tolleson has hit safely in five of seven games this season and already has three multi-hit games. He’s hitting .320 with one home run and seven RBIs.
The Knights mustered just five hits on the afternoon. Brent Morel, Seth Loman, and Luis Durango each had one hit on the day.
The Charlotte Knights will return home and play their much anticipated 2013 home opener on Thursday, April 11 at Knights Stadium against the Gwinnett Braves. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. and first pitch is set for 7:15 p.m. Thursday’s game also marks the first Thirsty Thursday ™ of the season with $2 beers and $1 sodas, courtesy of Hickory Tavern.
RHP Andre Rienzo will get the nod for the Knights while Gwinnett will send RHP David Hale. The Knights will reveal the All Knights Stadium Team during a special pre-game on-field ceremony on Thursday and the Charlotte Knights Dance Team will also make their debut.
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