Knights Fall to Mud Hens 9-4 Thursday

Charlotte Scores Three Runs in Ninth on Five Walks (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – The Charlotte Knights dropped the finale of their three-game series against the Toledo Mud Hens by a score of 9-4 on Thursday from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The Mud Hens won two of three games in the series. Down by a score of 9-1, the Knights battled back in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Toledo bullpen and scored three runs with the help of five walks. Toledo relievers Bryan Garcia and Kyle Ryan both struggled to record outs in the final inning. Garcia allowed three runs on three walks and one hit. He retired only one batter in…

Knights to Unveil “Walk of Fame” Tonight at 5:00 PM

WHO: The Charlotte Knights Baseball Club. WHAT: The Charlotte Knights will unveil their “Walk of Fame” in celebration of the 125th Anniversary of baseball history in Charlotte. WHEN: Today (Tuesday, June 6th at 5:00 p.m.), a dedication ceremony will take place on MLK JR. Blvd led by Charlotte Knights Chief Operating Officer Dan Rajkowski. One of the banners will feature Charlotte O’s Frances Crockett, who will be in attendance on Tuesday. 

Knights Postponed on Sunday Due to Inclement Weather

(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) — Sunday’s game between the Charlotte Knights and Rochester Red Wings originally scheduled for 2:05 p.m. from BB&T Ballpark has been postponed due to inclement weather. The two teams will make up the game in Rochester, NY on a date to be determined. The two teams are scheduled to play a series in Rochester from July 17th to July 19th. Tickets from Sunday’s game can be exchanged for a ticket of equal or lesser value for any 2017 Charlotte Knights regular season home game, based on availability. Tickets must be exchanged at the Knights Ticket Office located at BB&T Ballpark. The Knights will have a scheduled off day on Monday, April 24th…

Charlotte Knights Beat the Durham Bulls 12-7 Thursday

First Place Knights Pound Out 18 Hits in Homestand Finale (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – Leury Garcia launched a grand slam and had a career-high six RBIs as the Charlotte Knights completed their sweep of the Durham Bulls with a 12-7 win behind 12 runs and 18 hits on Thursday night in the finale of their three-game series from BB&T Ballpark. With the win, the Knights have now won five consecutive games and hold a half-game lead in the International League South Division playoff race over the second place Gwinnett Braves. After striking out the side in order in the bottom of the first inning, Durham starter Jaime Schultz (5-6, 3.48 ERA) had his troubles in…

Knights Shut Out the Bisons 3-0, Take Over First Place

Volstad Tosses Eight Shutout Innings, Garcia Launches Two-Run Home Run (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) — Aided by a strong pitching performance from Chris Volstad, and a two-run home run by Avisail Garcia, the Charlotte Knights shut out the Buffalo Bisons 3-0 in the finale of their three-game series from BB&T Ballpark on Monday. With the victory, combined with a Gwinnett Braves 5-3 loss to the Rochester Red Wings, the Knights propelled into first place in the International League South Division. The Knights lead the G-Braves by a half game. Volstad (8-10, 4.26 ERA) was sharp on Monday en route to his eighth win of the season. The Palm Gardens, Florida native retired the first 10 batters…

Knights lose to RailRiders 14-2

Carlos Sanchez Homers in Charlotte’s Two-Run First Inning (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) — A 12-run, 32-minute top of the sixth inning led the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders to a 14-2 win over the Charlotte Knights on Wednesday in the finale of their three-game series from BB&T Ballpark. Despite the loss, the first place Knights won two of three games in the series against the team with the best record in Triple-A Baseball. The Knights got off to a quick start on Wednesday and scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning with help from their first two batters. Adam Engel led the inning off with a double, which set the table for infielder Carlos Sanchez, who…

Bulls Beat Knights 3-1 on Tuesday

Jacob May Drives Home Charlotte’s Only Run of the Game (DURHAM, NC) — The Durham Bulls used timely hitting and solid pitching on Tuesday to earn a 3-1 win over the first place Charlotte Knights in game two of their four-game series from Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC. The win was the second in as many days for the Bulls, who pulled to within three games of the division-leading Knights. Durham scored a run in three consecutive innings, beginning with the first. Johnny Field scored the game’s first run in the bottom of the first inning when Providence High School product Richie Shaffer hit into a double play. The Bulls took a 1-0…

Knights Drop Opener in Syracuse 10-6

Red-Hot Jason Bourgeois Contributes with Three Hits in the Loss (SYRACUSE, NY) — Jason Bourgeois singled, doubled, and tripled on Tuesday, falling just a home run short of the cycle as the Charlotte Knights fell to the Syracuse Chiefs by a score of 10-6 in the opening game of their three-game series from NBT Bank Stadium in Syracuse, NY on Tuesday. RHP Paolo Espino (2-4, 3.54) allowed three runs on just four hits over six innings to earn the game one victory. Espino, the cousin of former Knights catcher Damaso Espino, walked two batters and struck-out five on the night. He was helped out by his offense, which used 14 hits to take the first…

Knights Fall to Bulls 7-4 on Pink Knights

BB&T Ballpark Welcomes Ninth Sell-Out of the Season with Largest Crowd of 2016 (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – The Durham Bulls stopped the Charlotte Knights impressive six-game win streak on Saturday with a 7-4 win in front of a sell-out crowd of 10,585 fans at BB&T Ballpark. Saturday’s crowd was the largest of the season and the ballpark’s ninth sell-out of the year. The Bulls jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning against Charlotte starter RHP Chris Volstad (2-3, 4.33), who was saddled with the loss after he allowed a total of five runs on eight hits over five innings. Durham second baseman Nick Franklin had an RBI single in the first inning…

9th Annual Golf Classic Set for Today at TPC Piper Glen

Team Has Raised Over $125,000 for Levine Children’s Hospital Over Eight Years WHO: The Charlotte Knights Baseball Club   WHAT: The Charlotte Knights are holding their 9th Annual Golf Classic at the Arnold Palmer designed TPC Piper Glen golf course. The Knights are committed to supporting the community and are continuing the tradition of bringing together baseball and golf to raise money for the Levine Children’s Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center. In eight years, the annual Golf Classic has raised over $125,000. WHEN: Today (Monday, May 9th). Golfers will begin to arrive at 8:30 a.m. and there will be a shotgun start (captain’s choice) at 9:30 a.m. this morning. WHERE: TPC Piper Glen, 4300 Piper…