Friday April 15, 2011
Posted: 10:10 p.m.
WHITE SOXKannapolis A
Jacob Petrickas early-season dominance of the South Atlantic League continued Friday night as he paced Kannapolis to a 5-3 victory over visiting Hickory.
Petricka 1-0, whom the Sox selected in the second round of last years draft, pitched five shutout innings. He fanned seven and scattered four hits and has yet to allow a run in 11 innings. Hes struck out 16 and walked only two in that stretch while looking more and more like hell be in Winston-Salem sooner rather than later.
Mike Blanke, a 14th-round pick from a year ago, had three hits two doubles an a triple to pace the Kannapolis attack. The Intimidators got on the board in the second, scoring three times with an error opening the door to the big inning.
Kyle Sheltons two-run triple in the eighth inning lifted the Dash to 5-3 victory over Kinston in the home-opener at BB&T Ballpark.
The Dash had tied the score at 3-3 in the seventh when Shelton scored on a wild pitch. Shelton had reached first on an error after striking out. Ian Gac had a pair of hits, including his fourth homer of the season. Each of Gacs homers has either tied the score or given the Dash the lead. Jared Mitchell went 0-for-4, dropping his average to .185.
Ryan Kussmaul 2-0 picked up the win after a two-inning stint. Tyson Corley pitched a scoreless ninth for his second save.
The Barons game against Chattanooga Friday evening was postponed due to rain. The two teams will play a pair of seven-inning games on Saturday beginning at 4:30 p.m.
The Knights were rained out at Gwinnett County Friday night and no makeup date was set.
The Cubs lost their third straight game Friday night, dropping a 4-3 decision to Lakeland at Joker Marchant Stadium.
Brett Wallach took the loss, allowing four runs in 4 13 innings. He walked six and gave up three hits, including a homer. Jae-Hoon Ha had three hits for Daytona while Wellington Castillo added a pair.
The I-Cubs home-opener against Memphis was rained out Friday night at Principal Park. No makeup date has been scheduled yet. Prior to the rainout, Iowa added outfielder Brad Snyder to the roster. The slugger had been playing extended spring training while recovering from a hairline fracture of the rib. He hit .308 with 25 homers and 106 RBIs for Iowa last season and then appeared in 12 games as a September call-up with Chicago.
The Chiefs game against Wisconsin at Fox Cities Stadium was postponed due to the weather. The two teams will play a twinbill on Sunday beginning at 1:05.
The Smokies game against Montgomery Friday night was postponed because of rain and will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday. The first of the two seven-inning games will be played at 5:15 p.m.
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