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Stripers Snap Four-Game Skid with 8-1 Win at Charlotte

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August 7, 2022 – International League (IL)Gwinnett Stripers News Release

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Gwinnett Stripers (50-55) snapped a four-game losing streak with an 8-1 win over the Charlotte Knights (40-65) on Sunday evening at Truist Field. The game was called early due to rain in the top of the sixth inning.


Decisive Plays: Ryan Casteel opened the scoring with a solo home run (12) off Knights’ starter Tobias Myers in the second inning. Later in the frame, Ryan Goins lofted a sacrifice fly for a 2-0 lead. After Charlotte cut it to 2-1 in the bottom of the second, the Stripers added three runs in the fourth, two in the fifth, and one in the sixth to go up 8-1. Alex Dickerson singled and doubled to score two, Goins notched an RBI double, Casteel and Taylor Motter each tallied RBI singles, and Greyson Jenista hit an opposite-field solo homer (10) to left-center.

Key Contributors: Casteel (2-for-4, homer, 2 RBIs), Dickerson (2-for-3, double, 2 RBIs), and Goins (1-for-2, double, 2 RBIs) all had multi-RBI games for the Stripers. Nolan Kingham held Charlotte to one run on three hits over 3.0 innings in a no-decision. Jacob Webb (W, 1-1) pitched a scoreless fifth for the victory.

Noteworthy: Despite going 2-4 in the series, the Stripers won the season series 10-8 over the Knights. Casteel has homered five times in his last 11 games since July 24, and now has 19 extra-base hits among his 31 total hits this season. Rehabbing Atlanta Braves’ right-hander Kirby Yates pitched 1.0 scoreless inning and now has a 1.69 ERA (1 ER in 5.1 IP) across five outings with Gwinnett.

Next Game (Tuesday, August 9): Gwinnett at Nashville, 8:05 p.m. ET at First Horizon Park. LHP Jared Shuster (0-1, 4.91 ERA) for the Stripers vs. RHP Tyler Herb (2-5, 5.33 ERA) for the Sounds. Radio Broadcast: 7:50 p.m. on MyCountry993.com.

Next Home Game (Tuesday, August 16): Gwinnett vs. Memphis, 7:05 p.m. at Coolray Field. Radio Broadcast: 6:50 p.m. on MyCountry993.com. It’s a Family Value Tuesday at Coolray Field. Enjoy $2 hot dogs and $1 select desserts, courtesy of Coolray Heating & Cooling.

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