Louisville needed extras to get the job done on Tuesday night, but they did just that as they scored three runs in the 11th with the big hit coming from Steven Leyton.
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The Louisville Bats won 6-4 in 11. Box Score
- Justin Dunn (rehab) threw 3.0 hitless innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.
- Aramis Garcia (rehab) went 1-6 with a double and an RBI.
- Leonardo Rivas went 1-5 with a run.
- Juniel Querecuto went 2-5 with a steal (10) and 2 runs.
- Ronnie Dawson went 1-3 with 2 walks and 2 runs.
- Isiah Gilliam went 1-4 with a walk, double, run, and an RBI.
- Michael Papierski went 2-3 with 2 walks and 2 RBI.
- Steven Leyton went 1-5 with a double and 2 RBI.
- Raynel Espinal threw 2.0 shutout innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.
- Ricky Karcher threw a perfect inning with 3 strikeouts.
- Dauri Moreta threw a perfect inning with a strikeout.
- Kyle Dowdy was charged with an unearned run in a perfect inning. Thanks extra-innings baserunner rule.
Louisville led 2-0 after three innings, but Gwinnett took a 3-2 lead in the 4th inning. The Bats tied things up in the 6th and then neither team would score again until the 11th. Louisville got plenty of help in the frame as three straight 1-out walks brought in the go-ahead run before Steven Leyton doubled into center to bring in two more and make it 6-3. The Stripers scored a run in the bottom of the 11th on a sacrifice fly by former Bat (in 2022) Taylor Motter, but that was all that they would get.
Michael Papierski didn’t hit anywhere he had been in 2022 earlier this year. He played in five games with San Francisco in the big leagues went went 0-9. He hit .159 in 34 games with Cincinnati in the big leagues. With Sugarland he hit .211. With Sacramento he hit .208. But since he joined Louisville he’s played in 17 games and he’s currently hitting .298/.421/.532.
Wednesday afternoon’s game will be the final one of the year for the Bats and it will wrap up the 2022 minor league season for the Cincinnati Reds (not including fall/winter ball).
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