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Varona’s double gives Bulls win over Tides

Dayron Varona hit a walk-off double to score Jaff Decker and give the Bulls (13-17) a 2-1 win over the Norfolk Tides in 11 innings on Saturday at the DBAP.

Durham’s Austin Pruitt went three innings on the mound, but was pulled despite allowing just one run and three hits. Ryan Garton pitched the most innings, with four scoreless and just two hits and three strikeouts. Danny Farquhar (1-0) got the win with 1 2/3 innings in relief.

Norfolk’s Richard Rodriguez (2-1) suffered the loss as he allowed the winning run in the 11th.

Nick Franklin reached base in every at-bat for the Bulls, going 3-for-3 with two walks and a run. Jake Goebbert was 2 for 4 with an RBI double, scoring Franklin to tie the game in the seventh.

In the 11th, Decker singled and stole second, and two batters later Franklin was intentionally walked to bring up Varona. The Cuban outfielder worked the count full and hit a deep fly ball to the base of the Blue Monster for the winning double.

Saturday’s box score

Norfolk

ab

r

h

bi

Hoes, CF

5

0

1

0

Joseph, 2B

3

1

1

1

Walker, LF

4

0

0

0

Mancini, 1B

4

0

1

0

Alvarez, RF

4

0

1

0

Urrutia, DH

4

0

1

0

Schoop, SS

4

0

1

0

Pena, C

4

0

1

0

Rosa, 3B

4

0

1

0

Totals

36

1

8

1

Durham

ab

r

h

bi

Motter, SS

5

0

0

0

Maile, C

5

0

1

0

Decker, CF

5

1

1

0

Shaffer, 3B-1B

5

0

2

0

Franklin, 2B

3

1

3

0

Roller, DH

3

0

0

0

Varona, PH-DH

2

0

1

1

Goebbert, LF

4

0

2

1

Leonard, RF

4

0

0

0

Seitzer, 1B

2

0

0

0

Robertson, PH-3B

1

0

1

0

Totals

39

2

11

2

Norfolk

100

000

000

00

1

8

1

Durham

000

000

100

01

2

11

0

E — Pena, F. DP–Norfolf 3; Durham 4. LOB–Norfolk 3; Durham 8. 2B–Mancini; Goebbert; Varona. HR—Joseph, C (1). SB–Franklin; Decker. CS—Rosa, G; Maile.

Norfolk IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Gunkel

7

6

1

1

0

3

Phillips

2

3

0

0

1

1

Rodriguez (L, 2-1)

1 2/3

2

1

1

2

3

Totals

10  2/3

11

2

2

3

7

Durham IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Pruitt

3

3

1

1

0

2

Garton

4

2

0

0

0

3

Kolarek

2 1/3

3

0

0

0

4

Farquhar (W, 1-0)

1 2/3

0

0

0

0

0

Totals

11

8

1

1

0

9

T-2:50. A-10,592.

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