Opening day for The Durham Bulls
Friday night’s 4-2 victory over Toledo leaves the Durham Bulls in position to win their first-round Governor’s Cup playoff series on Saturday.
A third win would end the best-of-five series against the Mud Hens and send the Bulls to the Governer’s Cup championship series. The winner will face either Scranton/Wilkes-Barre or Lehigh Valley in the championship round, which begins Tuesday.
Joe McCarthy’s two-run home run in the third inning on Friday led the Bulls to their second straight win over the Mud Hens.
The Bulls outhit the Hens 6-4, with Rob Refsnyder topping the box score with a pair of hits.
Nathaniel Lowe singled in the first inning to drive in Kean Wong for Durham’s first score; Jake Cronenworth plated the Bulls’ final run on a fielding error in the fourth. Chih-Wei Hu went five innings on the mound for the win.
Saturday’s game at Durham Bulls Athletic Park begins at 6:35 p.m.
Single-game playoff tickets cost $16, and are “all-you-can-eat tickets” that come with unlimited access to certain foods.