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Louisville Bats shut out Durham Bulls in Sunday matinee

The Durham Bulls managed just one hit Sunday afternoon, as they fell to the Louisville Bats 3-1 at Louisville Slugger Field.

After 6 ½ scoreless innings, Louisville (13-9) finally broke the deadlock. In the bottom of the seventh, Bryson Smith singled to score Steve Selsky as the Bats took a 1-0 lead. After a fielder’s choice plated Kyle Waldrop, Jose Peraza knocked a sacrifice fly to left field, and Louisville pushed its lead to 3-0.

Durham (11-14) managed just one hit – a Pat Leonard single leading off the top of the sixth. Leonard also worked a walk on the day, as did Daniel Robertson, as they were the only Bulls to reach safely on the afternoon.

Cody Reed (2-0) picked up the win for the home side, tossing seven innings of one-hit ball, striking out five and walking one. Steve Delabar earned his second save of the campaign by registering the game’s final six outs without allowing a hit.

Austin Pruitt pitched well for Durham, tossing five scoreless frames and allowing just four hits. The right-hander exited the game after only 72 pitches, as the game was delayed for 50 minutes in the middle of the sixth inning because of rain. Eddie Gamboa (1-1) suffered the loss, surrendering three runs in 1  2/3 innings of relief.

The Bulls’ road trip continues Monday when they open a three-game series against Indianapolis. Left-hander Adam Wilk (0-2, 3.22) takes the mound for Durham opposite lefty Steven Brault (1-1, 1.83) for Indy. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Victory Field.

Sunday’s box score

Durham Bulls

ab

r

h

bi

Varona, CF

4

0

0

0

Robertso, SS

3

0

0

0

Motter, 3B

4

0

0

0

Shaffer, RF

3

0

0

0

Franklin, 2B

3

0

0

0

Corporan, C

3

0

0

0

Goebbert, LF

3

0

0

0

Leonard, 1B

2

0

1

0

Maile, DH

3

0

0

0

Totals

28

0

1

0

Louisville Bats

ab

r

h

bi

Iribarren, 2B

3

0

2

0

Peraza, SS

3

0

1

1

Winker, LF

3

0

1

0

Curtis, 3B

3

0

0

0

Allen, 1B

3

0

0

0

Selsky, DH

3

1

2

0

Waldrop, RF

3

1

0

0

Smith, CF

4

1

1

0

Berset, C

4

0

0

1

Totals

29

3

7

2

Durham

000

000

000

0

1

1

Louisville

000

000

30X

3

7

1

E — Gamboa, Iribarren. DP– Durham 1, Louisville 0. LOB–Durham 3, Louisville 9. 2B–Selsky. SF–Peraza. CS—Iribarren.

Durham IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Pruitt

5

4

0

0

1

4

Gamboa

1 2/3

3

3

3

2

2

Sappington

1 1/3

0

0

0

2

2

Louisville IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Reed

7

1

0

0

1

5

Delabar

2

0

0

0

1

2

WP-Delabar. HBP-Selsky

T-2:18 (:50 delay). A-5,556.

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