Indianapolis, IN June 24, 2013 – The Indianapolis Indians scored 10 runs on 12 hits Monday and beat the Charlotte Knights by a score of 10-5 in the finale of their four-game series from Victory Field in Indianapolis, Indiana. With the loss, the Knights settled for a four-game series split.
Indianapolis shortstop Josh Harrison had an impressive day at the plate. Harrison ripped a three-run bases-clearing triple in back-to-back innings. The 5’8″ middle infielder finished the game 3-for-5 with the two triples and six RBIs.
LHP Andy Oliver (4-2, 3.27) started for the Indians and allowed three runs on five hits over seven innings for the victory. Oliver walked four batters and struck-out six.
Charlotte starter Charlie Leesman (1-1, 3.19) allowed eight runs (three earned) over four innings and was charged with his first loss of the season. The Ohio native gave up 10 hits along with two walks.
Knights’ outfielder Blake Tekotte had a solid day at the plate. Tekotte went 3-for-3 and roped two doubles on the evening. The speedy outfielder now has a team-high 20 doubles. He also set a new personal season-high with four RBIs in the game.
DH Mike McDade extended his hit streak to a season-best 12 games. McDade’s streak is now tied with Tyler Greene for the most by a Knights player this season. McDade was 1-for-4.
Andy Wilkins, who was promoted from Double-A Birmingham before the game, made his Triple-A debut on Monday. Wilkins finished the game 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
The Knights will now make the trek to Louisville, KY to open up a four-game series with the Louisville Bats on Tuesday. RHP Jason Berken will start for the Knights, while RHP Armando Galarraga will go for the Bats. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.