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Charlotte Knights Drop Opener to Norfolk Tides 4-0 on Friday

Charlotte Knights Drop Opener to Norfolk Tides 4-0 on Friday

Fort Mill, SC – In a battle of the top two teams in the International League South Division, the second-place Norfolk Tides shut out the first-place Charlotte Knights 4-0 Friday night at Knights Stadium and cut their lead to three games. The Knights (49-41) have lost five out of their last six games.   Philip Humber, who threw a perfect game on April 21st for the Chicago White Sox, started for the Knights on a Major League rehab assignment. Humber (0-1, 5.68) allowed a two-out run in the second inning after back-to-back walks followed by back-to-back base hits. L.J. Hoes drove home Blake Davis with the second hit. Humber struck out former Atlanta Brave Nate McLouth to end the inning. […]

SwampDogs Split Doubleheader in Morehead City

SwampDogs Split Doubleheader in Morehead City

Morehead City, NC – The SwampDogs dropped the first game in heartbreaking fashion, as the Marlins walked off with a victory as they triumphed by a final of 7-4. Fayetteville took the early lead in the first frame, as Mike Tauchman (Bradley) scored on a groundout to make it 1-0 Dogs. Morehead City tied it in their half of the inning, and the 1-1 score held until the third. Morgan Stotts (Southern Nevada) made his SwampDogs debut with a two-run single, and Tyler Ding (Tampa) picked an RBI base hit as well to make it 4-1 Fayetteville. The Marlins answered in the following half inning, tying the game at four. That score held until the game’s final inning, as Morehead […]

Late Inning Surge Powers Wilson Tobs Past Wilmington Sharks

Late Inning Surge Powers Wilson Tobs Past Wilmington Sharks

WILSON, N.C – The Wilson Tobs scored eight runs over its last two at bats to break open a tie ballgame in the bottom of the seventh inning and down the Wilmington Sharks, 9-2 on Friday night at Historic Fleming Stadium. Wilson (13-21, 4-2) loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh frame against Sharks reliever Aaron Hoover (L, 2-2) and later scored all three runs when Jackson Slaid delivered a  double to the gap in right centerfield to give the Tobs a lead they would not relinquish. After Wilmington (18-14, 2-3) scored a run in the top of the eighth inning to cut the margin to two runs at 4-2. However, that would be as close as the […]

Wilson Tobs Smoke Out Visiting Wilmington Sharks

Wilson Tobs Smoke Out Visiting Wilmington Sharks

Wilson, N.C. – Following a half hour delay before first pitch due to expected rain that never came, it may have been better for the Wilmington Sharks (2-3, 18-14) to get wet as they dropped a 9-2 decision to the Wilson Tobs (4-2, 13-21) in their last trip to Fleming Stadium this summer. Despite the leadoff hitter reaching base in each of the first four innings, the Sharks could not score a run. Entering Friday night’s action, Wilmington had already grounded into a league-most 17 double plays. The club extended that number by two early on, with GIDPs marked on the scorecard for the second and third frames. A tough liner that ended the seventh inning was the third double […]

Wilmington Sharks – Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Wilmington Sharks – Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Wilmington, NC – It wasn’t the nine hits compiled by the Wilmington Sharks (18-13) that led them to a 4-2 victory over the Edenton Steamers (21-10), but the seven free passes taken that helped the home team walk by the visitors. Both pitching staffs had trouble finding the strike zone, with the nine pitchers used between both teams combining to issue 13 walks. Each of the two runs scored by Edenton were credited to runners who reached base on four balls, leading off the third and fourth innings against Nick Price. After the Steamers got on the board first in the third, which was their first time putting a runner on base, Wilmington responded with a pair in the bottom […]

Philip Humber Scheduled to Rehab for Knights Tonight

Philip Humber Scheduled to Rehab for Knights Tonight

Right-Hander Tossed the 21st Perfect Game in MLB History Earlier This Season Fort Mill, SC – The Chicago White Sox have announced that right-handed pitcher Philip Humber will continue a Major League rehab assignment with the Charlotte Knights tonight as the club hosts the Norfolk Tides in the opening game of a three-game series from Knights Stadium. Gates are set to open at 6:00 p.m. and first pitch of tonight’s game is at 7:15 p.m. Tickets for tonight’s game are available at the Knights Ticket Office located at Knights Stadium, online at www.charlotteknights.com, or by phone at 704-357-8071 (North Carolina) or 803-548-8050 (South Carolina). The first 1,000 fans 12 and under will receive a Dayan Viciedo bobblehead, courtesy of Tyson […]

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Charlotte Knights Shut Out Gwinnett Braves 8-0 on Thursday

Charlotte Knights Shut Out Gwinnett Braves 8-0 on Thursday

Fort Mill, SC – The Knights scored early and often in the nightcap to avoid a two-game series sweep at the hands of the Gwinnett Braves on Thursday. Drew Garcia went 3-3 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs, and the Charlotte Knights beat the Gwinnett Braves 8-0 on Thursday in the finale of the two-game series from Knights Stadium. The win for Charlotte snapped a season-high four-game losing streak. Earlier in the day, the Knights lost Tuesday’s suspended game by a score of 4-3. That loss was the club’s fourth-straight to Gwinnett. In the originally scheduled matchup, LHP Scott Olsen started and did not allow a run over two innings. He walked one, gave up one […]

Tuesday’s Suspended Game Goes to Gwinnett Braves 4-3 on Thursday

Tuesday’s Suspended Game Goes to Gwinnett Braves 4-3 on Thursday

Originally Scheduled Game Currently Being Played at Knights Stadium Fort Mill, SC – Reliever Donnie Veal (3-3, 3.14) allowed an unearned run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Gwinnett Braves, who were the home team at Knights Stadium, beat the Charlotte Knights 4-3 on Thursday in the suspended game from Tuesday. The win was Gwinnett’s fourth-straight over Charlotte.   Two days ago, the Knights and Braves began a game from Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, GA. Before the teams could get through two full innings, the rain began to fall and the game was delayed. After a one-hour and 12 minute delay, the game was officially suspended.   Since Charlotte was not scheduled to face Gwinnett again at […]

Report from China: Recent graduate updates U.S. State Department experience

Report from China: Recent graduate updates U.S. State Department experience

Amanda Slowikowski, Nighthawk News editor-in-chief for 2011-2012, is spending six weeks in China with the U.S. State Department as a part of  the National Security Language Initiative for Youth program. Slowikowski will be sending email updates about her trip to us here.  Keep up with what she’s doing and what she’s learning. This is the email we received today (July 3). So I’m in China and everything is great here. Getting here on the other hand was a different story. My flight itenerary to D.C. was from Norfolk to New York to D.C. It makes no sense, but that was what they gave me so I went with it. So my flight from Norfolk to NY was delayed for 2 hours […]

Senior will spend summer in China, immerse herself in language, local culture

Senior will spend summer in China, immerse herself in language, local culture

By Anderson Sullivan Associate Editor When most students think of summer, the beach, jobs and time with friends come to mind. For one senior, this summer will hold much more. Senior Amanda Slowikowski will be spending six weeks of her summer in China through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth program. Just two weeks after graduation Slowikowski will leave for the Jilin Province of China to live with a host family and immerse herself in the Chinese language and culture. “I really want to be fluent in Chinese and plan on minoring in it in college along with Spanish,” Slowikowski said. “A six week summer program dedicated entirely to the Chinese language sounds amazing, and I’m sure I’m going […]

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