The Syracuse Chiefs stayed focused and continued their winning ways with a 8-5 win over the Charlotte Knights.
The scoring started early when the Knights drove in two runs in the first inning, battering Chiefs' starter Ryan Tatusko with a barrage of hits. However, the Chiefs would answer in the bottom half of the inning when Danny Espinosa smashed a double that would score Eury Perez and Jeff Kobernis. Corey Brown would then drive Espoinosa in when he reached on a Knights' fielding error to give the Chiefs a 3-2 lead.
That lead would disappear quick as the Knights would score in the next inning and in the fourth to gain a 4-3 advantage. The trend of this game though would be constant lead changes, especially in the fifth when Corey Brown crushed a solo homer to right to even the game at four.
The Chiefs would take the lead in the seventh when Kris Watts would reach on a fielding error to load the bases and drive in Corey Brown to give the Chiefs a 5-4 lead. Then, the speedy Eury Perez put the Knights in a giant hole they would not overcome as he tripled, driving in three runs and giving the Chiefs an 8-4 lead.
The Chiefs?? relievers would hold strong despite a late Knights run in the ninth and hold on for a 8-5 victory. for the Chiefs.
Tyler Robertson would get his forth win for the Chiefs as Daniel Webb took the loss for the Knights.
The Chiefs are now on a four game winning streak going into the weekend.
The Chiefs and Knights will battle again on Friday night at NBT Bank Stadium in a game that will feature fireworks afterwards and a pregame appearance by Hall of Fame pitcher Denny McClain. Danny Rosenbaum will take the mound for the Chiefs while Zach Stewart starts for the Knights. First pitch is scheduled for 7pm.