NORFOLK, Va. – Nick Margevicius pitched 5.0 scoreless, two-hit innings and struck out three in game two of a doubleheader on Wednesday night at Harbor Park, leading the Gwinnett Stripers (23-30) to a 7-0 win and a split against the Norfolk Tides (37-16). Gwinnett lost the first game of the
NORFOLK, Va. – Nick Margevicius pitched 5.0 scoreless, two-hit innings and struck out three in game two of a doubleheader on Wednesday night at Harbor Park, leading the Gwinnett Stripers (23-30) to a 7-0 win and a split against the Norfolk Tides (37-16). Gwinnett lost the first game of the night 8-3.
Decisive Plays (Game 1): Daz Cameron belted a pair of home runs (8-9) off Dylan Dodd (L, 1-4) – a two-run shot in the first inning and a three-run clout in the third – as Norfolk took a 6-2 lead. Eli White also went deep twice for the Stripers, hitting two-run and solo homers (7-8) to drive in all three Gwinnett runs. Cameron added a sacrifice fly in a six-RBI effort.
Decisive Plays (Game 2): The Stripers never trailed after a two-run first inning as Daniel Robertson walked and scored on a wild pitch and Joe Dunand doubled and scored on an RBI single by Forrest Wall. Vaughn Grissom added an RBI double in the sixth, and Chadwick Tromp followed with a two-run homer (4) to left-center to make it 5-0. Gwinnett put the game away with two more runs in the seventh.
Key Contributors: Margevicius (W, 1-1) and Dereck Rodriguez combined on the two-hit shutout in game two. Rodriguez struck out five of the six batters he faced over 2.0 innings. Offensively, White went 2-for-4 with two homers and three RBIs in game one, while Tromp went 1-for-4 with one homer and two RBIs in game two. After going 0-for-2 in the first game, Grissom went 3-for-4 with a double and RBI in the nightcap.
Noteworthy: The two-homer game was the third of White’s career, second this season with Gwinnett (also on April 2 vs. Jacksonville). Nick Solak extended his on-base streak to 16 games in game one (1-for-3), but saw that streak ended in game two (0-for-4). Gwinnett’s International League-best errorless streak also ended at 13-straight with one error in game two. The game-two shutout was Gwinnett’s third this season and second in less than a week (won 2-0 vs. Durham on Sunday).
Next Game (Thursday, June 1): Gwinnett at Norfolk, 12:05 p.m. ET at Harbor Park. RHP Tanner Gordon (0-3, 13.50 ERA) for the Stripers vs. LHP Bruce Zimmermann (2-3, 4.05 ERA) for the Tides. Radio Broadcast: 11:50 a.m. on MyCountry993.com.
Next Home Game (Tuesday, June 6):Gwinnett vs. Charlotte, 7:05 p.m. ET at Coolray Field. Radio Broadcast: 6:50 p.m. on MyCountry993.com and Bally Live. It’s Family Value Tuesday presented by Coolray Heating and Cooling at Coolray Field, featuring $2 hot dogs and $1 desserts.