Gosselin’s Walk-Off Double Gives Gwinnett 8-7 Win Over Louisville
By Dave Lezotte
Media Relations Director and Broadcaster
Phil Gosselin's two-run double in the bottom of the 10th inning capped off the Gwinnett Stripers' (26-24) exciting 8-7 walk-off win over the Louisville Bats (17-32) on Wednesday night at Coolray Field.
Decisive Plays: A trio of solo home runs from Braden Shewmake (3), Alex Dickerson (4), and Preston Tucker (3) gave the Stripers a 3-1 lead after six. Louisville clawed back to take a 5-3 lead in the eighth. The Stripers returned the favor in the bottom of the inning, with Dickerson's bases-loaded walk and Hernan Perez's two-run single giving them a 6-5 advantage. Taylor Motter tied the game in the ninth on a homer (6) off Victor Vodnik. After Sandy Leon's go-ahead single in the 10th off Michael Tonkin (W, 3-0), Gosselin doubled in Shewmake and Travis Demeritte to clinch the victory.
Key Contributors: Gosselin finished the night 3-for-4 with a double, walk, run, and two RBIs. Huascar Ynoa pitched well for Gwinnett, allowing one run on two hits and four walks and striking out seven in 5.0 innings. Shewmake (1-for-4), Tucker (1-for-3, walk, two runs), and Dickerson (1-for-3, walk, two RBIs) each smashed home runs. Perez finished the night 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
Noteworthy: The victory is the Stripers' third walk-off win and first extra inning walk-off of the season. The team is now 8-3 in games decided in the final at-bat. Gosselin now has 302 career hits with Gwinnett, tied with Ernesto Mejia for sixth-most in club history.
Next Game (Thursday, June 2): Gwinnett vs. Louisville, 7:05 p.m. at Coolray Field. LHP Kyle Muller (2-3, 3.83 ERA) for the Stripers vs. RHP Robert Dugger (0-2, 4.26 ERA) for the Bats. Radio Broadcast: 6:50 p.m. on MyCountry993.com. It's ALS Lou Gehrig Day at Coolray Field. Join the Stripers and support your local ALS Association chapter as we remember the legacy of Lou Gehrig and all those lost to the disease that bears his name. It's also Thirsty Thursday™ at Coolray Field, presented by Michelob Ultra. Fans age 21 and up can get select 12-ounce domestic beers for $2 each, or margaritas from Cutwater Spirits for $5 each.