Stripers Fall 4-0 to Bulls in Series Finale
By Dave Lezotte
Media Relations Manager and Broadcaster
The Gwinnett Stripers (44-46) lost 4-0 to the Durham Bulls (48-42) in the final game before the All-Star Break on Sunday afternoon at Coolray Field. The Stripers were held to two hits as they finished with a split of the six-game series.
Decisive Plays: Tristan Gray launched a two-run home run (19) off Gwinnett starter Nolan Kingham (L, 2-2) in the second inning. Jonathan Aranda added a two-run double in the fifth off Connor Johnstone to extend the lead to 4-0.
Key Contributors: Pat Valaika snapped Durham's perfect game bid in the eighth, slapping a leadoff single up the middle. Greyson Jenista added a double in the ninth inning. For Durham, Aranda went 2-for-4 with a double, walk, and two RBIs.
Noteworthy: Gwinnett is now 5-9 in games decided by shutout this season. The Stripers also suffered their 10th straight loss in a series finale, dropping to 3-12 overall.
Next Game (Friday, July 22): Gwinnett at Memphis, 8:05 p.m. ET at AutoZone Park. Starting pitchers for the Stripers and Redbirds yet to be announced. Radio Broadcast: 7:50 p.m. on MyCountry993.com.
Next Home Game (Tuesday, July 26): Gwinnett vs. Jacksonville, 7:05 p.m. at Coolray Field. Radio Broadcast: 6:50 p.m. on MyCountry993.com. It’s a Family Value Tuesday at Coolray Field. Enjoy $2 hot dogs and $1 select desserts, courtesy of Coolray Heating & Cooling.