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Stripers Routed in Rain-Soaked Night at Norfolk

By Dave Lezotte

Media Relations Manager and Broadcaster

NORFOLK, Va. – The Gwinnett Stripers (21-22) endured both Norfolk’s offensive onslaught and steady rain drops in a 10-1 loss to the Tides (21-22) on Tuesday night at Harbor Park. The game was called due to rain after a 36-minute delay in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Decisive Plays: Norfolk took a 3-0 lead in the second inning as D.J. Stewart launched a three-run home run (1) to right-center off Bryce Elder (L, 1-1). The Tides broke it open with a seven-run fifth, highlighted by a bases-clearing three-run double from Rylan Bannon and a two-run homer from Kyle Stowers (10) off Brad Brach. Phil Gosselin’s solo home run (5) in the sixth inning off Denyi Reyes helped the Stripers avoid a shutout.

Key Contributors: Gosselin went 2-for-3 with the homer and one RBI for the Stripers. Stewart and Bannon each notched three RBIs for the Tides. Rehabbing Baltimore Orioles’ right-hander Dean Kremer struck out six over 3.0 hitless innings for Norfolk.

Noteworthy: Gosselin is batting .333 (19-for-57) with four doubles, one triple, four homers, nine runs, seven RBIs, and a 1.005 OPS in May. The Stripers have lost their last four games at Harbor Park and are 1-6 at the home of the Tides since the start of 2021.

Next Game (Wednesday, May 25): Gwinnett at Norfolk, 6:35 p.m. at Harbor Park in Norfolk, Va. RHP Huascar Ynoa (1-2, 6.04 ERA) for the Stripers vs. LHP D.L. Hall (0-0, 6.52 ERA) for the Tides. Radio Broadcast: 6:20 p.m. on MyCountry993.com.

Next Home Game (Monday, May 30): Gwinnett vs. Louisville, 7:05 p.m. at Coolray Field. Radio Broadcast: 6:50 p.m. on MyCountry993.com. The Stripers will wear Gwinnett Peaches Specialty Jerseys, celebrating the women who played professional baseball during the Second World War. Stick around after the game for a special Memorial Day fireworks display.

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