The Kannapolis Intimidators took the field Thursday night against the Asheville Tourists on Opening Day.
And, as Intimidators fan Thelma Honeycutt said, it was a pitchers’ game—for 10 innings.
Pitchers Greg Infante for Kannapolis and Robinson Fabian for Asheville dueled from the mound, keeping the score even at zero. Despite pop-flys, line drives and Justin Greene called out at third late in the game during sacrifice bunt play, neither team could get a run in.
Until a wild pitch from Asheville’s Tyler Trice loaded the bases, when Kannapolis left fielder Tyler Kuhn stepped to the plate and hits a single.
It was enough to bring in short stop Eduardo Escobar to home plate for the win.
1-0, Kannapolis. The crowd, a little thinned out, but nonetheless vocal, went wild.
And the season was off to an exciting start.