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.

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