White Sox Minor Keys: Sept. 5, 2018

Intimidators Stadium before Game 1. (Jonathan Lee)

The White Sox’ A-ball affiliates opened postseason play on Wednesday, and they both started in a hole.

Ti’Quan Forbes hit a homer in the ninth inning to bring the Dash within one, but they couldn’t get the tying run on board in a 5-4 loss to Buies Creek.

A level down, Kannapolis’ attempt to break a late-game tie resulted in Tate Blackman getting thrown out at the plate to end the eighth.

In the end, Lakewood broke the ninth-inning tie with #WILDPITCHOFFENSE to beat Kannapolis 4-2 in the opening game of the South Atlantic League semifinals.

Buies Creek 5, Winston-Salem 4
(Buies Creek leads series 1-0)

  • Luis Robert went 0-for-2 with a walk and a sac fly.
  • Luis Gonzalez, 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • Nick Madrigal was 0-for-3 with a walk.
  • Blake Rutherford, 1-for-4.
  • Gavin Sheets, 1-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts.
  • Ti’Quan Forbes went 2-for-4 with a homer and a strikeout.
  • Laz Rivera, 1-for-3 with a strikeout and a sac bunt.
  • Nate Jones: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, seven of eight pitches for strikes.

Lakewood 4, Kannapolis 2
(Lakewood leads series 1-0)

  • Luis Curbelo went 0-for-3 with a strikeout and an HBP.
  • Steele Walker, 1-for-4.
  • Carlos Perez went 2-for-4.
  • Will Kincanon: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

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*Here’s Perez with an RBI single:

Billings 6, Great Falls 3

  • Lenyn Sosa went 2-for-4.
  • Bryce Bush and Gunnar Troutwine were both 0-for-3 with a walk.
  • Maiker Feliz singled and struck out thrice.
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