Gnats win 5th straight game

SAVANNAH, GA – The Gnats scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to come from behind to defeat the Lexington Legends 5-4 Monday night in front of 2,502 fans at Historic Grayson Stadium.  The Gnats (20-11/59-41) won their fifth straight game, all by one or two run margins.

Down 4-2 entering the sixth, SS Wilfredo Tovar singled and RF Rafael Fernandez doubled to put the tying runs at second and third.  DH Albert Cordero lined a single into left field chasing home both runners to even the game at 4-4.  Cordero landed at second on the throw home.  Two batters later, Cordero scored the go-ahead run when Lexington 1B Tyler Burnett couldn't handle third baseman Mike Kvasnicka's throw on 1B Joe Bonfe's chopper.  Cordero, who was 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly and three RBI, is now hitting .333/.365/.449 in 18 games in July.

The Savannah bullpen of Chase Huchingson and Ronny Morla combined on four scoreless innings with two strikeouts and no walks to allow the Gnats the comeback opportunity.  Huchingson improved to 6-2 with the win, while Morla picked up his eighth save.