Bulls

Duncan, Myers blast Bulls past Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 8-5

Posted May 24, 2013

Shelley Duncan and Wil Myers homered to lead the Durham Bulls past Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 8-5 in the series opener at PNC Field on Thursday night.

Duncan's first Bulls homer came on an 0-1 pitch from Brett Marshall (L, 2-3) to cap a four-run first. Vince Belnome tripled home a pair to get the Bulls (28-19) on the board.

Duncan's blast came against Marshall in the fourth inning, driving the first pitch out to left-center, Myers' fifth of the season.

The eight-run cushion was ample for Mike Montgomery (W, 1-0), who was making his first Bulls appearance since April 7th when he landed on the disabled list after his initial Rays organizational start. Montgomery worked five innings, allowing five hits and two runs to notch the victory.

The RailRiders (21-24), who lost for the 10th time in 11 games, chipped away with a run in the sixth against reliever Steve Geltz, and then added two in the ninth as the long-anticipated heavy rains finally began to fall. The game was delayed with two outs in the ninth after Adam Liberatore allowed a run-scoring double to bring in Scranton's second run of the inning and never resumed.

The Bulls 12-hit attack was paced by two-hit games from Duncan, Cole Figueroa, Juan Apodaca and Brandon Guyer. Belnome's triple extended his hitting streak to 13 games.

Alex Colome (3-5, 2.86) starts Friday night at 7:05 PM ET against RH Graham Stoneburner (2-2, 3.00).

1 Comment

This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • 75Tarheel May 24, 9:03 a.m.

    Keep pushing Bulls. We need another Championship from you guys.

    GO BULLS!!

  • PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NASCAR: Toyota Owner's 400 from Richmond

    Saturday at 7:00 pm on FOX50

  • PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans

    Sunday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NBA: Bobcats at Miami

    Today at 3:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox

    Tonight at 7:05 on 99.9 The Fan

  • MiLB: Bulls at Charlotte

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 620am

Scoreboard
Local
12th
NOR 1
DUR 1
 
3:30pm Today
MIA
CHA
7th
CLE 5
TOR 4
 
6th
DET 1
ANA 1
 
7th
NYM 3
ATL 3
 
7th
MIA 1
SEA 2
 
6th
PIT 1
MIL 0
 
5th
WAS 0
STL 2
 
6th
TAM 0
NYY 1
 
4th
KAN 0
MIN 2
 
3rd
CHC 0
CIN 0
 
1st
TEX 0
CWS 0
 
4:05pm Today
OAK
HOU
4:10pm Today
LOS
ARI
4:10pm Today
COL
PHI
4:10pm Today
SDP
SFG
7:05pm Tonight
BOS
BAL
4th
SAN 77
DAL 81
 
3:30pm Today
MIA
CHA
7:00pm Tonight
CHI
WAS
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
3:00pm Today
BOS
DET
7:00pm Tonight
MON
TAM
10:00pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
12th
NOR 1
DUR 1