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Game #110 Preview – Dash vs. Frederick

Game #110 – Home Game #56
Winston-Salem Dash (21-19, 51-58) vs. Frederick Keys (16-22, 48-57)
Thursday, July 31 – 7 p.m.
BB&T Ballpark (Winston-Salem, NC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash walloped Frederick 12-2 on Wednesday afternoon for their fourth straight win. Winston-Salem goes for a three-game sweep of the Keys tonight.

Courtney Hawkins had an inside-the-park homer in Wednesday's win. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Courtney Hawkins had an inside-the-park homer in Wednesday’s win. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – CF
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Jason Coats – RF
Keon Barnum – 1B
Joey DeMichele – 2B
Nick Basto – 3B
Omar Narvaez – C
Keenyn Walker – DH
Terance Marin – RHP

DASH DOTS:

• Left-hander Carlos Rodon made his High-A debut on Wednesday, allowing two runs (both earned) and one hit in one inning of relief. The former NC State star threw 33 pitches, striking out three while walking two. Read more about Rodon’s Dash debut here.

• Right-hander J.B. Wendelken carved up the Frederick batting order on Wednesday, striking out a Dash-era record 13 batters in seven shutout innings. The 21-year-old surrendered only two hits and two walks.

• The previous record for strikeouts by a Winston-Salem pitcher in the Dash era (since 2009) was 11, and it had been reached twice. Hector Santiago whiffed 11 Kinston batters on April 16, 2011 at BB&T Ballpark and Frank Montas struck out 11 at Salem on May 22 of this year.

• Outfielder Courtney Hawkins tied a season-high with three hits and three runs scored on Wednesday. Hawkins previously had three hits in a game at Salem on April 8 and scored three runs at Salem on April 27.

• Hawkins also registered the third inside-the-park home run in BB&T Ballpark history and second this season. Myrtle Beach’s Christopher Bostick had an inside-the-parker on July 18, while former Dash player Nick Ciolli had an inside-the-park grand slam on August 2, 2011 against Wilmington.

• First baseman Keon Barnum went 2-for-5 with a single and home run in Wednesday’s win. The 21-year-old is batting .313 with five homers, 21 RBIs and 21 runs scored in 39 games since the All-Star Break.

• The White Sox announced four moves today that affect the Dash roster. Pitchers Tony Bucciferro and Jefferson Olacio have been promoted to Double-A Birmingham, while reliever Brandon Hardin returns to Winston-Salem from Birmingham. In addition, pitcher Brandon Brennan has been promoted from Low-A Kannapolis.

• Tonight’s meeting is the last between the Dash and Keys during the 2014 regular season. Winston-Salem is currently 10-9 against Frederick this year and that includes a 4-5 mark at BB&T Ballpark.

• The Dash are seeking their third sweep of the season and second at BB&T Ballpark. Winston-Salem captured all three games at Frederick from June 25-27 and swept a rain-shortened two game series against Wilmington in mid-June.

• The Dash have tied a season-best with four straight wins, but have yet to achieve a five-game winning streak in 2014. Winston-Salem also strung together four straight victories from June 7-10 and June 24-27.

• Right-hander Terance Marin will try to pitch the Dash to a sweep tonight. During his most recent outing at Wilmington last Saturday, the California native was dominant, allowing just one run and two hits while striking out six. He finished with a no-decision in the 2-1 Dash win in 11 innings. Overall, Marin is 3-2 with a 3.16 ERA this season.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Tonight’s game will be broadcast live on 600 AM-WSJS in the Winston-Salem area, as is the case with every Thursday game throughout the season. The Pregame Dash will begin at 6:45 p.m., with the first pitch at 7. Every Dash home game can be viewed on MiLB.tv.

- Dave

Game #104 Preview – Dash vs. Potomac

Game #104 – Home Game #53
Winston-Salem Dash (17-17, 47-56) vs. Potomac Nationals (16-15, 54-46)
Thursday, July 24 – 7 p.m.
BB&T Ballpark (Winston-Salem, NC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash rode a seven-run fifth inning to defeat Potomac in a Wednesday matinee contest, 9-4. Winston-Salem goes for its second home sweep of the season tonight.

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Nick Basto slugged his second homer in as many days on Wednesday. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – CF
Keenyn Walker – RF
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Jason Coats – DH
Joey DeMichele – 2B
Nick Basto – 3B
Grant Buckner – 1B
Michael Marjama – C
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
J.B. Wendelken – RHP

DASH DOTS:

• Third baseman Nick Basto homered for the second straight game, a three-run blast that blew open Wednesday’s tilt. The 20-year-old now has a seven-game hitting streak, during which he is batting .407 (11-for-27).

• Outfielder Courtney Hawkins muscled his 16th homer of the season on Wednesday, a solo shot. The 20-year-old is now alone in second place in the Carolina League in round-trippers, and has the most among active players in the circuit.

• Infielder Justin Jirschele registered two hits and two runs scored in his return from Triple-A Charlotte. The Wisconsin native, who played in two games with the Knights last week, is now batting .350 in 34 games with the Dash this season.

• Outfielder Jason Coats went 2-for-4 with a single, double and run scored. The Texas native now has hits in 14 of his last 15 games, rising to fourth in the Carolina League in doubles with 27.

• After surrendering a first-inning run, Tyler Danish found his groove, allowing one run and six hits in six innings. The 19-year-old lowered his 2014 ERA to 2.27 between Low-A Kannapolis and Winston-Salem, a mark that ranks 15th among full-season qualifiers.

• The Dash will look to push past the .500 mark at BB&T Ballpark for the first time this season, currently holding a 26-26 record in the Triad. Winston-Salem has reached the break-even mark at home on two other occasions, but failed to win the next contest.

• The Dash are continuing their dominance over Potomac at BB&T Ballpark in this series. Since the beginning of the 2012 season, Winston-Salem boasts a 23-6 (.793) mark in home contests against the P-Nats.

• Right-hander J.B. Wendelken will try to lift Winston-Salem to a sweep this evening. The 21-year-old posted a 3.76 ERA during the first half of the year, but has a 9.49 ERA in five starts since the All-Star Break in his first professional season as a starter. Overall, Wendelken is 5-8 with a 5.12 ERA.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Tonight’s game will be broadcast live on 600 AM-WSJS in the Winston-Salem area, as is the case with every Thursday game throughout the season. The Pregame Dash will begin at 6:45 p.m., with the first pitch at 7. Every Dash home game can be viewed on MiLB.tv.

- Dave

Game #101 Preview – Dash at Frederick

Game #101 – Road Game #51
Winston-Salem Dash (15-16, 45-55) at Frederick Keys (13-16, 45-51)
Monday, July 21 – 2 p.m.
Harry Grove Stadium (Frederick, Md.) 

GAME BACKGROUND:

Tony Bucciferro fell two outs shy of pitching a no-hitter as the Dash rolled to a 5-0 win over Frederick on Sunday night. The teams will play the rubber game of the series this afternoon.

Terance Marin will make just his second road start of the year on Monday (Steve Orcutt/W-S Dash).

Terance Marin will make just his second road start of the year on Monday (Steve Orcutt/W-S Dash).

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – DH
Keenyn Walker – CF
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Jason Coats – RF
Joey DeMichele – 2B
Keon Barnum – 1B
Grant Buckner – 3B
Omar Narvaez – C
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Terance Marin – RHP

DASH DOTS:

  • Glynn Davis’ one-out single in the ninth inning broke up Tony Bucciferro’s no-hit bid before the right-hander induced a double play to end the game. For more on Bucciferro’s accomplishments Sunday night, click here.
  • Outfielder Keenyn Walker extended his hitting streak to a season-best six games with an RBI triple in the sixth inning on Sunday. The extra-base hit broke a scoreless tie and helped propel the Dash to a four-run inning.
  • Outfielder Courtney Hawkins slugged his 15th homer of the season on Sunday, a two-run blast in the sixth inning. The 20-year-old is now tied for second in the Carolina League with Frederick’s Michael Burgess in home runs.
  • Shortstop Cleuluis Rondon registered three singles on Sunday. Since being promoted to the Dash from Low-A Kannapolis on July 2, the 20-year-old has five multi-hit efforts in 17 games with Winston-Salem.
  • Second baseman Joey DeMichele clubbed a solo homer in the sixth inning for his fourth round-tripper of the season. The Arizona native now has two home runs in 29 games since the All-Star Break, equaling his first half total (64 games).
  • The Dash logged their fourth shutout of an opponent this season and second away from BB&T Ballpark. Their last shutout win on the road was at Wilmington on April 13, a 1-0 triumph. By contrast, Winston-Salem has been blanked eight times in 2014.
  • The Dash have recently enjoyed a lot of success at Harry Grove Stadium. Since the start of the 2012 season, Winston-Salem has posted a 19-8 (.704) record in Frederick, including a 6-3 mark in 2014.
  • Right-hander Terance Marin will try to pitch the Dash to a series win in Frederick this afternoon. During his most recent start against Myrtle Beach last Wednesday, the California native allowed six runs (four earned) in five innings, suffering the loss in the 6-2 setback against the Pelicans. Overall, Marin is 3-1 with a 2.75 ERA this season.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Today’s game is available live on wsdash.com/broadcast. The Pregame Dash begins at 1:45 p.m., with the first pitch scheduled for 2.

- Dave

Game #96 Preview – Dash vs. Myrtle Beach

Game #96 – Home Game #48
Winston-Salem Dash (13-13, 43-52) vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans (14-12, 58-36)
Wednesday, July 16 – 7 p.m.
BB&T Ballpark (Winston-Salem, NC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash lost three of four games at Carolina, falling 6-4 to the first-place Mudcats on Monday afternoon to conclude the series in Zebulon. Winston-Salem returns home to begin a three-game set against Myrtle Beach tonight.

Courtney Hawkins ranks second in the Carolina League in RBI. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Courtney Hawkins ranks second in the Carolina League in RBI. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – CF
Keenyn Walker – RF
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Jason Coats – DH
Keon Barnum – 1B
Joey DeMichele – 2B
Nick Basto – 3B
Omar Narvaez – C
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Terance Marin – RHP

DASH DOTS:

• Outfielder Courtney Hawkins had a single, RBI and run scored in Monday’s contest. The 20-year-old ranks second in the Carolina League with 63 RBIs, trailing only Michael Burgess of Frederick (67) for the top spot.

• Outfielder Jason Coats had a run-scoring triple in Monday’s setback against Carolina. The Texas native is fourth in the Carolina League with 58 RBIs, and is currently riding a seven-game hitting streak.

• Outfielder Keenyn Walker matched a career-high with three stolen bases on Monday. The Utah native now has 135 swipes in his four-year professional career.

• Left-hander Jefferson Olacio pitched two and one-third scoreless innings in relief on Monday, surrendering only a hit and a hit batter. The 20-year-old has now made three straight appearances without allowing a run, spanning six innings.

• The Dash and Pelicans have met 13 times this season, with Myrtle Beach coming out on top on eight occasions. Winston-Salem has a 4-3 record against the Pelicans at BB&T Ballpark in 2014.

• Right-hander Terance Marin will look to keep things rolling for the Dash tonight. During his most recent outing against Myrtle Beach last Thursday, the California native pitched seven and one-third innings, allowing one run and six hits while striking out seven.

• Marin has been dazzling since his return to Winston-Salem on June 19. In five starts with the Dash, the 24-year-old is 3-0 with a 1.08 ERA, logging seven or more innings in four of those starts. Overall, Marin is 3-0 with a 2.10 ERA this season.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Tonight’s game is available live on wsdash.com/broadcast. The Pregame Dash begins at 6:45 p.m., with the first pitch scheduled for 7. Every Dash home game can be viewed on MiLB.tv.

- Dave

Game #95 Preview – Dash at Carolina

Game #95 – Road Game #48
Winston-Salem Dash (13-12, 43-51) at Carolina Mudcats (15-10, 44-48)
Monday, July 14 – 11 a.m.
Five County Stadium (Zebulon, NC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

A three-run homer by Courtney Hawkins in the eighth inning lifted the Dash to a thrilling 5-4 win over Carolina on Sunday afternoon. The victory moved Winston-Salem within two games of the first-place Mudcats in the Southern Division.

Kyle Hansen threw two and one-third scoreless innings to earn the win on Sunday. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Kyle Hansen’s nearly flawless relief work resulted in a win on Sunday. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – DH
Keenyn Walker – CF
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Jason Coats – RF
Keon Barnum – 1B
Joey DeMichele – 2B
Nick Basto – 3B
Omar Narvaez – C
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Tony Bucciferro – RHP

DASH DOTS:

• With his dramatic dinger on Sunday, Courtney Hawkins is now alone in third place in the Carolina League in home runs, with 14. The 20-year-old ranks second in the circuit with 62 RBIs, trailing only Frederick’s Michael Burgess (67).

• After learning that he was making a spot start 90 minutes before Sunday’s game, Brad Goldberg tied a season-high for strikeouts with six. The right-hander worked three and two-third innings, allowing two runs and finishing with a no-decision.

• Reliever Kyle Hansen pitched two and one-third scoreless innings, surrendering only a walk while striking out two. The New York native earned the win to improve to 6-4 this season.

• With his 2-for-4 performance on Sunday with two doubles and a run scored, outfielder Jason Coats extended his hitting streak to six games. The Texas native now has 22 doubles this year, which ranks third among Dash players.

• Second baseman Joey DeMichele tallied two hits and an RBI on Sunday. The 23-year-old now has hits in 19 of 23 games since the All-Star Break, and 22 multi-hit games in 2014.

• Before Sunday’s comeback win, the Dash had dropped four straight games at Five County Stadium by a combined margin of 28-11. Carolina has won 11 of 16 meetings with Winston-Salem in Zebulon since the start of the 2013 season.

• Right-hander Tony Bucciferro will look to get back on track today. The former Michigan State star has only pitched four and two-third innings in each of his last two starts, allowing five earned runs on both occasions. Overall, Bucciferro is 6-8 with a 4.06 ERA this season.

• Despite his recent struggles, Bucciferro ranks second in the Carolina League in innings pitched with 108.2. He is second to Carolina’s Ryan Merritt for the innings lead in the Carolina League, and stands fourth in all of High-A baseball.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Today’s game is available live on wsdash.com/broadcast. The Pregame Dash begins at 10:45 a.m., with the first pitch scheduled for 11.

- Dave

Game #94 Preview – Dash at Carolina

Game #94 – Road Game #47
Winston-Salem Dash (12-12, 42-51) at Carolina Mudcats (15-9, 44-47)
Sunday, July 13 – 2 p.m.
Five County Stadium (Zebulon, N.C.) 

GAME BACKGROUND:

Despite another strong outing from Tyler Danish, the Dash were edged by Carolina 2-1 on Saturday night. It was the fifth straight win for the Mudcats, who currently reside in first place in the Southern Division.

Brad Goldberg will make a spot start for Winston-Salem on Sunday (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Brad Goldberg will make a spot start for Winston-Salem on Sunday (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – DH
Keenyn Walker – CF
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Jason Coats – RF
Keon Barnum – 1B
Nick Basto – 3B
Joey DeMichele – 2B
Michael Marjama – C
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Brad Goldberg – RHP

DASH DOTS:

  • Right-hander Tyler Danish pitched five and one-third innings on Saturday, allowing one run and five hits while finishing with a no-decision. The 19-year-old has surrendered only two earned runs in his last three starts, spanning 15 and two-third innings.
  • Between Winston-Salem (9 starts) and Low-A Kannapolis (7 starts), Danish is 5-1 with a 2.39 earned run average. This ERA is good for 23rd-best among qualifiers in full-season Minor League Baseball. Danish is the youngest hurler in the top 30 (19 years, 10 months, 1 day).
  • Nick Basto launched a solo homer in the second inning for the only Dash run. Since returning from the disabled list on July 3, the 20-year-old has homered twice in nine games. He now has three on the season.
  • Outfielder Courtney Hawkins has three doubles in two games since returning from the disabled list, and 20 on the season. The 20-year-old from Texas is now tied for second in the Carolina League with 37 extra-base hits in 2014.
  • Outfielder Jason Coats extended his hitting streak to five games with a 2-for-2 outing on Saturday. During this stretch, the Texas native is batting .500 (9-for-18) with three RBIs and four runs scored.
  • Since the Mudcats joined the Carolina League in 2012, the Dash have posted a 27-24 (.529) record against their in-state rivals. But this season, Carolina has won seven of the first eleven meetings in 2014, including four of five games at Five County Stadium.
  • The Dash have a winning record on Sundays, going 8-6 so far this season. It is one of two days in which Winston-Salem is above the .500 mark, having gone 7-4 on Tuesdays.
  • The Dash will face one of the top pitchers in the Carolina League this afternoon, with Mudcats’ left-hander Ryan Merritt getting the ball. Winston-Salem has struggled against southpaws this season, going 12-22 against lefty starters in 2014. That includes a 3-13 mark away from BB&T Ballpark.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Today’s game is available live on wsdash.com/broadcast. The Pregame Dash begins at 1:45 p.m., with the first pitch scheduled for 2.

- Dave

Game #93 Preview – Dash at Carolina

Game #93 – Road Game #46
Winston-Salem Dash (12-11, 42-50) at Carolina Mudcats (14-9, 43-47)
Saturday, July 12 – 6 p.m.
Five County Stadium (Zebulon, NC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash fell 9-2 in the opener of a four-game series at Carolina on Friday night. Winston-Salem is now two games behind the Mudcats for first place in the Southern Division.

Tyler Danish had one of his best starts of the year on Monday. (Dan Barber/W-S Dash)

Tyler Danish blanked Myrtle Beach over six innings on Monday. (Dan Barber/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – CF
Joey DeMichele – 2B
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Jason Coats – RF
Grant Buckner – 1B
Nick Basto – DH
Michael Marjama – C
Zach Voight – 3B
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Tyler Danish – RHP

DASH DOTS:

• Outfielder Courtney Hawkins made an impressive return from the disabled list on Friday, going 2-for-4 with two doubles. The 20-year-old had been sidelined since July 2 with a concussion.

• Second baseman Joey DeMichele continues to sizzle with the bat, going 2-for-4 on Friday with two singles and a run scored. The Arizona native now has hits in 18 of 21 games since the All-Star Break, and has registered 21 multi-hit games this season.

• For just the fourth time in his professional career (221 games), outfielder Jason Coats struck out three times in a game on Friday night. The Texas native had a single in the contest against Carolina as well, and now has hits in four straight games.

• After rattling off 30 consecutive errorless innings, Winston-Salem has committed 12 defensive miscues in the last four games. Overall, the Dash lead the Carolina League and are second in Minor League Baseball with 141 errors.

• Since the Mudcats joined the Carolina League in 2012, the Dash have posted a 27-23 (.540) record against their in-state rivals. But this season, Carolina has won six of the first ten meetings, including three of four games at Five County Stadium.

• The Dash will look to even their record on Saturdays this season. Winston-Salem has a 7-8 record on Saturdays in 2014, including a 3-3 mark on the road.

• The Dash will face Carolina left-hander Shawn Morimando tonight, and Winston-Salem has struggled against southpaws this season. The Dash are just 12-21 against lefty starters in 2014, posting a 3-12 mark away from BB&T Ballpark.

• Right-hander Tyler Danish will look to keep the momentum rolling from one of his best starts of the year. During his last outing against Myrtle Beach on Monday, the 19-year-old scattered three hits over six scoreless innings while striking out seven. Since joining Winston-Salem from Low-A Kannapolis in mid-May, Danish has a 2-1 record and 4.29 ERA.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Tonight’s game is available live on wsdash.com/broadcast. The Pregame Dash begins at 5:45 p.m., with the first pitch scheduled for 6.

- Dave

Game #92 Preview – Dash at Carolina

Game #92 – Road Game #45
Winston-Salem Dash (12-10, 42-49) at Carolina Mudcats (13-9, 42-47)
Friday, July 11 – 7 p.m.
Five County Stadium (Zebulon, NC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash took three-of-four from Myrtle Beach, clinching the series with a 3-2 win over the Pelicans on Thursday night at BB&T Ballpark. Winston-Salem now hits the road for a key four-game series at Carolina, beginning tonight.

Courtney Hawkins has been activated from the disabled list and will start tonight's game. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Courtney Hawkins returns from the disabled list and will start tonight. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – CF
Keenyn Walker – RF
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Jason Coats – DH
Keon Barnum – 1B
Joey DeMichele – 2B
Omar Narvaez – C
Justin Jirschele – 3B
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Angel Sanchez – RHP

DASH DOTS:

• Outfielder Courtney Hawkins was activated from the disabled list this afternoon. The 20-year-old had been sidelined with a concussion since July 2 at Myrtle Beach, when he crashed into an outfield fence while making a catch. In a corresponding move, right-hander J.B. Wendelken has been placed on the disabled list, retroactive to July 9.

• Outfielder Jacob May slugged a leadoff homer in the bottom of the first inning on Thursday night. The 22-year-old now has two round-trippers this season, both coming this month against Myrtle Beach.

• Second baseman Joey DeMichele smacked his third home run of the season with a solo shot in the bottom of the third inning The Arizona native has now registered at least one hit in 17 of his last 19 games.

• First baseman Keon Barnum continued his recent surge at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a single, double and RBI. The 21-year-old now has hits in three straight games and five of his last six contests, all of them multi-hit efforts. During this stretch, Barnum is batting .435 (10-for-23).

• Outfielder Keenyn Walker recorded a single and stolen base on Thursday. During his last three games, the Utah native is batting .429 (6-for-14).

• Right-hander Terance Marin continues to shine during his second stint with Winston-Salem this season, allowing only one run in seven and one-third innings on Thursday. The California native has now allowed four earned runs in 33 and one-third innings since rejoining the Dash on June 19, spanning five starts.

• The Dash and Mudcats have met nine times this season, with Carolina holding a 5-4 series lead. The Mudcats took two-of-three at Five County Stadium on June 3-5. Carolina currently holds a one-game lead over the Dash for first place in the Southern Division.

• Right-hander Angel Sanchez will be making his second start with the Dash tonight. During his initial outing on Sunday against Wilmington, the 24-year-old surrendered just one run and four hits in seven innings, earning the win in the 7-1 victory over the Blue Rocks.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Tonight’s game is available live on wsdash.com/broadcast. The Pregame Dash begins at 6:45 p.m., with the first pitch scheduled for 7.

- Dave

Game #84 Preview – Dash at Myrtle Beach

Game #84 – Road Game #44
Winston-Salem Dash (8-6, 38-45) at Myrtle Beach Pelicans (8-5, 52-29)
Thursday, July 3 – 8:05 p.m.
TicketReturn.com Field (Myrtle Beach, SC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash snapped a six-game losing streak against Myrtle Beach with a 5-1 victory over the Pelicans on Wednesday night. Winston-Salem is once again within a half-game of first place in the Southern Division second half standings.

Jacob May slugged his first homer of the year on Wednesday. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Jacob May slugged his first homer of the year on Wednesday. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – CF
Keenyn Walker – LF
Joey DeMichele – 2B
Jason Coats – RF
Keon Barnum – 1B
Nick Basto – DH
Omar Narvaez – C
Grant Buckner – 3B
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
J.B. Wendelken – RHP

DASH DOTS:

• Outfielder Jacob May led off Wednesday’s contest with a homer off the left-center field scoreboard. It’s the Ohio native’s first dinger of the season after clubbing eight with Low-A Kannapolis in 2013.

• Second baseman Joey DeMichele went 1-for-3 on Wednesday, improving his hitting streak to 12 games. During this surge, the former Arizona State star is batting .326 (15-for-46), and is now one game away from Justin Jirschele’s team season-high mark of 13 consecutive games with a hit.

• Outfielder Jason Coats extended his hitting streak to seven straight games with an eighth inning double. During this stretch, the Texas native is batting .333 (9-for-27).

• The bullpen trio of Kyle Hansen, Jose Bautista and Braulio Ortiz combined to throw four and two-third scoreless innings in Wednesday’s win, allowing only two hits, a walk and a hit batter while striking out six.

• Bautista has not allowed a run or a hit in any of his last five appearances, spanning seven and two-third innings. Overall, the left-hander has made eight appearances with the Dash, posting a 1-0 record and 4.09 ERA.

• Outfielder Courtney Hawkins has been placed on the seven-day disabled list after crashing into the wall in left field while making a spectacular catch on Wednesday. Replacing Hawkins on the roster is infielder Nick Basto, who was on Winston-Salem’s Opening Day roster. Read more about it and watch the play here.

• Wednesday marked the sixth straight game in which the Dash plated the initial run, going 3-3 in those contests. Overall this season, Winston-Salem is 28-15 when denting the scoreboard first, but 10-30 when the opponent tallies the first run.

• Right-hander J.B. Wendelken will try to pitch the Dash to a series win over the Pelicans tonight. During his most recent start against Carolina last Saturday, the 21-year-old gave up seven runs (six earned) in four and one-third innings. He finished with a no-decision in the 11-9 setback against the Mudcats. Overall, Wendelken is 5-6 with a 4.33 ERA.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Tonight’s game will be nationally telecast live on CBS Sports Network. It will be also be broadcast live on 600 AM-WSJS in the Winston-Salem area, as is the case with every Thursday game throughout the season. The Pregame Dash will begin at 7:50 p.m., with the first pitch at 8:05.

- Dave

Hawkins placed on seven-day disabled list

It has been a rough few days for Winston-Salem. One day after shortstop Tim Anderson and right-hander Frank Montas were placed on the disabled list, outfielder Courtney Hawkins has joined them. Hawkins will be out at least the next seven days after crashing into the wall in left field on Wednesday night at Myrtle Beach.

Here is a look at the full play that has sidelined Hawkins:

Infielder Nick Basto has been activated to take Hawkins’ spot on the 25-man roster. Basto has not played in Winston-Salem since late May. He was a member of the Dash’s Opening Day roster and has hit .293 with one homer and 20 RBIs in 42 games in the Carolina League.

A full preview of Thursday’s finale at Myrtle Beach will be available on the blog later this afternoon.

- Brian

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