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Wilson's 4 hits help G-Braves end 4-game losing skid

POSTED: July 18, 2012 12:27 a.m.

Gwinnett shortstop Josh Wilson decided it was time to end his team’s four game slide.

Wilson had a 4-for-4 night with four RBIs, leading Gwinnett’s 14-hit attack in an 8-5 win over the Indianapolis Indians in game two of the four-game series at Victory Field on Tuesday night.

Wilson, who had earlier scored the tying run in the top of the third, came through for the G-Braves in the top of the fourth with Indy leading 2-1. With Jose Yepez on third and Ruben Gotay, who had doubled, on second, Wilson laced a double to left scoring both to give Gwinnett a 3-2 lead.

Then after the Indians tied the game at 3-3 with an unearned run in the bottom of the fifth off of G-Braves’ starter Yohan Flande, Wilson paced a big four-run top of the sixth inning.

With lefty Kris Johnson in to pitch replacing starter Jeff Locke, Yepez led off the inning with a double to center. Gotay poked an RBI single to right, scoring Yepez from third to give Gwinnett a 4-3 lead. Wilson (4) then drilled a long two-run homer to left pushing the lead to 6-3. One out later, Stefan Gartrell (13) launched a solo homer to left to increase the Gwinnett lead to 7-3.

Yohan Flande (W, 4-7) went 6.1 innings for his first win since June 11 at Pawtucket. He gave up five hits and four earned runs. Flande walked two and struck out three. Russell worked 1.2 innings giving up one hit and striking out two. Chapman earned the save with one hit, one walk and one strikeout in a scoreless ninth.

The G-Braves’ road trip continues today at Victory Field in Indianapolis with game three of the four game series against the Indians. Gwinnett has scheduled right-hander Eric Junge to start.


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