by Mike Potter
It looks like the Durham Bulls’ first-round Governors’ Cup Playoff series against the Louisville Bats is going to be another good one.
Durham won their first-round matchup in five games last year en route to its first Triple-A National Championship.
Justin Ruggiano led the Bulls with three hits including a double with an RBI and scored twice. Leslie Anderson added a pair of hits including a double with an RBI, while Joe Dillon chipped in two hits with two RBI.
Devin Mesoraco, who spent much of his season with the Carolina Mudcats, and Daniel Dorn doubled for Louisville.
Darin Downs picked up the win in relief while Tom Cochran, who was the Mudcats’ ace lefty for almost the entire regular season, took the loss.
Louisville at Bulls, 7:05 p.m.
Matt Klinker (R, 4-4, 5.85) vs. Alex Cobb (R, 0-0, 0.00)