Around the minors 9.12.11

GREENSBORO 5, SAVANNAH 4: One out away from winning Game 1 of the South Atlantic League championship series, the Gnats instead lost. Trying to protect a one-run lead, reliever Hamilton Bennett walked leadoff batter Isaac Galloway. After then retiring the lead runner on a bunt attempt and striking out Noah Perio, Bennett also walked Marcell Ozuna. A balk and another walk loaded the bases, prompting Ronny Morla to replace Bennett. Morla surrendered a two-run single to Mark Canha as the Gnats suffered a walk-off loss. The Gnats had been staked to a 4-3 lead on a solo homer by Blake Forsythe in the eighth. Forysthe homered twice in the game. Chase Huchingson had contributed 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief for the Gnats. Box

Compiled from team report