Gwinnett Stripers finish season above .500 for first time since 2015


The Gwinnett Stripers ended the season Monday with a 6-1 loss to the Charlotte Knights at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, to finish above .500 for the first time since 2015.

Gwinnett left-hander Corbin Clouse got the start for Gwinnett, allowing three hits with a strikeout after three scoreless innings.

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Arodys Vizcaino and Jose Ramirez, both on rehab assignments from Atlanta, threw successive scoreless innings. Kelvin Vasquez made his Triple-A debut in the sixth, throwing eight of nine pitches for strikes with one punch-out in a scoreless inning.

Lefty Phil Pfeifer was tagged for four runs and three walks in 2/3 innings for the loss.

Braves prospect Austin Riley finished his campaign with a 2-for-4 effort, bringing his season batting average to .282 with the Stripers and .294 overall between Gwinnett and Double-A Mississippi. He ended with 19 total home runs, falling one short of making it three consecutive 20-homer seasons.

» Also: Gwinnett Stripers 2019 schedule

The Stripers, 70-69, finished second to the Durham Bulls in the International League South.


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