Saturday October 22nd, 2016 5:37PM

Gosselin, G-Braves clip Chiefs, 6-3

By staff reports
LAWRENCEVILLE -- In danger of dropping their third straight game to Syracuse and facing the best pitcher in the International League in Taylor Hill, the Gwinnett Braves (43-49) rebounded from a 2-0 deficit and defeated the Chiefs (54-37) 6-3 on Tuesday night at Coolray Field. Phil Gosselin went 3-for-4 and fell a home run shy of the cycle for the G-Braves.<br /> <br /> Things got off to a poor start for Gwinnett as the Chiefs scored first for the third night in a row. Jeff Kobernus jumped all over a 2-1 fastball from Atlanta Braves' right-hander Pedro Beato and launched it over the left field fence to give Syracuse a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning.<br /> <br /> Beato worked one inning, allowing one run on one hit and striking out one in his first rehab appearance with the G-Braves. He tossed 18 pitches, 12 for strikes.<br /> <br /> The Chiefs added another run in the third. Josh Johnson singled off reliever Gus Schlosser, stole second and third base and scored on an RBI groundout by Kobernus.<br /> <br /> That would be the only run allowed by Schlosser (W, 5-4) on the evening. The right-hander went 6.0 innings, scattering eight hits and striking out two batters.<br /> <br /> Schlosser's effort was backed by an offense that scored six unanswered runs from the third through seventh innings. Tyler Pastornicky evened the score at 2-2 in the third by taking a 1-1 offering from Hill over the fence in left-center for his first home run of the season.<br /> <br /> Gwinnett gained the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning. Jose Constanza reached on an infield single and scored on an RBI double by Gosselin, making it 3-2.<br /> <br /> The G-Braves put the game out of reach in the top of the seventh inning, scoring three runs on four hits to take a 6-2 lead. Constanza reached on a single off Zach Jackson and scored on an RBI triple by Gosselin. Pastornicky and Joey Terdoslavich added RBI singles to cap the scoring in the frame.<br /> <br /> Syracuse made it interesting in the ninth inning, loading the bases with no outs against right-hander Terry Doyle. However, left-hander Atahualpa Severino (S, 2) came in and slammed the door on the comeback as he induced a double play and fly-out to end the game.<br /> <br /> Hill (L, 9-3) took the loss for the first time since June 8 at Buffalo, allowing three runs on seven hits over 6.0 innings.<br /> <br /> Gosselin's three-hit night lead the 12-hit attack for Gwinnett. Constanza, Pastornicky and Terdoslavich each had two hits, with Pastornicky tallying three RBIs.<br /> <br /> Kobernus led the Chiefs, going 3-for-5 with a run scored and two RBIs. Johnson went a perfect 3-for-3 with a run scored.<br /> <br /> The Gwinnett Braves and the Syracuse Chiefs conclude the four-game series on Wednesday night, first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m. Right-hander Aaron Northcraft (0-0, 6.10) will start for the G-Braves, while the Chiefs will counter with right-hander A.J. Cole (0-0, 2.53). Tony Schiavone will have the play-by-play call beginning at 6:20 p.m. on,, Tune-In Radio and the MiLB First Pitch app.
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