G-Braves explode in fifth, beat Bulls

DURHAM, N.C. -- The Gwinnett Braves used a big inning to rally and beat Durham 10-5 on Saturday.

Down 4-1 after four innings, the G-Braves dropped an eight-spot on Durham.

Jose Constanza got things started with a single to right to lead off the fifth inning. Luis Durango walked and Durham changed pitchers. Jim Paduch came in for Josh Lueke.

Ernesto Mejia smacked a line drive into right, scoring Constanza. Josh Kroeger followed that up with a rope of his own to center and brought Durango home.

Ruben Gotay's single scored both Meija and Koeger to give Gwinnett a 5-4 lead before Rusty Ryal doubled to left. After a coaching visit to the mound, Brian Friday hit a double to left and tacked on two more runs as Gwinnett came back around to the top of the order.

Constanza walked and Lueke was replaced by Adam Liberatore. But Felix Pie, who struck out earlier in the inning, lofted a single into center field that plated Friday and Constanza. Liberatore finally struck out Meija to end the offensive outburst.