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Newport native Grant Black shining in relief for Redbirds

Newport native Grant Black is pitching for the Memphis Redbirds.
Newport native Grant Black is pitching for the Memphis Redbirds.(Source: Louisville Bats)
Published: Jul. 26, 2021 at 7:01 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 26, 2021 at 9:36 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS (KAIT) - A Newport native is faring well on the mound.

Grant Black has 5 straight scoreless appearances out of the bullpen for the Memphis Redbirds. He appeared in the 8th inning on Sunday, allowed 1 hit and struck out 1. Black recorded his first hold of the season on Friday. He struck out 2 in 2 innings of work, allowing just 1 hit.

A hold happens when a relief pitcher enters the game with their team leading by 3 runs or less, maintains that lead, and records at least 1 out.

Memphis is the hottest team in baseball, winners of 15 straight games. The Redbirds host Gwinnett Tuesday at 7:10pm at Auto Zone Park.

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