Mendick and Charlotte walk off

A 22nd round pick of the Chicago White Sox in the 2015 MLB draft, Mendick is in his fifth professional season. While he appeared in two games at the Triple-A level in 2016, this is his first season seeing full-time action at this level. (Photo: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

By PAUL GOTHAM

Danny Mendick (Pittsford Mendon/Monroe CC) connected on his third home run of the season, a three-run walk-off blast as the Charlotte Knights beat the Toledo Mud Hens, 11-9 in International League action, Tuesday night in Charlotte.

 


Mendick delivered the game winner with two outs in the bottom of the 10th to lift the Knights (13-6) to their sixth win in the last seven games. Mendick finished the night 2-for-5 with a double, three runs scored and four RBI.

 

Danny Mendick hit .364 for the 2013 MCC Tribunes and scored 42 runs. He finished with a fielding percentage of .981. (Photo: Monroe CC Athletics)

A 22nd round pick of the Chicago White Sox in the 2015 MLB draft, Mendick is in his fifth professional season. While he appeared in two games at the Triple-A level in 2016, this is his first season seeing full-time action at this level.

A non-roster invitee, Mendick appeared in 25 Spring Training games earlier this year with the White Sox. He collected seven extra-base hits and drove in 11 runs. He slashed .361/.478/.667/1.145.

Mendick earned 2016 mid-season All Star honors with the White Sox Class A affiliate, Kanapolis Intimidators (South Atlantic League). The infielder/utility man grabbed a mid-year All Star nod with the Winston-Salem Dash (Class A-Advanced Carolina League) in 2017. He was named an Organizational All Star in 2017 and mid-season All Star with Birmingham (AA-Southern League) in 2018.

Hitting leadoff, Mendick has appeared in all 19 of Charlotte’s games this season. He has scored 13 runs and drive in 12.

Located at 1475 E. Henrietta Road near Monroe Community College.

In 92 career games at Monroe CC, Mendick batted .316 with 12 doubles, three triples, two homers, 66 runs scored, and 44 RBI. He went on to UMass-Lowell where, as a senior, he paced the River Hawks in RBI (30), doubles (16), total bases (71) and slugging percentage (.455). The River Hawk shortstop was also tied for the team lead in hits with 50.

Also last night – Chris Bostick (Aquinas) finished 2-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored. Bostick is hitting .277 with the Norfolk Tides (Triple-A International League).

Steven Klimek (Greece Arcadia) tossed a pair of scoreless innings with the Frederick Keys (Advanced-A Carolina League).

 

Greg Cullen (McQuaid) drove in a pair of runs going 1-for-3 with a walk. Cullen is with the Class A Rome Braves.

Earlier this week, Adam Scott (Canandaigua) improved to 2-1 on the season with the Lynchburg Hillcats (Advanced-A Carolina League). Scott allowed one run on three hits and a walk over 5.1 innings. He struck out eight and lowered his ERA to 3.18.

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