FORT MILL -- Scranton Wilkes-Barre was spotted six runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back in a 9-5 victory over Charlotte on Friday.
Cody Ransom and Shelly Duncan each hit home runs off Knights starter Rob Bell (1-2, 11.25 ERA) to build a 6-0 lead. Duncan finished 2-3, both hits coming off home runs.
Yankees starter Kei Igawa (2-2, 2.49) picked up the win for Scranton.
Charlotte's Dewayne Wise helped keep the Knights in contention with a pair of home runs. Wise went 2-4 with three RBI's on the night.
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The Chapin native is hitting .382 for the season, putting him in the top five in batting average in the International League.
The Knights begin a five-game roadtrip today.