Game Recaps 5/27
Kinston Wins Their Third Straight
The Kinston Indians won their third straight game, beating the Frederick Keys, 8-6, Tuesday afternoon at Historic Grainger Stadium. Kinston got the scoring going early again with two runs in the first inning on a two-run single by Carlos Rivero. Jared Goedert drove in his 30th run on the season in the third inning on a run-scoring single. Frederick was able to tie things up in the fifth with an RBI groundout and a two-run homer by Ryan McCarthy in the sixth.
The game wouldn’t be tied long as Kinston got the lead for good in the sixth with a two-run triple by Brian Juhl. It was Juhl’s first triple of the season, part of a 2-for-3 day for him. Rivero added his third RBI in the seventh with his third single on the day capping a 3-for-3 day at the plate. Cirilo Cumberbatch added a sac fly in that seventh to give the K-Tribe a four-run lead.
Frederick came back in the next half-inning on a three-run home run by Chris Vinyard to make the score 7-6. Kinston added another insurance run in the eighth, but did not need it as Luis Perdomo picked up his Carolina League-leading 11th save. Perdomo struck out Ryan McCarthy with the tying runs on base to complete the win for the Indians.
Jeanmar Gomez picked up a no-decision for the K-Tribe, going five innings and giving up three runs with five strikeouts. Mike Pontius (2-0) picks up his second win with two innings of scoreless relief. Tim Bascom (1-1) picks up his first loss for Frederick, as he left the game with the two runners on who eventually scored.
The K-Tribe handed Frederick their fifth straight loss and will look to make it four wins in a row behind Josh Tomlin tomorrow night at Historic Grainger Stadium. The 5-1 Tomlin takes the hill for the 7:00 PM start against 4-3 Brandon Erbe.
CAPTAINS THROW SECOND SHUTOUT IN THREE DAYS
(Lexington, KY) – The Lake County Captains threw their second shutout in the last three games as they defeated the Lexington Legends 2-0 on Tuesday. The Captains gave up two runs in the four games series and took three of four games. The Captains lead in the Northern Division of the SAL is five games over Lakewood and Greensboro.
The game was scoreless until the top of the eighth inning when the Captains plated two runs. With runners at first and third and two outs, Matt Brown rolled a single to right field that scored Roman Pena from third. Dustin Realini was trying to go from first to third on the hit and the throw from right fielder Steve Brown to third went past third baseman Bryan Brown and Realini scored to make it 2-0.
Chris Archer did not factor in the decision but went five scoreless innings and allowing four walking one and striking out five. Josh Judy relieved Archer in the sixth inning and pitched two scoreless innings. Dallas Cawiezell came on and pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Pestano closed out the ninth to pick up his twelfth save in thirteen tries. Reliever Jordan Powell took the loss with his record falling to 0-5.
The Captains return home four a four game series and home stand on Wednesday with a 7:05 PM game against the Lakewood BlueClaws. LHP Ryan Miller (7-0, 0.93) goes for his eighth win which would tie him for the league lead against the BlueClaws RHP Darren Byrd who is making his first start this year for the Claws since being demoted from Clearwater with a record of 0-4 and an ERA of 9.25. The game can also be heard on AM 1330 WELW, WELW.COM or CAPTAINSBASEBALL.COM.