Game Recaps 6/18
Also, right-hander Paolo Espino has been re-activated in Kinston. Word has it that recently reassigned Shawn Nottingham will move into the starting rotation.
Kinston Wins 6-5
The K-Tribe scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, coming all the way back to beat Lynchburg 6-5 Wednesday night at Historic Grainger Stadium. Kinston trailed the Hillcats 2-1 going into the bottom of the eighth when Jerad Head led off with his fifth home run of the season. Kinston then got back to back to back doubles from Johnny Drennen, Beau Mills and Nick Weglarz to take a 4-2 lead. Kinston would add two more runs in the inning, batting around and taking a commanding 6-2 lead into the ninth.
Lynchburg had other plans as they belted three straight two-out hits off of Kinston reliever Mike Pontius. After two straight walks made the score 6-4, Kinston went to Luis Perdomo in the bullpen. Perdomo walked the first man he faced to cut Kinston’s lead to one, but got Tony Mansolino to foul out and end the game. It was Perdomo’s Carolina League leading 17th save of the season.
The K-Tribe goes for the series sweep on Thursday night, taking on Lynchburg at 7pm for game three of the series. Thursday is NASCAR night at the ballpark with Jeff Gordon’s #24 show car on display. Gates open at 6pm.