K-Tribe Series Opener Suspended

Kinston Indians logo seen over historic Gringer Stadium.

Kinston's series opener with Myrtle Beach on Monday night was suspended in the top of the third inning due to rain and unplayable field conditions at Historic Grainger Stadium with the Pelicans leading 3-1.

The teams will play a doubleheader on Tuesday night starting at 6 pm.

The Pelicans jumped ahead early against K-Tribe starter T.J. McFarland. Mycal Jones singled to start the game and Dan Nelson walked. Mike Jones then knocked an RBI single to left, and another run scored on the same play when Kinston left fielder Donnie Webb made an error trying to play the ball to make it 2-0.

Kinston answered in the bottom of the inning as Karexon Sanchez hit an infield single followed by an Abner Abreu base hit to right. The runners moved up on an error by the right fielder Luis Sumoza. Chun Chen hit a sacrifice fly to right to score Sanchez and pull the Indians to within 2-1.

In the top of the second, Myrtle Beach put two on with two out. Mycal Jones sent a high chopper to third, and Kyle Bellows threw home but Sumoza was ruled safe at home on a very close play to give the Pelicans a 3-1 edge.

Rain showers entered the area in the top of the third inning. The Pelicans had two on with one out and Gerry Rodriguez at the plate when the game was stopped.

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