Kinston, NC - The Kinston Indians lost the final game at Historic Grainger Stadium by a score of 10-0. K-Tribe Starter Clayton Cook only lasted 2/3 of an inning and gave up six earned runs. Kinston only managed three hits on the night.
Fredrick sent 11 men to the plate in the top of the first inning. The Keys scored six times to put the game out of reach early. The big hit in the inning was an RBI single by Michael Flacco that kept the inning going and plated two runs.
After the six-run out burst, Fredrick scored two more runs in the top half of the third inning. Brian Ward doubled and then was knocked home by Justin Dalles. Dalles reached second on an E5, and scored on a double by Dale Mollenhauer. That made the score 8-0 Fredrick.
Fredrick scored two more single runs in the fifth and seventh innings respectively. The score was 10-0 and that was it for the scoring. Fredrick 10- Kinston 0 Final.
Clayton Cook was chased after seeing nine batters in the first, having retired two men. Cook evened his record at nine wins and nine losses after taking the loss. Kinston’s winningest pitcher gave up six earned runs, struck out two men and walked one.
The game on Friday night was fan appreciation night and the final regular season game at historic Grainger Stadium. The K-Tribe hopes to extend life at the ball park by making a run into the post season and compete for the Mills cup. A playoff berth would guarantee at minimum one more game in Kinston.
5,203 fans turned out for the historic game, the largest attendance figure of the year.