The K-Tribe won their third straight contest, putting down Lynchburg 4-3 Thursday night at Historic Grainger Stadium.
Down 2-0 going into the bottom of the first inning, Kinston started to chip away at the Hillcat lead. Tyler Holt starter the bottom half with a walk. With the walk, Holt increased his consecutive on-base streak to 19 games and his hit streak to ten games. Holt advanced to second base on a balk and scored on an RBI single by Casey Frawley. Kinston tied the score in the second inning when Justin Toole reached on an error, stole second base and then scored on a double by Roberto Perez.
The K-Tribe took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the third inning, when Frawley led off with a single, then scored on a two-out, run scoring single by Chase Burnette. The Indians added a run in the bottom of the fifth inning, when Abner Abreu started things with a double. After advancing to third on a fly-out, he scored on a sacrifice fly from Burnette. Burnette had two RBI on the night, including that game winner. Casey Frawley went 2-for-4 for Kinston. Chris Masters (3-2) took the loss for Lynchburg, giving up four runs in 5 1/3 innings.
Kinston starter Clayton Cook (3-3) was solid in the win, giving up eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. He gave up three runs (two earned) and struck out five while not walking a batter. Toru Murata and Chris Jones combined for 2 1/3 innings of hitless relief. Preston Guilmet got his seventh save in as many attempts. Guilmet has given up just eight hits in 14 2/3 innings of work, while not allowing a run this season.
The K-Tribe hits the road for six days, starting Friday night in Frederick, Maryland. Game time 7:00 pm as Giovanni Soto gets the start for Kinston. Kinston returns home to Grainger Stadium for a holiday homestand May 26th through June 2nd.