Defense Shines in 3-1 K-Tribe Win

Kinston Indians logo seen over historic Gringer Stadium.

The K-Tribe got clutch hitting and great defense in a 3-1 victory over Wilmington on Monday night at Historic Grainger Stadium. Kinston was no hit by Wilmington starter Blake Wood until Nick Weglarz hit a solo home run off of Wood in the fifth inning. It’s the fourth home run of the season for Weglarz and tied the score at one. With the bases loaded and two outs in the top of the sixth inning, Kinston right fielder Johnny Drennen made a diving catch on the warning track to turn back a Blue Rocks rally. Kinston left fielder Nick Weglarz made a great diving catch in the ninth inning. The Indians Adam Davis also had a couple of great plays at second base. Kinston broke the tie in the bottom of the seventh inning, with a two-out, two RBI single by Carlos Rivero. The hit drove in Beau Mills and Weglarz, giving Kinston a 3-1 lead.

Kinston’s pitching was another big story of the night, as the Indian’s Josh Tomlin made a spot start. Tomlin went four and two third innings, giving up just two hits. Matt Meyer, Mike Pontius, Jim Deters and Luis Perdomo combined for a scoreless outing from the bullpen. Perdomo picked up his eighth save of the season.

The K-Tribe kick starts your Tuesday with an 11 am game at Historic Grainger Stadium. Game two of the four game series features K-Tribe starter Steven Wright.

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