The Kinston Indians won their third straight game, beating the Frederick Keys, 8-6, Tuesday afternoon at Historic Grainger Stadium. Kinston got the scoring going early again with two runs in the first inning on a two-run single by Carlos Rivero. Jared Goedert drove in his 30th run on the season in the third inning on a run-scoring single. Frederick was able to tie things up in the fifth with an RBI groundout and a two-run homer by Ryan McCarthy in the sixth.
The game wouldn’t be tied long as Kinston got the lead for good in the sixth with a two-run triple by Brian Juhl. It was Juhl’s first triple of the season, part of a 2-for-3 day for him. Rivero added his third RBI in the seventh with his third single on the day capping a 3-for-3 day at the plate. Cirilo Cumberbatch added a sac fly in that seventh to give the K-Tribe a four-run lead.
Frederick came back in the next half-inning on a three-run home run by Chris Vinyard to make the score 7-6. Kinston added another insurance run in the eighth, but did not need it as Luis Perdomo picked up his Carolina League-leading 11th save. Perdomo struck out Ryan McCarthy with the tying runs on base to complete the win for the Indians.
Jeanmar Gomez picked up a no-decision for the K-Tribe, going five innings and giving up three runs with five strikeouts. Mike Pontius (2-0) picks up his second win with two innings of scoreless relief. Tim Bascom (1-1) picks up his first loss for Frederick, as he left the game with the two runners on who eventually scored.
The K-Tribe handed Frederick their fifth straight loss and will look to make it four wins in a row behind Josh Tomlin tomorrow night at Historic Grainger Stadium. The 5-1 Tomlin takes the hill for the 7:00 PM start against 4-3 Brandon Erbe