The Kinston Indians split a doubleheader with the Potomac Nationals, Sunday afternoon, winning 7-5 and losing 4-0 in the nightcap. The Indians struck big in the second and sixth scoring three runs in each inning, with run scoring singles from Alex Castillo in both innings. Jason Denham had a pair of runs scored in the opener and stole a base. Cristo Arnal broke out reaching base three times with two hits and two runs scored.
Carlton Smith (4-2) won his staff-leading fourth game on the season going six and two-thirds giving up five runs and striking out four. He almost let things go in the seventh allowing three runs and leaving with the tying run at the plate. Dan Cevette came in and recorded the final out for his second save in as many games.
It was all Nationals, though, in game two, as Dee Brown’s two-run homer and RBI single paced them to snap a season-high four game losing streak. The loss in game two was the second for Jim Deters, who went four innings giving up all three of Brown’s RBIs. The loss in the nightcap snapped a season-high seven game losing streak.
The K-Tribe will try and start a new win streak against at Wilmington when they take on the Blue Rocks Monday night in the first of four. Jeanmar Gomez (2-5, 5.80) takes the hill with the first pitch at 7:05.