The Kinston Indians earned their 11th comeback win of the year, and their third win in a row, beating the Salem Avalanche, 3-2, in the opener of a three game series in Virginia. The K-Tribe bats couldn't solve Salem starter Erick Abreu until the seventh when Alex Castillo and Jerad Head had run-scoring singles to tie the score at two. Jason Denham was cut down at the plate to end the seventh, but came up in a big way when he hit the game-winning single in the ninth inning plating Nick Weglarz.
The Avalanche got to starter Josh Tomlin early with two straight hits to
lead off the game and scoring in the first on a sacrifice fly. Tomlin
settled down, however, striking out seven, tying a season high, and allowing a run in the fifth without a ball leaving the infield.
The win was the second for Matt Meyer (2-0) in relief and Neil Wagner
pitched a perfect ninth for his second save. The loss goes to Jason
Dominguez, who gave up the RBI single and the unearned run after a passed ball forced Weglarz to third.
The two teams are back at it tomorrow at 7:07, with Hector Rondon (2-3) taking the hill for the K-Tribe as they look to earn their fourth straight