The Kinston Indians surrendered just their third loss of the second half
dropping a 17-3 decision to the Potomac Nationals Monday night at Historic Grainger Stadium. The Nationals were all over Kinston pitching scoring in each of the first four innings, including a season-high nine runs given up by the K-Tribe in the fourth inning. Potomac hit five home runs in the game including two by Marvin Lowrance, and one each from former K-Triber Brian Finnegan and former East Carolina Pirate Trevor Lawhorn. Lawhorn went 3-for-5 with three runs scored. He is hitting .302 in his 16 games with Potomac so far this season.
The loss was the worst K-Tribe loss since a 21-8 pounding from Lynchburg back in 2005. The Indians gave up season highs in runs with 17, hits with 18, and home runs with five. Kinston's Carlton Smith (5-5) took the loss.
Joe Norrito (6-1) got the win for Potomac.
The Indians will look to take the rubber game of the three game series in
the battle of the two teams on top of their respectful divisions. The
K-Tribe sends Jeanmar Gomez to do the hill on Tuesday night at 7:00 PM at Historic Grainger Stadium.