K-Tribe Sweep Avalanche

Kinston Indians logo seen over historic Gringer Stadium.

The Kinston Indians completed a four game sweep of Salem with a 4-1 victory Sunday afternoon at Historic Grainger Stadium. The K-Tribe won their final 10 meetings against the Avalanche this season, winning the season series with a 16-4 record.

Kinston got all the runs they needed in the bottom of the third inning. Jared Goedert led off the inning with a single, Carlos Rivero followed with a double. Kinston newcomer Roman Pena, in just his second game with the K-Tribe, hit a three-run home run to give Kinston a 3-0 lead. Pena went 2-for-3 for Kinston. Beau Mills added a run in the bottom of the eighth inning with his Carolina League leading 81st RBI, driving in Carlos Santana. Santana was 2-for-4 for Kinston.

Indian’s starter Jeanmar Gomez (4-8) picked up the win, going seven shutout innings, striking out six and not walking a batter. K-Tribe newcomer Kyle Landis pitched a perfect inning in his first appearance for Kinston. Neil Wagner finished the game for Kinston.

The K-Tribe (64-54 overall, 29-20 in the second half) will continue their homestand Monday night against Lynchburg. Game one of the three game set starts at 7pm with Hector Rondon on the mound for the K-Tribe. Monday is buck night at the ballpark with $1 drinks, fries and hot dogs.