Kinston - First round draft pick David Huff picked up his first win of the season as Kinston blanked Wilmington 4-0 Wednesday night in Delaware. Huff, Jeff Stevens and Jim Deters combined for Kinston’s first shutout win of the year. Huff went five innings, giving up no earned runs while striking out six. K-Tribe reliever Jeff Stevens struck out five batters in three innings and Jim Deters struck out one batter in a perfect ninth.
The K-Tribe broke a scoreless tie in the fourth inning when catcher Chris Gimenez hit an RBI triple, scoring John Drennen and Max Ramirez. Drennen added another run in the sixth with a solo home run, his first of the season. Drennen came across again in the eighth inning as he scored on an error by Wilmington’s third baseman. Drennen went 4-4, with three runs scored and an RBI. Kinston (6-4) is now all alone in first place at the top of the Carolina League Southern Division.
The K-Tribe returns to Grainger Stadium for a seven game home stand starting Thursday night. Ryan Edell will take the hill for Kinston to kick of a three game series with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Advanced A Affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. Thursday night is Thirsty Thursday at the ballpark, followed by a Championship Poster giveaway on Friday night.