Kinston - The K-Tribe banged out 16 runs, 15 hits and five home runs in a 16-4 win over Frederick on Wednesday afternoon. Chris Gimenez went 3-for-4 with three home runs and six RBI for the K-Tribe, who scored six runs in both the first and fourth innings. Max Ramirez and John Drennen each had two hits and three RBI for the K-Tribe. Stephen Head and Drennen each added a home run. The 16 runs were the most scored in the Carolina League by any team this season. Kinston completed a three game sweep of the Keys and improved to a Carolina League best 22-14 on the season.
Frederick starter Brandon Erbe (3-1) let the first five batters of the game reach base safely and Gimenez hit his first home run of the game with one out later in the inning. Erbe went three innings, giving up eleven hits and twelve earned runs as Kinston also scored six runs in the bottom of the fourth. Kinston starter Ryan Edell (3-1) got the win for Kinston, going six innings and given up just two earned runs.
Kinston ended their home stand winning three in a row and five of their last six games. After an off day on Thursday, the K-Tribe will hit the road for a six-game road trip starting in Woodbridge, Virginia on Friday night. Kevin Dixon will take the mound for Kinston as the K-Tribe will open up a weekend series with Potomac. First pitch 7:35pm this Friday.