Hillcats Outslug Kinston 10-7

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Lynchburg - The K-Tribe fell behind early and could never quite
catch up as Lynchburg beat Kinston 10-7 Saturday night
in Virginia. It is the first time Kinston has dropped
back to back games since May 28th and 29th. The
Hillcats jumped all over starter Frank Herrmann
scoring two runs in the first, three in the second and
two more in the third inning. Herrmann (5-2) did not
make it out of the third, giving up eight hits and six
earned runs. Kinston cut into the lead in the fourth
inning when Nathan Panther scored on a wild pitch.
Mike Butia and Josh Rodriguez would score later in the
inning on RBI from Jerad Head and Chris De La Cruz.
Up 7-4 in the bottom of the fifth inning, Lynchburg
pulled away again scoring with a bases loaded,
two-out, two-rbi single by James Boone. Kinston came
back with two more runs in the ninth inning, but
couldn’t get over the hump. Stephen Head and Josh
Rodriguez each had two hits for Kinston; Wes Hodges
had two hits and improved his consecutive hit streak
to 20 games. Pat Bresnehan (4-1) took the win for
Lynchburg, throwing three innings of one hit relief.

The K-Tribe returns home on Sunday to start a short
three game home stand with the Salem Avalanche. Two
of the best pitchers in the Carolina League will
square off at a special 5pm start time on Sunday
afternoon. Kinston will send Ryan Edell (7-3, 3.29)
to square off with Salem’s Brad James (8-1, 1.82).