Wilmington, DE - For the second time in three games, the K-Tribe shutout Wilmington, beating the Blue Rocks 2-0 Sunday afternoon. Kinston starter Jim Deters (7-3) was dominant, giving up just four hits, walking none and striking out six in seven innings. Deters retired the last 14 batters he faced. Neil Wagner and Scott Roehl completed the shutout from the bullpen, Roehl picked up his Carolina League leading 18th save of the season. In the final three games of the four game series against Wilmington, the K-Tribe limited the Blue Rocks to a total of seven hits.
Deters got all of the run support he needed in the top of the third inning, when K-Tribe catcher Armando Camacaro hit a solo home run. Camacaro, after hitting three home runs in game one of the series, hit four homers in the four game series. Camacaro had not hit more than three home runs in any of his eight professional seasons coming into this year. Deters also got some good defense to get out of trouble in the bottom of the third. After Deters gave up three straight singles to load the bases with nobody out in the inning, Wilmington’s Jose Duarte hit a fly ball to shallow center. The Blue Rock’s Kiel Thibault tried to tag from third base, but K-Tribe center fielder Johnny Drennen threw him out at the plate. Deters struck out the next batter and would not give up another hit. Kinston added a run in the top of the ninth when Drennen hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Jose Constanza from third.
The K-Tribe ends their road trip with a 5-2 record and now returns home for a six game series. The home stand begins on Monday night at 7pm against the Advanced A Affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Kevin Dixon (10-3, 3.88) will take the mound for the K-Tribe, as he tries to win his ninth consecutive start.