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Hillcats Flatten K-Tribe 6-1

Lynchburg - A six-run third inning by the Hillcats doomed the
K-Tribe as Lynchburg beat Kinston 6-1 Saturday night
in Virginia. It is only the fourth time in the second
half of the season that Kinston has dropped back to
back games.

Kinston took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second
inning, when Wes Hodges scored from third on an RBI
ground out from Jared Goedert. The Hillcats scratched
Kinston in the bottom of the third inning when Jose De
Los Santos led off with a single. After a Pedro
Powell single and an Angel Gonzalez sac bunt, Tripper
Johnson gave Lynchburg the lead with a two RBI double.
K-Tribe starter Sung-Wei Tseng then struck out
Lynchburg's Brad Corley for the second out of the
inning, but the inning was far from over. Jamie Romak
was hit by a pitch, Ron Davenport singled home Johnson
and then Steve Lerud delivered a three-run home run to
clear the bases. The six hits and six runs in the
frame were the most given up by Kinston in a single
inning this season. Sung-Wei Tseng (5-8) took the
loss for Kinston, giving up six earned runs on eight
hits in three innings.

Kinston's bullpen kept the Hillcats quiet for the rest
of the game, as Kyle Collins tossed three innings of
two hit ball while striking out three. Kevin Dixon
finished up, throwing two innings of one hit ball
while also striking out three. Lynchburg's starting
pitcher Serguey Linares (4-6) pitched great for the
Hillcats, giving up just four hits through seven
innings.

Kinston finishes up the series and road trip on Sunday
in Lynchburg. Steven Wright (1-1, 5.65) takes the
mound for Kinston at 6:05pm. The K-Tribe will then
return home to Kinston for a short four day home stand
this Monday through Thursday against the Salem
Avalanche.


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