05/08/06 — K-Tribe completes sweep of Salem

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K-Tribe completes sweep of Salem

Published in Sports on May 8, 2006 2:16 PM

KINSTON -- Chuck Lofgren picked up his Carolina League-leading fifth win of the season on a soggy Sunday afternoon as the Kinston Indians beat Salem 9-5 at historic Grainger Stadium.

Lofgren had a no-hitter going into the fifth inning before giving up an infield single -- the only hit he gave up in seven innings of work -- as the K-Tribe (20-9) completed the three-game sweep of the Avalanche (12-18).

Stephen Head, Brian Barton and Ryan Goleski each drove in two runs for the K-Tribe in a game that was delayed for 20 minutes by a steady rain.

The Indians scored three times in the first and never trailed in the contest as Lofgren fanned nine Avalanche hitters.

The K-Tribe now hits the road for a four-game series with the Potomac Nationals starting today. Joe Ness will take the mound for the K-Tribe.