06/07/06 — K-Tribe wins 40th game of season

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K-Tribe wins 40th game of season

Published in Sports on June 7, 2006 1:47 PM

WILMINGTON, Del. -- The Kinston Indians won their 40th game of the season in grand style, beating Wilmington 9-5 on Tuesday night.

The Indians did most of their damage in the first as Kinston scores six times in the inning. Trevor Crowe started off the big inning by bringing in Argenis Reyes with an RBI single.

Wyatt Toregas kept it going with a two-run double that brought home Brandon Pinckney and Crowe. Stephen Head opened the floodgates with a three-run homer, his sixth, deep to right field scoring Toregas and Jordan Brown.

The K-Tribe would bang out 13 hits in the game, their eighth win in 12 games this season against Wilmington.

The K-Tribe got another great pitching performance from Scott Lewis, who did not pick up the win, but went four innings, giving up just one hit while striking out four. His ERA is now a league leading 0.73.

Chris Niesel (3-0) picked up his third win of the season in relief.

The K-Tribe will send Jensen Lewis to the hill today for game three of the three game series at 7:05 p.m.

Kinston will then return home to Grainger Stadium on Thursday, opening up a four game series again Myrtle Beach.

NOTES: The K-Tribe's magic number is now down to after Winston-Salem lost a doubleheader on Tuesday. ... Salem is now mathematically eliminated from contention for a Southern Division title in the first half of the season. ... Outfielder Jordan Brown is now on a 12-game hitting streak and 22-game consecutive on base streak, the two are the second longest for the Indians this season.