Southern League: Mudcats dealt late-inning loss at home
Published in Sports on June 12, 2006 2:05 PM
ZEBULON -- Matt Maniscalco's single in the ninth inning snapped a 3-3 tie to send Montgomery by Carolina 4-3 at Five County Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Biscuits (33-31) salvaged their second win in the series on the fifth and final day by building a two-out, none-on rally against Chris Mobley (1-3). Jeremy Owens, who homered in the fifth against starter Adam Bostick, reached on an infield single, then advanced on a throwing error by Edgar Gonzalez. Jason Pridie was intentionally walked ahead of Maniscalco's single to right-center.
Carolina (30-35) rallied from 3-0 down with three runs in the seventh inning. Brett Carroll jumpstarted the inning by doubling off the left-field wall, with Patrick Arlis being hit in the knee by Biscuits' reliever Josh Kranawetter. Rex Rundgren flared a single to right to fill the bases ahead of Frank Moore's groundout to first to bring Carroll home.
Juan Salas (3-0) entered the game to retire Gonzalez on a drive to second baseman Elliot Johnson, but Salas walked Lee Mitchell to fill the bases. Ryan Bear floated a two-run single to left-center to tie the game.
Bostick worked five innings, gave up six hits and struck out eight hitters. Bostick threw 104 pitches, including just five during a perfect second inning.
Carolina, which finished its homestand 4-6, travels to Birmingham today to open a five-game set with the Barons on Tuesday night. The 10-game road trip will conclude in Chattanooga beginning a week from Monday.
Norfolk 7, Durham 4
DURHAM -- Jose Offerman knocked in a tiebreaking three-run homer in the ninth inning to give the Norfolk Tides a 7-4 come-from-behind win over the Durham Bulls on Sunday in International League play.
Durham led 4-2 after seven innings, but the Tide narrowed the gap in the top of the eighth on a home run by Victor Diaz that made it 4-3. Norfolk tied it in the ninth on an RBI single by Anderson Hernandez that scored Julio Ramirez.
A line drive double by Jeff Keppinger put runners on second and third, ready to score when Offerman homered to right field.
Blake McGinley (1-1) pitched a scoreless eighth with one hit and a strikeout to take the win.
Jason Childers (0-1) allowed four runs on three hits and a walk to take the loss for the Bulls.
Hernandez, Keppinger, Offerman, Diaz and Michael Tucker each had two hits out of the Tides' 12 total.
Joey Gathright, Darnell McDonald and Sean Burroughs each had two hits for the Bulls, and B.J. Upton stole his league-leading 26th and 27th bases in the seventh.
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