Mudcats blank Suns
Published in Sports on June 26, 2006 2:15 PM
ZEBULON -- Lee Mitchell's solo home run in the last of the fifth broke a 0-0 game just ahead of a game-ending rain storm as Carolina defeated Jacksonville 2-0 at Five County Stadium after 51/2 innings on Sunday afternoon.
Mitchell, who was hitless in the second half, smacked his ninth home run of the season, driving a one-strike pitch over the left field wall against Danny Muegge (6-5).
Of Mitchell's nine home runs in 2006, three have been slugged against Muegge.
Paul Mildren (6-6), who was credited with his fourth career complete game, delivered his first extra-base hit of his career, an RBI double to give Carolina (3-4) a 2-0 lead.
After Mildren initiated a 1-6-3 double play to end the top of the sixth inning, the umpires called for the tarp, which was never removed. After a one-hour, four-minute rain delay, the game was called.
The middle game of the series with Jacksonville (4-3) is tonight at 7:15 with Jose Garcia (1-0, 1.93) starting opposite Heath Totten (7-2, 3.27).
Durham 5, Ottawa 0
OTTAWA -- Delmon Young went 3-for-5 with three RBIs to lead Durham past Ottawa 5-0 Sunday in the International League.
The Bulls (36-40) snapped a four-game losing streak behind 61/2 scoreless innings pitched by Brian Stokes (4-4).
Juan Salas, Chad Orvella, and Jason Childers came on in relief to get the final eight outs for Durham.
Darnell McDonald had three hits and Shawn Riggans had two hits for the Bulls.
Craig Anderson (0-4) allowed four earned runs on seven hits over five innings to get the loss for Ottawa (38-39).
Durham will play at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre today.
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