07/14/06 — K-Tribe collects another comeback win

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K-Tribe collects another comeback win

Published in Sports on July 14, 2006 2:09 PM

SALEM, Va. -- Kinston put together their second comeback win in a row, erasing a 3-1 deficit with an 8-3 win over the Salem Avalanche on Thursday night.

The K-Tribe batted around, scoring six runs in the top of the seventh inning to turn a two-run deficit into a 7-3 lead over Salem. The inning was highlighted by a two-run single by Argenis Reyes and a three-run homer by Brian Barton. It was Barton's team-leading 12th home run, a monster shot of the top of the scoreboard in right center field.

Barton, Choy Foo, Stephen Head and Matt Whitney each had two hits for the K-Tribe.

Chuck Lofgren (12-3) picked up his league leading 12th win of the season. He threw six innings, giving up seven hits and three earned runs. Michael Finnocchi and Kyle Collins combined for three innings of scoreless relief.

Kinston has won six of its last seven games, racing to a 12-8 record in the second half of the season. The Indians are now 59-31 overall, a season-high 18 games over .500.

Joe Ness takes the mound for Kinston today at 7:05 p.m. in Salem.