08/24/06 — Keys rally past Kinston

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Keys rally past Kinston

Published in Sports on August 24, 2006 2:36 PM

KINSTON -- The K-Tribe erased an early five-run deficit, only to have Frederick come back to grab a 9-6 victory Wednesday night at Grainger Stadium.

Down 5-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning, Kinston started the comeback with an RBI single by Micah Schilling. One batter later, a Frederick error allowed Stephen Head and Schilling to score and make the score 5-3 Keys. The K-Tribe tied it up in the bottom of the fifth with RBIs from Brandon Pinckney and Javi Herrera. Pinckney was 1-for-1 on the night with four walks and an RBI single.

Frederick came right back in the top of the sixth inning, scoring four runs on back-to-back doubles by Pete Maestrales and Nolan Reimold. Frederick starter Matt Bruback (3-3) picked up the win for the Keys and Rommie Lewis got the save.

Kinston reliever Scott Roehl (3-6) took the loss for Kinston, giving up four earned runs off six hits in 12/3 innings.

Kinston is off today before kicking off its last four regular season home games on Friday. The K-Tribe's J.D. Martin takes the mound at 7 p.m. Friday against Potomac.


Durham 7, Norfolk 6

DURHAM -- Darnell McDonald hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the Durham Bulls to a 7-6 victory over the Norfolk Tides in an International League game Wednesday night. The home run was the 13th of the year for McDonald, who was 2-5 for the night.

The Tides were trailing 6-5 in the top of the ninth when Jose Offerman scored on sacrifice fly by Edgardo Alfonzo.

Offerman got to first on a single, then advanced to second and third on wild pitches by reliever Edwin Jackson.

For the Bulls, Luis Rivas finished 3-4 with a run scored and three RBIs.

Ruben Gotay led the Tides' offense, going 2-5 with a solo home run in the first inning. Offerman and Jacob Cruz each finished 3-5 with two runs scored, and Alfonzo went 2-4 with three RBIs.

Jackson (3-7) picked up the win after recording his first blown save of the season, going one inning while allowing one run off a hit and the two wild pitches. Royce Ring (2-2) took the loss, going one inning while allowing one run on two hits and a strikeout.