K-Tribe finishes regular season on a high note
By Steve Roush
Published in Sports on September 5, 2006 1:59 PM
MYRTLE BEACH -- Kinston ended the regular season on a high note with a 5-2, 11-inning win over Myrtle Beach on Monday afternoon.
Micah Schilling started the extra-inning barrage when he singled with one out in the top of the 11th. One batter later, Rodney Choy Foo brought him home with a double up the third-base line.
Caleb Brock and Chris De La Cruz added RBIs later in the 11th inning.
Argenis Reyes started the scoring for Kinston in the third inning when he hit his second home run of the season, a two-run shot scoring Johnny Drennen to make the score 2-0. Myrtle Beach tied it up with runs in the fourth and seventh innings.
Scott Sumner (1-1) picked up the win, throwing three innings of one-hit relief. Scott Roehl got his fourth save of the season, pitching a scoreless bottom of the eleventh.
Kinston set an all time franchise record with a .273 team batting average for the season. Kinston's bats were also second-best in franchise history in hits, runs scored and RBIs. K-Tribe pitcher Chuck Lofgren set a modern day franchise record with 17 wins, the most in all of Minor League Baseball this season. Indians hurler Scott Lewis also set a franchise mark with a 1.48 ERA, the best of any full season thrower in all of Minor League Baseball this season.
Suns 5, Mudcats 3
ZEBULON -- Chin Lung Hu hit a solo homer in the sixth inning to break a 0-0 game to lead the Jacksonville Suns past the Carolina Mudcats 5-3 in the regular season finale at Five County Stadium on Monday afternoon.
The Suns scored four times in the seventh inning to push the lead to 5-0. Mudcats reliever Scott Nestor (2-2) allowed all five runs over one-plus inning.
Alvis Ojeda (7-3) earned the victory in relief of starter Ben Kozlowski, who pitched three scoreless innings.
Carolina cut the deficit to 5-1 in the eighth on a groundout by Ryan Bear, then scored twice in the ninth and brought the winning run to the plate against closer Mark Alexander before the rally was extinguished.
Bear and Lee Mitchell each had three hits in the finale to pace the Mudcats offense.
David Humen pitched five scoreless innings, fanning six in his Double-A debut, filling in for Jose Garcia, who was promoted to the major leagues following Sunday night's game.
The Mudcats closed the season 61-79.
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