05/17/07 — Kinston destroys Frederick

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Kinston destroys Frederick

Published in Sports on May 17, 2007 2:25 PM

KINSTON -- Chris Gimenez slugged three home runs and produced six RBI in Kinston's 16-4 victory over Frederick at historic Grainger Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Gimenez orchestrated a 15-hit parade which included solo home runs from Stephen Head and John Drennen. Drennen and Max Ramirez each finished with two hits and three RBI.

Frederick starter Brandon Erbe (3-1) allowed the first five K-Tribe batters to reach safely. Gimenez belted his first home run later in the inning to start the 16-run uprising -- the highest offensive output by any Carolina League team this season.

Erbe lasted just three innings as Kinston (22-14 overall) tagged the right-hander for 12 earned runs on 11 hits.

Starter Ryan Edell (3-1) collected the mound win for the K-Tribe, who swept the three-game series. Edell yielded two earned runs in a six-inning stint.