05/21/07 — K-Tribe rallies past Nationals

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K-Tribe rallies past Nationals

Published in Sports on May 21, 2007 1:47 PM

WOODBRIDGE, Va. -- Niuman Romero delivered a tie-breaking, two-hit in the eighth inning and Kinston turned back Potomac 4-3 on Sunday afternoon.

Romero's game-winning hit scored Wes Hodges and the K-Tribe claimed a three-game series sweep of the Nationals. Kinston improved to 25-14 overall and owns a six-game lead over Salem and Winston-Salem in Southern Division play.

Romero, who batted 2-for-4 with three RBI, contributed a two-RBI double in the fourth inning. Mike Butia supplied an RBI sacrifice fly that scored John Drennen, who finished the night 4-for-5 with two runs scored.

Jim Deters (2-2) tossed 22/3 innings and picked up the win out of the bullpen. Frank Herrmann yielded one earned run in a six-inning stint.

Potomac's David Trahan (0-2) endured the pitching loss.

Kinston continues a six-game road swing tonight at Salem. David Huff is scheduled to take the mound. Game time is 7:07 p.m.