06/25/07 — K-Tribe doubles up Avalanche

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K-Tribe doubles up Avalanche

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on June 25, 2007 1:49 PM

KINSTON -- Chris Gimenez slugged a sixth-inning home run, which broke a 2-2 tie, as Kinston doubled up Salem 6-3 on Sunday afternoon at historic Grainger Stadium.

A rain storm caused a two-hour delay after the fifth inning.

Gimenez, Nathan Panther and Max Ramirez recorded two hits apiece for the K-Tribe. Wes Hodges had his 20-game hitting streak, the second-longest in Carolina League play this season, come to a grinding halt. Hodges finished hitless in four at-bats and was standing in the on-deck circle when the eighth inning ended.

Salem pounded out five consecutive hits and grabbed a 2-1 lead in the second inning. With the bases loaded and no outs, Ryan Edell got Cesar Quintero to foul out. Tim Torres hit into an inning-ending double play.

The Avalanche didn't score again until the ninth.

Jim Deters (6-2) earned the victory in relief of Edell, who surrendered two earned runs on six hits. Deter yielded four hits and struck out two. Erik Stiller mopped behind Deter and collected his first save of the season.

The teams continue their series tonight. Game time is 7 p.m.