08/09/07 — K-Tribe beats back Pelicans

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K-Tribe beats back Pelicans

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on August 9, 2007 1:48 PM

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Josh Rodriguez homered for the third consecutive game and Frank Herrmann tossed seven strong innings in Kinston's 4-3 conquest of Myrtle Beach on Wednesday evening.

Rodriguez's third-inning homer, a two-run blast, knotted the contest at 2-2. It was Rodriguez's 15th round-tripper of the season and boosted his RBI total to 68, third-best in the Carolina League.

Matt Whitney's fifth-inning solo, his second in as many days, shot broke the 2-2 deadlock. Jared Goedert (2-for-3) accounted for Kinston's final run on an RBI single shortly after Whitney's homer.

Herrmann (8-5) notched five strikeouts and allowed three earned runs on six hits. Kevin Dixon provided two innings of one-hit relief for his first save of the season.

Jairo Cuevas (6-10) took the loss for the Pelicans.

The teams conclude their four-game seris today.