08/30/07 — K-Tribe doubles up Warthogs

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K-Tribe doubles up Warthogs

Published in Sports on August 30, 2007 1:47 PM

WINSTON-SALEM -- Steven Wright scattered four hits in a six-inning stint and Kinston doubled up Winston-Salem 4-2 on Wednesday evening.

Wright (2-2) logged a season-high seven strikeouts and walked one for the K-Tribe, which maintained its two-game lead over Salem in Southern Division play.

The Avalanche grabbed a 1-0 lead, but eventually lost that advantage in the fifth inning. Josh Rodriguez belted his 20th homer of the season, a two-out, two-RBI shot.

Chris Gimenez accounted for Kinston's third run on a Warthog error. Beau Mills supplied the K-Tribe's final run with a seventh-inning, RBI groundout to score Jose Constanza.

Salem threatened in the ninth against Kinston reliever Scott Roehl, who yielded back-to-back singles. Roehl retired the next batter on a sacrifice bunt and then coaxed Warthogs catcher Tyler Reves into a game-ending 6-4-3 double play.

Roehl earned his league-leading 23rd save of the season.

The teams continue their four-game series today.