09/04/07 — Mudcats win finale

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Mudcats win finale

Published in Sports on September 4, 2007 1:49 PM

ZEBULON -- Chase Lambin and Jai Miller each supplied a key third-inning hit as Carolina nipped Tennessee 4-3 in the regular-season finale for both teams Monday afternoon at Five County Stadium.

Lambin belted his 15th homer of the season to break a 2-2 tie. Miller doubled home Grant Psomas to make it 4-2, and retired to the bench with two hits.

Tennessee (37-33) pulled within 4-3 on a fifth-inning Mudcats error. Tyler Colvin reached base on the play, stole second and third, and trotted home ono Alan Rick's sacrifice groundout.

Carolina starter Chris Volstad (4-2) earned the mound win.

The game ended on an outfield assist as Carolina right fielder Ryan Bear fielded a rocket shot off Colvin's bat. Bear hit Lambin as the cutoff as Lambin gunned down Smokies second baseman Nate Spears from shallow right field.

The Mudcats (32-28) concluded the season with a two-game win streak.