07/08/08 — Smokies hold off Mudcats

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Smokies hold off Mudcats

Published in Sports on July 8, 2008 1:48 PM

Tennessee built a six run lead against Carolina before holding off the Mudcats 8-7 in 10 innings in front of 3,912 fans Monday afternoon at Five County Stadium.

Tennessee (13-7) scored three runs in the top of the first inning, highlighted by a two-run home run over the left field wall by Jake Fox.

Tennessee scored three more runs in the fifth inning to give them a 7-1 lead over Carolina (10-10). Former N.C. State standout Matt Camp hit an RBI triple to right center field, and later scored a run for the Smokies.

Carolina will play the first of a five game series in Birmingham beginning Tuesday night at 8:05 ET. Gaby Hernandez will make his first start of the season for the Mudcats.