06/04/10 — Costanzo powers Mudcats

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Costanzo powers Mudcats

By From staff reports
Published in Sports on June 4, 2010 1:46 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mike Costanzo had two hits, including a two-run single in the fifth inning, and Carolina upended Jacksonville 3-1 at the Baseball Grounds on Thursday evening.

The game was scoreless until the fifth when Jake Kahaulelio dropped a single to center to score winning pitcher Lee Tabor from second base. Costanzo followed with a bullet past first baseman Mark Saccomanno to jump the lead to 3-0.

Suns slugger Mike Stanton batted as the tying run against Tabor in the sixth, but grounded into a double play. Stanton did single in the Suns' only run in the eighth against Ruben Medina, but Vinny Rottino hit a hard grounder back to the mound to end the inning.

Jordan Smith (S, 9) worked a scoreless ninth to register his ninth save of the season and even the series with Jacksonville. Carolina (25-29 overall) won its second straight at the Baseball Grounds.


WINSTON-SALEM -- The Dash broke open a one-run game in the middle innings and knocked off in-state Carolina League rival Kinston 11-4 on Thursday evening.

Winston-Salem got started early on Logan Johnson's two-run homer and Drew Garcia's solo dinger. Both "yard" shots occurred in the second inning.

The K-Tribe pulled within 4-3, but could get no closer.

The teams continue their four-game series today.