Kinston, NC- A disastrous third inning was too much for the K-Tribe to overcome Friday night in an 11-3 loss to Frederick in game four of the Mills Cup Championship Series. Frederick captured the Carolina League title, the franchises fourth, after beating Potomac and Kinston in the playoffs.
The K-Tribe clung to a 2-0 advantage entering the third. Kinston's troubles in the frame proved crucial in deciding the game. Kinston pitched to 14 men, 11 of them scoring. Fredrick managed six hits, Kinston committed three errors and three walks. The K-Tribe used two pitchers who gave up the eleven runs, three earned. The score after three innings was 11-2 Fredrick.
Kinston added one run in the fifth when Jordan Casas singled home Tyler Holt to close the scoring. The score was cut to 11-3.
Kinston and Fredrick sat in two separate rain delays on Friday Night in Kinston. The first delay, which was one hour and 11 minutes pushed back the start before a 61 minute delay delayed the fourth.
The winning pitcher for Fredrick was Ryohei Tanaka who improved to (1-1). The loss was given to Francisco Jimenez who fell to (0-1). The time of the game was two hours and forty minutes and the attendance was 969.
Three of Frederick's four championships have come against Kinston.