For one inning Thursday night, there was no chink in the armor of the Kinston Indians.
The Indians scored all their runs in the second frame -- matching their season high in single game scoring -- in a 13-8 victory over the visiting Lynchburg Hillcats, 13-8.
"I can't recall a game where I saw 13 runs in one inning," Indians manager Chris Tremie said. "We had some good at-bats and the balls we hit found holes. It was just one of those things."
But more than a double-digit inning was on the skipper's mind after the game.
"I'd prefer to talk about our 3-0 start in the second half," Tremie said. "We've swung the bats pretty well and played solid defense. Hopefully, we can continue to do that."
Still, it was difficult to avoid the implications of the second-inning outburst. The Indians sent 18 batters to plate, banged out nine hits and scored 10 times before anyone was retired.
Indians second baseman Jared Goedert led off the inning with a single to right field, scored on Jason Denham's base hit before coming up later in the frame and delivering a grand slam to left.
"I just tried to get a good pitch to hit," Goedert said of the second time around in the frame. "It seemed like everything went right for us [that inning]. Everything found a hole or a gap. It was nice to get an inning like that."
Third baseman Jared Head also had four RBIs during the outburst. He ripped a bases-loaded triple and later drew a bases-loaded walk.
"Obviously it's early, but it's like having a fresh start," Goedert said of the Indians' second-half start.
Dan Cevette (2-1), in relief of starter Shawn Nottingham, allowed two runs on four hits, fanning three and walking one over 1 1/3 innings to pick up the win.
Starter Michael Crotta (6-5), who faced 10 batters in the second, was tagged for 10 runs -- nine earned -- on seven hits and two walks in taking the loss for the Hillcats (0-3).