Kinston, N.C. – After jumping out to an early lead, the Down East Wood Ducks defeated the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers, 5-1 Saturday night. Luisangel Acuña and Daniel Mateo each hit a home run to push the Wood Ducks to their 63rd win of the season.
Down East (63-44) took the
Kinston, N.C. – After jumping out to an early lead, the Down East Wood Ducks defeated the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers, 5-1 Saturday night. *Luisangel Acuña *and *Daniel Mateo *each hit a home run to push the Wood Ducks to their 63rd win of the season.
Down East (63-44) took the early lead against Kannapolis starter Martin Carrasco (1-8). *Jayce Easley *and *Aaron Zavala *worked back-to-back walks in the bottom of the first. With two runners on, Acuña launched a three-run home run (10) to put the Woodies ahead 3-0.
Kannapolis responded in the top of the third with one run to cut the deficit to 3-1.
The Woodies continued to swing the bat in the fifth inning. Mateoled off with a solo home run (2) for the 4-1 lead. Easley followed with a double and advanced to third on a ground out by Zavala. Acuña drove in Easley with a sac fly to push the Down East lead to 5-1.
Krauth (W, 5-7) earned the win, pitching six innings with one unearned run allowed on two hits with a career-high 11 strikeouts. *Michael Brewer *(S, 1) tossed three scoreless innings, issuing one walk and notching four strikeouts en route to his first save of the season.
The series concludes tomorrow with first pitch set for 1:00 p.m. RHP *Owen White *(0-1, 4.91) will get the ball for the Wood Ducks and Kannapolis will send RHP Matt Thompson (1-7, 6.35) to the mound.
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