Cumberland's dash helps Mudcats end slide | Sports
Sports
INDY Week's sports blog

Archives | RSS | Follow on | Add on  

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Cumberland's dash helps Mudcats end slide

Posted by on Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 2:22 AM

click to enlarge unknown.jpg

They nearly had to play all night to get it done, but the Carolina Mudcats ended a painful losing streak Tuesday night.

With two out in the ninth, Shaun Cumberland (pictured) scored the go-ahead on a Brian Schlitter wild pitch that barely got away from catcher Wellington Castillo, and the visiting Mudcats held on for a 9-8 win over the Tennessee Smokies.

The Mudcats, who broke a five-game losing streak while ending Tennessee's eight-game winning streak, took a 5-0 lead in the first inning before the Smokies began clawing back.

The game started 72 minutes late because of rain, and also continued after a 20-minute power delay in the third.

Carolina batted around twice, accomplishing the feat in both the first inning and the three-run fourth.

Juan Francisco hit his 20th homer of the season for Carolina, while Major League rehab addition Geovany Soto homered for Tennessee.

Sean Watson (W, 4-4) worked 1 2/3 innings of hitless relief to get the victory, while Francisco and Logan Parker had three hits apiece for Carolina.

Jeremy Horst (0-1, 7.94) will start the series finale for the Mudcats tonight at 7:15.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Pin It

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Sports



Twitter Activity

Comments

If you need to hire a real hacker to help spy on your partner's cell phone remotely, change your grades …

by Stacey Jones on Duke vs. Villanova: Four Factor Preview (Sports)

This was a great read until we got to the World Cup part (who knows or cares, this is America) …

by ProudlyUnaffiliated on A short history of the Dutch in South Africa, 1652-2010 (Sports)

Most Read

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

Most Recent Comments

If you need to hire a real hacker to help spy on your partner's cell phone remotely, change your grades …

by Stacey Jones on Duke vs. Villanova: Four Factor Preview (Sports)

This was a great read until we got to the World Cup part (who knows or cares, this is America) …

by ProudlyUnaffiliated on A short history of the Dutch in South Africa, 1652-2010 (Sports)

what i gonna to do is to be my hero and be awesome, just like them, cannot change history and …

by heartnecklace on A short history of the Dutch in South Africa, 1652-2010 (Sports)

wwe is too violate, if some can fix it that will be okay.

by heartnecklace on Should North Carolina State try to suplex the WWE? (Sports)

Gaffe-r is right...he f8cks up all the time. "A lot of success over the last 3 years"....less smoke blows out …

by DonGarbageBlows on Colin Clarke returns as head coach of Carolina RailHawks (Sports)

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation