To wrap up the four Carolina League games of the night (oh my gosh, a league that didn’t have a cancellation! Catch me while I faint!) …
The defending champion Kinston club got things started on the right foot with a 5-3 win over Winston-Salem in a South Division matchup. David Huff, the Indians’ first-round pick last spring, allowed one hit in four innings in the start and T.J. Burton, the club’s closer for much of the second half of 2006, got the win in relief with Scotty Roehl, another ’06 returnee, coming on for the save.
The Potomac Nationals gave notice they would not be shut down offensively this season with a decisive 11-4 win against Lynchburg. Led by outfielder Dee Brown, who was 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBIs, four players had two RBIs apiece in the win.
The Wilmington Blue Rocks shut down the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, 2-0, behind the pitching of Carlos Rosa who got the win with five innings of three-hit shutout ball. First baseman Miguel vega was 3-for-4 with an RBI.
Frederick got started on the winning foot with a 5-4 win against Salem, as Sandy Madera was 2-for-4 with two RBIs to aid the fine start of Brandon Erbe (six innings, three hits, one run).