Carolina 0 @ Down East 6
June 24, 2022 | Venue : Grainger Stadium | First pitch : 7:00 PM | Att : 1,743 | T : 2:37
CAR: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
DE: 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 x 6 4 0
WP: Josh Stephan (3 - 1) LP: Jeferson Figueroa (0 - 4)
KINSTON – Jean Carmona and Jose Sibrian both had two-hit games and reliever Miguel Segura struck out four over two scoreless frames, but the Down East Wood Ducks broke a scoreless tie in the fifth with a six-run inning while defeating the Carolina Mudcats 6-0 on Friday night at Grainger Stadium in Kinston.
The Mudcats (0-1) were shut out by the Wood Ducks (1-0) for the second time in the series and suffered their fourth straight loss. Jean Carmona led the way for the Carolina offense as he had a triple in the second and a single in the ninth while going 2-for-4.
The game was scoreless through the fourth before Down East put together a six-run inning against starter Jeferson Figueroa and reliever Pablo Garabitos. Figueroa (0-4) ended up with the loss after allowing four runs and three hits over four and 1/3 innings. He also walked four and struck out three.
Figueroa had allowed just one hit in the game before allowing three hits and issuing three walks in the fifth. His third of those three walks forced in a run and was followed by a Daniel Mateo two-run single. Garabitos was then brought in out of the Carolina pen, and would allow two inherited runners to score.
Josh Stephan earned the win for the Wood Ducks after holding the Mudcats scoreless over six full innings. Stephan (3-1) additionally walked two and struck out eight.
TOP PERFORMERS - BATTERS:
Carmona, DH-2B (Carolina): 2-for-4, 0 R, 0 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI
Sibrian, C (Carolina): 2-for-4, 0 R, 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI
Leones, LF (Carolina): 1-for-3, 0 R, 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI
Moller, C (Down East): 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI
Mateo, RF (Down East): 1-for-5, 1 R, 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI
Ortiz, 1B (Down East): 1-for-4, 0 R, 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI
Valentin, 2B (Down East): 1-for-4, 1 R, 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI
TOP PERFORMERS - PITCHERS:
Garabitos (Carolina): 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO
Segura (Carolina): 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO
Montero (Carolina): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO
Stephan (W, 3-1) (Down East): 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO
Leath (Down East): 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO
MacLean (Down East): 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO
Wood Ducks 5th (Wood Ducks 6, Mudcats 0) -- Abimelec Ortiz flies out to Oswal Leones. Yenci Pena walks. Xavier Valentin singles to left field, Yenci Pena to 2nd. Derwin Barreto walks, Yenci Pena to 3rd; Xavier Valentin to 2nd. Ian Moller walks, Yenci Pena scores; Xavier Valentin to 3rd; Derwin Barreto to 2nd. Daniel Mateo singles to left-center field, Xavier Valentin scores; Derwin Barreto scores; Ian Moller to 2nd. Pitcher Change: Pablo Garabitos replaces Jeferson Figueroa. Wild pitch by Pablo Garabitos, Ian Moller to 3rd; Daniel Mateo to 2nd. Marcus Smith walks. Maximo Acosta reaches on fielding error by Jheremy Vargas, Ian Moller scores; Daniel Mateo to 3rd; Marcus Smith to 2nd. Yosy Galan strikes out swinging. Abimelec Ortiz singles through the hole at second base, Daniel Mateo scores; Marcus Smith scores; Maximo Acosta to 3rd. Yenci Pena strikes out swinging.
(6 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Errors, 2 LOB)