May 30, 2012
Wake County, N.C. — The Carolina Mudcats left no doubt on the outcome Tuesday night at Five County Stadium, taking out a week’s worth of frustration on the Wilmington Blue Rocks in an 11-3 victory. The triumph snapped a six game stretch of futility for Carolina (23-27).
Kyle Blair (2-1) picked up the win with five innings of relief work. He allowed three runs on five hits. Tyler Sample (1-6) took the loss for the Blue Rocks (24-26), allowing four runs over five innings.
A crowd of 1,292 waited through a 27 minute rain delay to see an offensive explosion. Infielder Tony Wolters, recently named the Indians’ Minor League Player of the Week, drove in three runs with three hits.
Jeremie Tice and Jesus Aguilar also got in on the act. Tice finished the night with a trio of base knocks, plating three runs. Aguilar finished a home run shy of the cycle, a two-run eighth inning triple highlighting his night.
The Mudcats never trailed in the game. With two men on, a double by Tice in the fourth put Carolina ahead 2-0.
In the sixth, the Mudcats scored six runs on five hits. Anthony Gallas and Tyler Holt each drew bases-loaded walks with two out. Tice and Carlos Moncrief both brought home a run with hits. Wolters finished the scoring with a two-run single.
Wolters’ career night continued in the eighth when the 19-year-old plated a run with a two out single. After a walk by Giovanny Urshela, Aguilar sent both home on a triple to center.
The Carolina Mudcats continue their series with the Wilmington Blue Rocks on Wednesday, May 30, at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are available through the box office by calling (919) 269-2287 or visiting carolinamudcats.com.