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Mudcats drop series finale despite Cumberland's blast

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Getaway night turned out not to be a great one for the Carolina Mudcats.

David Welch went seven innings, getting his first positive decision since June 5 as the Huntsville Stars dropped the Mudcats 4-1.

Shaun Cumberland (pictured) picked up Carolina's only run with his solo homer in the seventh  - his first clout of the season - as the Mudcats dropped back into last place in the Southern League's North Division.

The win improved Welch to 5-7 while Carolina's Camilo Vazquez dropped to 2-3.

Cumberland paced Carolina with the homer and a double.

The Mudcats will have an off-day on Sunday, then return to Five County Stadium on Monday night for a 7:15 contest against the Chattanooga Lookouts. Lee Tabor (1-1, 3.04) will go for Carolina against Steve Johnson (0-1, 3.86).

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