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Mudcats use 5-run rally to beat Tennessee in 10th

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The Carolina Mudcats are hot again, and they carried that momentum on the road on Monday night.

Carolina Mudcats infielder Eric Eymann
  • Photo by Nikolaus © 2010 Carolina Mudcats
  • Carolina Mudcats infielder Eric Eymann
Eric Eymann’s two-run single brought across the winning run in the 10th before Dave Sappelt added insult to injury with a three-run homer in an 8-3 win over Tennessee at Smokies Park.

It was the Mudcats’ fifth win in their last six games and their first over the Smokies, who swept a five-game series at Five County Stadium in April.

Chris Denove had a two-run homer for the Mudcats, while Kris Negron added a solo shot.

Carolina starter Matt Klinker allowed two runs — one earned — in six-plus innings, striking out seven against one walk. Ruben Medina (2-0) was the winning pitcher, while Alex Maestri (2-2) took the loss.

Tuesday’s game
Mudcats at Tennessee, 11:30 a.m.

Daryl Thompson (R, 0-2, 3.63) vs. Craig Muschko (R, 1-0, 3.60).

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