Carolina Holds off Braves with Late RunSeptember 3, 2009 - Southern League (SL) Carolina Mudcats
Carolina (25-41) had coughed up a pair of two-run leads during the night before Castro looped a pitch just over the head of second baseman Travis Jones to score Jason Bour from second base.
Mississippi (33-31) had scored two in the eighth to tie the game 3-3, and another pair of runs in the ninth to catch Carolina again 5-5.
Matt Maloney, who was optioned to Double-A by the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, worked seven innings of three-hit ball in receiving a no-decision. Maloney allowed a first inning homer to Brandon Hicks, but checked the Braves offense on two hits the rest of his tenure.
Ramon Geronimo (W, 3-3) earned the victory by throwing just one pitch. Geronimo entered the game tied in the ninth, recording a double play grounder to end the frame.
Sean Henry hit a two-run homer in the first to give Carolina a 2-1 lead, then Zack Cozart's triple in the sixth scored Henry for a 3-1 advantage.
Bour collected three of the Mudcats' 10 hits in the game, while Castro's game-winner was part of a 2-5 evening.
Luis Montano (0-6, 6.11) starts Friday night against Mississippi's Kyle Cofield (10-5, 3.78) at 7:15 PM ET.
Southern League Stories from September 3, 2009
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- Tupman's Three Hits Carry BayBears over Biscuits - Mobile BayBears
- Carolina Holds off Braves with Late Run - Carolina Mudcats
- BayBears Hold Off Biscuits in Opener, 5-4 - Montgomery Biscuits
- Jaxx Rally Past Smokies 8-3 - Tennessee Smokies
- Suns Blank Stars on Thursday - Jacksonville Suns
- Barons Outlast Lookouts, 9-5 - Chattanooga Lookouts
- Suns Shut Down Stars to Start Series - Huntsville Stars
- Colvin wins Topps Award - Tennessee Smokies
- Three Additions for M-Braves - Mississippi Braves
- Final Homestand at Hank Aaron Stadium Starts Tonight - Mobile BayBears
- Jaxx Update - Jackson Generals
- Augenstein Back to Phoenix - Mobile BayBears
- Krebs Promoted to Louisville; Beal to Sarasota - Carolina Mudcats
- Topps Southern League Player of the Month Award - SL
- Eldridge Promoted to Durham - Montgomery Biscuits
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