Colvin Shines, Smokies Win in 11

Tennessee Smokies

June 27, 2007 - Southern League (SL) - Tennessee Smokies

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Zebulon, NC- Tyler Colvin\'s third hit of the night was an eleven inning double off the glove of Jai Miller the centerfielder for Carolina. It also pushed the go ahead run to third. Carlos Rojas later in the inning laid down a perfect suicide squeeze bunt scoring Jake Fox. The 2-1 advantage was the only for Tennessee in the game.

Ryan Bear cracked a solo homerun of Tennessee starter Donnie Veal in the second inning. Veal would not allow another run in pitching five innings on the night. He walked four but fanned a season high eleven Mudcats hitters.

Carolina led in the game until the eighth when Colvin three-for-five in the game singled in the tying run with two gone.

Jim Henderson (4-2) was great in relief going two scoreless innings to get the win.

Tennessee and Carolina will continue the series Thursday Night from Five County Stadium. Paul Schappert (2-2) gets the start for the Smokies and Chris Seddon (3-4) goes for Carolina.

The Smokies return to Smokies Park on Saturday June, 30th to take on the Mississippi Braves. Reggie will be on hand to entertain the audience. Tickets are available by calling 286-2300 or visiting

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