KINSTON, N.C. (AP) — Tristen Lutz hit a solo home run in the fourth inning to give the Carolina Mudcats a 1-0 win over the Down East Wood Ducks in the second game of a doubleheader on Thursday.
Phil Bickford (2-0) got the win with two innings of scoreless, one-hit relief while Down East starter John King (2-4) took the loss in the Carolina League game.
The Wood Ducks were blanked for the seventh time this season, while the Mudcats’ staff recorded their eighth shutout of the year.
The Mudcats swept both games of the doubleheader after winning the first game 9-5. Despite the loss, Down East is 14-6 against Carolina this season.