by Zachary Francis
WINSTON-SALEM - Much like they did in the opening game of the season, the Carolina Mudcats pulled out a 9-7 win against the Winston Salem Dash in their first road game of the season on Friday night. First baseman Jerrud Sabourin went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored, leading the Mudcats to victory.
The Mudcats got on the board first in the top of the second inning on a two-out RBI single by catcher Charlie Valerio that scored designated hitter Tony Wolters. However, the Mudcats gave that run right back in the bottom half of the inning on a solo home run to Dash catcher Kevan Smith to even the score at one run apiece.
Center fielder Tyler Naquin ripped a double to center field to start off the third inning, and advanced to third base on a sacrifice bunt by shortstop Francisco Lindor on the very next pitch. Lindor reached base on an error by Dash catcher Kevan Smith, making this the only time he would be on base on the night, ending his season starting si...